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Paul Van Dam bio

Scott G. Winterton, Deseret Morning News

Party: Democrat

Wife: Mary Dawn Bailey

Children: Two

Birthdate: Oct. 15, 1937

Birthplace: Salt Lake City

Education: University of Utah, Juris Doctorate, 1966

Political experience: Utah attorney general (1989-92); Salt Lake County district attorney (1975-78)

Professional experience: Attorney for Jones, Waldo, Holbrook, and McDonough, 1994-97; own firm, 1979-84; chief deputy prosecutor, 1967-1974

Quote: "Throughout my life, including my service as attorney general, I have worked with people from both parties to solve problems and represent the people of Utah. I will establish that same dynamic in the Senate, where the needs and concerns of the people of Utah will always be my priorities."