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David Lifferth

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David Lifferth
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Utah House of Representatives District 2
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
David E. Lifferth is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013


National Park management during shutdown

In the wake of the October 2013 federal government shutdown, Lifferth expressed concern about the lack of tourism revenue from the closed National Parks in the state. Lifferth drafted legislation that would have called on the federal government to hand over control of the National Parks to the state government if the federal government shutdown lasted more than 30 days. Lifferth did not initially have an estimate as to the cost to the state of taking over control of the parks, and the legislature would have had to be called in for a special session to pass the legislation before January 2014.[1]



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. Incumbent David Lifferth was unopposed in the Republican convention. Charles Christensen ran as an Independent American candidate. Lifferth defeated Christensen in the general election.[2]

Utah House of Representatives District 2, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid E. Lifferth Incumbent 83.1% 5,461
     Independent American Charles Christensen 16.9% 1,110
Total Votes 6,571


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lifferth won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 2. Lifferth was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lifferth is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Lifferth raised a total of $5,401 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[4]

David Lifferth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 2 Won $5,401
Grand Total Raised $5,401


Lifferth won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lifferth raised a total of $5,401.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Lifferth's campaign in 2012
Utah Consumer Lending Association$500
Entertainment Software Association$500
Utah County Legislative Pac$500
Utah County Republican Party$500
Total Raised in 2012$5,401
Source:Follow the Money


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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.

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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.


David Lifferth received an index rating of 45%.

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