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Evan Vickers
Evan Vickers.jpg
Utah State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$117/day
Per diem$96/day (lodging)
$61/day (meals)
Prior offices
Cedar City Council
1987-1999
Utah House of Representatives District 72
2009 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah, 1977
Personal
BirthdayMay 15, 1954
Place of birthPanguitch, UT
ProfessionPresident/Owner, Bulloch's Drug Store
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Evan J. Vickers (b. May 15, 1954) is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Vickers is a former member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 72 from 2009 to 2013.

Biography

Vickers earned his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Utah in 1977.

Vickers worked as a Pharmacy Manager for Albertson's Incorporated from 1985 to 1996. He has been the President/Owner of Bulloch's Drug Store since 1996.

Vickers served as a member of the Cedar City Council from 1987 to 1999.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services, Chair
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Vickers's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Education
Excerpt: "Education is a big deal to me due to the fact that I am the first college graduate in my family. I have been very fortunate to be able to help all five of my children get college degrees; two have Doctorates in Pharmacy and work in our family businesses. We are very fortunate to have two excellent schools of higher education in southern Utah with Dixie State College and SUU."
  • Energy Issues
Excerpt: "70% of our state is under federal control and they have locked the door pretty tight on what we can and can't do on these federal lands. I am a firm believer that those who use the lands as a resource are the best stewards; whether it be the livestock and agriculture people, the sportsmen, the oil and gas people, etc. These people appreciate the fact that they can't just use up the resource and throw it away."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Because of my profession, I have dealt with a lot of healthcare issues in the state. I serve as the Vice-Chair of the House Health and Human Services Committee and also sit on the Interim Committee as well. I feel that I am well-positioned to understand what is good and what is bad about healthcare in Utah. We do many things right in Utah with regards to healthcare."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I am a businessman and thus am very fiscally conservative. I do not like taxes! I recognize that they are a necessary evil but want to keep them as low as possible. As the economy continues to improve I favor putting additional money in the Rainy Day Fund and then after funding some growth issues, giving money back to the taxpayer in the way of lower taxes or rebates."
  • Government Spending
Excerpt: "I somewhat answered this in #4 but I recognize that there are certain basic functions that state government has to take care of. I am not in favor of instituting new, extravagant programs with state dollars. I support basic needs first and foremost. There are resources that are distributed to different areas of the state for needed projects and programs. "

Elections

2012

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Vickers won election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 28. Vickers defeated incumbent Casey Anderson in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Geoffrey Chesnut (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Utah State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEvan Vickers 82.6% 28,073
     Democratic Geoffrey Chesnut 17.4% 5,894
Total Votes 33,967


Utah State Senate District 28 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEvan J. Vickers 63.7% 6,549
Casey O. Anderson Incumbent 36.3% 3,730
Total Votes 10,279

2010

On November 2, 2010 Vickers won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 72.[4]

Utah House of Representatives, District 72 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Evan J. Vickers (R) 7,356
Barry Short (L) 1,450

2008

On November 4, 2008, Vickers won election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 72 defeating opponents Lawrence Daniel (D) and Ryan Bundy (C).[5]

Vickers raised $13,901 for his campaign while Daniel raised $0and Bundy raised $0.[6]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 72 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Evan Vickers (R) 10,238
Lawrence Daniel (D) 2,140
Ryan Bundy (C) 1,309

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vickers is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Vickers raised a total of $147,802 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[7]

Evan Vickers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 28 Won $112,373
2010 Utah State House, District 72 Won $21,528
2008 Utah State House, District 72 Won $13,901
Grand Total Raised $147,802

2012

Vickers won election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Vickers raised a total of $112,373.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Evan Vickers's campaign in 2012
2010 Account Balance Transfer$7,353
Vickers, Evan J$5,000
Guidant Strategies$4,898
Jenkins, Scott$3,250
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Utah$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$112,373
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Vickers won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Vickers raised a total of $21,528.

2008

Vickers won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Vickers raised a total of $13,901.

Scorecards

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.[8]

2012

Evan Vickers received a score of 92% in the 2012 scorecard.[9]

Personal

Vickers and his wife, Christine, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Utah State Senate District 28
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Utah House of Representatives District 72
2009-2013
Succeeded by
John Westwood (R)