Rep. Tom Udall served as chief counsel for the New Mexico Health
and Environment Department and as the state's attorney general
after making two unsuccessful runs for Congress in the 1980s.
Following in the footsteps of other politicians in his family,
including his father, Udall was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
in 1998 and has since been an advocate for environmental protection
and a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq. Udall's cousin, Mark
Udall, is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado.