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Margaret Dayton
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Utah State Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$117/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1972
Personal
Birthday05/17/1949
Place of birthSpokane, WA
ProfessionHomemaker
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Margaret Dayton (b. May 17, 1949) is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 15. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Dayton earned her B.S. in Nursing from Brigham Young University in 1972.

Dayton is the Co-Owner of Dayton Ranches. She worked as a surgical and obstetrical nurse from 1972 to 1977. She is currently a homemaker.

Dayton was the Legislative Vice-Chair for the Republican Party from 1993 to 1996. She was appointed to the Utah State House of Representatives in 1996 and served in that position until 2006. From 2000 to 2002 she worked for the Utah Association of Inter-Government Relations. In 2007 she joined the Utah State Senate. She currently represents the 15th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations and Political Subdivisions, Chair
Retirement and Independent Entities
Transportation and Public Utilities and Technology

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dayton 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. Emmanuel Kepas was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Margaret Dayton was unopposed in the Republican convention. Kepas and Dayton will face off in the general election.[1]

2010

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010

Dayton was re-elected to the 15th District seat in 2010. She defeated Linnea S Barney (D) for the seat in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2][3]

Utah State Senate, District 15, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret Dayton (R) 13,349
Linnea Barney (D) 3,655

2006

On November 7, 2006, Dayton won election to the 15th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponents Bethanie Newby and Gordon Mella.[4]

Dayton raised $63,644 for her campaign, while Newby raised $12,616 and Mella raised $0. [5]

Utah State Senate, District 15 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret Dayton (R) 11,365
Bethanie Newby (D) 4,169
Gordon Mella (C) 1,028

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dayton is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Dayton raised a total of $240,389 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[6]

Margaret Dayton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 15 Won $30,450
2010 Utah State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $79,054
2008 Utah State Senate, District 15 Won $8,925
2006 Utah State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $63,644
2004 Utah House of Representatives, District 61 Won $18,071
2002 Utah House of Representatives, District 61 Won $7,320
2000 Utah House of Representatives, District 61 Won $12,050
1998 Utah House of Representatives, District 61 Won $6,675
1996 Utah House of Representatives, District 61 Won $14,200
Grand Total Raised $240,389

2012

Dayton was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dayton raised a total of $30,450.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Margaret Dayton's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Utah$6,500
Merit Medical Systems$5,000
Centurion Security$2,500
Altria$2,000
EnergySolutions$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$30,450
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dayton won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Dayton raised a total of $79,054.

2008

Dayton was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Dayton raised a total of $8,925.

2006

Dayton won election to the Utah State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Dayton raised a total of $63,644.

2004

Dayton won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Dayton raised a total of $18,071.

2002

Dayton won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Dayton raised a total of $7,320.

2000

Dayton won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Dayton raised a total of $12,050.

1998

Dayton won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Dayton raised a total of $6,675.

1996

Dayton won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Dayton raised a total of $14,200.

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

2010

Margaret Dayton received an index rating of 86%.

2011

Margaret Dayton received an index rating of 58%.

2012

Margaret Dayton received an index rating of 67%.

2013

Margaret Dayton received an index rating of 71%.

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.[8]

2012

Margaret Dayton received a score of 92% in the 2012 score card.[9]

Personal

Dayton and her husband Lynn have six children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Parley Hellewell
Utah Senate District 15
2007–present
Succeeded by
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