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By Rosemary Pollock

Mo Udall's Son And Nephew Filling His Environmentalist Shoes

WASHINGTON, DC -- Environmentalist Rep. Bruce F. Vento died last month leaving a legacy of hundreds of successful environmental protection measures. Many have been concerned about who in the House would carry on his legacy of conservation. A generation ago, Bruce Vento followed the lead of Mormon Rep. Morris K. "Mo" Udall, who served as the chairman of the House Interior Committee. Today, Udall's son Mark, a Colorado Democrat, and nephew Tom, a New Mexico Democrat will try to fill his shoes.

"In my office, I have a pair of size-15 Nikes that belonged to my dad," said Mark Udall, 50. "It's probably impossible to fill my father's shoes, and the same thing applies to Bruce. "I'm a junior member of the House, so it will take a number of us to pick up and shoulder the load that Bruce was carrying."

Mo Udall was an Arizona Democrat who served from 1961-1991. He was a forceful voice on environmental issues who ran an unsuccessful bid for president in 1976. Mo died in 1998. "He was the one House member who Bruce has consistently quoted," said Larry Romans, Vento's longtime chief of staff. "He was someone that Bruce loved and respected. He felt very good when Mo's son and nephew were elected and went out of his way to work with them on the Resources Committee because he felt they would carry on the tradition."

Bill Meadows, president of the Wilderness Society is looking to the Udall cousins. "Neither has the experience or the time in Congress that Bruce had, but both are extraordinary leaders, and in the short time they've been in Congress, they've demonstrated a real interest in conservation."


Udalls inherit environmental mantle
Washington Times 27Nov00 T2
Associated Press


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