Representative James 'Jim' David Matheson's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: James 'Jim' David Matheson
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amy; 2 Children: William, Harris
Birth Date: 03/21/1960
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, UT
Home City: Salt Lake City, UT
Religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
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2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 100% 2013-2014 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 75% 2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40% 2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 63% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 64% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 42% 2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60% 2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 53% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 66% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70% 2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 63% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 65% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83% 2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score B- 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70% 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 73% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 43% 2005-2006 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75% 2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 75% 2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 71% 2003-2004 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Retire Safe - Positions 64% 2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30% 2003 Leading Age - Positions 100% 2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 79% 2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70% 2002 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100% 2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 70% 2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 92% 2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60% 2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91%

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