Dennis Stowell

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Dennis Stowell
Utah State Senate District 28
Term in office began
Term in office ended
April 17, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Engineer/Rancher
Dennis Stowell was a Republican member of the Utah State Senate from 2007-2011, representing the 28th District. Stowell died on April 17, 2011 after battling cancer.[1]

Stowell's political experience began with his service as a board member for Parowan Power Board from 1987 to 1994. He served as commissioner of the Parowan Planning and Zoning Commission from 1989 to 1991. He was the mayor of Parowan City Corporation from 1987 to 1994 and again from 1996 to 1997. From 1997 to 2006, Stowell served as commissioner for Iron County. He joined the Utah State Senate in 2006.

Stowell worked as a Smetter Engineer for Kennecott Copper Corporation from 1971 to 1977. He went on to work as a project manager for Martin Marietta Corporation from 1977 to 1980. He worked as a rancher beginning in 1980.

Stowell earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in 1972. The following year he received his M.S.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stowell was appointed to the following committees:


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



See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010

Stowell was re-elected to the 28th District Seat in 2010. Stowell defeated Matthew D Carling and Mathew Nephi Sorensen in the primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2][3]

Utah State Senate, District 28, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Stowell (R) 21,792


On November 7, 2006, Stowell won election to the 28th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponents Emily Hollingshead and Woodward Westfall.[4]

Stowell raised $35,551 for his campaign, while Hollingshead raised $64,836 and Westfall raised $436. [5]

Utah State Senate, District 28 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Stowell (R) 14,868
Emily Hollingshead (D) 17,986
Woodward Westfall (C) 2,128

Campaign donors


In 2010, Stowell received $45,234 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


In 2006, a year in which Stowell was up for election, he collected $35,551 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Utah County Legislative PAC $3,000
Republican Senate Campaign Committee of Utah $3,000
Utah Association of Realtors $2,000
Select Health $2,000


Stowell is survived by his wife Marilee and their seven children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Hatch
Utah Senate District 28
Succeeded by
Casey Anderson