Latter-day Saint Mitt Romney may have lost his bid for the White House, but other members of The Church of Latter-day Saints will hold prominent political positions next year. The following is a list of 17 Mormons who will serve in the U.S. Congress next year.

Sen. Orrin Hatch
Associated Press

R-Utah

Education

University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 1962

Brigham Young University, B.A. (history), 1959

Professional

Attorney, Pringle, Bredin, and Martin (Pittsburgh) 1962–1969

Attorney, various firms (Salt Lake City) 1969–1976

U.S. Senator from Utah, 1977–present

The most senior Republican senator was re-elected in 2012 after beating Democratic challenger Scott Howell.

Source: http://hatch.senate.gov/

Sen. Harry Reid
Associated Press

D-Nevada

Education

Southern Utah University

Utah State University (political science and history)

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business (econmics)

George Washington University Law School

Professional

Nevada lieutenant governor from 1971– 1974

Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission from 1977–1981

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983–1987

Democratic Senior United States Senator 1987–present

Currently the majority leader of the U.S. Senate and the highest-ranking Latter-day Saint elected official in
history.

Source: http://www.reid.senate.gov/

Sen. Mike Crapo
Associated Press

R-Idaho

Education

Brigham Young University, Summa Cum Laude, B.A. in Political Science, 1973

Harvard Law School, Cum Laude, Juris Doctorate, 1977

Professional

Idaho State Senate, representing Bonneville County, 1984–1992

Senate President Pro Tem, 1988–1992

U.S. House of Representatives, Idaho's 2nd District, 1993–1998

United States Senator, Idaho, 1999–present

Source: http://www.crapo.senate.gov/

Sen. Tom Udall
Associated Press

D-New Mexico

Education

Prescott College, B.A.

Cambridge University, LL.B.

University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D.

Professional

Law Clerk to Chief Justice Oliver Seth of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's criminal division

Chief Counsel to the New Mexico Department of Health and Environment

New Mexico Attorney General from 1991–1999

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999–2009

United States Senator, New Mexico, from 2009–present

Source: http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/

Sen. Mike Lee
Associated Press

R-Utah

Education

Brigham Young University, B.S. in political science

J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D.

Professional

Law clerk to Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Law clerk for Judge Samuel Alito, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court in Newark, New Jersey

Attorney with the law firm Sidley & Austin specializing in appellate and Supreme Court litigation

Assistant U.S. Attorney in Salt Lake City arguing cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Governor Jon Huntsman's General Counsel member 2005–2006

Clerk to Justice Alito, Supreme Court 2006–2007

Private practice attorney from 2007–2010

United States Senator, Utah, 2011–present

Source: http://www.lee.senate.gov/

Sen. Dean Heller
Associated Press

R-Nevada

Education

University of Southern California, BBA

Professional

Institutional stockbroker and broker/trader on the Pacific Stock Exchange

Nevada Chief Deputy State Treasurer

Member of the Nevada Assembly 1991–1995

Nevada Secretary of State 1995–2007

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada's 2nd district 2007–2011

United States Senator, Nevada, 2011– present

Source: http://heller.senate.gov/

Sen. Jeff Flake
Associated Press

R-Ariz.

Education

Brigham Young University

Professional

Executive Director of the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia

Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st district 2001–2003

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 6th district 2003–present

United States Senator-elect, Arizona, taking office in 2013 after defeating Richard Carmona.

Source: http://www.jeffflake.com/

Rep. Wally Herger
Associated Press

R-Calif.

Education

American River College

California State University, Sacramento

Professional

California State Assembly member from 1980–86

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 2nd district 1986–2013

Herger did not run for re-election. He will be succeeded by Doug LaMalfa.

Source: http://herger.house.gov/

Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon
Associated Press

R-Calif.

Education

Brigham Young University

Professional

William S. Hart Union High School District Board of Trustees member 1978–1987

Member of the Santa Clarita City Council

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 25th district 1993–present

Chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee

Chairman of the Armed Services Committee

Source: http://mckeon.house.gov/

Rep. Michael Simpson

R-Idaho

Education

Utah State University

Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri

Professional

Elected to the Blackfoot City Council 1980–1984

Member of the Idaho House of Representatives from District 31B from 1984–1998

38th Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives from 1992–1998

United States Representative from Idaho's 2nd congressional district from 1999–present

Source: http://simpson.house.gov/

Rep. Jim Matheson

D-Utah

Education

Harvard College, B.A.

UCLA Anderson School of Management, M.B.A.

Professional

Worked in the energy industry for 13 years for several local companies and in his own firm

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah's 2nd district 2001–present

Source: http://matheson.house.gov/

Rep. Rob Bishop

R-Utah

Education

University of Utah

Professional

High school teacher 1979–2002

Member of the Utah House of Representatives from the 61st district 1978–1982

Member of the Utah House of Representatives from the 2nd district 1982–1994

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah's 1st district 2003–present

Source: http://robbishop.house.gov/

Rep. Jason Chaffetz

R-Utah

Education

Brigham Young University

Professional

Spokesman for Nu Skin International

Campaign manager, followed by chief of staff for Jon Huntsman

Started Maxtera Utah, a corporate communications and marketing company in 2005

Appointed as a Trustee for Utah Valley University in 2007

Chairman for the Utah National Guard Adjutant General Review

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 3rd district 2009–present

Source: http://chaffetz.house.gov/

Rep. Raúl Labrador

R-Idaho

Education

Brigham Young University

University of Washington

Professional

Member of the Idaho House of Representatives from District 14B 2006–2010

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho's 1st District 2011–present

Source: http://labrador.house.gov/

Rep. Chris Stewart

R-Utah

Education

Utah State University

Professional

United States Air Force

President and CEO of the Shipley Group

New York Times best-selling author

Member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah's 2nd district, taking office in 2013 after defeating Democrat Jay Seegmiller

Source: http://www.chrisstewartforcongress.com/

Rep. Matt Salmon

R-Ariz.

Education

Arizona State University

Brigham Young University

Professional

Telecommunications executive and community affairs manager

Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 21st district 1991–1995

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st district 1995–2001

Lobbyist and chairman of the Arizona Republican Party 2002

President of the Competitive Telecommunications Association 2008

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 5th district in 2013

Source: http://salmonforcongress.com/

Rep. Eni Faleomavaega

D-American Samoa

Faleomavaega is one of five territorial representatives in the House, serving as American Samoa’s nonvoting delegate.

Education

BYU-Hawaii

BYU

University of Houston

University of California at Berkeley

Professional

United States Army 1966–1969

Administrative assistant to American Samoa Delegate A.U. Fuimaono 1973–1975

Staff counsel for the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs 1975–1981

Deputy Attorney General for the territory of American Samoa 1981–1984

Officer in the United States Army Reserve 1982–1989

Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa 1985–1989

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from American Samoa's At-large district 1989–present

Source: http://www.house.gov/faleomavaega/