|Utah House of Representatives District 60|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$95/day (lodging) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
|Master's||Brigham Young University, Marriot School of Management|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Layton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Choices about how to best educate our kids must begin with parents, community councils and with local school boards who are directly accountable to those parents."
Business, Jobs & the Economy
- Excerpt: "The best thing I can do as your representative is get government out of the way and let businesses create jobs."
Federal Encroachment/Maintaining State Sovereignty
- Excerpt: "It is essential that the Utah Legislature fight back, and I have done so. As the State has become more addicted to federal dollars, we have become more vulnerable to federal encroachment and interference, and that trend must be reversed. It will be a long battle fought on many fronts, but the votes I have cast and will continue to cast will be to restore the sovereignty we have lost."
Protection of Personal Freedoms and Privacy
- Excerpt: "Whether it be warrantless searches or our schools interrogating our kids about guns in our homes or other private issues, government at all levels must be reminded that the 4th Amendment means what it says, and that the government must have a very good reason to pry into our lives. The rights of all to due process must be paramount."
Criminal Justice System Reform
- Excerpt: "Whether a criminal is in jail or not should be determined by the rule of law and the safety of the community – not whether the jail happens to have room or not. Likewise, justice delayed is justice denied, for victims, the guilty, and yes, the innocent. And ALL of us must have confidence that we will not have our rights trampled by a system that is intended to protect those rights."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Layton served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Labor|
|• Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice|
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. Archie Williams, III was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Dana Layton was defeated by Bradley Daw in the Republican primary. Williams will face Daw in the general election.
|Utah House of Representatives, District 60 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Dana Layton Incumbent||46%||1,347|
Layton won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 60. She and incumbent Bradley Daw defeated Jacob A.J. Siebach in the Republican convention. Layton subsequently defeated Daw in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Emmanuel Kepas (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Utah House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012|
|Utah House of Representatives District 60 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Bradley Daw Incumbent||45.1%||2,073|
Comprehensive donor information for Layton is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Layton raised a total of $20,604 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.
|Dana Layton's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Utah State House, District 60||$20,604|
|Grand Total Raised||$20,604|
2012Layton won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Layton raised a total of $20,604.
|Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dana Layton's campaign in 2012|
|Proper Role Of Government Defense Fund||$3,828|
|Utah Association Of Realtors||$2,000|
|Utah Society Of Anesthesiologists||$1,000|
|Utah County Republican Party||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$20,604|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Parents for Choice in Education: 2013 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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Dana Layton received an index rating of 55%.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
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- Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed March 22, 2014
- Utah Lieutenant Governor, "Utah Election Preliminary Results," accessed July 9, 2014
- Lieutenant Governor's Office, "Utah 2012 candidate filings," accessed March 29, 2014
- C-SPAN, "AP Elections Results Utah - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 27, 2012
- Utah.Gov, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed July 24, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Layton, Dana," accessed June 18, 2013
- Libertas Institute, "Legislator Indexes," accessed January 21, 2014
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