Janice Fisher

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Janice Fisher
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Utah House of Representatives District 30
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionHomemaker
ReligionLDS
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Janice M. Fisher is a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 30. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004. She represented District 29 from 2005 to 2013, and has represented District 30 since January 1, 2013.

Biography

Fisher attended Latter-Day Saints Business College.

Fisher is a homemaker.

Fisher has served as Mayor Pro Tempore and as a Councilwoman for West Valley City.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fisher served on the following committees:

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fisher served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Fisher's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Education

  • Excerpt: "She knows the only way to ensure our children are prepared to met the challenges of tomorrow, is to make sure our education dollars are spent wisely: IN THE CLASS ROOM!"

Advocate

  • Excerpt: "Rep. Janice Fisher has always been an advocate for Veteran’s Affairs, Senior Citizens, Adults and Children with disabilities."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "As a member of the House Transportation committee Janice will continue to FIGHT for east/west corridor funding, as well as quality roads and transportation options."

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Janice knows that promoting economic development is fundamental for the financial stability of our state."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Accessible and affordable health care should not be out of reach for any family. This is why Janice is a key supporter of Healthcare Reform including providing insurance to thousands of uninsured Utahans."

Elections

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fisher won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 30. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012 and defeated incumbent Fred Cox (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Utah House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Fisher Incumbent 51.7% 5,385
     Republican Fred Cox Incumbent 48.3% 5,029
Total Votes 10,414

2010

On November 2, 2010, Fisher won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 29.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 29 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janice Fisher (D) 2,954
Shirene L Saddler (R) 2,345

2008

On November 4, 2008, Fisher won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 29, defeating opponents Phil Conder (R) and Grant Pearson (C).

Fisher raised $21,773 for his campaign while Conder raised $16,933 and Pearson raised $16.[3]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 29 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janice Fisher (D) 4,275
Phil Conder (R) 2,562
Grant Pearson (C) 276

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fisher is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Fisher raised a total of $87,391 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[4]

Janice Fisher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 30 Won $28,391
2010 Utah State House, District 29 Won $20,393
2008 Utah State House, District 29 Won $21,773
2006 Utah State House, District 29 Won $16,834
Grand Total Raised $87,391

2012

Fisher won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fisher raised a total of $28,391.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Janice Fisher's campaign in 2012
Utah Education Association$2,000
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$2,000
Litvack, David$2,000
Utah Trial Lawyers$1,500
Utah Cmte For A Democratic Majority$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$28,391
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Fisher won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Fisher raised a total of $20,393.

2008

Fisher won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Fisher raised a total of $21,773.

2006

Fisher won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Fisher raised a total of $16,834.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Utah

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 60th Utah State Legislature, first year, was in session from January 28 to March 14. In 2014, the 60th Utah State Legislature, second year, was in session from January 27 to March 14.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on legislation related to women’s health, access to reproductive health care and education.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills picked by Sutherland that promote conservative policy.
  • Legislators are scored based on the issue of education.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on taxpayer related bills.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to Common Core reforms.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes in relation to the organization's "mission to defend individual liberty, private property and free enterprise."

2011-2012

In 2011, the 59th Utah State Legislature, first year, was in session from January 24 to March 10. In 2012, the 59th Utah State Legislature, second year, was in session from January 23 to March 8.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on legislation related to women’s health, access to reproductive health care and education.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills picked by Sutherland that promote conservative policy.
  • Legislators are scored based on the issue of education.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on taxpayer related bills.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes in relation to the organization's "mission to defend individual liberty, private property and free enterprise."

The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[5] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Janice Fisher received an index rating of 25%.

2011

Janice Fisher received an index rating of 29%.

2012

Janice Fisher received an index rating of 27%.

2013

Janice Fisher received an index rating of 25%

The Sutherland Institute Scorecard

See also: The 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Score Card

The Sutherland Institute, "a conservative public policy think tank" in Utah, releases its Scorecard for Utah State Representatives and Senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Sutherland Institute thought were pro-conservative policies.[6]

2012

Janice Fisher received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard.[7]

Personal

Fisher has a husband, Barry.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 30
2005-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 29
2005-2013
Succeeded by
Lee B. Perry (R)