Marc Roberts

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Marc Roberts
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Utah House of Representatives District 67
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Marc K. Roberts is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 67. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Political Subdivisions

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Roberts' campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Rights

  • Excerpt: "I believe our rights come from our Creator, and that the definition of a right is the authority to act. I believe God has granted unto us this authority and that certain rights are unalienable. I believe governments should only exist to secure these rights, and that they exist independent of the government. I believe the government derives it’s authority from the consent of the governed and that it does not have the authority to violate individual rights through force, regulations, or mandates, any more than you or I do as individuals."

Life

  • Excerpt: "The right to defend or seek to preserve ones life is the most fundamental of all human rights. Securing the means to do so is essential. The rights to liberty and property are two of those vital means and necessary outgrowths of the right to life."

Liberty

  • Excerpt: "Liberty is agency, it is choice, it is the ability to act and exercise the rights that have been endowed upon us by our Creator. The moment our rights become limited or restricted, our Liberty becomes curtailed. Liberty is not absolute freedom, but freedom within bounds according to just laws. Liberty brings with it consequences according to those laws, which could ultimately take away freedoms, but the removal of such should only be from the consequence of the wrong action, not by government pre-empting wrong action that would prevent us from being able to choose and act in the first place. We have been given the ability to act and not to be acted upon. Thus liberty is the ability to choose, and with the positive results of our choices, maintain right action."

Property

  • Excerpt: "The right to own and maintain property is one of the most important of our God-given rights. Without it all other freedoms are compromised. Property is that which we are able to create from the sweat of our brow. It is with property that we build our homes, support families, acquire a farm, an office, a factory, machinery and tools and enter the occupation of our choice. The possession and creation of property is ultimately an extension of ourselves and is a representation of our ability to exercise our God given rights and talents."

NSA data center

Roberts told the Daily Herald that he is working to protect the 4th Amendment rights in Utah by preventing material support to the National Security Agency data center in Bluffdale. Roberts is working on a bill called "Prohibition on Electronic Data Collection Assistance" that would prevent the center from getting 1.7 million gallons of water a day to cool the computer processors.[2][3][4]

Elections

2014

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. Scott Parkin was unopposed in the Democratic convention but disqualified from the general election ballot. Incumbent Marc Roberts was unopposed in the Republican convention and was unopposed in the general election.[5]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roberts won election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 67. He defeated Richard L. Behling, Keith Mitchell, Jim Griffin, and John Ryan in the Republican convention and defeated Scott Parkin (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Utah House of Representatives, District 67, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Roberts 82% 9,454
     Democratic Scott Parkin 18% 2,074
Total Votes 11,528

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Roberts is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Roberts raised a total of $5,250 during that time period. This information was last updated on February 17, 2014.[7]

Marc Roberts's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 67 Won $5,250
Grand Total Raised $5,250

2012

Roberts won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Roberts raised a total of $5,250.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marc Roberts's campaign in 2012
Utah Association Of Realtors$2,750
Utah County Republican Party$1,000
Energysolutions$500
Education First$500
Utah League Of Credit Unions$500
Total Raised in 2012$5,250
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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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.
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  • 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."

The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[8] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2013

Marc Roberts received an index rating of 95%.

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