Carol Moss

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Carol Moss
Carol Spackman Moss.jpg
Utah House of Representatives District 37
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Master'sUniversity of Utah
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Carol Spackman Moss is a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000. She currently serves as Assistant Minority Whip.

Biography

Moss received her Educational Administration Certification from the University of Utah. She also received her B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Utah. She is a retired High School Teacher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Retirement and Independent Entities
Transportation
Administrative Rules Review

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Moss served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Moss served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Moss' campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt: "Investing in Utah’s schools enriches our children’s lives today and creates business leaders, skilled employees, and informed citizens for tomorrow. Carol has a successful history of passing important education legislation. She consistently advocates for more public education funding that goes directly to the classroom."

Clean Air

  • Excerpt: "To give our children a bright future, we need to find real solutions to Utah’s air quality problem. Carol understands clean air is not just important for our health but better for our economy as well. She is committed to expanding mass transit options, strict enforcement of clean air standards, and promoting anti-idling education and policies."

Quality of Life

  • Excerpt: "Carol cares deeply about Utahns’ quality of life. As a member of the bipartisan Clean Air Caucus, she co-sponsored clean air legislation. To address the drug overdose epidemic, she passed a “Good Samaritan Law,” and a “Naloxone Rescue Law.” She has also passed legislation to prepare for the growing healthcare needs for seniors."

Public education

Moss is one of a coalition of Democratic legislators currently working on legislation to improve Utah's public school system. She has stated, referring to a desire to improve the school system, "We are the minority but I think we represent the majority in this regard in the public."[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Incumbent Carol Moss was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Ron Hilton was unopposed in the Republican convention. Moss will face Hilton in the general election. Wallace McCormick was running as an Independent American candidate, but was removed from the ballot before the election.[3]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Moss won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 37. Moss was unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and defeated Anne-Marie Lampropoulos (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Utah House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Moss Incumbent 51.6% 9,002
     Republican Anne-Marie Lampropoulos 48.4% 8,450
Total Votes 17,452

2010

On November 2, 2010, Moss won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 37.[5]

Utah House of Representatives, District 37 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Moss (D) 6,947
Margrethe Peterson (R) 4,438

2008

On November 4, 2008, Moss won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 37 defeating opponent Linda Cooper (R).

Moss raised $37,238 for her campaign while Cooper raised $12,410.[6]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 37 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Moss (D) 9,467
Linda Cooper (R) 5,543

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Moss is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Moss raised a total of $275,351 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[7]

Carol Moss's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 37 Won $70,217
2010 Utah State House, District 37 Won $50,447
2008 Utah State House, District 37 Won $37,238
2006 Utah State House, District 37 Won $46,026
2004 Utah State House, District 37 Won $30,362
2002 Utah State House, District 37 Won $20,568
2000 Utah State House, District 37 Won $20,493
Grand Total Raised $275,351

2012

Moss won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Moss raised a total of $70,217.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carol Moss's campaign in 2012
Utah League Of Credit Unions$3,622
Skaggs, Don$2,500
Utah Education Association$2,000
Granite Education Assocation$2,000
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$70,217

2010

Moss won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Moss raised a total of $50,447.

2008

Moss won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Moss raised a total of $37,238.

2006

Moss won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Moss raised a total of $46,026.

2004

Moss won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Moss raised a total of $30,362.

2002

Moss won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Moss raised a total of $20,568.

2000

Moss won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Moss raised a total of $20,493.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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."

2011-2012

In 2011, the 59th Utah State Legislature, first year, was in session from January 24 to March 10. In 2012, the 59th Utah State Legislature, second year, was in session from January 23 to March 8.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on legislation related to women’s health, access to reproductive health care and education.
  • 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 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.[8] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Carol Moss received an index rating of 14%.

2011

Carol Moss received an index rating of 13%.

2012

Carol Moss received an index rating of 24%.

2013

Carol Moss received an index rating of 14%.

The Sutherland Institute Scorecard

See also: The 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Score Card

The Sutherland Institute, "a conservative public policy think tank" in Utah, releases its Scorecard for Utah State Representatives and Senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Sutherland Institute thought were pro-conservative policies.[9]

2012

Carol Moss received a score of 31% in the 2012 scorecard.[10]

Personal

Moss and her husband, Robert, have seven children.

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