Stephen Urquhart

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Stephen Urquhart
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Utah State Senate District 29
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
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
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives, District 75
2001 - 2009
Education
Bachelor'sWilliams College
J.D.Brigham Young University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Stephen H. Urquhart is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Urquhart served in the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 75 from 2001 to 2009.

Biography

Urquhart earned his B.S. in Biology from Williams College. He went on to receive his J.D. from J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University. He is an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Urquhart was also a member of the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission.

Elections

2012

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Urquhart won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 29. Urquhart was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Terence Moore (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Utah State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Urquhart Incumbent 77% 28,174
     Democratic Terence Moore 23% 8,398
Total Votes 36,572

2008

On November 4, 2008, Urquhart won election to the 29th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponents Brooks Pace and Wade Beatty.[2]

Urquhart raised $82,080 for his campaign, while Pace raised $47,536 and Beatty raised $0. [3]

Utah State Senate, District 29 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Urquhart (R) 28,597 67.40%
Brooks Pace (D) 12,281 28.90%
Wade Beatty (C) 1,546 3.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Urquhart is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Urquhart raised a total of $340,064 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[4]

Stephen Urquhart's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 29 Won $80,735
2010 Utah State Senate, District 29 Not up for election $67,345
2008 Utah State Senate, District 29 Won $82,080
2006 Utah State House, District 75 Won $63,726
2004 Utah State House, District 75 Won $18,351
2002 Utah State House, District 75 Won $18,477
2000 Utah State House, District 75 Won $9,350
Grand Total Raised $340,064

2012

Urquhart won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Urquhart raised a total of $80,735.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephen Urquhart's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Utah$4,500
Energysolutions$3,500
Select Health$2,500
PCM Venture I$2,500
Utah Technology Council$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$80,735
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Urquhart was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Urquhart raised a total of $67,345.

2008

Urquhart won election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Urquhart raised a total of $82,080.

2006

Urquhart won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Urquhart raised a total of $63,726.

2004

Urquhart won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Urquhart raised a total of $18,351.

2002

Urquhart won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Urquhart raised a total of $18,477.

2000

Urquhart won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Urquhart raised a total of $9,350.

Scorecards

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

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

2010

Steve Urquhart received an index rating of 73%.

2011

Steve Urquhart received an index rating of 58%.

2012

Steve Urquhart received an index rating of 50%.

2013

Steve Urquhart received an index rating of 32%.

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.[6]

2012

Stephen Urquhart received a score of 92% in the 2012 score card.[7]]</ref>

Personal

Urquhart has a wife, Sara.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Hickman
Utah Senate District 29
2009–present
Succeeded by
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