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Ross Romero
Utah State Senate District 7
Former member
In office
2007 - 2013
State Senate Minority Whip
Base salary$117/day
Per diem$96/day (lodging)
$61/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives
2004 - 2006
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah, 1993
J.D.University of Michigan Law School, 1996
Office website
Campaign website
Ross Romero is a former Democratic member of the Utah State Senate, representing the 7th District from 2007 to 2013. He served as the Minority Whip.

Romero served in the Utah State House of Representatives from 2004 to 2006.

Romero has worked as a banker in the past. He is currently an attorney. Romero earned his BS from the University of Utah in 1993. He went on to receive his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996.

After redistricting thrust him into a district with fellow Democrat Pat Jones, Romero chose to run for election to the position of Mayor of Salt Lake County in 2012.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010

Romero was re-elected to the 7th District Seat in 2010. He defeated Republican Eric Johnson in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2][3]

Utah State Senate, District 7, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ross Romero (D) 19,596
Eric Johnson (R) 9,666


On November 7, 2006, Romero was elected to the 7th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponents Bryce Jolley (R) and Jared Beck (C).[4]

Romero raised $90,850 for his campaign while Jolley raised $61,630 and Beck raised $0. [5]

Utah State Senate, District 7 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ross Romero (D) 18,589
Bryce Jolley (R) 9,950
Jared Beck (I) 462

Campaign donors


In 2010, Romero received $105,583 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Utah State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ross Romero's campaign in 2010
Utah State Senate Democrats$5,000
Consumer Lending Alliance$3,000
Utah Association Of Realtors$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $105,583


In 2006, a year in which Romero was up for election, he collected $90,850 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Utah Education Association $5,000
Scott Matheson for Governor $4,000
Senate Democrats of Utah $3,000
Utah Bankers Association $2,750


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]


Ross Romero received a score of 25% in the 2012 score card.[9]

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Glen Donnelson
Utah House District 7
Succeeded by
Glen Donnelson
Preceded by
Karen Hale
Utah Senate District 7
Succeeded by
Deidre Henderson (R)