Emmanuel Kepas

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Emmanuel Kepas
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Candidate for
Utah House of Representatives District 60
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University (1986)
Master'sIndiana University (1988)
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
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Emmanuel 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:[1]

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 will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Legrand Peeples will face Clare Collard in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Daniel W. Thatcher will face Vicki Griffith in the Republican convention.[2]


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