Luz Robles

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Luz Robles
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Utah, District 2
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Utah State Senate District 1
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Master'sUniversity of Utah
Personal
ProfessionHealth Policy Analyst
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Luz Robles is a Democratic member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

On September 5, 2013, Robles announced that she would be challenging second congressional district U.S. Representative Chris Stewart (R) in the 2014 elections.[1] Robles won the Democratic nomination on April 26, 2014. She ran unopposed.[2]

Biography

Robles earned her B.S. in business marketing from the University of Utah. She went on to earn her M.P.A. from the University of Utah.

Robles has worked as director for Zion's Bank Business Resource Center. She has also worked as state diversity coordinator for Utah Domestic Violence Council. She is a health policy analyst.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Government Operations and Political Subdivisions
Health and Human Services
Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice
Legislative Management
Native American Legislative Liaison
Rural Development Legislative Liaison

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Utah's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Robles is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Utah's 2nd District. She won the Democratic nomination on April 26, 2014. She ran unopposed.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014..[1]

2012

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Robles won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 1. Robles was unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and defeated Chelsea Woodruff (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuz Robles Incumbent 55.3% 10,490
     Republican Chelsea Woodruff 44.7% 8,479
Total Votes 18,969

2008

On November 4, 2008, Robles won election to the 1st District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponent Carlton Christensen.[4]

Robles raised $85,514 for her campaign, while Christensen raised $97,172.[5]

Utah State Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Luz Robles (D) 8,918 57.2%
Carlton Christensen (R) 6,674 42.8%

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Robles' reports.[6]

Luz Robles (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]March 28, 2014$39,107.66$19,253.54$(39,768.73)$18,592.47
Running totals
$19,253.54$(39,768.73)

Comprehensive donor information for Robles is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Robles raised a total of $169,989 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[8]

Luz Robles's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 1 Won $66,846
2010 Utah State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $17,629
2008 Utah State Senate, District 1 Won $85,514
Grand Total Raised $169,989

2012

Robles won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Robles raised a total of $66,846.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Luz Robles's campaign in 2012
Madrigal, Eli$9,999
Utah State Senate Democrats$8,000
Utah Democratic Party$7,100
Gonzalez, James$3,000
Select Health$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$66,846
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Robles was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Robles raised a total of $17,629.

2008

Robles won election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Robles raised a total of $85,514.

Scorecards

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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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.[9] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Luz Robles received an index rating of 21%.

2011

Luz Robles received an index rating of 36%.

2012

Luz Robles received an index rating of 17%.

2013

Luz Robles received an index rating of 15%.

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.[10]

2012

Luz Robles received a score of 25% in the 2012 score card.[11]

Personal

Robles and her husband Jorge have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Fife
Utah Senate District 1
2009–present
Succeeded by
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