John Westwood

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John Westwood
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Utah House of Representatives District 72
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Master'sUniversity of Utah
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Consultant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

Westwood earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Utah. His professional experience includes working as a business consultant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Political Subdivisions
Public Utilities and Technology

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 be 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 will face Barry Short (L) in the general election.[1][2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 72 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn R. Westwood Incumbent 71.8% 2,084
Blake Cozzens 28.2% 820
Total Votes 2,904

2012

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.[3][4][5]

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.[6]

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

2012

Westwood 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
Last, Brad$1,000
Utah Manufacturers Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$12,600
Source:Follow the Money

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.

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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.

2013

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
2013-present
Succeeded by
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