John Valentine (Utah)

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John Valentine
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Utah State Senate District 14
Former member
In office
1999 - September 29, 2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1973
J.D.Brigham Young University, 1976
Personal
Date of birth04/26/1949
Place of birthFullerton, CA
ProfessionAttorney
CandidateVerification
John L. Valentine (b. April 26, 1949) is a former Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 14 from 1999 to September 29, 2014. He resigned following his appointment to head of the Utah Tax Commission.[1]

Valentine was appointed to the Utah House of Representatives in 1988. He served in that position until 1999. He served as State House Assistant Majority Whip from 1997 to 1998. He is a former President of the Senate.

Biography

Valentine earned his B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Brigham Young University in 1973. He went on to receive his J.D. from J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University in 1976.

Valentine is a certified mediator for Utah Dispute Resolution and is also a Utah State Bar Examiner. He has worked as an attorney for Howard, Lewis and Petersen from 1976 to the present. Valentine currently holds all of the following positions: Probates and Estates Instructor for Utah Valley State College, Incident Command Systems Lieutenant for Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Instructor for National Association Search and Rescue, Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Public Accountant for California, Financial Planning Instructor and Adjunct Professor of Law for Brigham Young University.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Revenue and Taxation
Rules, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Legislation

Valentine issued a call in August 2011 for increased restrictions on the state's fireworks law after receiving complaints from constituents. Under the current law, fireworks can be sold and lit off from June 26 to July 26. Valentine wants to revert back to the original law, which only allows fireworks to be lit off for three days prior to the 4th of July and three days after the 24th of July. He intends to introduce the new bill during the 2012 session.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Valentine won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 14. Valentine defeated Craig Frank in the Republican convention and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

2008

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Valentine won re-election to the 14th District Seat in the Utah State Senate. He ran unopposed.[4]

Valentine raised $209,978 for his campaign. [5]

Utah State Senate, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Valentine (R) 30,797 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Valentine is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Valentine raised a total of $742,515 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[6]

John Valentine's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 14 Won $223,126
2010 Utah State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $19,050
2008 Utah State Senate, District 14 Won $209,978
2006 Utah State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $135,088
2004 Utah State Senate, District 14 Won $73,276
2000 Utah State Senate, District 14 Won $27,651
1998 Utah House of Representatives, District 58 Won $33,107
1996 Utah House of Representatives, District 58 Won $11,100
1990 Utah House of Representatives, District 58 Won $10,139
Grand Total Raised $742,515

2012

Valentine won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Valentine raised a total of $223,126.

2010

Valentine was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Valentine raised a total of $19,050.

2008

Valentine won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Valentine raised a total of $209,978.

2006

Valentine won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Valentine raised a total of $135,088.

2004

Valentine won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Valentine raised a total of $73,276.

2000

Valentine won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Valentine raised a total of $27,651.

1998

Valentine won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Valentine raised a total of $33,107.

1996

Valentine won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Valentine raised a total of $11,100.

1990

Valentine won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1990. During that election cycle, Valentine raised a total of $10,139.

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

2010

John Valentine received an index rating of 60%.

2011

John Valentine received an index rating of 42%.

2012

John Valentine received an index rating of 45%.

2013

John Valentine received an index rating of 38%.

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.[8]

2012

John Valentine received a score of 100% in the 2012 score card.[9]

Personal

Valentine and his wife Karen have six children.

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Preceded by
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Utah Senate District 14
1999–September 29, 2014
Succeeded by
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