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Utah State Senate District 22
Current incumbentJ. Stuart Adams Republican Party
Race93% White, 1% Black, 1% American Indian, 1% Asian, 0% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1% Other, 2% Two or more races[1]
Ethnicity94% Not Hispanic, 6% Hispanic
Voting age66% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Utah's twenty-second state senate district is represented by Republican Senator J. Stuart Adams.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 89,061 civilians reside within Utah's twenty-second state senate district.[2][3] Utah's state senators represent an average of 95,306 residents.[4] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 77,006 residents.[5]

About the office

Members of the Utah State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Half of the Senators are up for re-election every two years. Utah legislators assume office the first or second day of session (January).


To be eligible to serve in the Utah State Senate, 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 state senate, 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 senate, 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 nomination deadline in a 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 State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate 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. Kip Sayre was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Stuart Adams defeated Chad Curvin in the Republican convention. Adams defeated Sayre and Brent Zimmerman (L) in the general election.[10]

Utah State Senate District 22, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ. Stuart Adams Incumbent 73.3% 16,605
     Democratic Kip Sayre 19.5% 4,417
     Libertarian Brent Zimmerman 7.2% 1,643
Total Votes 22,665


See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 22, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. Incumbent J. Stuart Adams (R) defeated Charlie Parker (D) and David A. Hansen (Constitution Party) in the general election. Adams was unopposed in the Republican primary election. Parker was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[11][12]

Utah State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStuart Adams Incumbent 71.5% 16,638
     Democratic Charlie Parker 19.8% 4,597
     Constitution David Hansen 8.7% 2,028
Total Votes 23,263

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Utah State Senate District 22 have raised a total of $183,547. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $16,686 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Utah State Senate District 22
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $52,764 1 $52,764
2010 $111,503 3 $37,168
2008 $300 1 $300
2006 $9,305 3 $3,102
2004 $1,200 1 $1,200
2002 $8,475 2 $4,238
Total $183,547 11 $16,686

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