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Steven Eliason
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Utah House of Representatives District 45
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Master'sUniversity of Utah
Personal
ProfessionCertified public accountant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steven Eliason is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Eliason received his bachelor's degree and M.B.A. from the University of Utah, where he has also occasionally taught accounting. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in Utah since 1997.

Prior to his election, Eliason was the Chief Financial Officer and General Manager for the retail division of the Utah Jazz (Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment). He previously worked as Senior Audit Manager for KPMG, an accounting and auditing firm.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Retirement and Independent Entities
Revenue and Taxation

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

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. Susan Marques Booth was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Steven Eliason was unopposed in the Republican convention. Booth will face Eliason in the general election. Wendy S. Davis (D) withdrew before the primary.[1]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Eliason won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 45. Eliason was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Gary Forbush (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Eliason Incumbent 55.4% 8,048
     Democratic Gary Forbush 44.6% 6,471
Total Votes 14,519

2010

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Eliason won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 45.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 45 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Eliason (R) 4,398
Laura Black (D) 3,831
David Perry (C) 327

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Eliason is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Eliason raised a total of $70,134 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[4]

Steven Eliason's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 45 Won $38,293
2010 Utah State House, District 45 Won $31,841
Grand Total Raised $70,134

2012

Eliason won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Eliason raised a total of $38,293.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Eliason's campaign in 2012
Larry H Miller Group Of Companies$5,000
Utah Association Of Realtors$4,000
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte$2,500
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$2,469
Salt Lake County Republican Party$2,454
Total Raised in 2012$38,293
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Eliason won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Eliason raised a total of $31,841.

Scorecards

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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.

2011

Steven Eliason received an index rating of 43%.

2012

Steven Eliason received an index rating of 31%.

2013

Steven Eliason received an index rating of 24%.

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

Steven Eliason received a score of 73% in the 2012 scorecard.[7]

Personal

Eliason and his wife, Jana, have six children.

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