Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

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Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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Utah House of Representatives2012 Utah Senate Elections
Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives will be held in Utah on November 6, 2012. All 75 seats will be up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections is March 15, 2011. The primary election day will be June 26, 2012.

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Incumbents retiring

A total of

10 incumbents are not running for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents are:


Name:Party:Current office:
Christopher HerrodEnds.png Republican Utah House of Representatives District 62
Craig FrankEnds.png Republican Utah House of Representatives District 57
David LitvackElectiondot.png Democratic Utah House of Representatives District 26
Evan VickersEnds.png Republican Utah State Senate District 28
John DougallEnds.png Republican Utah State Auditor
Kenneth SumsionEnds.png Republican Utah House of Representatives District 56
Michael MorleyEnds.png Republican Utah House of Representatives District 66
Patrick PainterEnds.png Republican Utah House of Representatives District 67
Todd KiserNon-partisan Utah Commissioner of Insurance
Wayne HarperEnds.png Republican Utah State Senate District 6

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Utah House of Representatives:

Utah House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 17 14
     Republican Party 58 61
Total 75 75


Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in Utah in past years and the cumulative amount of dollars raised in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 209 $3,736,373
2008 236 $3,539,985
2006 175 $3,286,025
2004 250 $2,066,663
2002 155 $2,040,055

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $3,736,373 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Utah Association of Realtors $108,500
Reagan Outdoor Advertising $71,888
Utah League of Credit Unions $57,985
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte $57,205
Utah Cmte for a Democratic Majority $48,250
Sorensen, Beverly T $38,200
Merit Medical Systems $35,850
Utah Education Association $35,829
Edwards, Becky $35,500
Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association $34,600

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Utah House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[3]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 25 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A three-year resident of Utah at the filing deadline time
  • A resident for 6 months of the senate district from which elected at the filing deadline time
  • No person holding any public office of profit or trust under authority of the United States, or of this State, can be a member of the state senate, provided, that appointments in the State Militia, and the offices of notary public, justice of the peace, United States commissioner, and postmaster of the fourth class, shall not, within the meaning of this section, be considered offices of profit or trust.
  • A qualified voter. A qualified voter is someone who is:
* A U.S. citizen
* A resident of Utah for at least 30 days prior to the next election
* At least 18 years old by the next election
* His or her principal place of residence is in a specific voting precinct in Utah.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 2

Note: Incumbent Lee B. Perry (R) is running for re-election to District 29.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 3

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Jack Draxler Incumbent Draxler first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 4

Note: Incumbent David G Butterfield (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 5

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Curt Webb Incumbent Webb first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 6

Note: Incumbent Brad J Galvez (R) is running for re-election to District 29.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 7

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Ryan Wilcox Incumbent Wilcox first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 8

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Gage Froerer Incumbent Froerer first assumed office in 2007.
Libertarian Party June 26 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 9

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 10

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 11

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Brad Dee Incumbent Dee first assumed office in 2003.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 12

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 13

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 15

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 16

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party June 26 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 17

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 18

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 19

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Jim Nielson Incumbent Nielson first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 20

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 21

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 22

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Sue Duckworth Incumbent Duckworth first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution Party primary:
Independent June 26 American Elect Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 23

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party June 26 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 24

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 25

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Joel Briscoe Incumbent Briscoe first assumed office in 2010.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 26

Note: Incumbent David Litvack (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Green Party June 26 Green Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 27

Note: Incumbent John Dougall (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 28

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Brian King Incumbent King first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 29

Note: Incumbent Janice Fisher (D) is running for re-election to District 30.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Brad J Galvez District 6 incumbent Galvez first assumed office in 2011.
  • Lee B. Perry District 2 incumbent Perry first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 30

Note: Incumbent Brian Doughty (D) is running for re-election to District 26.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Janice Fisher District 29 incumbent Fisher first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Fred Cox District 32 incumbent Cox first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 31

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Larry Wiley Incumbent Wiley first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 32

Note: Incumbent Fred Cox (R) is running for re-election to District 30.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 33

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 34

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 35

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party June 26 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 36

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 37

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Carol Moss Incumbent Moss first assumed office in 2001.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 38

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 39

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Jim Dunnigan Incumbent Dunnigan first assumed office in 2003.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 40

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 41

Note: Incumbent Todd Kiser (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 42

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 43

Note: Incumbent Wayne Harper (R) is running for election to District 6 of the Utah State Senate.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 44

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Tim Cosgrove Incumbent Cosgrove first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 45

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 46

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 47

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Ken Ivory Incumbent Ivory first assumed office in 2011.
Libertarian Party June 26 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 48

Note: Incumbent LaVar Christensen (R) is running for re-election to District 32.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 49

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Derek Brown Incumbent Brown first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 50

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 51

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 52

Note: Incumbent Dan McCay (R) is running for re-election in District 41 due to redistricting.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 53

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 54

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Kraig Powell Incumbent Powell first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 55

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 56

Note: Incumbent Kenneth Sumsion (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 57

Note: District 57 is current vacant.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 58

Note: Incumbent Stephen Sandstrom (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 59

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Val Peterson Incumbent Peterson first assumed office in 2011.
Libertarian Party June 26 Libertarian primary:
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 60

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 61

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Keith Grover Incumbent Grover first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 62

Note: Incumbent Christopher Herrod (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 63

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Dean Sanpei Incumbent Sanpei first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 64

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 65

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 66

Note: Incumbent Michael Morley (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 67

Note: Incumbent Patrick Painter (R) is running for election to District 24 of the Utah State Senate.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 68

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 69

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 70

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 71

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 72

Note: Incumbent Evan Vickers (R) is running for election to District 28 of the Utah State Senate.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party June 26 Libertarian Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 73

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
Independent June 26 Utah Justice Party primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 74

Note: District 74 is current vacant.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 75

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Don Ipson Incumbent Ipson first assumed office in 2009.
Constitution Party June 26 Constitution primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

See also

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