Brad Last

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Brad Last
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Utah House of Representatives District 71
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Master'sUniversity of Utah
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bradley G. "Brad" Last is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 71. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Last earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Utah. He is the owner of Home Healthcare and Hospice.

Last served on the Washington County Board of Education from 1994 to 2002.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Workforce Services
Education
Retirement and Independent Entities

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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. Kenneth Roderick Anderson was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Brad Last was unopposed in the Republican convention. Anderson and Last will face off in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Last won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 71. He was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary, and defeated Billy Kehl (D) and Paul Sevy (Constitution) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Last Incumbent 77.9% 10,546
     Democratic Billy Kehl 15.6% 2,109
     Constitution Paul Sevy 6.6% 890
Total Votes 13,545

2010

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Last won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 71.[3]

2008

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Last won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 71 defeating opponents Lyman Whitaker (D), Michael Ferrin (C) and Aric Cramer (L).

Last raised $29,701 for his campaign while Whitaker raised $14,142, Ferrin raised $188 and Cramer raised $16.[4]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 71 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brad Last (R) 11,885
Lyman Whitaker (D) 3,843
Michael Ferrin (C) 592
Aric Cramer (L) 333

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Last is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Last raised a total of $209,973 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.[5]

Brad Last's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 71 Won $49,166
2010 Utah State House, District 71 Won $63,129
2008 Utah State House, District 71 Won $29,701
2006 Utah State House, District 71 Won $24,801
2004 Utah State House, District 71 Won $17,159
2002 Utah State House, District 71 Won $26,017
Grand Total Raised $209,973

2012

Last won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Last raised a total of $49,166.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brad Last's campaign in 2012
Comcast$2,000
Utah Association Of Realtors$1,500
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte$1,000
Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association$1,000
Farmers Insurance Group$800
Total Raised in 2012$49,166
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Last won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Last raised a total of $63,129.

2008

Last won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Last raised a total of $29,701.

2006

Last won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Last raised a total of $24,801.

2004

Last won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Last raised a total of $17,159.

2002

Last won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Last raised a total of $26,017.

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 Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[6] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Brad Last received an index rating of 73%.

2011

Brad Last received an index rating of 54%.

2012

Brad Last received an index rating of 44%.

2013

Brad Last received an index rating of 35%.

The Sutherland Institute Scorecard

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.[7]

2012

Brad Last received a score of 90% in the 2012 scorecard.[8]

Personal

Last has a wife, Jan.

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Utah House of Representatives District 71
2003-present
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