Michael Noel

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Michael Noel
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Utah House of Representatives District 73
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$117/day
Per diem$96/day (lodging)
$61/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, 1972
Master'sUniversity of South Dakota, 1974
Date of birthOctober 17, 1947
Place of birthOgden, UT
ProfessionPrivate Consultant/Water Manager
Office website
Campaign website
Michael Noel (b. October 7, 1947) is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 73. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Noel earned his BS from the University of California in 1972. He went on to receive his MS from the University of South Dakota in 1974. He then attended advanced PhD Studies at Utah State University.

Noel has worked as General Manager of the Kane County Water Conservancy District since 1998. He currently works as a rancher/farmer as well.

Committee assignments


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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment, Chair
Native American Legislative Liaison


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


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


Campaign themes


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

  • Excerpt:"Never raise your taxes."
  • Excerpt:"Not grow government beyond those increases needed to meet population growth."
  • Excerpt:"Keep the government out of your personal lives as much as possible by giving you, the citizen, the opportunity to exercise your free agency to prosper in a free market economy without the burdens of excessive laws and regulations."
  • Excerpt:"Try to reduce the negative impacts of federal land ownership in our state on your lives by fighting to keep our public lands open and accessible and by promoting the multiple use and sustained yield of public lands as provided for in federal law."
  • Excerpt:"Support the great public education and higher education programs in our state while providing parents with the opportunity to make personal choices as to how and where their children are educated."



See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Noel won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 73. He ran unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Ty Markham (Utah Justice) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Noel Incumbent 72% 9,600
     Utah Justice Ty Markham 28% 3,741
Total Votes 13,341


See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

Noel won re-election in 2010. He ran unopposed in both the primary and general election.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Noel won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 73 defeating opponents Ted Hallisey (D) and Allison Howes (C).[4]

Noel raised $28,701 for his campaign while Hallisey raised $2,920 and Howes raised $16.[5]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 73 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Noel (R) 9,199
Ted Hallisey (D) 2,863
Allison Howes (C) 737

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Noel received $24,201 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]

Utah House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Noel's campaign in 2010
Noel, Mike$3,500
Bill Barrett Corp$3,000
Utah Association Of Realtors$2,000
Utah Rural Electric Association$1,000
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $24,201


Noel raised $28,701 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Utah Association of Realtors $2,000
Conservative Caucus PAC $2,000
Tetris Group $1,250


Noel and his wife, Sherry, have five children.

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