Michael D. Lee
|Michael D. Lee|
|Former candidate for|
|Utah House of Representatives, District 30|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
Lee's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "This means, first and foremost, reducing the size of our classes. This is especially important on the west side of the valley, where we are failing to keep up with the explosive growth in our community. Students cannot learn to their full potential in an overflowing classroom, and teachers cannot help them achieve their full potential without hands-on support. With some of the largest class sizes in the nation, this is something that needs to change. Utah can and must do better to bring kids the resources they need in the classroom."
- Excerpt: "First and foremost, we need stricter campaign finance laws. Time and time again lawmaker's have abused Utah's lax laws–some the weakest in the country–and we cannot stand by and watch it happen again. We need contribution limits. We need full disclosure. And we won't tolerate closed-door meetings and pay-to-play politics any longer."
- Excerpt: "As Vice President of the Utah AFL-CIO, few things are more important to Michael than good jobs and ensuring a fair, living wage to all who are willing to work hard. To keep our economy strong, the legislature needs to ensure a business friendly environment so that entrepreneurs, and the new jobs they can create, will continue to come to Utah."
- Excerpt: "To that end, Michael is a firm supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Responsible firearm ownership is an important part of ensuring public safety."
Fairness & Equality
- Excerpt: "I strive to be my brothers' and my sisters' keeper, and I have come to believe that means protecting the rights of all. In Utah, it is still legal for employers to fire workers simply because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Renters can likewise lose their housing for no good reason. Regardless of one's beliefs about sexuality–and it's a complicated and controversial topic–this is unacceptable."
- Excerpt: "But the legislature and the governor have repeatedly failed to take any action to provide this basic level of respect and legal protection statewide. Many Utahns are still at risk. I will be there at every step of the way to see this long overdue anti-discrimination legislation passed."
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. Michael D. Lee was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Fred Cox defeated Carbon Lundgren in the Republican convention. Cox defeated Lee in the general election.
|Utah House of Representatives District 30, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Fred C. Cox||50.4%||3,076|
|Democratic||Michael D. Lee||49.6%||3,029|
In 2014, Lee's endorsements included the following:
- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams
- Senator Karen Mayne
- West Valley Councilman Corey Rushton
- West Valley Councilman Lars Nordfelt
- Salt Lake County Councilman Jim Bradley
- Sale Lake County Councilman Sam Granato
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- Utah State Legislature
- Utah House of Representatives District 30
- Utah House of Representatives
- Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Official campaign website
- Michael Lee on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Utah State Legislature
- Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed March 22, 2014
- Michael D. Lee's campaign website, "Issues," accessed October 2, 2014
- Salt Lake Tribune, "Big day for women at Salt Lake Democratic convention," April 12, 2014
- Michael D. Lee's campaign website, "Supporters," accessed October 2, 2014