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Kirk Pearson (Utah)

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Kirk Pearson
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Former candidate for
Utah State Senate, District 17
PartyConstitution Party
Kirk Pearson was a 2014 Constitution Party candidate for District 17 of the Utah State Senate.[1]

Pearson was the Constitution Party candidate for Governor of Utah in the 2012 elections.[2]


Pearson's professional experience includes working as a contractor.[3]


Campaign themes


On his official candidate page provided by the Utah voter's portal, Pearson outlined key aspects of his candidacy and campaign:

  • Utah is a great place to live. As Governor I will not take campaign contributions from businesses that I later reward with jobs paid for by the Utah tax payers.
  • Utah has over 60 percent of its land owned and controlled by the Federal Government. This is wrong. In the Eastern states only about 3 percent of their land is controlled by the Federal Government. I will take control over Utah lands and manage them in our best interest.
  • We will not take funds from the Federal Government that have strings attached; such as common core and other federal programs.
  • I will encourage legislators to ease the burdens of new laws on Utah citizens. Each year approx. 300 new laws are passed. I will set a policy that for every new law passed 3 old laws must be taken off the books. I believe it is time to give freedom a chance once again.
  • Law will be enforced equally for everyone, including elected officials.



See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate 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. Scott Totman was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Peter Knudson was unopposed in the Republican convention. Knudson defeated Totman and Kirk Pearson (Constitution) in the general election.[1]

Utah State Senate District 17, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter C. Knudson Incumbent 74.7% 14,431
     Democratic Scott Totman 15.3% 2,949
     Constitution Kirk D. Pearson 10% 1,939
Total Votes 19,319


See also: Utah gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Pearson was the Constitution Party candidate for Governor of Utah. His running mate was Tim Alders. He defeated Brandon Nay in the June 26th primary election and faced incumbent Gary Herbert (R), Peter Cooke (D) and Ken Larsen (L) in the general election held November 6, 2012. Herbert won the general election.[2][4][5]

Governor of Utah General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Peter Cooke and Vince Rampton 27.7% 253,514
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Herbert and Greg Bell Incumbent 68.4% 624,678
     Libertarian Ken Larsen and Rob Latham 2.2% 19,956
     Constitution Kirk Pearson and Tim Alders 1.7% 15,548
Total Votes 913,696
Election Results via State of Utah.


Governor of Utah, Constitution Party Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Pearson 66.6% 2,219
Brandon Nay 33.4% 1,114
Total Votes 3,333
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor.

Campaign donors


Pearson lost the election to the position of Governor of Utah in 2012. During that election cycle, Pearson raised a total of $739.


Pearson and his wife have three children.[3]

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