Curtis Bramble

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Curtis Bramble
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Utah State Senate District 16
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Master'sBrigham Young University
Personal
BirthdayLatter-Day Saint
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Curtis S. Bramble is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. Bramble previously served as the Senate Majority Leader.

Biography

Bramble attended the University of Notre Dame. He went on to earn his B.S. in Accounting/Finance from Brigham Young University. He then received his M.S. in Accounting/Tax from Brigham Young University.

Bramble is a certified public accountant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor, Chair
Retirement and Independent Entities
Revenue and Taxation
Legislative Information Technology Steering

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Bramble won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 16. Bramble defeated Andrew Holmes in the Republican convention and defeated Gregory Duerden (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Utah State Senate, District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCurtis Bramble Incumbent 78.9% 19,350
     Democratic Gregory Duerden 21.1% 5,184
Total Votes 24,534

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bramble won re-election to the 16th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponent Radene Hatfield.[2]

Buttars raised $151,292 for his campaign, while Rendell raised $64,836 and Maxfield raised $532. [3]

Utah State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Curt Bramble (R) 11,717 61.6%
Radene Hatfield (D) 7,314 38.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bramble is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Bramble raised a total of $682,694 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[4]

Curtis Bramble's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 16 Won $261,883
2010 Utah State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $40,925
2008 Utah State Senate, District 16 Won $171,107
2006 Utah State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $49,866
2004 Utah State Senate, District 16 Won $85,425
2000 Utah State Senate, District 16 Won $53,056
1996 Utah State Senate, District 16 Defeated $20,432
Grand Total Raised $682,694

2012

Bramble won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bramble raised a total of $261,883.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Curtis Bramble's campaign in 2012
Guidant Strategies$20,000
Gold Cross Services$8,500
Keystone Aviation$5,000
Altria$5,000
Gill, Tim$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$261,883
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bramble was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Bramble raised a total of $40,925.

2008

Bramble won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Bramble raised a total of $171,107.

2006

Bramble was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Bramble raised a total of $49,866.

2004

Bramble won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Bramble raised a total of $85,425.

2000

Bramble won election to the Utah State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Bramble raised a total of $53,056.

1996

Bramble lost the election for the Utah State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Bramble raised a total of $20,432.

Scorecards

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

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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 relating to the organization's mission of promoting the "Principles of Limited Government, the State and U.S. Constitutions, Representative Government, Participatory Democracy, a Free Market Economy, Separation of Powers, and Family."
  • 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 relating to the organization's mission of promoting the "Principles of Limited Government, the State and U.S. Constitutions, Representative Government, Participatory Democracy, a Free Market Economy, Separation of Powers, and Family."
  • 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.[5] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Curt Bramble received an index rating of 62%.

2011

Curt Bramble received an index rating of 55%.

2012

Curt Bramble received an index rating of 60%.

2013

Curt Bramble received an index rating of 50%.

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.[6]

2012

Curtis Bramble received a score of 100% in the 2012 score card.[7]

Personal

Bramble has a wife, Susan.

National Conference of State Legislatures leadership

In August 2013, Bramble was elected vice president of the National Conference of State Legislatures. He will serve as vice president for one year, and then serve as president-elect the following year before serving as president after the 2015 National Conference of State Legislatures.[8]

Controversies

Disclosing campaign contribution motives

Bramble claimed to have spoken with top executives at an alarm company at a fundraiser. Bramble asked why the company, Vivint, and its top officials were supporting the campaign of now-Utah Attorney General John Swallow (R). Bramble said the officials responded that it was good for the attorney general to know the name of their company if any issues came up. Vivint has faced legal action and paid fines in other states, but has not faced fines in Utah. Both Swallow's campaign and the company's attorney deny that there was any expectation of special treatment or quid pro quo.[9]

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Preceded by
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Utah Senate District 16
2001–present
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