In January 2013, Jim Matheson was sworn in for a seventh term as the representative for Utah’s Fourth Congressional District, which comprises the western half of Salt Lake County, the northern tip of Utah County and portions of Sanpete and Juab Counties.
Congressman Matheson serves on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, an exclusive committee with the broadest jurisdiction of any Congressional committee. The Energy and Commerce Committee deals with energy policy, consumer protection, food and drug safety, health care, air quality and environmental health, telecommunications and interstate and foreign commerce.
Congressman Matheson is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative House Democrats. He is a past Co-Chairman of the group.
Congressman Matheson is a sixth-generation Utahn who was born and reared in Salt Lake City. Jim, his sister and his two brothers all attended Salt Lake City public schools. He received his B.A. in government from Harvard University and his MBA from UCLA.
Before his election to Congress, he worked in the energy industry for 13 years for several local companies and in his own firm. His wife, Amy, is a pediatrician and they have two sons.