Ken Ivory

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Ken Ivory
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Utah House of Representatives District 47
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
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'sBrigham Young University
J.D.California Western School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney/Mediator
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken Ivory is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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
Rules

2011-2012

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

Issues

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.[1]

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. Alena Balmforth was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Ken Ivory was unopposed in the Republican convention. Balmforth will face Ivory in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Ivory Incumbent 62.5% 7,354
     Democratic Joseph Huey 32.8% 3,856
     Libertarian Chase Lantis 4.7% 554
Total Votes 11,764

2010

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Ivory was elected to the Utah House of Representatives, District 47.[4]

Utah House of Representatives, District 47 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Ivory (R) 4,384
John Rendell (D) 2,745

Campaign donors

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.[5]

Ken Ivory's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 47 Won $35,266
2010 Utah State House, District 47 Won $41,607
Grand Total Raised $76,873

2012

Ivory 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

2010

Ivory won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ivory raised a total of $41,607.

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.

  • 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.

2011

Ken Ivory received an index rating of 64%.

2012

Ken Ivory received an index rating of 59%.

2013

Ken Ivory received an index rating of 68%.

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

Ken Ivory received a score of 92% in the 2012 scorecard.[8]

Personal

Ivory and his wife have four children.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steven Mascaro
Utah House of Representatives District 47
2010-present
Succeeded by
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