Matthew James Salmon was born on January 21,1958 and is an American politician who served as a US representative from Arizona from 1995 to 2001 and again from 2013 until 2017.
27 Facts About Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon regained a congressional seat in the 2012 election.
On February 25,2016, Salmon announced his retirement from politics.
In June 2016, Arizona State University announced that Matt Salmon would join his undergraduate alma mater as vice president for government affairs in the office of government and community engagement.
Matt Salmon was a candidate in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election.
Matt Salmon moved to Tempe at age 12 and graduated from Mesa High School in 1976.
Matt Salmon is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Matt Salmon lived in Taiwan from 1977 to 1979 as a missionary and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
Matt Salmon was a Sunday School teacher, cubmaster, and gospel doctrine teacher with his church.
Matt Salmon was offered the position of director of public relations with US West in 1990, but declined the position after deciding to run for state senate.
Matt Salmon was one of many candidates nationwide who pledged to serve only three terms in Congress.
Matt Salmon honored his campaign term limits pledge and did not seek re-election to a fourth term in 2000.
Matt Salmon was instrumental in obtaining the January 29,2000, release of US-based academic researcher Song Yongyi from detention in China on spying charges.
In 2013, Matt Salmon was one of a few dozen Republicans who attempted to defund the Affordable Care Act by allowing a government shutdown.
Matt Salmon proposed an amendment to the United States Constitution limiting House members to three terms in office and Senators to two.
Matt Salmon opposes abortion and has opposed federal funding of abortions as well as family-planning assistance that includes abortions.
Matt Salmon voted to ban gay couples adopting children and opposes gay marriage.
Matt Salmon's son led the Arizona Log Cabin Republicans; he left the group to focus on medical school.
Matt Salmon is a fiscal conservative and has often caused rifts and defections in his own party to oppose increasing the deficit.
Matt Salmon has strictly opposed raising the debt limit and any new spending without matching cuts.
Matt Salmon believes government agencies and institutions should undergo reform, not expansion, to meet their needs.
Matt Salmon signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, stating he would never vote for legislation to increase taxes on Americans.
Matt Salmon opposes new government spending unless it has a plan to initiate some spending cut that will offset the loss.
Matt Salmon has voted to cut various taxes, such as the estate and marriage taxes.
Matt Salmon was a cosponsor of a bill that would prevent political bias causing any discrimination in tax treatment.
In 2011, Matt Salmon signed a pledge sponsored by Americans for Prosperity promising to vote against any climate change legislation that would raise taxes.
Matt Salmon was endorsed by Ted Cruz and the Club for Growth, among others.