|Utah House of Representatives District 68|
|1989 - 2001, 2009 - 2013|
|Utah House of Representative, Speaker Pro Tempore|
|Per diem||$95/day for lodging, $61/day for meals|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Utah State Senate|
|2001 - 2005|
|Date of birth||April 20, 1947|
|Place of birth||American Fork, UT|
|(dead link) Office website|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
- Education Committee, Utah House of Representatives, Chair
- Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee, Utah House of Representatives
- Rules Committee, Utah House of Representatives
- Subcommittee on Public Education Appropriations
Wright's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "We have thousands of acres of state land which are not federal properties, however the feds have denied access to our own property which was created for the states use. This recourse would not only benefit all Utah but enhance monies for education without raising taxes on our citizens."
- Excerpt: "Some solutions decentralize the process. We should by all means encourage schools, colleges and vocational training. Common sense should be taught. The good sense of the people will always be found to be our best protection. As we may drift with false educational ideas. Common sense will lead us to correction our cause."
- Excerpt: "Prosperity is not only a function of how much you make. it is a result of an economic wellness. Being able to keep the reward from your labors provides economic wellness in our communities."
Wright ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 68. He and Merrill Nelson defeated William Craig, Jeff McNeil, and Terry Pierce in the Republican convention. Nelson subsequently defeated Wright in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. Nelson faces Democratic candidate Thomas Nedreberg in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Utah House of Representatives District 68 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Bill Wright Incumbent||47.7%||1,744|
|Utah House of Representatives, District 68, 2010|
|Bill Wright (R)||6,556|
|Gary R Van Horn (C)||1,428|
In 2010, Wright received $11,011 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Utah House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bill Wright's campaign in 2010|
|Reagan Outdoor Advertising||$500|
|Sorenson, Beverley T||$500|
|Utah Association Of Realtors||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$11,011|
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.
Bill Wright received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard.
- Campaign website
- Utah House of Representatives - Rep. Patrick Painter (dead link)
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website, About Bill
- Utah 2012 candidate filings
- C-SPAN, "AP Elections Results Utah - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 27, 2012
- Utah.Gov, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed July 24, 2012 (dead link)
- Official Utah House General Election Results, 2010
- Follow the Money - 2010 donations
- Sutherland Institute, "2012 Legislative Session," accessed March 29, 2014
- Sutherland Institute, "2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Scorecard," accessed March 29, 2014
Bradley Winn (R)
|Utah House of Representatives District 68
| Succeeded by|
Merrill Nelson (R)