Christine Watkins

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Christine Watkins
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Utah House of Representatives, District 69
Former candidate
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives District 69
2009 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Master'sUniversity of Utah
Personal
BirthdayMay 18, 1950
Place of birthLogan, UT
ProfessionElementary School Principal
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Christine Watkins was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 69 of the Utah House of Representatives.[1]

Watkins is a former Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 69 from 2009 to 2013. Following the 2012 general election, she left the Democratic Party and joined the Republican Party.[2]

Biography

Watkins has worked as a Teacher and Elementary School Principal. Watkins previously served as Minority Caucus Leader.

Watkins earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Utah State University. She went on to receive her MEd in Education Administration from the University of Utah.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Watkins 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Brad King was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Bill Labrum defeated incumbent Jerry Anderson and Christine Watkins in the Republican convention. King and Labrum will face off in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Watkins ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 69. Watkins defeated Stanley Larson in the Democratic convention and was defeated by Jerry Anderson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 69, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Anderson 51.3% 6,476
     Democratic Christine Watkins Incumbent 48.7% 6,159
Total Votes 12,635

2010

On November 2, 2010, Watkins was re-elected to the Utah House of Representatives, District 69.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Watkins won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 69 defeating opponent Jerry Anderson (R).[4]

Watkins raised $17,663 for her campaign while Anderson raised $3,278.[5]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 69 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christine Watkins (D) 6,159
Jerry Anderson (R) 4,462

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Watkins received $17,826 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]

Utah House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Christine Watkins's campaign in 2010
Utah Education Association$2,000
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$1,000
Operating Engineers Local 3$750
Utah Association Of Collectors$500
Sorensen, Beverly T$500
Total Raised in 2010 $17,826

2008

Watkins raised $17,663 for the 2008 election.

Her major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Christine Watkins $6,827
Utah Education Association $3,000
Bookcliffs Pathology P.C. $2,000

Scorecards

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

Christine Watkins received a score of 38% in the 2012 scorecard.[9]

Personal

Watkins and her husband, John, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 69
2009-2013
Succeeded by
Jerry Anderson (R)