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Kay Christofferson

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Kay Christofferson
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Utah House of Representatives District 56
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Kay J. Christofferson is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment
Public Utilities and Technology


Campaign themes


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

  • Excerpt: "Fiscal responsibility through the balancing of budgets and trimming waste and entitlements."
  • Excerpt: "Attracting more business and jobs to Utah by promoting free markets, competition and reducing regulation and taxes"
  • Excerpt: "Enhancing Utah’s educational system, to put our children’s future first. I want to transfer authority for our education to the state. To push decisions to the lowest level and bring accountability to decisions. The constitution does not give authority to the federal government to run education."
  • Excerpt: "Reclaiming State’s rights so that we can determine the best way to manage Utah and our resources. I will work to reclaim state lands from the federal government."
  • Excerpt: "Ensuring that our family values are legally upheld so that our children have a bright future."



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. Mark Byrge, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic convention but withdrew before the general election. Incumbent Kay Christofferson was unopposed in the Republican convention and was unopposed in the general election.[2]


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Christofferson won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 56. Christofferson defeated Christy Kane in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Leslie Dalton (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Utah House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Christofferson 87.5% 11,921
     Democratic Leslie Dalton 12.5% 1,701
Total Votes 13,622
Utah House of Representatives District 56 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKay Christofferson 58.8% 2,261
Christy Kane 41.2% 1,584
Total Votes 3,845

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Christofferson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Christofferson raised a total of $28,791 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.[6]

Kay Christofferson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 56 Won $28,791
Grand Total Raised $28,791


Christofferson won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Christofferson raised a total of $28,791.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kay Christofferson's campaign in 2012
Utah Association Of Realtors$3,500
Christofferson, Kay J$3,000
Clyde Companies$1,575
Quality Jobs Coalition$1,000
American Council Of Engineering Companies Of Utah$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$28,791
Source:Follow the Money


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

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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.
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The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[7] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.


Kay Christofferson received an index rating of 68%.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kenneth Sumsion (R)
Utah House of Representatives District 56
Succeeded by