Mark Emery Udall (born July 18, 1950) is an American politician who was a United States Senator from Colorado from 2009 to 2015. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Colorado's 2nd congressional district. Prior to being elected to Congress, he represented parts of Boulder, Colorado in the Colorado House of Representatives.
A member of the Democratic Party, throughout his career he has proposed legislation to support renewable energy, expand national parks, and protect natural resources. Born in Tucson, Arizona, he is the son of former U.S. Representative Morris "Mo" Udall. A member of the Udall family, a western American political family, his relatives include New Mexico's Tom Udall and Utah's Mike Lee. Udall ran in 2014 for a second term in the U.S. Senate, but was defeated by Republican Cory Gardner.
Mark Udall was born in Tucson, Arizona to Patricia J. (née Emery) and Morris "Mo" Udall, the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district from 1961 to 1991, and candidate for the 1976 Democratic nominee for President. Udall attended and graduated from Canyon del Oro High School in 1968, where he was elected student body president. Udall won the Arizona State Golf Championship Boy's division in 1968...
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