Angela Romero

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Angela Romero
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Utah House of Representatives District 26
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Angela Romero is a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Romero served on the following committees:

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Workforce Services
Public Utilities and Technology


Campaign themes


Romero's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Public Education and Opportunity

  • Excerpt: "Public education requires commitment. By investing in our schools, our teachers and proven programs for success, we can close the achievement gap and ensure that public education provides greater opportunity for our children."

Clean Air and Transportation

  • Excerpt: "Utah can do more to improve air quality and protect our environment through better regulations, an integrated and efficient public transportation system, and innovative solutions."

Working Families and Economic Security

  • Excerpt: "An economy is only as strong as its working families. We must focus on issues of income inequality, healthcare, unemployment, affordable housing, and the wage gap to ensure that we all share in Utah’s prosperity."

Equality and Social Justice

  • Excerpt: "We live in one of the most diverse districts in Utah and we must continue working together for greater inclusion and equality for our communities of color and our LGBT families."


Romero's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "I will be a strong voice for supporting our neighborhood schools by focusing on improving graduation rates and closing the achievement gap."


  • Excerpt: "Access to quality, affordable health care should be available to everyone. I will fight to ensure that all Utahns have affordable health care options."


  • Excerpt: "From statewide issues like poor air quality to local issues like the Jordan River Parkway, I will work to preserve and protect our environment."

Social Justice & Human Rights

  • Excerpt: "We live in one of the most diverse districts in Utah and I will fight for our communities of color, our LGBT community, and our working families."



See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Incumbent Angela Romero was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Spencer Barclay was unopposed in the Republican convention. Romero defeated Barclay in the general election.[3]

Utah House of Representatives District 26, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAngela Romero Incumbent 72.8% 2,977
     Republican Spencer Barclay 27.2% 1,112
Total Votes 4,089


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Romero won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 26. Romero defeated District 30 incumbent Brian Doughty in the Democratic convention and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Utah House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAngela Romero 65.4% 4,926
     Republican Andres Paredes 27.6% 2,077
     Green Mark Dee Whitaker 7% 528
Total Votes 7,531

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Romero is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Romero raised a total of $27,861 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[5]

Angela Romero's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 26 Won $27,861
Grand Total Raised $27,861


Romero won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Romero raised a total of $27,861.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Angela Romero's campaign in 2012
Utah Democratic Party$5,975
Rico Brand Cafe De Rico & Rico Catering$1,724
Utah Cmte For A Democratic Majority$1,000
Equality Utah$1,000
Cmte To Elect David Litvack$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$27,861
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Utah

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In 2013, the 60th Utah State Legislature, first year, was in session from January 28 to March 14. In 2014, the 60th Utah State Legislature, second year, was in session from January 27 to March 14.

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The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[6] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.


Angela Romero received an index rating of 14%.

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Preceded by
David Litvack (D)
Utah House of Representatives District 26
Succeeded by