Andrew McCullough

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Andrew McCullough
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Former candidate for
Utah Attorney General
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
J.D.University of Utah
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
W. Andrew McCullough was a Libertarian candidate for Utah Attorney General in the 2014 elections.[1] Andrew McCullough lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

McCullough has run for attorney general four times previously- in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. In 2010, he made a bid for the governor's office. In each case, he sought election on the Libertarian ticket.

Biography

McCullough earned his bachelor's degrees in political science and sociology from Brigham Young University, and then his law degree from the University of Utah. His political activism dates back to his early years as a student in Utah in the 1970's, when he served four years as State Treasurer of the Utah Young Republicans. During this period, he gained political experience by interning for Senator James Buckley.[2] He went on to become the Chair of the Utah Libertarian party, a role he occupied from 2008-2010.[2]

After graduating from law school in 1973, McCullough began his legal career as a Partner at Mulliner & McCullough, Attorneys at Law in Orem, Utah.[3]

McCullough has concentrated on 1st and 4th Amendment law during his tenure at the firm of McCullough & Associates, where he has worked as principal attorney since 1999. Prior to joining this firm, he was Senior Partner in McCullough, Jones & Ivins, attorneys at law.[3]

Education

  • B.A., Political Science and Sociology, Brigham Young University (1970)
  • J.D., University of Utah College of Law- Salt Lake City (1973)

Elections

2014

See also: Utah attorney general special election, 2014

McCullough ran for election to the office of Utah Attorney General.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

General election
Attorney General of Utah, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Reyes Incumbent 63.1% 355,275
     Democratic Charles Stormont 27% 151,967
     Libertarian Andrew McCullough 4% 22,333
     Constitution Gregory Hansen 3.3% 18,722
     Independent Leslie Curtis 2.7% 15,108
Total Votes 563,405
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor.

Race background

Special election circumstances
See also: John Swallow's controversies

In 2012, then-Chief Deputy Attorney General John Swallow was elected as Attorney General. Almost immediately Swallow was beset by scandal and controversy, leading to ethics and elections law investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Utah State Legislature. These events eventually caused Swallow to resign on December 3, 2013.

In his place, Utah Governor appointed current incumbent Republican Sean Reyes, who took office on December 30, 2014. Reyes came second in the heated 2012 Republican primary won by Swallow. Reyes ran to retain the office in a special election on November 4, 2014. He did not face any contentious campaigning in the primary in 2014 as he run unopposed for the nomination.

Reyes's major-party opposition in November was Democrat Charles Stormont, a lawyer in the Attorney General's office. Three other candidates faced Reyes and Stormont in November: Libertarian Andrew McCullough, Constitution Party candidate Gregory Hansen and American Independent Party candidate Leslie Curtis. Reyes won election to the remaining two years of Swallow's term.

2012

See also: Utah attorney general election, 2012
W. Andrew McCullough

McCullough was a 2012 Libertarian candidate for Attorney General of Utah. He faced deputy chief attorney general John Swallow (R) and Weber County Attorney Dee W. Smith (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Attorney General of Utah General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dee W. Smith 30.1% 269,893
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Swallow 64.6% 579,118
     Libertarian W. Andrew McCullough 5.3% 47,347
Total Votes 896,358
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor (dead link).


2010

See also: Utah gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

McCullough faced Gary Herbert (D) and Peter Corroon (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Governor/Lt. Governor of Utah, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Herbert/Greg Bell Incumbent 64.2% 381,531
     Democratic Peter Corroon/Sheryl Allen 31.8% 188,911
     Independent Farley M. Anderson/Steve Maxfield 2% 11,842
     Libertarian W. Andrew McCullough/Aric Cramer, Sr. 2% 11,723
Total Votes 594,007
Election Results Via: Electionresults.utah.gov (dead link)

2008

Utah Attorney General, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark L. Shurtleff Incumbent 69.3% 650,147
     Democratic Jean Welch Hill 26.6% 249,492
     Libertarian W. Andrew McCullough 4.1% 38,231
Total Votes 937,870
Election Results Via: Elections.utah.gov

2004

On November 2, 2004, Mark L. Shurtleff won re-election to the office of Utah Attorney General. He defeated Gregory G. Skordas (D) and W. Andrew McCullough (L) in the general election.

Utah Attorney General, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark L. Shurtleff Incumbent 68.4% 614,742
     Democratic Gregory G. Skordas 28.4% 255,779
     Libertarian W. Andrew McCullough 3.2% 28,704
Total Votes 899,225
Election Results Via: Utah Secretary of State (timed out)

2000

On November 7, 2000, Mark L. Shurtleff won election to the office of Utah Attorney General. He defeated Reed M. Richards (D) and W. Andrew McCullough (L) in the general election.

Utah Attorney General, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark L. Shurtleff 57.5% 435,988
     Democratic Reed M. Richards 39.5% 299,683
     Libertarian W. Andrew McCullough 2.9% 22,273
Total Votes 757,944
Election Results Via: Utah Secretary of State (timed out)

Issues

War on Drugs

McCullough stated paring down anti-drug crusading among his top priorities for office, citing the wasteful spending that goes into policing and imprisoning petty drug users as well his discomfort with criminalizing "an entire generation." According to him, "The State should not be making moral choices for its citizens."[5]

Jobs

McCullough believes that it is not the duty of the state to create jobs. The state should, however, foster a friendlier economic environment for private sector business growth, through actions such as lowering taxes and reducing "unnecessary" regulation.[6]

Campaign donors

2012

McCullough lost the election to the position of Utah Attorney General in 2012. During that election cycle, McCullough raised a total of $8,623.

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