Justin Fawson

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Justin Fawson
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Utah House of Representatives, District 7
In office
April 24, 2014 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedApril 24, 2014
Appointed byGary Herbert
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
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Justin Fawson is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first appointed to the chamber on April 24, 2014, to fill the seat vacated by Ryan Wilcox.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Fawson served on the following committees:

Utah Committee Assignments, 2015


Campaign themes


Fawson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Your Voice on the Hill
Excerpt: "My job in the legislature is to be your voice on Utah's Capitol Hill. Too often our voices are sidelined by special interest groups, judicial imprudence, executive overreach or simple lack of interest. My commitment in being your voice is to listen, to make myself available, to consider all sides and multiple alternatives, and support legislation that would produce the best outcome for residents in District 7 as well as the state. My goal is to educate the voices in our community to ensure that you understand the issues and outcomes."
  • Uphold the Constitution
Excerpt: "I consider the Constitution to be an inspired work that helps to protect our God-given rights. My oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Utah will be taken seriously and considered my highest priority. Our Constitution is designed to protect us from government extending beyond its intended purpose. Protecting our citizens is the most important duty of our government."
  • Small Government
Excerpt: "I believe that our city, state and federal government should be limited in size and scope. As a member of the state legislature, I will encourage participation of the private sector in as many areas as possible to keep the involvement of state, federal and local government at a minimum."
  • Fiscal Conservatism & Responsibility
Excerpt: "As a father of four, a business owner, treasurer for several non-profit organizations, and city council member, I understand the importance of living within our means. My practice has been to ensure that purchases/investments are affordable and timely. During my tenure on the City Council, I championed a savings plan that would not only consider long-term, future capital projects, but earmarked a percentage of surplus toward a savings plan that would fund those projects with little to no debt or bonding."
  • Smart Planning
Excerpt: "Utah is an incredible state in which to live. My goal, as a state legislator, is to maintain or increase our appeal. As a member of the North Ogden City Council, I support legislation being made at the level that is as close to our citizens as possible. I am an advocate of preserving our natural resources, encouraging smart residential growth and significant business growth within our commercial areas while protecting property rights of our residents."



See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Camille Neider was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Justin Fawson defeated Dan Deuel in the Republican primary. Neider faced Fawson and Roger Condie (L) in the general election. Craig Dearden (R) withdrew.[3][4]

Utah House of Representatives District 7, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJustine L. Fawson 65% 4,392
     Democratic Camille L. Neider 30.6% 2,066
     Libertarian Roger S. Condie 4.4% 298
Total Votes 6,756

Utah House of Representatives, District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJustin Fawson 57.6% 1,060
Dan Deuel 42.4% 779
Total Votes 1,839


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In 2015, the Utah State Legislature was in session from January 26 through March 12.

  • Utah Legislative Ratings: 2015 Conservative Liberal Index - Senate and House
  • Legislators are scored based on "a compiled aggregate of various ratings to determine who is 'truly' Conservative or 'really' Liberal."[5]
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on tax-related legislation.


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 "a compiled aggregate of various ratings to determine who is 'truly' Conservative or 'really' Liberal."[5]
  • 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."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ryan Wilcox
Utah House of Representatives District 7
Succeeded by