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Earl Tanner

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Earl Tanner
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Utah House of Representatives District 43
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Earl D. Tanner is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue and Taxation


Campaign themes


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

  • Excerpt: "Government still needs to be restrained. The Legislature sets the limits on taxes, fees, ordinances, and regulations."
  • Excerpt: "The unprincipled still prey on the vulnerable. Elderly, low income, students, and investors, we all need sensible, conservative laws and enforcement."
  • Excerpt: "Good jobs are still the highest priority. Government should help reputable businesses find success, not make it harder."
  • Excerpt: "Education still needs funding and new ideas. Our children and grandchildren are our future."
  • Excerpt: "Health, housing, and recreation are still works in progress."



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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Diane Lewis was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Earl Tanner was unopposed in the Republican convention. Lewis will face Tanner in the general election.[2]


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tanner won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 43. Tanner defeated Peggy Jo Kennett and Ben Watson in the Republican convention and defeated Jeff Bell (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Tanner 60.1% 7,113
     Democratic Jeff Bell 39.9% 4,726
Total Votes 11,839

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tanner is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Tanner raised a total of $14,876 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[4]

Earl Tanner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 43 Won $14,876
Grand Total Raised $14,876


Tanner won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tanner raised a total of $14,876.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Earl Tanner's campaign in 2012
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte$4,000
Salt Lake County Republican Party$1,200
Tanner, David & Stephanie$1,000
Utah Association Of Realtors$1,000
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$500
Total Raised in 2012$14,876
Source:Follow the Money


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.


Earl Tanner received an index rating of 45%.

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