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Utah House of Representatives District 64

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Utah House of Representatives District 64
Current incumbentNorm Thurston Republican Party
Race81% White, 1% Black, 3% American Indian, 2% Asian, 1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 10% Other, 3% Two or more races[1]
Ethnicity77% Not Hispanic, 23% Hispanic
Voting age68% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Utah's sixty-fourth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Norm Thurston.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 36,158 civilians reside within Utah's sixty-fourth 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. Scott Ellis Ferrin ran as a Democratic. Norm Thurston defeated William Snider, Ben Summerhalder and Karen Ellingson in the Republican convention. Jason Christensen ran as an Independent American candidate. Thurston defeated Ferrin and Christensen in the general election.[10]

Utah House of Representatives District 64, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNorm Thurston 67.8% 2,635
     Democratic Scott Ellis Ferrin 21.1% 819
     Independent American Jason Christensen 11.1% 432
Total Votes 3,886


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. Republican incumbent Rebecca Lockhart defeated Democrat Boyd Jay Petersen in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[11][12]

Utah House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Lockhart Incumbent 76.1% 6,989
     Democratic Boyd Jay Petersen 23.9% 2,193
Total Votes 9,182

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Utah House of Representatives District 64 have raised a total of $464,309. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $30,954 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Utah House of Representatives District 64
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $199,230 2 $99,615
2010 $84,286 2 $42,143
2008 $71,966 2 $35,983
2006 $48,126 3 $16,042
2004 $28,726 1 $28,726
2002 $15,495 2 $7,748
2000 $16,480 3 $5,493
Total $464,309 15 $30,954

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