Scott Jenkins

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Scott Jenkins
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Utah State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
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 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sWeber State College, 1974
Personal
Birthday04/13/1950
Place of birthOgden, UT
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Scott K. Jenkins (b. April 13, 1950) is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. On January 20, 2010 he was chosen as Senate Majority Leader, replacing Sheldon Killpack.[1] He served in that capacity through 2012. Jenkins has also served as Majority Whip.

Biography

Jenkins earned his A.S. from Weber State College in 1974. He worked for Hajoca Corporation as a salesman from 1982 to 1987. From 1987 to 2008, he has worked as owner and president of Great Western Supply, Incorporated. Jenkins served in Spec-5 in the Utah Army National Guard from 1972 to 1979. He was a salesman for Mountain States Supply from 1977 to 1982.

Jenkins served as a member of Plain City Council, Utah, from 1979 to 1987. He went on to become the mayor of Plain City, Utah, and served in this position from 1990 to 1993.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment, Chair
Revenue and Taxation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Jenkins won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 20. Jenkins was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jenkins won re-election to the 20th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponent Steve Olsen.[3]

Jenkins raised $48,076 for his campaign, while Olsen raised $28,030. [4]

Utah State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Jenkins (R) 18,476 63.5%
Steve Olsen (D) 10,628 36.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jenkins is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Jenkins raised a total of $285,534 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[5]

Scott Jenkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 20 Won $146,345
2010 Utah State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $34,150
2008 Utah State Senate, District 20 Won $48,076
2006 Utah State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $4,675
2004 Utah State Senate, District 20 Won $36,517
2000 Utah State Senate, District 20 Won $15,771
Grand Total Raised $285,534

2012

Jenkins won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jenkins raised a total of $146,345.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Jenkins's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Utah$6,500
Utah Mechanical Contractors Association$6,000
MSS Mechanical Service & Systems Inc$5,000
EnergySolutions$5,000
Utah Association Of Realtors$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$146,345
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jenkins was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jenkins raised a total of $34,150.

2008

Jenkins won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Jenkins raised a total of $48,076.

2006

Jenkins was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Jenkins raised a total of $4,675.

2004

Jenkins won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Jenkins raised a total of $36,517.

2000

Jenkins won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Jenkins raised a total of $15,771.

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.[6] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Scott Jenkins received an index rating of 73%.

2011

Scott Jenkins received an index rating of 36%.

2012

Scott Jenkins received an index rating of 58%.

2013

Scott Jenkins received an index rating of 60%.

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.[7]

2012

Scott Jenkins received a score of 100% in the 2012 score card.[8]

Personal

Jenkins and his wife Rebecca have five children.

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Utah Senate District 20
2001–present
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