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Matt Salmon

representative , communications executive , former United States Representative , Arizona

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.


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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, racquetball, bicycling.


Married Nancy Huish, June, 1979. Children: Lara, Jacob, Katie, Matthew.

Robert James Salmon

Gloria (Aagard) Salmon

Nancy Huish

Lara Salmon

Jacob Salmon

Katie Salmon

Matthew Salmon