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Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon, Former United States Representative, Arizona, communications executive. Recipient Outstanding Service award Arizona Citizens with Disabilities, 1991, Excellence in Government award Tempe Center for Handicapped, 1992; named Outstanding Young Phoenician, Phelps Dodge/Phoenix Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1990, Outstanding Legislator, Mesa United Way, 1991. Board directors Mesa United Way, since 1990, Arizona Science Museum, since 1992.


  • Salmon, Matt was born on January 21, 1958 in Salt Lake City. Son of Robert James and Gloria (Aagard) Salmon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English Literature, Arizona State University, 1981. Master of Arts in Public Administration, Brigham Young University, 1986.


    • Manager public affairs United States West, Phoenix, 1988-1994. Member Arizona State Senate, Mesa, 1990-1994, United States Congress from 1st Arizona district, Washington, 1995-2001. Member international relations and science committees, assistant major whip.

      Executive vice president Associated Public-Safety Communications Officers Worldwide, Scottsdale, Arizona, since 2001. Chairman Arizona State Republican Party, since 2006.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    God is literally the father of all human beings. He has a body, and emotions like human beings.


    Board directors Mesa United Way, since 1990, Arizona Science Museum, since 1992.



    Tennis, racquetball, bicycling.


    • Married Nancy Huish, June, 1979. Children: Lara, Jacob, Katie, Matthew.
    • father: Robert James Salmon
    • mother: Gloria (Aagard) Salmon
    • spouse: Nancy Huish
    • children: Lara Salmon
    • Jacob Salmon
    • Katie Salmon
    • Matthew Salmon
    Matt Salmon
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    Born January 21, 1958
    (age 59)
    • 1981
      Arizona State University
    • 1986
      Brigham Young University
    • 1988 - 1994
      Manager, public affairs United States West
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1990 - 1994
      member, Arizona State Senate
      Mesa, Arizona, United States
    • 1995 - 2001
      member, Arizona State Senate
      Washington, United States
    • 2001
      executive, vice president Associated Public-Safety Communications Officers Worldwide
      Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
    • 2006
      chairman, Arizona State Republican Party
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