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Jim Nielson
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Utah House of Representatives District 19
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Master'sUniversity of Oregon
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jim Nielson is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Nielson received a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University and an M.S. in architecture from the University of Oregon. He is an owner and chief financial officer of CRSA, an architecture firm focused on the higher education sector. He worked from 1982 to 1988 in the Reagan administration's Office of Management and Office of the Secretary.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Revenue and Taxation, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nielson won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 19. Nielson was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Lynn Anderson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Utah House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Nielson Incumbent 71.6% 12,283
     Democratic Lynn Anderson 28.4% 4,875
Total Votes 17,158

2010

On November 2, 2010, Nielson won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 19.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 19 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Nielson (R) 6,303
Richard Watson (D) 2,054
Reldon C White (C) 297

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nielson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Nielson raised a total of $77,096 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[3]

Jim Nielson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 19 Won $26,412
2010 Utah State House, District 19 Won $47,963
2008 Utah State Senate, District 23 Defeated $2,721
Grand Total Raised $77,096

2012

Nielson won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nielson raised a total of $26,412.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Nielson's campaign in 2012
Utah Association Of Realtors$2,000
Utah Restaurant Association$1,340
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte$1,000
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$1,000
Pacificorp$900
Total Raised in 2012$26,412
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Nielson won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nielson raised a total of $47,963.

2008

Nielson lost the election for the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Nielson raised a total of $2,721.

Scorecards

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

2011

Jim Nielson received an index rating of 60%.

2012

Jim Nielson received an index rating of 47%.

2013

Jim Nielson received an index rating of 48%.

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.[5]

2012

Jim Nielson received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard.[6]

Personal

Nielson and his wife, Marilyn, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sheryl Allen
Utah House of Representatives District 19
2010-present
Succeeded by
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