Mark Wheatley

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Mark Wheatley
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Utah House of Representatives District 35
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
Education
Bachelor'sWestminster College
Personal
ProfessionEducation Administrator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark A. Wheatley is a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Wheatley earned his B.S. in Human Resource Management from Westminster College. He is an Education Administrator.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Administrative Rules Review
Native American Legislative Liaison
Rural Development Legislative Liaison

2011-2012

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

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 Mark Wheatley was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Eileen Lentz was unopposed in the Republican convention. Chelsea Travis ran as a Libertarian. John Schoppe ran as an Independent American candidate but withdrew before the general election. Wheatley defeated Lentz and Travis in the general election.[1]

Utah House of Representatives District 35, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark A. Wheatley Incumbent 63.7% 3,202
     Republican Eileen Lentz 32% 1,611
     Libertarian Chelsea Travis 4.3% 215
Total Votes 5,028

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wheatley won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 35. Wheatley was unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Wheatley Incumbent 53.8% 4,780
     Republican Casey Fitts 39.5% 3,516
     Libertarian Chelsea Travis 6.7% 595
Total Votes 8,891

2010

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wheatley won re-election and defeated Republican challenger Rob Alexander in the November 2, 2010, general election.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 35 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Wheatley (D) 2,553
Rob Alexander (R) 1,956
Chelsea Travis (L) 299

2008

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Wheatley won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 35 defeating opponent Rob Alexander (R).

Wheatley raised $8,227 for his campaign while Alexander raised $5,724.[4]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 35 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Wheatley (D) 4,670
Rob Alexander (R) 2,727

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wheatley is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Wheatley raised a total of $87,975 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[5]

Mark Wheatley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 35 Won $24,434
2010 Utah State House, District 35 Won $19,476
2008 Utah State House, District 35 Won $8,227
2006 Utah State House, District 35 Won $19,050
2004 Utah State House, District 35 Won $16,788
Grand Total Raised $87,975

2012

Wheatley won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wheatley raised a total of $24,434.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Wheatley's campaign in 2012
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$4,438
Utah Cmte For A Democratic Majority$2,000
Altria$1,000
Equality Utah$1,000
David Ibarra Enterprises$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$24,434
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Wheatley won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Wheatley raised a total of $19,476.

2008

Wheatley won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Wheatley raised a total of $8,227.

2006

Wheatley won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Wheatley raised a total of $19,050.

2004

Wheatley won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Wheatley raised a total of $16,788.

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

2010

Mark Wheatley received an index rating of 33%.

2011

Mark Wheatley received an index rating of 21%.

2012

Mark Wheatley received an index rating of 27%.

2013

Mark Wheatley received an index rating of 18%.

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

Mark Wheatley received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard.[8]

Personal

Wheatley has a wife, Josie Valdez.

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