|U.S. Senate, Utah|
|Utah State Senate District 23|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
|J.D.||University of Chicago Law School|
|Religion||Latter Day Saints|
Liljenquist has worked as a strategy consultant for Bain and Company. He has also worked as Director of Operational Strategy for Affiliated Computer Services. He is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer for Focus Services, Limited Liability Company.
Liljenquist earned his BA in Economics from Brigham Young University. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Liljenquist served on the following committees:
- Business and Labor Committee, Utah State Senate
- Ethics Committee, Utah State Senate
- Retirement and Independent Entities Committee, Utah State Senate, Chair
- Rules Committee, Utah State Senate
- Subcommittee on Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations, Chair
- Subcommittee on Social Services Appropriations
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Liljenquist served on the following committees:
- Business and Labor Committee, Utah Senate
- Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee, Utah Senate
- Retirement and Independent Entities Committee, Utah Senate
Liljenquist's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Fiscal Leadership
- Excerpt: "The biggest issue we face as a nation is out-of-control spending and our ever-expanding debt. We have had a generation of politicians who have pulled more and more power and more and more money to Washington, while simultaneously refusing to deal with the problems which threaten the very foundations of our republic – runaway spending."
- Excerpt: "Along with fiscal leadership, we need to return to self-reliance - as families, as communities, as states and as a nation. We must live within our means. We must stop looking to government to solve our problems."
- Strong Moral Roots
- Excerpt: "With fiscal leadership and self-reliance, we must also return to our strong moral roots – those conservative values that have made this country great. Our Founding Fathers recognized that our rights are God-given and do not come from government. The series of checks and balances in our Constitution were meant to protect those rights against the government. "
- State Sovereignty
- Excerpt: "Our Founding Fathers were brilliant in many ways, but one of their greatest feats was creating a federal government with a balance of powers. The US House of Representatives was intended to represent the people, while the US Senate was established to represent the states."
Liljenquist ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Utah. He and incumbent Orrin Hatch defeated Kevin Fisk, Dale Ash, Loy Arlan Brunson, Tim Aalders, Jeremy Friedbaum, Christopher Herrod, William Lawrence, and David Chiu in the Republican convention. Hatch and Liljenquist went on to compete in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012, and Hatch won.
Liljenquist raised $89,191 for his campaign, while Watson raised $8,963 and Hancock raised $20. 
|Utah State Senate, District 20 (2008)|
|Dan Liljenquist (R)||25,392||70.40%|
|Richard Watson (D)||9,455||26.2%|
|Jorgina Hancock (C)||1,198||3.3%|
In 2008, a year in which Liljenquist was up for election, he collected $89,191 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Utah Manufacturers Association||$8,000|
|Utah Republican Senate Campaign Committee||$5,000|
In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Liljenquist one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.
In October 2011, Liljenquist was also named as one of Governing Magazine's nine "Public Officials of the Year." Liljenquist was the only state legislator among the honorees, who also included Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."
Liljenquist and his wife Brooke have six children.
- Sen. Liljenquist's website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- Dan Liljenquist on LinkedIn
- AP/CSPAN "Utah-Summary Vote Results," June 26, 2012
- Campaign website, Issues
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- 2008 election results, Utah State Senate, District 20
- District 20 Utah State Senate spending, 2008
- 2008 contributions to Dan Liljenquist
- Governing, "GOP Legislators to Watch," May 24, 2011
- Governing Magazine "The Change Agent," October 2011
- Governing, "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012
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