November 5, 2014
Phil Benson

Republican Matt Salmon has kept his U.S. House seat in Arizona's 5th Congressional District.

Salmon defeated Democratic rival James Woods in Tuesday's General Election.

Salmon, of Mesa, was first elected to the U.S. Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, when he retired under self-imposed term limits. Among Salmon's Congressional accomplishments was the sponsoring of Aimee's Law, a measure that gave "No Second Chances" for rapists, molesters and murderers.

Woods was born in the East Valley and attended Mesa Community College. During the campaign, he supported expansion of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the removal of photo ID voting requirements.

District 5 encompasses a big chunk of the East Valley, including all of Gilbert and Sun Lakes as well as the eastern parts of Chandler and Mesa.

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