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John Dougall
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Utah State Auditor
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorAuston Johnson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$104,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$183,400
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives District 27
2003-2013
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Master'sBrigham Young University
Personal
BirthdayApril 2, 1966
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
John Dougall (b. April 2, 1966) is the current Republican Utah State Auditor. He unseated incumbent Auston Johnson in the 2012 Republican primary election and won election to the statewide office on November 6, 2012. Dougall was sworn in on January 7, 2013.

He previously served as a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 27 from 2003 to 2013.

Biography

Prior to his election as Utah Auditor, Dougall worked as an Electrical Engineer and businessman.

Dougall earned his BSE, MSE, and MBA from Brigham Young University.

Political career

Utah Auditor (2013-present)

Dougall was first elected state auditor of Utah on November 6, 2012. He took office on January 7, 2013.

State House (2003-2013)

Committee assignments

  • 2011-2012

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

  • 2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Utah down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Dougall ran for Utah State Auditor in 2012. He defeated incumbent Auston Johnson in the June 26 Republican primary. Dougall defeated Mark Sage (D) and Richard Proctor (C) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

At the State Republican Party convention Dougall received 45 percent of delegate support to Johnson's 55 percent. Since neither candidate received the necessary 60 percent, they proceeded to a primary.[2]

Utah State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mark Sage 29.5% 259,576
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Dougall 65.4% 575,677
     Constitution Richard Proctor 5.2% 45,373
Total Votes 880,626
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor.


Utah Auditor, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Dougall 53.9% 105,617
Auston Johnson 46.1% 90,317
Total Votes 195,934


Issue positions

On his campaign website, Dougall listed the following four major issue positions:[3]

  • Improve Financial Audits
  • Implement Performance Audits
  • Increased Transparency
  • Identify Opportunities for Privatization

2010

On November 2, 2010, Dougall won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 27[4].

Utah House of Representatives, District 27 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Dougall (R) 9,806
Jenn Payne (D) 1,706

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dougall won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 27, defeating opponent Gwyn Franson (D).[5]

Dougall raised $14,034 for his campaign while Franson raised $14,049.[6]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Dougall (R) 11,494
Gwyn Franson (D) 4,907

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dougall is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Dougall raised a total of $183,400 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 9, 2013.[7]

John Dougall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah Auditor Won $85,677
2010 UT House of Representatives Won $29,968
2008 UT House of Representatives Won $14,034
2006 UT House of Representatives Won $16,541
2004 UT House of Representatives Won $29,335
2002 UT House of Representatives Won $7,845
Grand Total Raised $183,400

2012

Dougall won election to the position of Utah Auditor in 2012. During that election cycle, Dougall raised a total of $85,677.

2010

In 2010, Dougall received $29,968 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below.[8]

Utah House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Dougall's campaign in 2010
Utah Association Of Realtors$1,500
Merit Medical Systems$1,100
Central Utah Clinic$1,000
Skunk Werks Media$1,000
Utah Bankers Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $29,968

2008

Dougall raised $14,034 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Utah County Republican Party $2,000
Fidelity Investments $1,500
Comcast $1,500
Utah House Republican Elections Committee $1,000

Scorecards

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.[10]

2012

John Dougall received a score of 91% in the 2012 scorecard.[11]

Personal

Dougall has a wife, Sandy.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Auston Johnson (R)
Utah Auditor
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 27
2003-2013
Succeeded by
Mike Kennedy (R)