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SantosPosition: Congressman and Presidential candidate and now nominee of the Democratic Party
Played By: Jimmy Smits

Education: Top of his class at the Navy Academy at Annapolis. (J. Sasscer pointed out that we had left this blank at the top of this page.)

Religion: Catholic

Work History:
  • Marines
  • Mayor
Where From: Houston, Texas

Married: To Helen. They have two small children.

What He Says About Himself:
  • "I got in this to improve a broken school system, to fix entitlement because they're going bankrupt, to expand health coverage because it will save money if fewer people in up in emergency rooms." About why he is running for President [#615]
  • " I will never say anything about my opponents or anything about anything without saying it myself, right into the camera." [#615]

What Others Say About Him:
  • Top of his class at Annapolis, coalition building mayor. He's written more legislation than Bob Russell's read." - Josh [#611]

Additional Information:
Jack Slevin reminded us that NBC has filled in some background on Matt Santos over and above what has been mentioned on the show. Although, not all of this information may turn out to be accurate, that is also true of information mentioned in the show since the show seems to contradict itself on occasion.
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