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Jerry Anderson
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Utah House of Representatives District 69
Former Member
In office
January 1, 2013 - 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Master'sBrigham Young University
ProfessionRetired educator
Campaign website
Jerry B. Anderson is a former Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 69 from 2013 to 2015.


Anderson earned a B.S. from the University of Utah and an M.S. from Brigham Young University. He is a retired educator and a beekeeper.

Committee assignments


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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Political Subdivisions
Public Utilities and Technology


Campaign themes


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

Natural Resources

  • Excerpt: "We need to get our lands released from the Federal Government so that our resources can be used for Education and other needs of the economy while at the same time providing a multitude of jobs."

Creating Better Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Economic growth does not come from more government spending. Eliminating crippling regulations and taxes that hinder growth would act to stimulate both new and existing businesses."


  • Excerpt: "It is not acceptable for me to have my children and grandchildren taught the 'morality' of gay marriage and abortion. Mandating local control of our schools and elimination of the federal dollar 'sinkhole' would solve many of our education problems."

Protecting Public Lands

  • Excerpt: "I support the effect to get State control of the public lands that have been illegally held by the federal government since Utah statehood in 1896."



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. Brad King was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Bill Labrum defeated incumbent Jerry Anderson and Christine Watkins in the Republican convention. King defeated Labrum in the general election.[2]

Utah House of Representatives District 69, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad King 55.6% 5,298
     Republican Bill Labrum 44.4% 4,223
Total Votes 9,521


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Anderson won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 69. He ran unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Christine Watkins (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 69, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Anderson 51.3% 6,476
     Democratic Christine Watkins Incumbent 48.7% 6,159
Total Votes 12,635

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anderson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Anderson raised a total of $6,103 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.[4]

Jerry Anderson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 69 Won $2,825
2008 Utah State House, District 69 Defeated $3,278
Grand Total Raised $6,103


Anderson won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $2,825.


Anderson lost the election for the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $3,278.


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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.

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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.


Jerry Anderson received an index rating of 55%.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Christine Watkins
Utah House of Representatives District 69
Succeeded by
Brad King (D)