Rebecca Chavez-Houck

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Rebecca Chavez-Houck
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Utah House of Representatives District 24
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State House Assistant Minority Whip
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Master'sUniversity of Utah
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rebecca Chavez-Houck is a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 24. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She currently serves as the State House Assistant Minority Whip.

Biography

Chavez-Houck earned her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Utah. She went on to receive her M.P.A. from the University of Utah.

Chavez-Houck is a Public Relations Specialist.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chavez-Houck served on the following committees:

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics, Vice-chair
Government Operations
Health and Human Services
Legislative Management

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Incumbent Rebecca Chavez-Houck was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Pedro Gomez was unopposed in the Republican convention. Chavez-Houck will face Gomez in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Chavez-Houck won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 24. Chavez-Houck defeated Richard Nahum Goldberger in the Democratic convention and defeated J. P. Hughes (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Chavez-Houck Incumbent 70.5% 10,613
     Republican J.P. Hughes 29.5% 4,431
Total Votes 15,044

2010

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Chavez-Houck won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 24.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D) 6,874
Nephi J. Robinson (R) 2,412
Thomas Olds (C) 257

2008

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Chavez-Houck won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 24, defeating opponents Joe Jarvis (R) and Dylan McDonnell (L).

Chavez-Houck raised $41,712 for her campaign while Jarvis raised $32,974 and McDonnell raised $2,739.[4]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D) 9,196
Joe Jarvis (R) 4,210
Dylan McDonnell (L) 516

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chavez-Houck is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Chavez-Houck raised a total of $99,906 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[5]

Rebecca Chavez-Houck's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 24 Won $30,645
2010 Utah State House, District 24 Won $27,549
2008 Utah State House, District 24 Won $41,712
Grand Total Raised $99,906

2012

Chavez-Houck won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Chavez-Houck raised a total of $30,645.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rebecca Chavez-Houck's campaign in 2012
Usdc Coordinated Campaign - Latina Event Proceeds$5,900
Wake Forest Health Services$1,200
Select Health$1,000
Equality Utah$1,000
Education First$750
Total Raised in 2012$30,645
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Chavez-Houck won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Chavez-Houck raised a total of $27,549.

2008

Chavez-Houck won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Chavez-Houck raised a total of $41,712.

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 relating to the organization's mission of promoting the "Principles of Limited Government, the State and U.S. Constitutions, Representative Government, Participatory Democracy, a Free Market Economy, Separation of Powers, and Family."
  • 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 relating to the organization's mission of promoting the "Principles of Limited Government, the State and U.S. Constitutions, Representative Government, Participatory Democracy, a Free Market Economy, Separation of Powers, and Family."
  • 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.[6] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Rebecca Chavez-Houck received an index rating of 25%.

2011

Rebecca Chavez-Houck received an index rating of 20%.

2012

Rebecca Chavez-Houck received an index rating of 29%.

2013

Rebecca Chavez-Houck 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.[7]

2012

Rebecca Chavez-Houck received a score of 23% in the 2012 scorecard.[8]

Personal

Chavez-Houck has a husband, Martin.

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Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 24
2007-present
Succeeded by
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