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|Utah House of Representatives, District 64|
|January 1, 2015 - Present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||0|
|Per diem||$95/day (lodging) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
Thurston's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I believe the most important issue in any government is freedom. Your government should first and foremost protect your ability to make decisions and enjoy the consequences of those decisions. That means the government should not be in the business of guaranteeing you a job, money, health care, a fancy car, or anything else for that matter."
- Excerpt: "The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution clearly explains that powers not specifically delegated to the federal government are “reserved to the states, respectively, or to the people.” Unfortunately, the Progressive Movement in its various disguises has expanded the Congressional powers far beyond what the Framers intended. The abuse of the Commerce Clause and the ability to access essentially unlimited funding through deficit spending and the income tax have seriously eroded the rights of states and the people."
- Excerpt: "I believe in the power of incentives. If you tax productivity, productivity will decline. If you want economic growth and prosperity, you have to give individuals the freedom to pursue their ideals and reap the rewards of their efforts. Economic development, innovation, and growth are all accelerated when taxes are low, regulations are light, and government is minimized. This means keeping state government small so that the required tax burden on our citizens is also small. That might mean that some really popular programs have their funding cut or do not get funded at all. But in the long run, it will allow more people to become self-reliant and stay free from government dependence, reducing the need for those really popular programs."
- Excerpt: "Number one on my list is to empower parents to fulfill their solemn responsibility to nurture their children and teach them the ideals and values they respect. Parents should decide which school, if any, is best for their child and be given the tools to make an informed decision."
- Excerpt: "Did I mention the need for funding for education? One of the reasons why Utah continues to struggle to find funding for our children is that so much of our natural wealth is locked up in federal lands where it cannot help pay for needs. I believe that Utah lands should be made available for the benefit of all our citizens, including our school children."
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. Scott Ellis Ferrin ran as a Democratic. Norm Thurston defeated William Snider, Ben Summerhalder and Karen Ellingson in the Republican convention. Jason Christensen ran as an Independent American candidate. Thurston defeated Ferrin and Christensen in the general election.
|Utah House of Representatives District 64, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Scott Ellis Ferrin||21.1%||819|
|Independent American||Jason Christensen||11.1%||432|
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