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Auston Johnson
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Utah State Auditor
Retired Officeholder
In office
July 1995 - January 7, 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$104,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionJune 26, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1969 - 1973
Personal
Place of birthUtah
ProfessionAccountant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Auston Johnson is the former Republican Utah State Auditor. He first took office in 1995 and served in the position until January 7, 2013. Johnson lost his bid for re-election in 2012. He was unseated by state rep. John Dougall (R) in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.

Political career

Utah Auditor (1995-2013)

Johnson served as Utah state auditor from 1995 until 2013. He was succeeded on January 7, 2013 by fellow Republican John Dougall, a former state lawmaker, who thwarted Johnson's bid for re-election in the primary on June 26, 2012 and ultimately won election on November 6, 2012.

Elections

2012

See also: Utah down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Johnson ran for re-election in 2012. He was defeated by state Rep. John Dougall in the Republican primary on June 26.

At the State Republican Party convention Johnson received 55 percent of delegate support to Dougall's 45 percent. Since neither candidate received the necessary 60 percent, they proceeded to a primary.[1]

Utah Auditor, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Dougall 53.9% 105,617
Auston Johnson 46.1% 90,317
Total Votes 195,934


Endorsements

On his website, Johnson listed the following endorsements:[2]

  • Utah Attorney General Mark L. Shurtleff
  • Former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter
  • Former Utah state auditor/Utah Lieutenant Governor W. Val Oveson
  • Executive Director of Utah Association of CPAs Michelle McGaughey
  • Utah County Treasurer Robert Kirk

2008

On November 4, 2008, Auston Johnson won re-election to the office of Utah State Auditor. He defeated Clare Collard (D), Mike Stoddard (L) and Richard D. Proctor (C) in the general election.

Utah State Auditor, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAuston Johnson Incumbent 58.4% 527,381
     Democratic Clare Collard 31.6% 285,417
     Libertarian Mike Stoddard 6.2% 55,992
     Constitution Richard D. Proctor 3.7% 33,800
Total Votes 902,590
Election Results Via: Elections.utah.gov

2004

On November 2, 2004, Auston Johnson won re-election to the office of Utah State Auditor. He defeated Carlos Vasquez (D), Valerie S. Larsen (PC) and Mike Stoddard (L) in the general election.

Utah State Auditor, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAuston Johnson Incumbent 62.5% 552,982
     Democratic Carlos Vasquez 28.7% 253,940
     Personal Choice Valerie S. Larsen 4.7% 41,308
     Libertarian Mike Stoddard 4.2% 36,767
Total Votes 884,997
Election Results Via: Elections.utah.gov

2000

On November 7, 2000, Auston G. Johnson won re-election to the office of Utah State Auditor. He ran unopposed in the general election.

Utah State Auditor, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAuston G. Johnson Incumbent 100% 521,602
     Write-In Tony Bereshny 0% 5
Total Votes 521,607
Election Results Via: Elections.utah.gov

Campaign donors

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Personal

Born and raised in Utah, Johnson and his wife, Mary, have three sons and three grandchildren. He served as a radioman in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973.[4]

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Preceded by
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Utah Auditor
1995-2013
Succeeded by
John Dougall (R)