Brian Greene

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Brian Greene
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Utah House of Representatives District 57
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.Brigham Young University, 1995
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brian M. Greene is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 57. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services
Judiciary

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Limited Government
Excerpt: "ideals articulated in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution establish as a core principle that all authority is inherent in the people, who delegate a portion to government for the mutual protection of their lives, liberties and property. When government exercises authority not expressly delegated to it, the principle of government of the people, by the people, for the people is threatened."
  • State Sovereignty
Excerpt: "The Constitution establishes a clear delineation of delegated authority between the states and the federal government with each entity being sovereign within its respective sphere of authority. Sovereignty, rightfully understood, is the quality of having supreme and independent authority. Where a state cannot act in the best interests of its own citizens, it cannot be thought of as a “sovereign” state."
  • Economic Liberty
Excerpt: "Government, at all levels, must recognize the fundamental right of every individual to engage in any lawful business or occupation without unnecessary restrictions or interference. Regulations that restrict entry into occupations or markets violate constitutional guarantees of liberty and equal protection when they are not firmly rooted in the legitimate government objectives of public health and safety."
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Utah has been fortunate to weather the economic storm of the past few years better than most states. We now need to use our position of relative stability as a springboard to future prosperity through sound economic and fiscal policies. Over the past two decades, Utah's spending has increased at a rate 44% higher than Federal spending, eight times the rate of household income growth, and seven times the rate of population growth."
  • Educational Choice
Excerpt: "Our children are our future, and we should demand the very best in education for them. Maintaining our standing as a state and as a nation is dependent on providing the highest quality of education. Unfortunately our present public education system does not allow our children to reach their full potential. Public schools too often under perform because they are shielded from the very force that improves performance and sparks innovation in virtually every other human enterprise – competition."

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. Michael Plowman defeated Jim Thorne in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Brian Greene defeated John Stevens and Holly Richardson in the Republican convention. Plowman and Greene will face off in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Greene won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 57. He and John Glen Stevens defeated Deanne Taylor in the Republican convention. Greene subsequently defeated Stevens in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Scott Gygi (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Utah House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Greene 85.8% 11,029
     Democratic Scott Gygi 14.2% 1,823
Total Votes 12,852
Utah House of Representatives District 57 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Greene 55.4% 2,057
John Glenn Stevens 44.6% 1,653
Total Votes 3,710

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Greene is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Greene raised a total of $27,882 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.[6]

Brian Greene's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 57 Won $27,882
Grand Total Raised $27,882

2012

Greene won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Greene raised a total of $27,882.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Greene's campaign in 2012
Greene, Brian M$15,020
Fieler, Sean M & Ana C$4,000
Utah League Of Credit Unions$500
Tosh Inc$500
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$500
Total Raised in 2012$27,882
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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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."

The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[7] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2013

Brian Greene received an index rating of 100%.

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