Mark Udall has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives since 1999. Udall’s assignments on the Armed Services, Energy and Natural Resources, Intelligence and Aging committees give him a platform to address issues important to Colorado, and he is known for reaching across party lines to solve problems. His work spans issues from creating wilderness areas in our national parks and reducing the risk of wildfire, to promoting Colorado’s aerospace, high-tech, and renewable energy industries and encouraging policies to stimulate innovation and help the private sector create jobs. Udall was born in Tucson, Arizona, but has spent his entire adult life in Colorado.
An avid mountaineer, he moved to Colorado’s Western Slope to work for Outward Bound after graduating from Williams College in 1972. As Outward Bound’s executive director from 1985 to 1995, Udall gained firsthand experience running a business, which informs his work to advocate for business-friendly policies. He now lives in Eldorado Springs. He and his wife Maggie Fox have two children.