Brian King

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Brian King
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Utah House of Representatives District 28
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
J.D.University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, 1985
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brian S. King is a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He previously served as State House Assistant Minority Whip.

Biography

King earned his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Utah. He is an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Judiciary
Revenue and Taxation
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Representative Politics

  • Excerpt: "I’m running to ensure that the people in District 28 will continue to be represented by an experienced, knowledgeable, and principled advocate."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I was gratified to see the voucher issue so decisively defeated at the polls last year. We must build a strong educational infrastructure to effectively fund public education at all levels in the state while at the same time put in place mechanisms to attract and retain excellent teachers."

Ethics Reform

  • Excerpt: "We must continue to press for basic, common-sense legislation in this area. For example, it is absurd that legislators have the ability to take unused campaign funds and use them for personal benefit at the end of their service."

Social Justice

  • Excerpt: "All the residents of Utah should have equal opportunity to employment and housing. Forced deportation or encouraging “self-deportation” of undocumented immigrants and discrimination against the LGBTQ community is not simply bad economic and social policy, it is also inhumane and violates principles of basic decency. "

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Too often the environment takes a back seat to development or other economic interests. Our representative in the legislature must work to bring greater balance to all environmental issues we in District 28 are concerned about."

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. Incumbent Brian King was unopposed in the Democratic convention. King is unopposed in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

King won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 28. King was unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and defeated Rick Raile (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian King Incumbent 67.2% 12,530
     Republican Rick Raile 32.8% 6,104
Total Votes 18,634

2010

On November 2, 2010, King won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 28.[4]

Utah House of Representatives, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian King (D) 6,703
James W Farley (R) 4,485

2008

On November 4, 2008, King won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 28, defeating opponents Jeffrey Morrow (R) and Jared Beck (C).

King raised $55,531 for his campaign while Morrow raised $6,296 and Beck raised $720.[5]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian King (D) 8,487
Jeffrey Morrow (R) 6,296
Jared Beck (C) 323

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $151,372 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[6]

Brian King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 28 Won $54,582
2010 Utah State House, District 28 Won $41,259
2008 Utah State House, District 28 Won $55,531
Grand Total Raised $151,372

2012

King won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $54,582.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian King's campaign in 2012
Utah Trial Lawyers$2,000
Select Health$1,300
Prince Yeates & Geldzahler$1,250
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$1,000
Sovereign Inc$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$54,582
Source:Follow the Money

2010

King won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $41,259.

2008

King won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $55,531.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Utah

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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 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 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.[7] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Brian King received an index rating of 20%.

2011

Brian King received an index rating of 23%.

2012

Brian King received an index rating of 19%.

2013

Brian King received an index rating of 12%.

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.[8]

2012

Brian King received a score of 23% in the 2012 scorecard.[9]

Personal

King and his wife, Alison, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 28
2009-present
Succeeded by
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