Joel Briscoe

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Joel Briscoe
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Utah House of Representatives District 25
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJuly 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joel K. Briscoe is a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 25. He was first appointed to the chamber in July 2010, when he was selected to serve out the term of Christine Johnson. He currently serves as Minority Caucus Manager.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment
Revenue and Taxation
Legislative Management

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Briscoe's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Equality

  • Excerpt: "Joel believes in a fair and just Utah where all people can live free from discrimination in their home, workplace, and personal lives. He is proud to be endorsed by Equality Utah, the state’s largest LGBT-advocacy organization."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Joel believes that allocating more state funding to lower class sizes and improve outcomes is an investment in the future economy and competitiveness of Utah. "

Message Bills

  • Excerpt: "Joel believes most “message” bills are bad ideas that recklessly endanger the financial stability and reputation of our state."

Federal Lands Takeover

  • Excerpt: "Joel recognizes the value of well-managed and protected national parks, forests, and other public lands to Utah’s $6 billion outdoor tourism industry that employs 65,000 people in the state."

Healthcare Reform

  • Excerpt: "Abdicating this responsibility to the federal government isn’t the Utah way, and will harm Utah’s reputation as a leader in expanding access to affordable healthcare. Joel also knows that how you treat the least fortunate members of your society is a reflection of how worthy your society actually is."

Elections

2014

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Incumbent Joel Briscoe was unopposed in the Democratic convention. William Lee was defeated by Gordon Lund Gurr in the Republican convention. Briscoe will face Gurr in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Briscoe won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 25. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012 and defeated Sinama Meli (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Briscoe Incumbent 80.3% 11,288
     Republican Sinama Meli 19.7% 2,768
Total Votes 14,056

2010

On November 2, 2010, Briscoe won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 25.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 25 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joel Briscoe (D) 7,397
Rick Raile (R) 2,896

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Briscoe is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Briscoe raised a total of $48,788 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[4]

Joel Briscoe's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 25 Won $18,879
2010 Utah State House, District 25 Won $29,909
Grand Total Raised $48,788

2012

Briscoe won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Briscoe raised a total of $18,879.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joel Briscoe's campaign in 2012
Utah Education Association$1,000
Equality Utah$1,000
Education First$750
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$750
IM Flash Technologies$750
Total Raised in 2012$18,879
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Briscoe won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Briscoe raised a total of $29,909.

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 relating to the organization's mission of promoting the "Principles of Limited Government, the State and U.S. Constitutions, Representative Government, Participatory Democracy, a Free Market Economy, Separation of Powers, and Family."
  • 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 relating to the organization's mission of promoting the "Principles of Limited Government, the State and U.S. Constitutions, Representative Government, Participatory Democracy, a Free Market Economy, Separation of Powers, and Family."
  • 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.[5] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2011

Joel Briscoe received an index rating of 20%.

2012

Joel Briscoe received an index rating of 18%.

2013

Joel Briscoe received an index rating of 18%.

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.[6]

2012

Joel Briscoe received a score of 31% in the 2012 scorecard.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Christine Johnson (D)
Utah House of Representatives District 25
2010-Present
Succeeded by
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