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Karen Mayne
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Utah State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State Senate Minority Whip
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionPara-Educator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Karen Mayne is a Democratic member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She previously served as Assistant Minority Whip. During the 2013-2014 session, she serves as the Minority Whip.

Biography

Mayne graduated from Henagers Business College. She is a Para-Educator for Granite School District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Economic Development and Workforce Services
Ethics
Retirement and Independent Entities
Rules
Transportation and Public Utilities and Technology
Legislative Management
Rural Development Legislative Liaison

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate 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 Karen Mayne was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Skylar Burnside was unopposed in the Republican convention. Mayne and Burnside will face off in the general election.[1]

2010

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010

Mayne was re-elected to the Utah State Senate, District 5 in the November 2, 2010 election. She defeated Republican Samuel Fidler and Constitution Party Jim Peverelle, Jr in the general election. She was unopposed in the primary.[2]

Utah State Senate, District 5, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Mayne (D) 8,492
Samuel Fidler (R) 4,705
Jim Peverelle, Jr. (C) 499

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mayne won election to the 5th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponent Jonathan Fidler.[3]

Mayne raised $133,985 for her campaign while Fidler raised $12,764.[4]

Utah State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Mayne (D) 13,676 67.31%
Jonathan Fidler (R) 6,641 32.69%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mayne is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Mayne raised a total of $396,159 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 9, 2013.[5]

Karen Mayne's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $82,837
2010 Utah State Senate, District 5 Won $179,337
2008 Utah State Senate, District 5 Won $133,985
Grand Total Raised $396,159

2012

Mayne was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Mayne raised a total of $82,837.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karen Mayne's campaign in 2012
Utah AFL-CIO$5,500
Laborers$4,000
Operating Engineers Local 3$3,500
Utah Association Of Realtors$3,000
1-800 Contacts$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$82,837
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Mayne won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Mayne raised a total of $179,337.

2008

Mayne won election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Mayne raised a total of $133,985.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Utah

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

2010

Karen Mayne received an index rating of 33%.

2011

Karen Mayne received an index rating of 45%.

2012

Karen Mayne received an index rating of 25%.

2013

Karen Mayne received an index rating of 18%.

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.[7]

2012

Karen Mayne received a score of 36% in the 2012 score card.[8]

Personal

Mayne is widowed and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Mayne
Utah Senate District 5
2009–present
Succeeded by
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