Stuart Adams

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Stuart Adams
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Utah State Senate District 22
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Campaign website
J. Stuart Adams is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 22. He was first appointed to the chamber in September 2009, when he was selected by Republican Delegates to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Gregory Bell.


Adams' professional experience includes serving as Utah Transportation Commission Chairman.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue and Taxation
Transportation and Public Utilities and Technology
Administrative Rules Review
Legislative Management


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


Campaign themes


Adams' website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Air Quality

  • Excerpt: "Utah’s geography has created challenges for our air quality. While nature has placed some limits on what we can do, there are steps we can take to improve the air quality along the Wasatch Front."

Jobs and Economic Prosperity

  • Excerpt: "By continuing to improve Utah’s tax policy, Utah is more attractive than ever for businesses to locate here, and existing businesses know that the Legislature will continue to promote consistent, fair tax policy."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Utah is ready, willing, and able to clean up the mess created by Washington, D.C. Congress needs to give its consent, and allow Utah and the other states that have joined the Health Care Compact with us to take control of health care regulation and funding within our states."


  • Excerpt: "I believe the family is the most basic and the most vital of all human institutions. It is what strengthens us as individuals and bonds us as a society. Following the will of Utahns in determining how marriage is defined is my ultimate goal as your Legislator."

Right to Life

  • Excerpt: "Unlike many ‘rights’ now claimed, the right to life was one of the specifically enumerated ideals of our founding fathers. I believe it is the duty of government to protect its citizens, and especially the most vulnerable among us. This includes the unborn, the elderly and those with special needs. We are created by God and our laws should reflect the protection of life."



See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Kip Sayre was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Stuart Adams defeated Chad Curvin in the Republican convention. Sayre will face Adams and Brent Zimmerman (L) in the general election.[3]


See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010

Adams was re-elected to the 22nd District seat in 2010. He defeated David A Hansen (C) and Charlie Parker (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

Utah State Senate, District 22, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J. Stuart Adams (R) 16,638
Charlie Parker (D) 4,597
David A. Hansen (C) 2,028

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Adams is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Adams raised a total of $189,664 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[6]

Stuart Adams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $52,764
2010 Utah State Senate, District 22 Won $102,887
2004 Utah State House, District 16 Won $22,342
2002 Utah State House, District 16 Won $11,671
Grand Total Raised $189,664


Adams was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $52,764.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stuart Adams's campaign in 2012
Utah Association Of Realtors$4,000
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Utah$2,500
ATK Launch Systems$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$52,764
Source:Follow the Money


Adams won election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $102,887.


Adams won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $22,342.


Adams won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $11,671.



In 2014, Adams' endorsements include the following:[7]

  • Jim Hansen, Former U.S. Congressman
  • Maj. Gen. Kevin L. Sullivan,
  • Former Commander Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base
  • Michael Waddoups, former Senate President
  • Todd Weiler, Utah State Senator, District 23
  • Stephen Urquhart, Utah State Senator, District 29
  • Bret Millburn, Davis County Commissioner
  • John Petroff, Jr., Davis County Commissioner
  • Jerry Stevenson, Utah State Senator
  • Joyce Forbes Brown, Layton City Council
  • Rick Mayfield, Executive Director, Military Installation Development Authority,
  • Former Utah Economic Development Director
  • John Jones President, First National Bank
  • Sean Slatter CEO, Logistics Specialties, Inc.
  • Rand Kerr CEO, Lakeview Hospital
  • Mike Jensen CEO, Davis Hospital
  • Dewey Reagan President, Reagan Advertising
  • Charlie Hammond President, Bonneville Superior Title
  • Scott Beck COO, CHG Healthcare
  • Brett Gee President, Forthgear


The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[8] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.


Jen Seelig received an index rating of 29%.


Jen Seelig received an index rating of 23%.


Jen Seelig received an index rating of 24%.


Jen Seelig received an index rating of 14%.

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.[9]


Stuart Adams received a score of 100% in the 2012 score card.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gregory Bell
Utah State Senate District 22
Succeeded by