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Tim Cosgrove
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Utah House of Representatives District 44
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWeber State University
Master'sGeorge Washington University
Personal
ProfessionChild Advocate
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tim M. Cosgrove is a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Cosgrove did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Cosgrove earned his B.A. in Political Science from Weber State University. He went on to receive his M.A. in Political Management from George Washington University. He is a Child Advocate.

Cosgrove was a candidate for the Utah State House of Representatives in 2002 but was not elected.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Health and Human Services
Revenue and Taxation
Legislative Management

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Cosgrove's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Investing in Children

  • Excerpt: "A quality public education system benefits all of us. As your state representative, I will make quality public education for every child my top priority."

Wise Use of Limited Resources

  • Excerpt: "Expanding health insurance coverage to uninsured children and providing access to regular check-ups and prescription medications when they are sick will save money and prevent more costly care in the future."

Long Term Care and Low Cost Perscription Drugs

  • Excerpt: "Through free market negotiations and its bulk purchasing power, Utah can substantially lower prices for prescription drugs both for the uninsured and for the state Medicaid program saving hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in the process."

Creating Jobs, Economic Prosperity and Security

  • Excerpt: "I will work to develop private public partnerships establishing a new energy economy and create jobs."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Yet as winter inversions and summer droughts continue while our population grows, we need to make long term plans to balance urban development with Utah’s fragile environment so that our children and our children’s children have the opportunity to enjoy Utah’s natural beauty."

Elections

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cosgrove won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 44. Cosgrove was unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Utah House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Cosgrove Incumbent 55.2% 7,412
     Republican Christy Achziger 42.3% 5,690
     Independent John Jackson 2.5% 334
Total Votes 13,436

2010

On November 2, 2010, Cosgrove won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 44.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 44 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Cosgrove (D) 4,366
Shawn P Bradley (R) 4,089
Erin M Partridge (L) 207

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cosgrove won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 44 defeating opponent Raymond Poole (R).

Cosgrove raised $26,458 for his campaign while Poole raised $4,689.[3]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 44 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Cosgrove (D) 7,193
Raymond Poole (R) 4,666

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cosgrove is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Cosgrove raised a total of $168,909 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[4]

Tim Cosgrove's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 44 Won $44,308
2010 Utah State House, District 44 Won $29,413
2008 Utah State House, District 44 Won $26,458
2006 Utah State House, District 44 Won $24,928
2004 Utah State House, District 44 Won $26,873
2002 Utah State House, District 44 Defeated $16,929
Grand Total Raised $168,909

2012

Cosgrove won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cosgrove raised a total of $44,308.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tim Cosgrove's campaign in 2012
Utah Cmte For A Democratic Majority$3,000
Utah Education Association$2,000
Electrical Workers Local 354$2,000
Utah Trial Lawyers$1,500
Utah League Of Credit Unions$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$44,308
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cosgrove won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cosgrove raised a total of $29,413.

2008

Cosgrove won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Cosgrove raised a total of $26,458.

2006

Cosgrove won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Cosgrove raised a total of $24,928.

2004

Cosgrove won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Cosgrove raised a total of $26,873.

2002

Cosgrove lost the election for the Utah House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Cosgrove raised a total of $16,929.

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

Tim Cosgrove received an index rating of 38%.

2011

Tim Cosgrove received an index rating of 20%.

2012

Tim Cosgrove received an index rating of 24%.

2013

Tim Cosgrove received an index rating of 24%.

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

Tim Cosgrove received a score of 31% in the 2012 scorecard.[7]

Personal

Cosgrove and his wife, Diane, have four children.

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