Utah House of Representatives District 30

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Utah House of Representatives District 30
Current incumbentFred Cox Republican Party
Race80% White, 1% Black, 1% American Indian, 4% Asian, 2% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 7% Other, 2% Two or more races[1]
Ethnicity73% Not Hispanic, 27% Hispanic
Voting age69% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Utah's thirtieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Fred Cox.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,672 civilians reside within Utah's thirtieth state house district.[2][3] Utah's state representatives represent an average of 36,852 residents.[4] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 29,776 residents.[5]

About the office

Members of the Utah House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Utah legislators assume office the first or second day of session (January).


To be eligible to serve in the Utah House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[6]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 25 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A three-year resident of Utah at the filing deadline time
  • A resident for 6 months of the senate district from which elected at the filing deadline time
  • No person holding any public office of profit or trust under authority of the United States, or of this State, can be a member of the House of Representatives, provided, that appointments in the State Militia, and the offices of notary public, justice of the peace, United States commissioner, and postmaster of the fourth class, shall not, within the meaning of this section, be considered offices of profit or trust.
  • A qualified voter. A qualified voter is someone who is:
* A U.S. citizen
* A resident of Utah for at least 30 days prior to the next election
* At least 18 years old by the next election
* His or her principal place of residence is in a specific voting precinct in Utah.


See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Utah Legislature are paid $117/day. Legislators receive $96/day for lodging each calendar day, tied to the federal rate. They also receive $61/day for meals.[7]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the Governor is responsible for selecting a replacement. A liaison for the political party that last held the seat must recommend a successor to the Governor. The vacancy must be filled immediately. The person who is selected to the vacant seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[8]

If the vacancy happens after the nominating deadline in an election year, a new candidate must file papers in order to be on the ballot. This is only if the vacancy happens after September 1st and the unfilled term is set to expire at the end of the election. Nominating papers must be filed within 21 days after the vacancy happened.[9]



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. Michael D. Lee was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Fred Cox defeated Carbon Lundgren in the Republican convention. Cox defeated Lee in the general election.[10][11]

Utah House of Representatives District 30, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred C. Cox 50.4% 3,076
     Democratic Michael D. Lee 49.6% 3,029
Total Votes 6,105


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 26, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Democratic incumbent Janice Fisher defeated Republican incumbent Fred Cox in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections..[12][13]

Utah House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Fisher Incumbent 51.7% 5,385
     Republican Fred Cox Incumbent 48.3% 5,029
Total Votes 10,414

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Utah House of Representatives District 30 have raised a total of $364,842. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $22,803 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Utah House of Representatives District 30
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $62,923 2 $31,462
2010 $69,812 2 $34,906
2008 $59,712 2 $29,856
2006 $56,333 3 $18,778
2004 $41,358 2 $20,679
2002 $34,892 2 $17,446
2000 $39,812 3 $13,271
Total $364,842 16 $22,803

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