Evan Vickers

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Evan Vickers
Evan Vickers.jpg
Utah State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Prior offices
Cedar City Council
1987-1999
Utah House of Representatives District 72
2009 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah, 1977
Personal
BirthdayMay 15, 1954
Place of birthPanguitch, UT
ProfessionPresident/Owner, Bulloch's Drug Store
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Evan J. Vickers (b. May 15, 1954) is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Vickers served in the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 72 from 2009 to 2013 and as a member of the Cedar City Council from 1987 to 1999.

Biography

Vickers earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Utah in 1977. His professional experience includes working as a Pharmacy Manager for Albertson's Incorporated from 1985 to 1996 and President/Owner of Bulloch's Drug Store since 1996.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services, Chair
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Vickers' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Fighting for Local Control

  • Excerpt: "I have, and always will, opposed any federally created standard or curriculum being thrust upon our children in any manner, especially in the classroom. I will not stand for the federal government attempting to take away the authority that is constitutionally vested in our duly elected local and state school boards. "

Effective Leadership

  • Excerpt: "In the six years I have been in the legislature I have sponsored 71 bills. But it’s not just about sponsoring legislation it’s about passing it! I have passed 89% of the bills I have sponsored on important issues like public lands, water, wildland fire, small business, workers compensation insurance, tax issues, election law, insurance and County Sheriff issues."

Economic Vitality and Lower Taxes

  • Excerpt: "The only way we can solve the long term funding issues in our state is to grow the economic activity and increase jobs. More taxes will never be the answer."

Energy Issues

  • Excerpt: "I am a firm believer that those who use the lands as a resource are the best stewards; whether it be the ranchers and farmers, the sportsmen, the energy producers, etc. These people appreciate the fact that they can’t just use up the resource and throw it away. They have to preserve the lands in order to use it over and over again for our benefit."

Involving You in the Process

  • Excerpt: "As your legislator, I have made it my top priority to be open and accessible to you. My constituents and our area are the only special interests I have, and I am committed to earning your continued trust through hard work, honesty and transparency."

Elections

2014

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate 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. Incumbent Evan Vickers defeated Casey Anderson in the Republican primary. Vickers is unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Vickers won election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 28. Vickers defeated incumbent Casey Anderson in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Geoffrey Chesnut (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Utah State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEvan Vickers 82.6% 28,073
     Democratic Geoffrey Chesnut 17.4% 5,894
Total Votes 33,967
Utah State Senate District 28 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEvan J. Vickers 63.7% 6,549
Casey O. Anderson Incumbent 36.3% 3,730
Total Votes 10,279

2010

On November 2, 2010, Vickers won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 72.[6]

Utah House of Representatives, District 72 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Evan J. Vickers (R) 7,356
Barry Short (L) 1,450

2008

On November 4, 2008, Vickers won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 72 defeating opponents Lawrence Daniel (D) and Ryan Bundy (C).[7]

Vickers raised $13,901 for his campaign while Daniel raised $0and Bundy raised $0.[8]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 72 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Evan Vickers (R) 10,238
Lawrence Daniel (D) 2,140
Ryan Bundy (C) 1,309

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vickers is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Vickers raised a total of $147,802 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[9]

Evan Vickers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 28 Won $112,373
2010 Utah State House, District 72 Won $21,528
2008 Utah State House, District 72 Won $13,901
Grand Total Raised $147,802

2012

Vickers won election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Vickers raised a total of $112,373.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Evan Vickers's campaign in 2012
2010 Account Balance Transfer$7,353
Vickers, Evan J$5,000
Guidant Strategies$4,898
Jenkins, Scott$3,250
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Utah$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$112,373
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Vickers won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Vickers raised a total of $21,528.

2008

Vickers won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Vickers raised a total of $13,901.

Scorecards

The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[10] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Evan Vickers received an index rating of 63%.

2011

Evan Vickers received an index rating of 50%.

2012

Evan Vickers received an index rating of 53%.

2013

Evan Vickers received an index rating of 29%.

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.[11]

2012

Evan Vickers received a score of 92% in the 2012 scorecard.[12]

Personal

Vickers and his wife, Christine, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Utah State Senate District 28
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 72
2009-2013
Succeeded by
John Westwood (R)