Mike McKell

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Mike McKell
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Utah House of Representatives District 66
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 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike K. McKell is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 66. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment
Public Utilities and Technology

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "I will advocate for principals of limited government and fiscal responsibility and urge changes in tax policy that will encourage savings, investment and home ownership. "

Commitment To Utah Children

  • Excerpt: "I will advocate for the continued success of our Utah children in the classroom and the partnership with industry."

Competitive Business Climate

  • Excerpt: "I will advocate for the continuation of Utah’s strong free enterprise system without governmental interference."

State Sovereignty

  • Excerpt: "I will advocate reducing dependency on federal funds and fight for increased state sovereignty."

Responsible Resource And Energy Development

  • Excerpt: "I will advocate development of Utah’s energy resources in an environmentally conscious manner."

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. Andrew Apsley was defeated by Zachary Lewis in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Mike McKell defeated Scott Woolston in the Republican convention. McKell defeated Lewis in the general election.[2]

Utah House of Representatives District 66, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike McKell Incumbent 84.4% 5,155
     Democratic Zachary Lewis 15.6% 953
Total Votes 6,108

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

McKell won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 66. He defeated Carolina Herrin, Robert Milton, and Kyle Roberts in the Republican convention and defeated Brian Hauglid (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 66, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike McKell 85.8% 10,779
     Democratic Brain Hauglid 14.2% 1,790
Total Votes 12,569

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McKell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McKell raised a total of $25,874 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.[4]

Mike McKell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 66 Won $25,874
Grand Total Raised $25,874

2012

McKell won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McKell raised a total of $25,874.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike McKell's campaign in 2012
Utah Association Of Realtors$2,500
Utah Trial Lawyers$1,500
Gordon Law Firm Inc$1,500
Michael K McKell PC$1,500
Utah County Republican Party$1,380
Total Raised in 2012$25,874
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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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.

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  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills picked by Sutherland that promote conservative policy.
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  • 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.[5] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2013

Mike McKell received an index rating of 45%.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Morley (D)
Utah House of Representatives District 66
2013-present
Succeeded by
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