Gene Davis

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Gene Davis
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Utah State Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State Senate Minority Leader
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday07/02/1945
Place of birthSalt Lake City, UT
ProfessionAdvertising
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gene Davis (b. July 2, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. After joining the Senate, he served as the Assistant Minority Whip from 1998 to 2004. Davis served as the Senate Minority Whip in the 2011-2012 session. He serves as Minority Leader.

Davis served in the Utah House of Representatives from 1986 to 1998.

Biography

Davis earned his LL.B. from LaSalle Extension University. He works in advertising and as a public relations specialist.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Ethics, Vice-chair
Retirement and Independent Entities
Revenue and Taxation
Administrative Rules Review
Legislative Management

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Davis was also a member of the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission.

Elections

2014

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate 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. Incumbent Gene Davis was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Davis was unopposed in the general election.[1]

2010

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010

Davis was re-elected to the 3rd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican Lee Brinton in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Utah State Senate, District 3, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gene Davis (D) 9,396
Lee Brinton (R) 9,190

2006

On November 7, 2006, Davis won re-election to the 3rd District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponents Julene B. Oliver (R) and Brian Mecham (Constitution Party).[3]

Davis raised $81,439 for his campaign, while Oliver raised $58,781. (The Constitution Party candidate raised less than $100.00.)[4]

Utah State Senate, District 3 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gene Davis (D) 8,983
Julene Oliver (R) 7,032
Brian Mecham (Constitution) 444

2002

On November 5, 2002, Davis won re-election to the 3rd District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating Bradley Probst (R).[5]

Davis raised $40,415 for his campaign, while Probst raised $34,526.[6]

Utah State Senate, District 3 (2002)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gene Davis (D) 9,146
Bradley Probst (R) 8,512

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $459,220 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 9, 2013.[7]

Gene Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $45,450
2010 Utah State Senate, District 3 Won $142,611
2008 Utah State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $42,575
2006 Utah State Senate, District 3 Won $81,439
2004 Utah State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $24,839
2002 Utah State Senate, District 3 Won $40,415
1998 Utah State Senate, District 3 Won $51,261
1996 Utah House of Representatives, District 30 Won $19,402
1990 Utah House of Representatives, District 30 Won $11,228
Grand Total Raised $459,220

2012

Davis was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $45,450.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gene Davis's campaign in 2012
Utah State Senate Democrats$2,500
Laborers$2,000
Insure-Rite$2,000
Utah League Of Credit Unions$2,000
Usana Health Sciences$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$45,450
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Davis won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $142,611.

2008

Davis was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $42,475.

2006

Davis won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $81,439.

2004

Davis was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $24,839.

2002

Davis won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $40,415.

1998

Davis won election to the Utah State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $51,261.

1996

Davis won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $19,402.

1990

Davis won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1990. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $11,228.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Utah

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

2010

Gene Davis received an index rating of 27%.

2011

Gene Davis received an index rating of 23%.

2012

Gene Davis received an index rating of 25%.

2013

Gene Davis received an index rating of 19%.

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.[9]

2012

Gene Davis received a score of 42% in the 2012 score card.[10]

Personal

Davis has a wife, Penny.

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Political offices
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Utah House District 3
1986-1998
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Utah Senate District 3
1999–present
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