David Hinkins

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David Hinkins
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Utah State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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David P. Hinkins is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Hinkins attended Electrical Automation Tech at Utah Technical College at Provo. He is a businessman.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment
Rural Development Legislative Liaison

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Hinkins won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 27. Hinkins defeated Michael Stansfield and Stephen Whyte in the Republican convention and defeated Michael Binyon (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Utah State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hinkins Incumbent 72.2% 25,111
     Democratic Michael Binyon 27.8% 9,673
Total Votes 34,784

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hinkins won election to the 27th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponents Brad King and Michael Martin.[2]

Hinkins raised $171,840 for his campaign, while King raised $67,442 and Martin raised $0. [3]

Utah State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Hinkins (R) 17,693 54.40%
Brad King (D) 13,917 42.80%
Michael Martin (C) 915 2.80%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hinkins is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hinkins raised a total of $253,761 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[4]

David Hinkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 27 Won $46,711
2010 Utah State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $35,210
2008 Utah State Senate, District 27 Won $171,840
Grand Total Raised $253,761

2012

Hinkins won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hinkins raised a total of $46,711.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Hinkins's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Utah$6,500
Niederhauser, Wayne$3,500
Utah Association Of Realtors$3,000
Select Health$1,500
Siegfried & Jensen$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$46,711
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hinkins was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hinkins raised a total of $35,210.

2008

Hinkins won election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Hinkins raised a total of $171,840.

Scorecards

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

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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

David Hinkins received an index rating of 69%.

2011

David Hinkins received an index rating of 45%.

2012

David Hinkins received an index rating of 45%.

2013

David Hinkins received an index rating of 47%.

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

David Hinkins received a score of 92% in the 2012 score card.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Dmitrich
Utah Senate District 27
2009–present
Succeeded by
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