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Jim Bird

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Jim Bird
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Utah House of Representatives District 42
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$117/day
Per diem$96/day (lodging)
$61/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthSalt Lake City, UT
ProfessionPresident/Owner, Oak Leaf Financial
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jim Bird is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Bird works in the financial and insurance industries.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Economic Development and Workforce Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Nicholas DeLand is unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Jim Bird will face Kim Coleman in the Republican convention.[1]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bird won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 42. Bird defeated John Scott, Sr. in the Republican convention and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bird won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 42.[3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bird won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 42 defeating opponent Nathan Gedge (D).

Bird raised $20,962 for his campaign while Gedge raised $3,512.[4]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 42 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Bird (R) 9,686
Nathan Gedge (D) 4,957

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bird is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Bird raised a total of $100,450 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[5]

Jim Bird's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 42 Won $21,601
2010 Utah State House, District 42 Won $34,811
2008 Utah State House, District 42 Won $20,962
2006 Utah State House, District 42 Won $23,076
Grand Total Raised $100,450

2012

Bird won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bird raised a total of $21,601.

2010

Bird won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bird raised a total of $34,811.

2008

Bird won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bird raised a total of $20,962.

2006

Bird won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Bird raised a total of $23,076.

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

2010

Jim Bird received an index rating of 69%.

2011

Jim Bird received an index rating of 33%.

2012

Jim Bird received an index rating of 47%.

2013

Jim Bird received an index rating of 50%.

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.[7]

2012

Jim Bird received a score of 54% in the 2012 scorecard.[8]

Personal

Bird has a wife, Tamara.

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