Dixon M. Pitcher

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Dixon M. Pitcher
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Utah House of Representatives District 10
Incumbent
In office
1985 - 1987, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWeber State College
Master'sUtah State University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dixon M. Pitcher is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Pitcher received his B.A. from Weber State College and an M.A. in political science from Utah State University.

Pitcher is the owner of the Best Western Canyon Pines Hotel as well as Pitcher's Sports, a sporting goods shop. He also previously served in the Utah House of Representatives between 1984 and 1986.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor, Vice-chair
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Eric Irvine was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Dixon M. Pitcher was unopposed in the Republican convention. Irvine and Pitcher will face off in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pitcher won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 10. Pitcher ran unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Christopher Winn (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDixon Pitcher Incumbent 54.3% 5,558
     Democratic Christopher Winn 45.7% 4,681
Total Votes 10,239

2010

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pitcher defeated Randy Rounds (D) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 10 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dixon M Pitcher (R) 4,229
Randy Rounds (D) 3,562

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pitcher is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Pitcher raised a total of $47,199 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[4]

Dixon M. Pitcher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 10 Won $25,580
2010 Utah State House, District 10 Won $21,619
Grand Total Raised $47,199

2012

Pitcher won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pitcher raised a total of $25,580.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dixon M. Pitcher's campaign in 2012
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte$5,000
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$1,569
Utah Association Of Realtors$1,500
Weber County Republican Party$1,000
Valeo Inc$500
Total Raised in 2012$25,580
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pitcher won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pitcher raised a total of $21,619.

Scorecards

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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 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 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.

2011

Dixon M. Pitcher received an index rating of 53%.

2012

Dixon M. Pitcher received an index rating of 35%.

2013

Dixon M. Pitcher received an index rating of 36%.

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

Dixon M. Pitcher received a score of 77% in the 2012 scorecard.[7]

Personal

Pitcher and his wife, Darlene, have 6 children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brent Wallis
Utah House of Representatives District 10
2011-present
Succeeded by
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