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Rich Cunningham
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Utah House of Representative District 50
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
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
Office website
Campaign website
Rich Cunningham is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Workforce Services, Vice-chair



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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Gabriel Morazan was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Rich Cunningham defeated Louis Welch in the Republican convention. Morazan will face Cunningham in the general election.[1]


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cunningham won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 50. Cunningham defeated incumbent Merlynn Newbold and Steven E. Roberts in the Republican convention and defeated Billie Gay Larson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRich Cunningham 77.3% 13,508
     Democratic Billie Gay Larson 22.7% 3,978
Total Votes 17,486

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cunningham is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cunningham raised a total of $22,803 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[3]

Rich Cunningham's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 50 Won $22,803
Grand Total Raised $22,803


Cunningham won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cunningham raised a total of $22,803.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rich Cunningham's campaign in 2012
Thawley, Cindy$2,000
Utah Association Of Realtors$2,000
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte$1,000
Merit Medical Systems$1,000
Nicholas & Co Inc$810
Total Raised in 2012$22,803
Source:Follow the Money


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Political offices
Preceded by
Merlynn Newbold (R)
Utah House of Representatives District 50
Succeeded by