Boyd Jay Petersen

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Boyd Jay Petersen
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Utah House of Representatives District 64
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Boyd Jay Petersen was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 64 of the Utah House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Petersen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt:"Like most Americans, Boyd is deeply concerned about our current economic situation. He believes that in order for Utah to remain economically healthy we need jobs in all sectors of the economy."

Quality Public Education

  • Excerpt:"He will focus his attention on three goals: reducing class size, increasing per-pupil spending, and raising teachers’ salaries."

Energy and the Environment

  • Excerpt:"He understands the importance of developing the resources we have while at the same time working toward clean, more efficient energy "


  • Excerpt:"Families should not be forced to choose between feeding their children or taking them to a doctor, between paying their mortgage or paying for prescriptions."

Ethics in Government

  • Excerpt:"Boyd will fight for ethics reform, legislation requiring personal and professional accountability from elected officials."



See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Petersen ran for election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 64. Petersen was unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Rebecca Lockhart (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Lockhart Incumbent 76.1% 6,989
     Democratic Boyd Jay Petersen 23.9% 2,193
Total Votes 9,182

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