Keven Stratton

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Keven Stratton
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Utah House of Representatives District 48
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
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
Appointed2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Keven J. Stratton is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 48. He was first appointed to the chamber in April 2012 to fill the vacancy left by Stephen Sandstrom's resignation to run for Congress.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Education & Innovation
Excerpt: "Education is our greatest opportunity and our biggest challenge. Funding is always in short supply and innovation and technology must help close the gap. We must also create a healthy economic environment to meet revenue needs and create ongoing educational partnerships. Every child deserves a great education."
  • Economic Vitality
Excerpt: "We are all seeing businesses popping up along the I-15 corridor. They provide great jobs for our valley. And those new businesses will support many small businesses that create more solutions for a variety of industries."
  • Growing Sustainably
Excerpt: "Utah County population is growing. Planning and anticipating for that growth is critical to be ready for the next 20 years. We need to continue to assure our state and communities are safe and prepared. Planning for sustainable communities that match unprecedented growth doesn’t happen by accident."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "America is an immigrant nation. As such, illegal immigration is caused by poorly constructed legal immigration policies, policies the federal government has failed to fix."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Too often, government forgets that tax dollars belong to taxpayers, not government bureaucracies. We place a sacred trust in government to use tax dollars to responsibly support a basic level of government services such as a police force, road construction and public schools. An excessive tax burden means less freedom, fewer economic opportunities, and generally more difficult lives for Utahns."

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 Keven Stratton defeated Timothy Spencer in the Republican convention. Stratton is unopposed in the general election. Janita Andersen (D) withdrew before the primary.[3]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stratton won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 48. Stratton advanced past the Republican convention, defeated Taz Murray in the June 26 Republican primary, and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Utah House of Representatives District 48 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin J. Stratton Incumbent 54.7% 3,020
Taz Murray 45.3% 2,503
Total Votes 5,523

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stratton is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Stratton raised a total of $69,705 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[7]

Keven Stratton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 48 Won $69,705
Grand Total Raised $69,705

2012

Stratton won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stratton raised a total of $69,705.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Keven Stratton's campaign in 2012
Stratton, Keven J$18,400
Pedersen, Todd & Andrea$15,000
Pedersen, Todd & Andrea$5,000
Utah Association Of Realtors$3,500
Ashton, Alan & Karen$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$69,705
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.

  • 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 relating to the organization's mission of promoting the "Principles of Limited Government, the State and U.S. Constitutions, Representative Government, Participatory Democracy, a Free Market Economy, Separation of Powers, and Family."
  • 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."

The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[8] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2013

Keven Stratton received an index rating of 52%.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 48
2013-present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Stephen Sandstrom (R)
Utah House of Representatives District 58
2012-2013
Succeeded by
Spencer Cox (R)