Stephen Handy

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Stephen Handy
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Utah House of Representatives District 16
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$117/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
AppointedApril 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Layton City Council
2000-2008
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah, 1975
Master'sUniversity of Utah, 1978
Personal
Date of birthMarch 4, 1951
Place of birthOgden, UT
ProfessionPresident, Stephen G. Handy Marketing Incorporated, Layton
ReligionLDS
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Stephen G. Handy is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 16 since 2010. He was chosen in April 2010 to serve the remainder of Kevin Garn's term after he resigned.[1]

Biography

Handy worked closely with Garn when he was on the Layton City Council.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Handy served on the following committees:

Utah Committee Assignments, 2015
Ethics, Chair
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment
Public Utilities and Technology, Vice-Chair

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Handy served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Handy's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[3]

Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "The most important priority in Utah right now is the creation of more jobs, which will mean a broadened tax base and less of a burden on all of us. We need to provide the correct environment with attractive tax policies, reduced regulations, and a highly-educated workforce to attract world class companies to Utah. This is a top priority for me as your representative."

Education

  • Excerpt: "My number one priority in the legislature is not only the funding of public and higher education, but ensuring that we have rigor and accountability in the classroom, both from teachers and students. I support, too, Utah's public Charter Schools and parents' right to choose the best education options for their children."

Federal Lands

  • Excerpt: "I worked hard during the past legislative session on the federal lands issues. Utah can manage its public lands better than the federal government for the benefit of the people, especially Utah's school children. It's no coincidence that the 12 Western states who don't control their public lands also struggle the most to fund public education. We must reverse Utah's last in per-pupil spending ranking and the responsible development of public lands for higher sustainable yield."

Energy Policy

  • Excerpt: "Utah has vast, untapped resources of energy, especially in the Uintah Basin. Unfortunately, most of the land is federally-controlled. I have seen first-hand the oil sands developments in Alberta, Canada. While a little different technology is required to extract oil from Utah's oil shale and tar sands, it can be done. Utah is the eighth largest energy producer in the U.S. but we could do so much more."

Gun Rights

  • Excerpt: "I fully support the Second Amendment. I own guns and have a concealed carry permit. This a constitutional right and I have supported legislation strengthening a person's right to own and bear arms."

Elections

2014

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Douglas Sill was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Stephen Handy was unopposed in the Republican convention. Jeffrey Ostler ran as a Constitution candidate. Handy defeated Sill and Ostler in the general election.[4]

Utah House of Representatives District 16, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Handy Incumbent 66.5% 4,366
     Democratic Douglas McEntire Sill 26.4% 1,731
     Constitution Jeffrey Ostler 7.1% 469
Total Votes 6,566

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Handy won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 16. Handy defeated Chris Crowder in the June 26 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Utah House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Handy Incumbent 66.8% 8,252
     Democratic Douglas Sill 28.9% 3,564
     Libertarian Kevin Bryan 4.3% 533
Total Votes 12,349
Utah House of Representatives District 16 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Handy Incumbent 65.3% 1,988
Chris Crowder 34.7% 1,057
Total Votes 3,045

2010

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Handy won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 16.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Handy is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Handy raised a total of $34,268 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[9]

Stephen Handy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 16 Won $32,418
2010 Utah State House, District 16 Won $1,850
Grand Total Raised $34,268

2012

Handy won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Handy raised a total of $32,418.

2010

Handy won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Handy raised a total of $1,850.

Scorecards

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In 2015, the Utah State Legislature was in session from January 26 through March 12.

  • Utah Legislative Ratings: 2015 Conservative Liberal Index - Senate and House
  • Legislators are scored based on "a compiled aggregate of various ratings to determine who is 'truly' Conservative or 'really' Liberal."[10]
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on tax-related legislation.

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 "a compiled aggregate of various ratings to determine who is 'truly' Conservative or 'really' Liberal."[10]
  • 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 "a compiled aggregate of various ratings to determine who is 'truly' Conservative or 'really' Liberal."[10]
  • 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.[11] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2011

Stephen Handy received an index rating of 47%.

2012

Stephen Handy received an index rating of 47%.

2013

Stephen Handy received an index rating of 48%.

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.[12]

2012

Stephen Handy received a score of 85% in the 2012 scorecard.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin Garn
Utah House of Representatives District 16
April 2010-present
Succeeded by
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