|Utah House of Representatives District 59|
|2011 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$96/day (lodging) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
|Master's||Brigham Young University|
|Ph.D.||Brigham Young University|
|Service/branch||Utah National Guard|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Peterson received a B.A. in communications and public relations, a M.A. in mass communications, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Brigham Young University, and an M.S. in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Before his election, Peterson was Vice President of Administration and Legislative Affairs at Utah Valley University. He is a colonel in the Utah National Guard, where he has served for 26 years. Peterson has been a state and county delegate in the Republican Party, and was finance chair for the Utah County Republican Party in 2009.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development|
Peterson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Guns & 2nd Amendment
- Excerpt:"I believe in an armed citizenship and the rights to purchase possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes."
- Excerpt:"I support the law of the land and believe that first and foremost we must protect our borders."
- Excerpt:"I will sustain and make every effort to pass laws that will support our governor and attorney general in joining with other states in defending Utah’s sovereignty under the 10th Amendment in rolling back the federal government to its proper and appropriate roll."
- Excerpt:"I will champion the free markets and lessen governmental burdens on businesses, which are the engines of prosperity for quality employment."
- Excerpt:"I support the ethics reform that was passed during the last legislative session, which provides for transparency in gifts or meals and creates an ethics review commission which will oversee, investigate and discipline ethics violations."
Peterson won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 59. He ran unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Utah House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Val Peterson Incumbent||85.3%||9,971|
|Utah House of Representatives, District 59 General Election (2010)|
|Val Peterson (R)||4,376|
|James Greer (D)||922|
Comprehensive donor information for Peterson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Peterson raised a total of $50,022 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.
|Val Peterson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Utah State House, District 59||$22,069|
|2010||Utah State House, District 59||$27,953|
|Grand Total Raised||$50,022|
2012Peterson won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Peterson raised a total of $22,069.
|Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Val Peterson's campaign in 2012|
|Utah Association Of Realtors||$1,500|
|Reagan Outdoor Advertising||$1,000|
|Utah House Republican Elections Cmte||$1,000|
|Utah County Republican Party||$1,000|
|Workers Compensation Fund Of Utah||$600|
|Total Raised in 2012||$22,069|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Peterson won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Peterson raised a total of $27,953.
|Utah House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Val Peterson's campaign in 2010|
|William Fowlke & Associates||$4,375|
|Utah Association of Realtors||$1,500|
|Utah County Republican Party||$1,500|
|Lund, Steven & Kalleen||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$27,953|
|Source:Follow the Money|
The Libertas Institute Index
The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah. Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.
Val Peterson received an index rating of 53%.
Val Peterson received an index rating of 35%.
Val Peterson received an index rating of 36%.
The Sutherland Institute Scorecard
The Sutherland Institute, "a conservative public policy think tank" in Utah, releases its Scorecard for Utah State Representatives and Senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Sutherland Institute thought were pro-conservative policies.
Val Peterson received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard.
Peterson lives with his wife, Ann.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Val + Peterson + Utah + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Upcoming Bills in the 2014 Legislative Session ? Part 2: Equality, Firearms ... - Utah Political Capitol
- Val Peterson on the Utah House of Representatives website
- Val Peterson's biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- "valpeterson," Official Campaign Website
- Utah 2012 candidate filings
- Utah House of Representatives election results
- Follow the Money, "Peterson, Val," accessed June 18, 2013
- Libertas Institute: "Legislator Indexes," accessed January 21, 2014
- The Sutherland Institute, "2012 Legislative Session"
- 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Socrecard
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