|Utah House of Representatives District 47|
|2011 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$96/day (lodging) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
|J.D.||California Western School of Law|
Ivory earned a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the California Western School of Law. He is an attorney and mediator, and a teacher at the Jordan Institute of Religion.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ivory served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations, Vice-chair|
|• Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ivory served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Public Utilities and Technology|
Claiming land from federal government
Citing historical precedents, Ivory advocated for his bill, HB 148, in 2013 that would call for the federal government to hand over management of public lands to the state. Two-thirds of the land in Utah is owned and managed by the federal government. HB 148 leaves most military installations, national parks, and national monuments in federal hands, but calls for the rest, or about 30 million acres, to be turned over to state control. Ivory said the state would be able to harvest the timber and fossil fuels from the land currently under federal management. "Unleashing those resources in a responsible manner is a national issue. It's national employment. It's national economic growth. It's national debt and deficit reduction to unleash those resources and unleash that economic vitality," Ivory said at a September 2013 town hall meeting. Ivory's bill passed by a majority vote, and a similar bill is already law in Arizona. However, the Utah State Legislature's legal counsel warned that the bill could face constitutional challenges, and the United States Supreme Court has upheld the authority of the United States Congress over state governments regarding land issues in the past.
Ivory won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 47. Ivory was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Utah House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ken Ivory Incumbent||62.5%||7,354|
|Utah House of Representatives, District 47 General Election (2010)|
|Ken Ivory (R)||4,384|
|John Rendell (D)||2,745|
Comprehensive donor information for Ivory is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ivory raised a total of $76,873 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.
|Ken Ivory's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Utah State House, District 47||$35,266|
|2010||Utah State House, District 47||$41,607|
|Grand Total Raised||$76,873|
2012Ivory won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ivory raised a total of $35,266.
|Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ken Ivory's campaign in 2012|
|Utah Association Of Realtors||$1,500|
|James Rogers Jr TTE||$1,000|
|Utah House Republican Elections Cmte||$1,000|
|Reagan Outdoor Advertising||$1,000|
|Salt Lake County Republican Party||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$35,266|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Ivory won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ivory raised a total of $41,607.
|Utah House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ken Ivory's campaign in 2010|
|Utah House Republican Elections Committee||$3,500|
|David L Clark Campaign Account||$3,000|
|PAC for Utah's Future||$2,000|
|Conservative Caucus Pac Of Utah||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$41,607|
|Source:Follow the Money|
The Sutherland Institute Scorecard
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.
Ken Ivory received a score of 92% in the 2012 scorecard.
Ivory and his wife have four children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Ken + Ivory + Utah + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- BREAKING: Utah Attorney General John Swallow to Resign - Utah Political Capitol
- Paul Rolly: Winners and losers in the Swallow saga - Salt Lake Tribune
- Utah congressmen rip BLM deferment of oil and gas leasing - El Est
- Poll: Shutdown revives love for national parks - Salt Lake Tribune
- Power grab - Missoula Independent
- News roundup: GOP guv's: We're not Mitt Romney - Salt Lake Tribune (blog)
- Upcoming Bills in the 2014 Legislative Session ? Part 3: Education, Government ... - Utah Political Capitol
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- Ken Ivory on the Utah House of Representatives website
- Ken Ivory's biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- ↑ The Spectrum, "Utah Rep. Ken Ivory encourages residents to take back federal lands," September 16, 2013
- ↑ Utah 2012 candidate filings
- ↑ Utah House of Representatives election results
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Ivory, Ken," accessed June 15, 2013
- ↑ The Sutherland Institute, "2012 Legislative Session"
- ↑ 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Socrecard
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