Casey Anderson

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Casey Anderson
Former candidate for
Utah State Senate District 28
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah State Senate District 28
May 17, 2011 - 2013
Bachelor'sSouthern Utah University
Master'sSouthern Utah University
ProfessionSocial Service Worker
Campaign website
Casey Anderson was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 28 of the Utah State Senate.[1]

Anderson is a former Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 28 from his appointment on May 17, 2011, to January 1, 2013. Anderson replaced Dennis Stowell, who died of a heart attack on April 17, 2011.[2]

Anderson was elected in 2011 to serve as Iron County Republican Party chair.[3]


Campaign themes


Anderson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]


  • Excerpt: "I am and will always be 100% pro-life. I believe Utah could do more to protect the rights of unborn children. Other States have taken the lead on this issue. I believe with common sense solutions and collaboration with all sides, we could come to a broad consensus on appropriate measures that could be taken to reduce the number of abortions that take place with bipartisan support."

Reducing the Cost of Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Health care is too expensive. Most of it is out of our control because of Federal mandates, but there are significant steps that we could take to reduce the cost of health care. Reducing frivolous lawsuits would be a big first step and we can make it happen, here in Utah, resulting in more money in your pocket."

Traditional Marriage

  • Excerpt: "I believe marriage is a covenant between a Man, Woman, and our Creator. It is clear that other States and the Federal government do not agree. Our State needs to find a long term solution to this issue before the Federal government mandates what we ought to be doing. We will not protect our morals and values by taking a wait and see approach."

Tax Reform

  • Excerpt: "The Business Personal Property Tax or Tangible Personal Property Tax is just one area where we can simplify, reduce, and even eliminate burdensome taxes. Many other States have eliminated their TPP tax or dramatically reduced it. Utah can be doing more. In my first year, I will sponsor legislation to reduce this burden on our small businesses."



See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Incumbent Evan Vickers defeated Casey Anderson in the Republican primary. Vickers was unopposed in the general election.[1][5]

Utah State Senate, District 28 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEvan J. Vickers Incumbent 67% 5,390
Casey O. Anderson 33% 2,656
Total Votes 8,046


See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Anderson ran for election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 28. He was defeated by Evan Vickers in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[6][7]

Utah State Senate District 28 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEvan J. Vickers 63.7% 6,549
Casey O. Anderson Incumbent 36.3% 3,730
Total Votes 10,279


In Utah, the Governor fills vacancies by appointment. The appointee is recommended by a special meeting of the outgoing member's party caucus.

After three rounds of voting, Anderson was selected for recommendation. He defeated five other candidates -- including Stowell's widow -- to have his name submitted to the Governor for appointment.[8] He defeated Rep. Evan Vickers, Peter Greathouse, Keith Harrison, Allen Smith and Marilee Stowell (the predecessor's widow).[2]


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.[9]


Casey Anderson received a score of 100% in the 2012 score card.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Stowell
Utah Senate District 28
Succeeded by
Evan Vickers (R)