|Lieutenant Governor of Utah|
|September 1, 2009 - Present|
|Years in position||6|
|Predecessor||Gary R. Herbert (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Appointed||September 1, 2009|
|Utah State Senate|
|January 20, 2003 – September 1, 2009|
|Bachelor's||Weber State University (1972)|
|J.D.||The University of Utah College of Law (1975)|
|Date of birth||October 16, 1948|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Personal
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Following the special election held to coincide with the 2010 midterms, both Gov. Herbert and Lt. Gov. Bell were elected to serve in their current offices until the 2012 election, in which they ran for, and won, re-election on a joint ticket on November 6, 2012.
In February 2013, it was reported that Bell was under investigation by the Davis County Attorney and the FBI after he was accused by a cabinet member of interfering in a child-abuse investigation and undermining the Department of Human Services. The case stemmed from 2011 when Bell ordered auditors to examine how the Division of Child and Family Services investigates child abuse allegations. Few details on the matter have come out as the audit itself was heavily redacted and the investigation is ongoing. Bell has stated that he was just seeking the truth.
Bell was the vice president of United Savings from 1977 to 1981. He then worked in private law practice with the Gregory S. Bell and Associates Law Firm from 1981 to 1984. From 1984 to 1997 he worked as partner for Kirton and McGrukie Law Firm. In 1997 he became partner for Raddon/Bell Properties. He served as a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 22nd senate district in Davis County from 2002 until 2009.
- BA, Weber State University, 1972
- JD, The University of Utah College of Law, 1975
Lieutenant Governor of Utah (2009-present)
In 2009 Bell was appointed to the position of Lieutenant Governor for the State of Utah. He was elected in 2010 and re-elected on November 6, 2012.
Utah State Senate (2002-2009)
Bell joined the Utah State Senate in 2002 and served in that position until September of 2009.
Mayor of Farmington City (1994-2002)
Bell was elected Mayor of Farmington City in 1993. He served in that position until his election to the State Senate in 2002.
Farmington City Council (1990-1994)
Bell was a member of Farmington City Council from 1990 to 1994.
Bell and Gov. Gary Herbert won re-election in 2012. At the statewide Republican Party nominating convention in late April, the pair captured 63 percent of the Republican delegates, beating David Kirkham, Morgan Philpot, Kenneth Sumsion, Lane Ronnow and William Skokos for the Republican Party nomination.
In the November 6th, general election Herbert and Bell defeated Democrats Peter Cooke & Vince Rampton, Libertarians Ken Larsen & Rob Latham and Constitution Party candidate Kirk Pearson & Tim Alders.
|Governor of Utah General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Peter Cooke and Vince Rampton||27.7%||253,514|
|Republican||Gary Herbert and Greg Bell Incumbent||68.4%||624,678|
|Libertarian||Ken Larsen and Rob Latham||2.2%||19,956|
|Constitution||Kirk Pearson and Tim Alders||1.7%||15,548|
|Election Results via State of Utah.|
Bell raised $8,568 for his campaign, while Rowland raised $68 and Fluckiger raised $669. 
|Utah State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2006|
|Republican||Gregory Bell Incumbent||71.5%||14,718|
Comprehensive donor information for Bell is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Bell raised a total of $38,599 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 9, 2013.
Bell won re-election to the position of Utah Lieutenant Governor in 2012. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $14,919.
|Utah Lieutenant Governor 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gregory Bell's campaign in 2012|
|Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association||$2,000|
|John A. Lindquist||$2,000|
|Utah Trucking Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$14,919|
|Total Votes received in 2012||624,678|
|Cost of each vote received||$0.02|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Gregory Bell's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Gregory Bell's Campaign Contributions|
Lieutenant Governor of Utah
Utah State Senate
Utah State Senate
|Total Raised by Opponents||$750||$669 (Constitution Party)|
|Top 5 contributors||Senator Bell Campaign Account||$5,176||Republican Senate Campaign Committee of Utah||$4,000||Gregory Bell||$2,058|
|Chevron Corp||$300||John L Valentine Re-Election Fund||$1,300||Lynn & A. Summerhays||$2,000|
|n/a||-||Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association||$1,000||Steven Randall||$1,000|
|n/a||-||John B. Goddard||$1,000||Republican Senate Campaign Committee of Utah||$1,000|
|n/a||-||Gregory Bell||$693||Charles Kirton|
Bell and his wife JoLynn have six children.
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- Official Utah State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Utah Lieutenant Governor, " About Greg Bell," accessed May 7, 2013
- Standard Examiner, "Cabinet member says Bell used audit to try and derail child-abuse case," February 23, 2013
- Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Lt. Gov. Bell says he was just seeking truth about DCFS case," February 23, 2013
- Salt Lake Tribune, "Herbert wins nod, Philpot feels betrayed," April 21, 2012
- Associated Press: Election Results, "Utah - summary vote," accessed June 27, 2012
- Deseret News "Election Results" Accessed November 6, 2012
- 2006 election results, Utah State Senate, District 22
- District 22 Utah State Senate spending, 2008
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Gregory Bell," accessed May 9, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
|Utah State Senate District 22
| Succeeded by|
Stuart Adams (R)
Gary Herbert (R)
|Lieutenant Governor of Utah
| Succeeded by|