|Utah House of Representatives District 2|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$95/day (lodging) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lifferth served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2013|
National Park management during shutdown
In the wake of the October 2013 federal government shutdown, Lifferth expressed concern about the lack of tourism revenue from the closed National Parks in the state. Lifferth drafted legislation that would have called on the federal government to hand over control of the National Parks to the state government if the federal government shutdown lasted more than 30 days. Lifferth did not initially have an estimate as to the cost to the state of taking over control of the parks, and the legislature would have had to be called in for a special session to pass the legislation before January 2014.
Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives 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 David Lifferth was unopposed in the Republican convention. Charles Christensen ran as an Independent American candidate. Lifferth defeated Christensen in the general election.
|Utah House of Representatives District 2, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||David E. Lifferth Incumbent||83.1%||5,461|
|Independent American||Charles Christensen||16.9%||1,110|
Lifferth won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 2. Lifferth was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Comprehensive donor information for Lifferth is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Lifferth raised a total of $5,401 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.
|David Lifferth's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Utah State House, District 2||$5,401|
|Grand Total Raised||$5,401|
2012Lifferth won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lifferth raised a total of $5,401.
|Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Lifferth's campaign in 2012|
|Utah Consumer Lending Association||$500|
|Entertainment Software Association||$500|
|Utah County Legislative Pac||$500|
|Utah County Republican Party||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$5,401|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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The Libertas Institute Index
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David Lifferth received an index rating of 45%.
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- Profile from Open States
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Daily Herald, "Lawmaker looking to open Utah's national parks during shutdown," October 8, 2013
- Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed March 22, 2014
- Lieutenant Governor's Office, "Utah 2012 candidate filings," accessed March 29, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Lifferth, David E," accessed June 13, 2013
- Libertas Institute, "Legislator Indexes," accessed January 21, 2014
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