Douglas Sagers

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Douglas Sagers
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Utah House of Representatives District 21
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Tooele
1974-1981
Personal
ProfessionHealthcare Executive
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Douglas V. Sagers is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Sagers is a health care executive and served as mayor of the city of Tooele from 1974 to 1981.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment, Vice-chair
Revenue and Taxation
Native American Legislative Liaison

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Sagers' campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Limited Government

  • Excerpt: "I believe that our God given freedoms are threatened by an out-of- control-federal government that puts political expediency and self-preservation before the needs of the American people."

Personal Liberty

  • Excerpt: "I’m resolute in my belief that government at every level is to be the servant of the people. We cannot allow our freedoms to erode to the point where we are subservient to any governmental entity."

Accountability

  • Excerpt: "I’ve worked diligently to do everything within my power to assure that our children and future generations will have the same freedoms and liberties we enjoy today and with your support will continue to do so."

2012

Sagers's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • States’ Rights
Excerpt: "As your State Representative I’ve cosponsored legislation opposing any congressional, judicial or executive effort that has sought to commandeer the principle that powers not delegated by the U.S. Constitution to the federal government are reserved for the states and the people."
  • Redistricting
Excerpt: "I successfully lead the fight to assure that Tooele County received fair and sensible legislative representation in last year’s redistricting process. I was instrumental in securing for Tooele County the equivalent of two seats in the Utah House of Representatives, and worked diligently to increase the County’s proportional representation in the Utah State Senate."
  • Taxation
Excerpt: "In my two years in office, I’ve successfully opposed any state tax increases and will continue to do so. I’m for limited taxation, and then only for government to perform and administer those services that meet essential public needs. I recognize that the power to tax is the power to take. The best way to control government is to strictly limit the amount citizens are taxed."
  • Right To Life
Excerpt: "I co-sponsored legislation strengthening Utah’s anti-abortion laws. I believe that all human life is sacred, regardless of age or infirmity. I oppose abortion, except when the life of the mother is at risk."
  • Right To Own & Bear Arms
Excerpt: "I believe it is our constitutional right to keep and bear arms and I have and will continue to oppose any effort to limit this right."

Elections

2014

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. Rick Pollock was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Douglas Sagers was unopposed in the Republican convention. Sagers defeated Pollock in the general election.[3]

Utah House of Representatives District 21, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas Sagers Incumbent 64.9% 4,395
     Democratic Rick Pollock 35.1% 2,381
Total Votes 6,776

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sagers won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 21. Sagers defeated Alison McCoy in the June 26 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Utah House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas Sagers Incumbent 59.9% 6,795
     Democratic David Lowe Swan 35.3% 4,001
     Libertarian William Bodine 4.8% 545
Total Votes 11,341
Utah House of Representatives District 21 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas Sagers Incumbent 53.9% 970
Alison McCoy 46.1% 828
Total Votes 1,798

2010

On November 2, 2010, Sagers won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 21.[7]

Utah House of Representatives, District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Sagers (R) 4,732
James Gowans (D) 3,667
Jonathan Dee Garrard (C) 656

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sagers is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Sagers raised a total of $50,700 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[8]

Douglas Sagers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 21 Won $34,194
2010 Utah State House, District 21 Won $16,506
Grand Total Raised $50,700

2012

Sagers won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sagers raised a total of $34,194.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Douglas Sagers's campaign in 2012
Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association$7,500
Utah Association Of Realtors$2,500
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte$2,000
Merit Medical Systems$1,500
Tooele County Republican Party$1,400
Total Raised in 2012$34,194
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sagers won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sagers raised a total of $16,506.

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.[9] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2011

Douglas Sagers received an index rating of 38%.

2012

Douglas Sagers received an index rating of 41%.

2013

Douglas Sagers received an index rating of 55%.

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.[10]

2012

Douglas Sagers received a score of 69% in the 2012 scorecard.[11]

Personal

Sagers' hometown is Tooele, Utah.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Gowans
Utah House of Representatives District 21
2010-present
Succeeded by
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