Marie Poulson

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Marie Poulson
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Utah House of Representatives District 46
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Personal
Place of birthSpringville, UT
ProfessionEnglish/History Teacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Marie H. Poulson is a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 46. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Poulson earned her B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.

Poulson has worked as an English/History Teacher for Utah Public Schools since 1971.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Political Subdivisions
Native American Legislative Liaison

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Poulson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt: "Marie knows that the only way to ensure that our children are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow is to see that we spend our education dollars wisely-IN THE CLASSROOM."

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Marie has supported sound fiscal policy. "We must promote an economic environment that supports both large and small businesses." The Salt Lake Chamber has named her a "2012 Business Champion." Marie has sponsored and passed business friendly legislation."

Quality of Life

  • Excerpt: "As a Representative of a district that includes two beautiful canyons, Marie believes that a protected clean environment is vital to our quality of life."

Ethical, Responsive Government

  • Excerpt: "Marie believes that Utah needs a system where government is open, responsive, transparent and honest."

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 Marie Poulson was unopposed in the Democratic convention. N. William Clayton was unopposed in the Republican convention. Lee Anne Walker is running as a Libertarian. Poulson will face Clayton and Walker in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Poulson won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 46. Poulson was unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and defeated Wyatt Christensen (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarie Poulson Incumbent 54.6% 9,869
     Republican Wyatt Christensen 45.4% 8,192
Total Votes 18,061

2010

On November 2, 2010, Poulson won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 46.[4]

Utah House of Representatives, District 46 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marie Poulson (D) 6,075
N. William Clayton (R) 4,957

2008

On November 4, 2008, Poulson won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 46 defeating opponents Jaren Davis (R) and Katie Cameron (C).

Poulson raised $14,564 for her campaign while Davis raised $10,065 and Cameron raised $0.[5]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 46 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marie Poulson (D) 7,971
Jaren Davis (R) 6,291
Katie Cameron (C) 381

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Poulson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Poulson raised a total of $76,707 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[6]

Marie Poulson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 46 Won $35,668
2010 Utah State House, District 46 Won $26,475
2008 Utah State House, District 46 Won $14,564
Grand Total Raised $76,707

2012

Poulson won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Poulson raised a total of $35,668.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marie Poulson's campaign in 2012
Kaplan, Rochelle S.$2,500
Utah Cmte For A Democratic Majority$2,000
League Of Credit Unions$2,000
Utah Education Association$1,371
Bonnemort, Janene$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$35,668
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Poulson won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Poulson raised a total of $26,475.

2008

Poulson won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Poulson raised a total of $14,564.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Utah

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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."

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 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 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

Marie Poulson received an index rating of 38%.

2011

Marie Poulson received an index rating of 21%.

2012

Marie Poulson received an index rating of 19%.

2013

Marie Poulson received an index rating of 14%.

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

Marie Poulson received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard.[9]

Personal

Poulson and her husband, Daniel, have five children.

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