LaVar Christensen

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LaVar Christensen
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Utah House of Representatives District 32
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$117/day
Per diem$96/day (lodging)
$61/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1977
J.D.McGeorge School of Law, University of Pacific, 1980
BirthdayAugust 18, 1953
Place of birthUpland, CA
ProfessionBusiness Owner, Real Estate Development
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Office website
LaVar Christensen is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He represented District 48 from 2011 to 2013, and has represented District 32 since January 1, 2013.


Christensen received a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the University of the Pacific. He is a real estate developer and private attorney.

During his time in law school, Christensen was a legislative assistant for the Governor of California (1978), and also a judicial law clerk (1979-1980).

Committee assignments


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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services, Vice-chair


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



See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Christensen won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 32 due to redistricting. Christensen defeated Austin Linford in the Republican convention and defeated Alain Balmanno (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1]

Utah House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLaVar Christensen Incumbent 66.8% 10,940
     Democratic Alain Balmanno 33.2% 5,426
Total Votes 16,366


On November 2, 2010 Christensen won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 48.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 48 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png LaVar Christensen (R) 5,327
Trisha Beck (D) 4,675

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, when Christensen first won election to the House, he collected $43,267 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
LaVar Christensen $14,500
Utah House Republican Elections Committee $4,000
William Rawlings $2,500
Bill and Linda Perry $2,500
David L Clark $2,000


Christensen and his wife, Sue, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Cox (R)
Utah House of Representatives District 32
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Trisha Beck (D)
Utah House of Representatives District 48
Succeeded by
Keven Stratton (R)