Emmanuel Kepas

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Emmanuel Kepas
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Former candidate for
Utah State Senate, District 15
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Master'sIndiana University
Date of birthMay 8, 1961
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Emmanuel Kepas was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 15 of the Utah State Senate.[1]

Kepas was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 60 of the Utah House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


In a personal submission to Ballotpedia, Kepas highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Better Public Education

  • Excerpt: "Education expands the opportunities for employment. An education can: increase an individual’s self-esteem, provide greater opportunities for an individual to contribute to society, become self-sufficient, and pay taxes."

Higher Individual Incomes

  • Excerpt: "I have improved companies’ incomes that I have worked for by over $3.8 million, created and evaluated hundreds of financial proposals."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Spending of Public Funds only for items in the interest of the Public."

Personal Integrity

  • Excerpt: "I believe that Abortion should only be considered as an option when: Pregnancy has resulted from incest or rape; The life or health of the woman is in jeopardy in the opinion of competent medical authorities; or when a fetus is known, by competent medical authorities, to have severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth"

Transparent Government

  • Excerpt: " A strong supporter of GRAMA laws and open government."



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. Emmanuel Kepas was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Margaret Dayton was unopposed in the Republican convention. Dayton defeated Kepas in the general election.[1]

Utah State Senate District 15, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMargaret Dayton Incumbent 81.6% 11,290
     Democratic Emmanuel "Manny" Kepas 18.4% 2,548
Total Votes 13,838


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kepas ran for election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 60. Kepas was unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and was defeated by Dana Layton (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Layton 83.9% 10,801
     Democratic Emmanuel Kepas 16.1% 2,075
Total Votes 12,876


Kepas and his wife, Ellen, have six children.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed March 21, 2014
  2. Personal Submission to Ballotpedia, September 24, 2012
  3. Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2012 candidate filings," accessed July 23, 2014
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