Christine Watkins

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Christine Watkins
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Former candidate for
Utah House of Representatives, District 69
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives District 69
2009 - 2013
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Master'sUniversity of Utah
Date of birthMay 18, 1950
Place of birthLogan, UT
ProfessionElementary School Principal
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints
(dead link) Office website
(timed out) Campaign website
Christine Watkins was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 69 of the Utah House of Representatives.[1]

Watkins is a former Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 69 from 2009 to 2013. Following the 2012 general election, she left the Democratic Party and joined the Republican Party.[2]


Watkins has worked as a Teacher and Elementary School Principal. Watkins previously served as Minority Caucus Leader.

Watkins earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Utah State University. She went on to receive her MEd in Education Administration from the University of Utah.

Committee assignments


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


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



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. Brad King was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Bill Labrum defeated incumbent Jerry Anderson and Christine Watkins in the Republican convention. King defeated Labrum in the general election.[1]

Utah House of Representatives District 69, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad King 55.6% 5,298
     Republican Bill Labrum 44.4% 4,223
Total Votes 9,521


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Watkins ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 69. Watkins defeated Stanley Larson in the Democratic convention and was defeated by Jerry Anderson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 69, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Anderson 51.3% 6,476
     Democratic Christine Watkins Incumbent 48.7% 6,159
Total Votes 12,635


On November 2, 2010, Watkins was re-elected to the Utah House of Representatives, District 69.


On November 4, 2008, Watkins won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 69 defeating opponent Jerry Anderson (R).[4]

Watkins raised $17,663 for her campaign while Anderson raised $3,278.[5]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 69 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christine Watkins (D) 6,159
Jerry Anderson (R) 4,462

Campaign donors


In 2010, Watkins received $17,826 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]


Watkins raised $17,663 for the 2008 election.

Her major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Christine Watkins $6,827
Utah Education Association $3,000
Bookcliffs Pathology P.C. $2,000


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.[8]


Christine Watkins received a score of 38% in the 2012 scorecard.[9]


Watkins and her husband, John, have five children.

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Preceded by
Utah House of Representatives District 69
Succeeded by
Jerry Anderson (R)