Mike Kennedy

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Mike Kennedy
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Utah House of Representatives District 27
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.Brigham Young University
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael S. "Mike" Kennedy is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services
Political Subdivisions

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Taxes and the Economy
Excerpt: "Utah's balanced budget law ensures that state government lives within its means. However, that doesn't stop government from increasing "the pie" by raising taxes, I will stand strongly in opposition to tax increases. We cannot tax ourselves out of this tight budget. Lowering taxes benefits everyone."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Government should not be in the health care business. The free market approach is preferable to leaving decisions to bureaucrats. More freedom to choose and to innovate will keep our health care the best in the world. As a physician, I will use my experience and training to push back against Obamacare. The states should be allowed to develop their own market-based answers to our health care challenges. "
  • 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "I support our constitutional right to bear arms."
  • Education
Excerpt: "A vibrant economy depends on a well-educated work force. In order for our state to remain competitive, we must focus on continual improvement in education. In Utah, we have some of the best parents and teachers in the country. I will support them by providing the best tools available to help educate our children."
  • Proper Role of Government
Excerpt: "Our compound constitutional republic derives its power from the people. Our founders granted defined responsibilities to the federal government, and left all remaining powers with the people or the state."

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. William McGree was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Mike Kennedy was unopposed in the Republican convention. McGree and Kennedy will face off in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kennedy won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 27. Kennedy advanced past the Republican convention, defeated Sarah Nitta in the June 26 Republican primary, and defeated Scott Morgan (C) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Utah House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kennedy 92.1% 14,335
     Constitution Scott Morgan 7.9% 1,222
Total Votes 15,557
Utah House of Representatives District 27 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kennedy 52.9% 2,586
Sarah Nitta 47.1% 2,299
Total Votes 4,885

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kennedy is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kennedy raised a total of $49,099 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[6]

Mike Kennedy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 27 Won $49,099
Grand Total Raised $49,099

2012

Kennedy won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kennedy raised a total of $49,099.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Kennedy's campaign in 2012
Kennedy, Michael & Katrina$25,862
Utah Medical Association$2,691
Vivint$2,000
Utah Association Of Realtors$2,000
Kennedy, Katrina$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$49,099
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecard

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.

2013

Mike Kennedy received an index rating of 55%.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Dougall (R)
Utah House of Representatives District 27
2013-present
Succeeded by
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