Wayne Niederhauser

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Wayne Niederhauser
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Utah State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Senate President
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJuly 19, 2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Master'sUtah State University
Personal
ProfessionCertified Accountant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Wayne L. Niederhauser is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 9. He was first appointed to the chamber on July 19, 2006. Niederhauser previously served as Majority Whip. During the 2013-2014 session, he serves as President of the Senate.

Biography

Niederhauser earned his B.S. in Accounting from Utah State University, and shortly thereafter he earned his M.S.

Niederhauser has worked as and Adjunct Professor for Westminister College. He has also worked as a real estate developer. He is a certified accountant as well.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Niederhauser served on the following committees:

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Government Operations and Political Subdivisions
Legislative Management, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Niederhauser served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Niederhauser served on the following committees:

Issues

Medicaid expansion

Niederhauser told the 2013 Sutherland Institute Legislative Policy Conference that he agreed with Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart's comments on Medicaid expansion at the conference. Lockhart called for the federal government to give Utah its Medicaid funds as a block grant, which she said would enable Utah to carry out the federally required expansion of Medicaid at the present funding level.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Kathryn Gustafson was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Wayne Niederhauser was unopposed in the Republican convention. Gustafson and Niederhauser will face off in the general election.[2]

2010

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010

Niederhauser was re-elected to the 9th District seat in 2010. He defeated Tyler Ayres for the seat on the Democratic ticket in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

Utah State Senate, District 9, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wayne Niederhauser (R) 17,243
Tyler Ayres (D) 8,398

2006

On November 7, 2006, Niederhauser was elected to the 9th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponent Trisha Beck (D).[5]

Niederhauser raised $253,640 for his campaign while Beck raised $48,410.[6]

Utah State Senate, District 9 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wayne Niederhauser (R) 11,749
Trisha Beck (D) 10,696

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Niederhauser is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Niederhauser raised a total of $536,298 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[7]

Wayne Niederhauser's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $102,993
2010 Utah State Senate, District 9 Won $161,331
2008 Utah State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $18,334
2006 Utah State Senate, District 9 Won $253,640
Grand Total Raised $536,298

2012

Niederhauser was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Niederhauser raised a total of $102,993.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wayne Niederhauser's campaign in 2012
Comcast$6,053
Sorenson, Beverly T$5,000
EnergySolutions$5,000
Altria$5,000
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Utah$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$102,993
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Niederhauser won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Niederhauser raised a total of $161,331.

2008

Niederhauser was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Niederhauser raised a total of $18,334.

2006

Niederhauser won election to the Utah State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Niederhauser raised a total of $253,640.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Utah

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 60th Utah State Legislature, first year, was in session from January 28 to March 14. In 2014, the 60th Utah State Legislature, second year, was in session from January 27 to March 14.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on legislation related to women’s health, access to reproductive health care and education.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the organization's mission of promoting the "Principles of Limited Government, the State and U.S. Constitutions, Representative Government, Participatory Democracy, a Free Market Economy, Separation of Powers, and Family."
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills picked by Sutherland that promote conservative policy.
  • Legislators are scored based on the issue of education.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on taxpayer related bills.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to Common Core reforms.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes in relation to the organization's "mission to defend individual liberty, private property, and free enterprise."

2011-2012

In 2011, the 59th Utah State Legislature, first year, was in session from January 24 to March 10. In 2012, the 59th Utah State Legislature, second year, was in session from January 23 to March 8.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on legislation related to women’s health, access to reproductive health care and education.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the organization's mission of promoting the "Principles of Limited Government, the State and U.S. Constitutions, Representative Government, Participatory Democracy, a Free Market Economy, Separation of Powers, and Family."
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills picked by Sutherland that promote conservative policy.
  • Legislators are scored based on the issue of education.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on taxpayer related bills.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes in relation to the organization's "mission to defend individual liberty, private property, and free enterprise."

The Sutherland Institute Scorecard

The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[8] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Wayne Niederhauser received an index rating of 67%.

2011

Wayne Niederhauser received an index rating of 46%.

2012

Wayne Niederhauser received an index rating of 75%.

2013

Wayne Niederhauser received an index rating of 38%.

See also: The 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Score Card

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.[9]

2012

Wayne Niederhauser received a score of 100% in the 2012 score card.[10]

Personal

Niederhauser has a wife, Melissa.

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Preceded by
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Utah Senate District 9
2007–present
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