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Brian Shiozawa

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Brian Shiozawa
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Utah State Senate District 8
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Brian E. Shiozawa is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Shiozawa served on the following committees:

Utah Committee Assignments, 2015
Health and Human Services
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Shiozawa served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Shiozawa's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"We can significantly lower health care costs through medical liability reforms and still maintain high quality care and fair compensation for injury. We need innovations in health care policy and delivery. For more information about my thoughts regarding healthcare reform, visit my blog. "

Public Education

  • Excerpt:"We need good, responsive programs and curricula to stay competitive and give our children the best start for careers and higher education. We need a good partnership between parents and schools."

Public Safety

  • Excerpt:"We need safe, drug free, harassment free schools. We need drug free and distraction free streets and highways. We should not be fearful to drive, nor live in our homes or walk in our neighborhoods. We need strong support for our police, fire and emergency medical services."

Support for Small Business

  • Excerpt:"These are the core of our economy and our stability: help our employers prosper to keep hiring and retaining their work forces and keep unemployment down. We need fair regulations and lower taxes to keep our business strong."

Honesty and Ethics

  • Excerpt:"Elect hardworking, honest and responsible local and state leaders who will work for their communities. We need clear rules for ethical government leadership."



See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Shiozawa won election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 8. Shiozawa defeated Raymond J. Poole and Jaren Davis in the Republican convention and defeated Josie Valdez (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Shiozawa 56.8% 22,156
     Democratic Josie Valdez 43.2% 16,864
Total Votes 39,020

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Shiozawa is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Shiozawa raised a total of $108,586 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[3]

Brian Shiozawa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 8 Won $108,586
Grand Total Raised $108,586


Shiozawa won election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Shiozawa raised a total of $108,586.


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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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on legislation related to women’s health, access to reproductive health care and education.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills picked by Sutherland that promote conservative policy.
  • Legislators are scored based on the issue of education.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on taxpayer related bills.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to Common Core reforms.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes in relation to the organization's "mission to defend individual liberty, private property and free enterprise."

The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[4] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.


Brian Shiozawa received an index rating of 19%.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karen Morgan (D)
Utah Senate District 8
Succeeded by