|Utah State Senate District 28|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$96/day (lodging) |
|Cedar City Council|
|Utah House of Representatives District 72|
|2009 - 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of Utah, 1977|
|Birthday||May 15, 1954|
|Place of birth||Panguitch, UT|
|Profession||President/Owner, Bulloch's Drug Store|
|Religion||Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Vickers served in the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 72 from 2009 to 2013.
Vickers earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Utah in 1977.
Vickers worked as a Pharmacy Manager for Albertson's Incorporated from 1985 to 1996. He has been the President/Owner of Bulloch's Drug Store since 1996.
Vickers served as a member of the Cedar City Council from 1987 to 1999.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Vickers served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Operations|
|• Health and Human Services, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Vickers served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health and Human Services|
Vickers's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Education is a big deal to me due to the fact that I am the first college graduate in my family. I have been very fortunate to be able to help all five of my children get college degrees; two have Doctorates in Pharmacy and work in our family businesses. We are very fortunate to have two excellent schools of higher education in southern Utah with Dixie State College and SUU."
- Energy Issues
- Excerpt: "70% of our state is under federal control and they have locked the door pretty tight on what we can and can't do on these federal lands. I am a firm believer that those who use the lands as a resource are the best stewards; whether it be the livestock and agriculture people, the sportsmen, the oil and gas people, etc. These people appreciate the fact that they can't just use up the resource and throw it away."
- Excerpt: "Because of my profession, I have dealt with a lot of healthcare issues in the state. I serve as the Vice-Chair of the House Health and Human Services Committee and also sit on the Interim Committee as well. I feel that I am well-positioned to understand what is good and what is bad about healthcare in Utah. We do many things right in Utah with regards to healthcare."
- Excerpt: "I am a businessman and thus am very fiscally conservative. I do not like taxes! I recognize that they are a necessary evil but want to keep them as low as possible. As the economy continues to improve I favor putting additional money in the Rainy Day Fund and then after funding some growth issues, giving money back to the taxpayer in the way of lower taxes or rebates."
- Government Spending
- Excerpt: "I somewhat answered this in #4 but I recognize that there are certain basic functions that state government has to take care of. I am not in favor of instituting new, extravagant programs with state dollars. I support basic needs first and foremost. There are resources that are distributed to different areas of the state for needed projects and programs. "
- 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.
|Utah State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012|
|Utah State Senate District 28 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Evan J. Vickers||63.7%||6,549|
|Casey O. Anderson Incumbent||36.3%||3,730|
|Utah House of Representatives, District 72 General Election (2010)|
|Evan J. Vickers (R)||7,356|
|Barry Short (L)||1,450|
Vickers raised $13,901 for his campaign while Daniel raised $0and Bundy raised $0.
|Utah State House of Representatives, District 72 (2008)|
|Evan Vickers (R)||10,238|
|Lawrence Daniel (D)||2,140|
|Ryan Bundy (C)||1,309|
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.
|Evan Vickers's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Utah State Senate, District 28||$112,373|
|2010||Utah State House, District 72||$21,528|
|2008||Utah State House, District 72||$13,901|
|Grand Total Raised||$147,802|
2012Vickers 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|
|Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Utah||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$112,373|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Vickers won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Vickers raised a total of $21,528.
|Utah House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Evan Vickers's campaign in 2010|
|Reagan Outdoor Advertising||$1,000|
|Conservative Caucus Pac Of Utah||$1,000|
|Utah Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$21,528|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Vickers won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Vickers raised a total of $13,901.
|Utah House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Evan Vickers's campaign in 2008|
|Utah Association Of Realtors||$1,500|
|David Clark Campaign||$1,000|
|Utah Pharmacists Association||$1,000|
|Utah House Republican Elections Cmte||$1,000|
|Vickers, Evan James||$800|
|Total Raised in 2008||$13,901|
|Source:Follow the Money|
The Libertas Institute Index
The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah. Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.
Evan Vickers received an index rating of 63%.
Evan Vickers received an index rating of 50%.
Evan Vickers received an index rating of 53%.
Evan Vickers received an index rating of 29%.
The Sutherland Institute Scorecard
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.
Evan Vickers received a score of 92% in the 2012 scorecard.
Vickers and his wife, Christine, have five children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Evan + Vickers + Utah + Senate"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Campaign website
- Utah State Senate - Rep. Evan Vickers
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Campaign website, Issues
- Utah 2012 candidate filings
- Utah.Gov, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed July 24, 2012
- Utah House of Representatives election results
- 2008 Election Results, Utah House of Representatives
- 2008 Utah Election Fundraising, Candidates
- Follow the Money, "Vickers, Evan J," accessed June 13, 2013
- Libertas Institute: "Legislator Indexes," accessed January 21, 2014
- The Sutherland Institute, "2012 Legislative Session"
- 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Socrecard
|Utah State Senate District 28
| Succeeded by|
|Utah House of Representatives District 72
| Succeeded by|
John Westwood (R)