|Utah House of Representatives District 72|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$95/day (lodging) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Utah|
|Master's||University of Utah|
Westwood earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Utah. His professional experience includes working as a business consultant.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Westwood served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Economic Development and Workforce Services, Vice-Chair|
|• Retirement and Independent Entities|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Westwood served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Political Subdivisions|
|• Public Utilities and Technology|
Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Incumbent John Westwood defeated Blake Cozzens in the Republican convention. Westwood defeated Barry Short (L) in the general election.
|Utah House of Representatives District 72, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||John R. Westwood Incumbent||83.4%||5,210|
|Write-In||Linda Lou Allen||0.8%||50|
|Utah House of Representatives, District 72 Republican Primary, 2014|
|John R. Westwood Incumbent||71.8%||2,084|
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.
|Utah House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012|
|Utah House of Representatives District 72 Republican Primary, 2012|
|John R. Westwood||67%||2,679|
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.
|John Westwood's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Utah State House, District 72||$12,600|
|Grand Total Raised||$12,600|
2012Westwood won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Westwood raised a total of $12,600.
|Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Westwood's campaign in 2012|
|Utah Association Of Realtors||$2,000|
|Eccles, Spencer F||$1,000|
|Ipson, Don L||$1,000|
|Utah Manufacturers Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$12,600|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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John Westwood received an index rating of 41%.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
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- Utah Lieutenant Governor, "Utah Election Preliminary Results," accessed July 9, 2014
- Lieutenant Governor's Office, "Utah 2012 candidate filings," accessed March 29, 2014
- C-SPAN, "AP Elections Results Utah - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 26, 2012
- Utah.Gov, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed July 24, 2012 (dead link)
- Follow the Money, "Westwood, John R," accessed June 18, 2013
- Libertas Institute, "Legislator Indexes," accessed January 21, 2014
Evan Vickers (R)
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