Wayne Harper

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Wayne Harper
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Utah State Senate District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day for lodging
$61/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives, District 43
1997 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Master'sBrigham Young University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Wayne A. Harper (b. February 27, 1956) is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Harper is a former member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 43 from 1997 to 2013.

Biography

Harper earned his B.A. and M.S. in History from Brigham Young University. Harper has worked as a Certified Archivist and Community Development Director in the past. He is currently a Real Estate Developer and Consultant. Harper is a past member of the West Jordan City Council.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue and Taxation
Transportation and Public Utilities and Technology

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Harper won election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 6. Harper defeated Brandon Baker in the Republican convention and defeated John Rendell (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Utah State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Harper 60.5% 19,961
     Democratic John Rendell 39.5% 13,049
Total Votes 33,010

2010

On November 2, 2010, Harper won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 43.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 43 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wayne Harper (R) 4,802
Brian Yardley (D) 2,559
D. Mark Faux (C) 334

2008

On November 4, 2008, Harper won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 43 defeating opponent Brian Yardley (D).[3]

Harper raised $18,875 for his campaign while Yardley raised $6,591.[4]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 43 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wayne Harper (R) 6,432
Brian Yardley (D) 4,794

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harper is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Harper raised a total of $198,686 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[5]

Wayne Harper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 6 Won $81,059
2010 Utah House of Representatives, District 43 Won $33,195
2008 Utah House of Representatives, District 43 Won $18,875
2006 Utah House of Representatives, District 43 Won $11,450
2004 Utah House of Representatives, District 43 Won $13,900
2002 Utah House of Representatives, District 43 Won $13,550
2000 Utah House of Representatives, District 43 Won $11,977
1998 Utah House of Representatives, District 43 Won $8,735
1996 Utah House of Representatives, District 43 Won $5,945
Grand Total Raised $198,686

2012

Harper won election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $81,059.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wayne Harper's campaign in 2012
2010 Account Balance Transfer$15,468
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Utah$5,000
Utah Association Of Realtors$3,000
EnergySolutions$3,000
Jenkins, Scott$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$81,059
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Harper won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $33,195.

2008

Harper won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $18,875.

2006

Harper won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $11,450.

2004

Harper won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $13,900.

2002

Harper won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $13,550.

2000

Harper won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $11,977.

1998

Harper won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $8,735.

1996

Harper won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $5,945.

Scorecards

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

Wayne Harper received an index rating of 81%.

2011

Wayne Harper received an index rating of 62%.

2012

Wayne Harper received an index rating of 50%.

2013

Wayne Harper received an index rating of 55%.

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

Wayne Harper received a score of 91% in the 2012 scorecard.[8]

Personal

Harper has a wife, KaLee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 43
1997-present
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