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Sen. Mike Lee [R, UT]


Mike Lee is an author and attorney who is the senior United States Senator from Utah and attended Brigham Young University. A conservative, libertarian-leaning Republican, Lee has served in the Senate since January 3, 2011. From 2002 to 2005, Lee was as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Utah. Subsequently, he joined the administration of Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, serving as the general counsel in the office of the governor from 2005 to 2006. In 2010, at the beginning of the Tea Party movement, Lee entered the party caucus process to challenge incumbent three-term Republican senator Bob Bennett.


Mike Lee defeated Bennett and business owner Tim Bridgewater during the nominating process at the Utah Republican Party Convention, receiving 1,854 votes in the final round. The two highest caucus performers were then put before primary voters, with Lee winning with 51% of the vote. He then defeated Democratic candidate Sam Granato in the general election with 61% of the vote to Granato's 32%. Lee was re-elected in 2016.


D.O.B 06/04/1971
Rank senior
Location Utah
Office 361a Russell Senate Office Building
Party Republican
Phone 202-224-5444

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