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David G Butterfield

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David G Butterfield
David Butterfield.jpg
Utah House of Representatives District 4
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day for lodging, $61/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Master'sBrigham Young University
ProfessionCredit Union Executive
(dead link) Office website
Campaign website
David Butterfield is a former Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 4 from 2011 to 2013.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


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

  • Immigration
Excerpt: "I have spent many hours listening to concerns of citizens, business owners, and law enforcement on the issue of immigration and illegal immigration."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "The cost of health care is taking a larger and larger percentage of family income, business revenues, and the state budget."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "I support Governor Herbert’s vision for energy development in Utah, “Utah can lead our nation in the development of both traditional and renewable energy resources. We should do this through a broad portfolio, such as coal, oil, and natural gas; as well as wind, solar, nuclear, and clean coal."
  • Limited Government
Excerpt: "As you know, the federal government has grown too large, is too deep in debt, spends too much of your money, and is too involved in our lives. I will fight for limited government and states’ rights."
  • Education
Excerpt: "The key to our prosperity is educating our children and ensuring they are prepared to meet the challenges of the future. We need to pass more decision making power to parents, teachers, and local school boards. I believe in local control and my record shows it."



See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Butterfield ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 4. He ran and lost against Edward Redd in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Utah House of Representatives District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Redd 58.8% 1,483
David G. Butterfield Incumbent 41.2% 1,037
Total Votes 2,520


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

Butterfield defeated Gilberto E Urroz (D) in the November 2 general election[5].

Utah House of Representatives, District 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David G Butterfield (R) 3,891
Gilberto E Urroz (D) 1,571

Campaign donors


In 2010, Butterfield received $23,941 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]


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.[7]


David G Butterfield received a score of 83% in the 2012 scorecard.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Hunsaker
Utah House of Representatives District 4
Succeeded by
Edward Redd (R)