Phil Riesen

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Phil Riesen
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Utah House of Representatives District 36
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Audio Production/Advertising
Phil Riesen (b. May 8, 1943) was a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 36.

Riesen joined the Utah State House of Representatives in 2007. He served in that position until 2011.

Riesen has worked in the following positions: News Director for the Kall Radio Intermountain Network, Editor/Anchor for KUTV2, Managing Editor/Anchor for KTVX4, and News Director for Clear Channel Broadcasting Salt Lake City. He currently works in Audio Production and Advertising.

Riesen attended the University of Oklahoma.



Riesen did not run for re-election in 2011.


On November 4, 2008, Riesen won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 36 defeating opponents Drew Quinn (R), Shaun Kruger (L) and Nishan Beglarian (C).[1]

Riesen raised $31,962 for his campaign while Quinn raised $7,175, Kruger raised $16 and Beglarian raised $16.[2]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 36 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Riesen (D) 8,300
Drew Quinn (R) 7,175
Shaun Kruger (L) 226
Nishan Beglarian (C) 104

Campaign donors


Riesen raised $31,962 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah $2,700
Bruce Wayne Bastian $2,000
Utah Association of Realtors $2,000

Committee assignments


Riesen and his wife, Glenda, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Utah House of Representatives District 36
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