John Westwood

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John Westwood
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Utah House of Representatives District 72
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$117/day
Per diem$96/day (lodging)
$61/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Master'sUniversity of Utah
ProfessionBusiness Consultant
Office website
Campaign website
John R. Westwood is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Westwood earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Utah. He works as a business consultant.

Committee assignments


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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Political Subdivisions
Public Utilities and Technology



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. Incumbent John Westwood will face Blake Cozzens in the Republican convention.[1]


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Westwood won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 72. He and Matthew D. Carling defeated Marlo Jensen, Albert Montoya, and Ryan Bundy in the Republican convention. Subsequently, Westwood defeated Carling in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Barry Short (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>Lieutenant Governor's Office, "Utah 2012 candidate filings," accessed March 29, 2014</ref><ref>C-SPAN, "AP Elections Results Utah - Summary Vote Results," retrieved June 26, 2012</ref><ref>Utah.Gov, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed July 24, 2012</ref>

Utah House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Westwood 85.4% 10,451
     Libertarian Barry Short 14.6% 1,786
Total Votes 12,237
Utah House of Representatives District 72 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn R. Westwood 67% 2,679
Matthew Carling 33% 1,321
Total Votes 4,000

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Westwood is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Westwood raised a total of $12,600 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.<ref>Follow the Money, "Westwood, John R," accessed June 18, 2013</ref>

John Westwood's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 72 Won $12,600
Grand Total Raised $12,600


Westwood won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Westwood raised a total of $12,600.


The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.<ref>Libertas Institute, "Legislator Indexes," accessed January 21, 2014</ref> Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.


John Westwood received an index rating of 41%.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Evan Vickers (R)
Utah House of Representatives District 72
Succeeded by