Barry Short

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Barry Short
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Candidate for
Utah House of Representatives District 72
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Barry Evan Short is a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 72 of the Utah House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Short's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Excerpt:"I will seek to reduce taxes and reduce the size of government, not simply fight to slow their growth."
  • Excerpt:"I will fight to protect the rights of every person - even those whose choices I may not approve of."
  • Excerpt:"I will hold myself to the highest possible ethical standards."



See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives 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. Incumbent John Westwood defeated Blake Cozzens in the Republican convention. Westwood will face Barry Short (L) in the general election.[1][2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 72 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn R. Westwood Incumbent 71.8% 2,084
Blake Cozzens 28.2% 820
Total Votes 2,904


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Short ran for election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 72. Short was defeated by John Westwood (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Westwood 85.4% 10,451
     Libertarian Barry Short 14.6% 1,786
Total Votes 12,237

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