Sheldon Killpack

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Sheldon Killpack
Utah State Senate District 21
Former officeholder
In office
2003 - 2010
Term ends
Resigned office January 16, 2010
Sheldon Killpack was a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing the 21st District. He served from 2003 until resigning his position on January 16, 2010 after his arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.


Killpack earned his B.S. from Weber State University in 1994.

Professional experience

Killpack worked as Director of Marketing for Lagoon Corporation Incorporated. He is currently vice president of Academia West.

Political experience

Killpack was appointed to the Utah State Senate in June of 2003. In 2008, he served as Assistant Majority Whip. He was the Senate Majority Leader when he resigned his position. Killpack represented the 21st District.

Committee assignments


Killpack and his wife Nicole have four children.

Arrest for suspicion of DUI

On January 15, 2010 Killpack was pulled over by a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper for driving erratically. The trooper smelled "a strong odor of alcohol," and had Killpack perform sobriety tests. Killpack was arrested when he refused to take a breath test, spending about two hours in jail. The next day Killpack announced that he would resign his office effective immediately.

He stated, "My heart weighs heavy. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the legislative process, my legislative colleagues and for my constituents. At this time the Legislature would be a distraction from what is most important and, frankly, I find that I have become a distraction to the Legislature."[1]



On November 7, 2006, Killpack won re-election to the 21st District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponents Anita Mortimer (D), Joshua Bennett (C) and Brent Zimmerman (L).[2]

Killpack raised $93,452 for his campaign, while Mortimer raised $1,550, Bennett raised $0 and Zimmerman raised $32. [3]

Utah State Senate, District 21 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sheldon Killpack (R) 9,555
Anita Mortimer (D) 3,737
Joshua Bennett (C) 697
Brent Zimmerman (L) 355

Campaign donors


In 2006, a year in which Killpack was up for re-election, he collected $93,452 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Utah Association of Realtors $7,500
Republican Senate Campaign Committee of Utah $3,000
Utah County Legislative PAC $3,000
Molina Healthcare $3,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Utah Senate District 21
Succeeded by
Jerry Stevenson