Gibbs Smith

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Gibbs Smith
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Candidate for
Utah House of Representatives District 15
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Gibbs M. Smith was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 15 of the Utah House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Smith's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"My goal: to bring Utah education funding from last place to at least the mid-point of the states. I support obvious funding sources such as increasing the severance tax, restoring the Huntsman tax cuts, and modernizing various practices and tax exemptions that have run their course."

Clean Air

  • Excerpt:"Breathing particulates and junk is neither fun nor healthy."

Public Lands

  • Excerpt:"However, selling off public land is not only illegal but would result in a great sell off of land for development with a small percentage going to the schools. An absurd idea. Our public lands are not an amenity. They are us."


  • Excerpt:"I will work toward the goal of promoting meaningful job creation whenever possible."


  • Excerpt:"I can think for myself about needed legislation; I don’t need ALEC."



See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran for election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 15. Smith defeated Sherri Tatton in the Democratic convention and was defeated by incumbent Brad R Wilson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Wilson Incumbent 80.9% 11,278
     Democratic Gibbs Smith 19.1% 2,662
Total Votes 13,940

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