Larry Wiley

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Larry Wiley
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Utah House of Representatives District 31
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayMarch 3, 1950
Place of birthMurray City, UT
ProfessionAdministrator, Salt Lake City Corporation
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Larry B. Wiley (b. March 3, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 31. He was first appointed to the chamber in January 2005.

Biography

Wiley attended the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College.

Wiley worked for E-S, United State Distilled Products from 1969 to 1972. He then worked as a Carpenter for Local 184 Carpenters from 1972 to 1983. He also worked for the Christiansen Brother's Construction Company as Foreman from 1975 to 1983. Wiley has been an Administrator for the Salt Lake City Corporation since 1983. He is currently a Building Inspector as well.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Wiley's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Working Families

  • Excerpt: "It is our obligation to assure a living wage, including raising the Minimum Wage in Utah and attracting businesses that pay a living wage. Our economic stability requires the reestablishment of the rights of workers in the workplace, such as the right to organize and due process rights before dismissal."

Senior Issues

  • Excerpt: "Larry understands the concerns of citizens entering retirement age. He believes the greatest threat to the quality of life for people living on a fixed income is escalating property taxes."
  • Excerpt: "Larry believes we need to expand Utah's "Circuit Breaker" law to ensure that we do not price our seniors out of their own homes."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Larry is passionate about protecting and improving Utah's public schools. He understands that the only way to ensure that our children are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow is to hire and retain good school teachers. This means that we must have a well funded education system and spend our education dollars wisely."
  • Excerpt: "Larry advocates for lower class room sizes and programs that help our children expand their opportunities. Additionally, Larry has paid particular attention to school building safety. He has proposed several pieces of legislation to keep our kids safe at school."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "The future of economic growth is partially dependent upon a quality infrastructure. The responsibility for paying for growth is shared by all Utahans."
  • Excerpt: "Larry will continue to work with state and local officials to ensure that all issues related to building new and repairing existing infrastructure is addressed using transparent procurement procedures and prudent fiscal management practices."

Predatory Lending

  • Excerpt: "When borrowers are unable to repay these loans within the 10 weeks state law allows lenders to charge interest, lenders then persuade borrowers to take out new loans to pay off the old ones."
  • Excerpt: "The current process preys on the vulnerability of working families and people in a financial pinch, and Representative Wiley has put forth legislation seeking to curb these predatory practices."

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Larry Wiley was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Fred Johnson was defeated by Sophia DiCaro in the Republican convention. Challenger DiCaro unseated the incumbent Wiley in the general election.[2][3]


Utah House of Representatives District 31, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSophia DiCaro 52.4% 2,216
     Democratic Larry Wiley 47.6% 2,012
Total Votes 4,228

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wiley won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 31. Wiley was unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and defeated Fred Johnson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Utah House of Representatives, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Wiley Incumbent 50.5% 3,872
     Republican Fred Johnson 49.5% 3,795
Total Votes 7,667

2010

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Wiley won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 31.[5]

Utah House of Representatives, District 31 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Wiley (D) 4,112
Grace Sperry (R) 2,868

2008

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Wiley won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 31 defeating opponents Lisa Morrise (R) and Michael Nichols (C).

Wiley raised $12,316 for his campaign while Morrise raised $990 and Nichols raised $0.[6]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Wiley (D) 6,674
Lisa Morrise (R) 3,298
Michael Nichols(C) 429

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wiley is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Wiley raised a total of $65,907 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[7]

Larry Wiley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 31 Won $14,719
2010 Utah State House, District 31 Won $14,470
2008 Utah State House, District 31 Won $12,316
2006 Utah State House, District 31 Won $24,402
Grand Total Raised $65,907

2012

Wiley won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wiley raised a total of $14,719.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Wiley's campaign in 2012
Utah Cmte For A Democratic Majority$1,500
Wiley, Karen$1,000
Utah Education Association$750
1-800 Contacts$500
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$500
Total Raised in 2012$14,719
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Wiley won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Wiley raised a total of $14,470.

2008

Wiley won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Wiley raised a total of $12,316.

2006

Wiley won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Wiley raised a total of $24,402.

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

2010

Larry Wiley received an index rating of 31%.

2011

Larry Wiley received an index rating of 43%.

2012

Larry Wiley received an index rating of 29%.

2013

Larry Wiley received an index rating of 27%.

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.[9]

2012

Larry Wiley received a score of 25% in the 2012 scorecard.[10]

Personal

Wiley and his wife, Karen, have five children.

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