Utah State Senate District 22
|Utah State Senate District 22|
|Current incumbent||J. Stuart Adams|
|Race||93% White, 1% Black, 1% American Indian, 1% Asian, 0% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1% Other, 2% Two or more races|
|Ethnicity||94% Not Hispanic, 6% Hispanic|
|Voting age||66% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 89,061 civilians reside within Utah's twenty-second state senate district. Utah's state senators represent an average of 95,306 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 77,006 residents.
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).
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
|Utah State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Stuart Adams Incumbent||71.5%||16,638|
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|
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