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Rebecca Lockhart
Rebecca Lockhart.jpg
Utah House of Representatives District 64
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 16
Speaker, Utah State House of Representatives
2011 - present
Base salary$117/day
Per diem$95/day for lodging, $61/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Date of birthNovember 20, 1968
Place of birthReno, NV
ProfessionRegistered Nurse
Office website
Campaign website
Rebecca "Becky" Lockhart (b. November 20, 1968) is the Republican Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 64 since 1999.

Lockhart is a past Chair of the Legislative District. She is also a member of the Republican State Central Committee.

Lockhart currently works as a Registered Nurse and a Homemaker.

Lockhart earned her BS in Nursing from Brigham Young University.


Medicaid expansion

Lockhart told the 2013 Sutherland Institute Legislative Policy Conference that she wanted the federal government to give Utah its Medicaid funds as a block grant, which she said would enable Utah to carry out the federally required expansion of Medicaid at the present funding level.[1]

Campaign Themes

Lockhart's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Health Care

  • Excerpt:"I will continue to promote policies that keep costs down and increase consumer involvement in their own health care decisions."

Utah’s Economy

  • Excerpt:"Utah must continue to provide a fertile environment for private enterprise to prosper. I will continue to advocate for principles of limited taxation and limited, appropriate regulations."

Effective Representation

  • Excerpt:"I will continue to cut through bureaucracy and seek common sense solutions to the problems facing Utah, Utah County and Legislative District 64."


  • Excerpt:"I will continue to work toward a long-term transportation plan to meet the needs of the state without mortgaging our children’s future."

Defense of the Family

  • Excerpt:"I will continue to actively support measures that strengthen the family. I will also vigorously oppose legislation that takes decisions about children away from parents. I will continue to advocate for anti-pornography measures."

Committee assignments


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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Administrative Rules Review
Legislative Management, Vice-chair


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


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



See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lockhart won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 64. She ran unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Boyd Jay Petersen (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Lockhart Incumbent 76.1% 6,989
     Democratic Boyd Jay Petersen 23.9% 2,193
Total Votes 9,182


On November 2, 2010 Lockhart won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 64[4].

Utah House of Representatives, District 64 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rebecca Lockhart (R) 3,099
Hal Miller (D) 1,896


On November 4, 2008, Lockhart won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 64 defeating opponents Boyd Petersen (D) and Nathanial Ashby (L).[5]

Lockhart raised $50,960 for her campaign while Petersen raised $21,006 and Ashby raised $0.[6]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 64 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rebecca Lockhart (R) 5,774
Boyd Petersen (D) 2,660
Nathanial Ashby (L) 344

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Lockhart received $55,067 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below.[7]

Utah House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rebecca Lockhart's campaign in 2010
Utah Association Of Realtors$2,500
Workers Compensation Fund Of Utah$2,100
Utah County Republican Party$2,000
Sorensen, Beverly T$1,500
Utah Association Of Health Underwriters$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $55,067


Lockhart raised $50,960 for the 2008 election.

Her major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Utah County Republican Party $2,000
Utah Association of Realtors $2,000
Molina Healthcare $2,000


Lockhart and her husband, Stan, have three children.

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