|Utah House of Representatives, District 49|
|January 16, 2014|
|Years in position||0|
|Per diem||$95/day (lodging) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Colorado Mesa University|
|Master's||University of Utah|
Spendlove worked for Governor Gary Herbert as the Deputy for State and Federal Relations. He worked for the state from 1999 to 2014. Spendlove worked as the policy director and director of federal relations at Utah Governor's Office, chief economist and state demographer at State of Utah, and as a research analyst at Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.
Spendlove's campaign website highlights the following issues:
Economic Development and Job Creation
- Excerpt: "As an economist I have spent most of my career focused on strengthening Utah’s economy and positioning our state for success. The best way to grow an economy is for government to give businesses the tools to succeed and then get out of their way."
- Excerpt: "Without a well-educated population nothing else is possible. This year in the legislature we were able to increase per student funding by $62.5 million and add an extra $65 million for growth in our student population. I will continue to focus on education as a priority with the goals of empowering parents, teachers, and students."
- Excerpt: "The framers of our Constitution intended for the majority of powers to be at the state level, not at the federal level. However, ever since the passage of the national income tax in 1913 the power has shifted away from the states and towards the federal government."
- Excerpt: "I sponsored and passed the Concurrent Resolution to Protect State Funds, which calls on Congress to allow states to withhold and redirect federal income tax funds when a state refuses federal funding on programs. I will continue the push to ensure that powers are returned to states, where they belong."
- Excerpt: "I have led the fight to overturn Obamacare and to define the “replace” model in “repeal and replace.” We need to develop a strong healthcare strategy that will continue to help those in need while moving the balance of power away from the federal government and toward state control."
- Excerpt: "I am proud to have co-sponsored or supported each of the air quality bills that passed during the past legislative session. I will continue working on these important issues. However, the government should focus more on education and encouragement rather than regulation and punishment when it comes to air quality."
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. Zach Robinson defeated Mark Quigley in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Robert Spendlove was unopposed in the Republican convention. Robinson will face Spendlove in the general election.
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In 2014, Spendlove's endorsements include the following:
Spendlove is married and has four children.
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- Desert News, "Salt Lake County Republicans fill two seats in special election," January 10, 2014
- utah.gov, "Utah Governor Gary Herbert," accessed January 10, 2014
- Linkedin, "Robert Spendlove," accessed January 10, 2014
- Robert Spendlove Utah, "Issues," accessed October 5, 2014
- Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed March 22, 2014
- Robert Spendlove Utah, "Endorsements," accessed October 5, 2014
Derek Brown (R)
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