Roger Barrus

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Roger Barrus
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Utah House of Representatives District 18
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 4, 1949
Place of birthBlackfoot, ID
ProfessionRetired
ReligionLDS (Mormon)
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Roger E. Barrus (b. October 4, 1949) is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 18. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2001. Barrus did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Barrus earned his B.S. in Engineering from Utah State University.

Barrus has worked in the following positions: Salesman, Safety Engineer, Property Management, Manufacturing, Facility Construction and Management, and Environmental Engineer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barrus served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Barrus served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Barrus won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 18. Barrus was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Doug Macdonald (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Utah House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Barrus Incumbent 74.3% 12,884
     Democratic Doug Macdonald 25.7% 4,466
Total Votes 17,350

2010

On November 2, 2010, Barru won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 18.[2]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Barrus won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 18, defeating opponent George Mortimer (D).

Barrus raised $16,501 for his campaign while Mortimer raised $0.[3]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 18 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Barrus (R) 11,647
George Mortimer (D) 3,960

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barrus is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Barrus raised a total of $84,142 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[4]

Roger Barrus's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 18 Won $14,151
2010 Utah State House, District 18 Won $16,471
2008 Utah State House, District 18 Won $16,501
2006 Utah State House, District 18 Won $8,601
2004 Utah State House, District 18 Won $8,371
2002 Utah State House, District 18 Won $7,876
2000 Utah State House, District 18 Won $12,171
Grand Total Raised $84,142

2012

Barrus won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Barrus raised a total of $14,151.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Barrus's campaign in 2012
Utah Association Of Realtors$1,500
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte$1,000
Newfield Pac$1,000
Utah Agpac$750
Questar$750
Total Raised in 2012$14,151
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Barrus won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Barrus raised a total of $16,471.

2008

Barrus won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Barrus raised a total of $16,501.

2006

Barrus won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Barrus raised a total of $8,601.

2004

Barrus won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Barrus raised a total of $8,371.

2002

Barrus won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Barrus raised a total of $7,876.

2000

Barrus won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Barrus raised a total of $12,171.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Utah

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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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on legislation related to women’s health, access to reproductive health care and education.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills picked by Sutherland that promote conservative policy.
  • Legislators are scored based on the issue of education.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on taxpayer related bills.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to Common Core reforms.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes in relation to the organization's "mission to defend individual liberty, private property and free enterprise."

2011-2012

In 2011, the 59th Utah State Legislature, first year, was in session from January 24 to March 10. In 2012, the 59th Utah State Legislature, second year, was in session from January 23 to March 8.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on legislation related to women’s health, access to reproductive health care and education.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills picked by Sutherland that promote conservative policy.
  • Legislators are scored based on the issue of education.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on taxpayer related bills.
  • 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.

2010

Roger Barrus received an index rating of 69%.

2011

Roger Barrus received an index rating of 60%.

2012

Roger Barrus received an index rating of 56%.

2013

Roger Barrus received an index rating of 52%.

The Sutherland Institute Scorecard

See also: The 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Score Card

The Sutherland Institute, "a conservative public policy think tank" in Utah, releases its Scorecard for Utah State Representatives and Senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Sutherland Institute thought were pro-conservative policies.[6]

2012

Roger Barrus received a score of 92% in the 2012 scorecard.[7]

Personal

Barrus and his wife, Laurel, have four children.

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Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 18
2001-present
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