Utah House of Representatives District 44

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Utah House of Representatives District 44
Current incumbentTim Cosgrove Republican Party
Race88% White, 2% Black, 1% American Indian, 2% Asian, 1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 4% Other, 2% Two or more races
Ethnicity82% Not Hispanic, 18% Hispanic
Voting age73% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Utah's forty-fourth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Tim Cosgrove.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 30,598 civilians reside within Utah's forty-fourth state house district.[1][2] Utah's state representatives represent an average of 36,852 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 29,776 residents.[4]

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:[5]

  • 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.[6]


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.[7]

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.[8]



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 Tim Cosgrove defeated Republican Christy Achziger and Independent candidate John Jackson in the general election. Cosgrove and Achziger were unopposed in the primary elections.[9][10]

Utah House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Cosgrove Incumbent 55.2% 7,412
     Republican Christy Achziger 42.3% 5,690
     Independent John Jackson 2.5% 334
Total Votes 13,436

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Utah House of Representatives District 44 have raised a total of $346,879. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $20,405 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Utah House of Representatives District 44
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $72,274 3 $24,091
2010 $58,376 3 $19,459
2008 $31,147 2 $15,574
2006 $41,014 2 $20,507
2004 $69,219 3 $23,073
2002 $41,767 2 $20,884
2000 $33,082 2 $16,541
Total $346,879 17 $20,405

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