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Glenn J Wright

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Glenn J. Wright
Former candidate for
Utah House of Representatives District 54
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Glenn J. Wright was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 54 of the Utah House of Representatives.[1]

Wright was a Democratic candidate for District 53 in the Utah House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections.


Campaign themes


Wright's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Full Expansion of Medicaid is a no brainer."


  • Excerpt: "We must tighten air pollution standards, accelerate Tier 3 refining standards, encourage clean transportation and mass transportation and move from a carbon based energy economy to one with heavier reliance on renewables. Natural gas, in abundance in the Uintah basin, can be a vital bridge fuel, but only if exploited in the most environmentally sound manner. Better controls on emissions and fracking are necessary."


  • Excerpt: "Quality Pre K education must be a cornerstone of our educational system."
  • Excerpt: "Higher education must be attainable for all. The Goal for Utah to have 2/3 of its population to attain at least a 2 year degree by 2020 is laudable, but is doomed to be only a talking point unless we take concrete steps to prepare our high school students for college and make college affordable for all."

Income Opportunity

  • Excerpt: "Every job should pay enough to lift a family out of poverty. A minimum wage that allows a family to save and build for the future and housing that does not so burden a household that advancement is impossible are critical to providing a base for the next generation to advance. A higher minimum wage also helps local businesses by providing more customers able to afford their products."

Human Rights

  • Excerpt: "We should not be wasting state taxpayer money defending the indefensible in court. Marriage equality is inevitable in the U.S. We need to move on. The next task is to pass non-discrimination legislation for the entire state."
  • Excerpt: "The legislature made great strides in passing immigration legislation. It must now pass a resolution ordering our Congressional Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform."



See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 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. Glenn J. Wright was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Kraig Powell defeated Wylder Smith in the Republican convention. Powell defeated Wright in the general election.[1]

Utah House of Representatives District 54, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKraig Powell Incumbent 61.8% 6,262
     Democratic Glenn J. Wright 38.2% 3,875
Total Votes 10,137


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wright ran in the 2010 election for Utah House of Representatives District 53. Wright was defeated by Republican incumbent Melvin Brown in the general election on November 2, 2010. Wright was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 8, 2010.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 53 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Melvin Brown (R) 6,905
Glenn J. Wright (D) 4,161
Clyde Beutler (C) 579

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