|Utah House of Representatives District 57|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$95/day (lodging) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|J.D.||Brigham Young University, 1995|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Greene served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Revenue and Taxation|
|• Occupational and Professional Licensure Review, Chair|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Greene served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Human Services|
Greene's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Limited Government
- Excerpt: "ideals articulated in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution establish as a core principle that all authority is inherent in the people, who delegate a portion to government for the mutual protection of their lives, liberties and property. When government exercises authority not expressly delegated to it, the principle of government of the people, by the people, for the people is threatened."
- State Sovereignty
- Excerpt: "The Constitution establishes a clear delineation of delegated authority between the states and the federal government with each entity being sovereign within its respective sphere of authority. Sovereignty, rightfully understood, is the quality of having supreme and independent authority. Where a state cannot act in the best interests of its own citizens, it cannot be thought of as a “sovereign” state."
- Economic Liberty
- Excerpt: "Government, at all levels, must recognize the fundamental right of every individual to engage in any lawful business or occupation without unnecessary restrictions or interference. Regulations that restrict entry into occupations or markets violate constitutional guarantees of liberty and equal protection when they are not firmly rooted in the legitimate government objectives of public health and safety."
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "Utah has been fortunate to weather the economic storm of the past few years better than most states. We now need to use our position of relative stability as a springboard to future prosperity through sound economic and fiscal policies. Over the past two decades, Utah's spending has increased at a rate 44% higher than Federal spending, eight times the rate of household income growth, and seven times the rate of population growth."
- Educational Choice
- Excerpt: "Our children are our future, and we should demand the very best in education for them. Maintaining our standing as a state and as a nation is dependent on providing the highest quality of education. Unfortunately our present public education system does not allow our children to reach their full potential. Public schools too often under perform because they are shielded from the very force that improves performance and sparks innovation in virtually every other human enterprise – competition."
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. Michael Plowman defeated Jim Thorne in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Brian Greene defeated John Stevens and Holly Richardson in the Republican convention. Greene defeated Plowman in the general election.
|Utah House of Representatives District 57, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Brian Greene Incumbent||82.5%||6,317|
|Democratic||Michael J. Plowman||17.5%||1,341|
Greene won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 57. He and John Glen Stevens defeated Deanne Taylor in the Republican convention. Greene subsequently defeated Stevens in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Scott Gygi (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Utah House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012|
|Utah House of Representatives District 57 Republican Primary, 2012|
|John Glenn Stevens||44.6%||1,653|
Comprehensive donor information for Greene is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Greene raised a total of $27,882 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.
|Brian Greene's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Utah State House, District 57||$27,882|
|Grand Total Raised||$27,882|
2012Greene won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Greene raised a total of $27,882.
|Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brian Greene's campaign in 2012|
|Greene, Brian M||$15,020|
|Fieler, Sean M & Ana C||$4,000|
|Utah League Of Credit Unions||$500|
|Reagan Outdoor Advertising||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$27,882|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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- Parents for Choice in Education: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Utah Taxpayers Association: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Utah Taxpayers Association: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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- Utahns Against Common Core: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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The Libertas Institute Index
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Brian Greene received an index rating of 100%.
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- Utah State Legislature
- Utah House of Representatives
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- Official campaign website
- Rep. Greene's website
- Profile from Open States
- Brian Greene on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Elect Brian Greene, "Campaign website, Principles," accessed March 29, 2014
- Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed March 22, 2014
- Lieutenant Governor's Office, "Utah 2012 candidate filings," accessed March 29, 2014
- C-SPAN, "AP Elections Results Utah - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 26, 2012
- Utah.Gov, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed July 24, 2012 (dead link)
- Follow the Money, "Greene, Brian M," accessed June 18, 2013
- Libertas Institute, "Legislator Indexes," accessed January 21, 2014