Andrew McCullough

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W. Andrew McCullough
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Former candidate for
Attorney General of Utah
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
J.D.University of Utah
Personal website
Campaign website
W. Andrew McCullough is an attorney and was the Libertarian candidate for Attorney General of Utah in the 2012 election. Previously, he ran for Governor of Utah in 2010.


McCullough earned his bachelor's degrees in political science and sociology from Brigham Young University, and then his law degree from the University of Utah. His political activism dates back to his early years as a student in Utah in the 1970's, when he served four years as State Treasurer of the Utah Young Republicans. During this period, he gained political experience by interning for Senator James Buckley.[1] He went on to become the Chair of the Utah Libertarian party, a role he occupied from 2008-2010.[1]

After graduating from law school in 1973, McCullough began his legal career as a Partner at Mulliner & McCullough, Attorneys at Law in Orem, Utah.[2]

McCullough has concentrated on 1st and 4th Amendment law during his tenure at the firm of McCullough & Associates, where he has worked as principal attorney since 1999. Prior to joining this firm, he was Senior Partner in McCullough, Jones & Ivins, attorneys at law. [2]


  • B.A., Political Science and Sociology, Brigham Young University (1970)
  • J.D., University of Utah College of Law- Salt Lake City (1973)



See also: Utah attorney general election, 2012

McCullough was a 2012 Libertarian candidate for Attorney General of Utah. He faced deputy chief attorney general John Swallow (R) and Weber County Attorney Dee W. Smith (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Attorney General of Utah General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dee W. Smith 30.1% 269,893
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Swallow 64.6% 579,118
     Libertarian W. Andrew McCullough 5.3% 47,347
Total Votes 896,358
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor (dead link).


See also: Utah gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

McCullough faced Gary Herbert (D) and Peter Corroon (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Governor of Utah, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary R. Herbert 64.2% 381,531
     Democratic Peter Corroon 31.8% 188,911
     Unaffiliated Farley M. Anderson 2% 11,842
     Libertarian W. Andrew McCullough 2% 11,723
Total Votes 594,007



McCullough came in third in the 2008 race for Utah Attorney General, receiving about 4.1% of the vote.

Attorney General of Utah, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark L. Shurtleff 69.3% 650,147
     Democratic Jean Welch Hill 26.6% 249,492
     Libertarian W. Andrew McCullough 4.1% 38,231
Total Votes 937,870



War on Drugs

McCullough stated paring down anti-drug crusading among his top priorities for office, citing the wasteful spending that goes into policing and imprisoning petty drug users as well his discomfort with criminalizing "an entire generation." According to him, "The State should not be making moral choices for its citizens."[6]


McCullough believes that it is not the duty of the state to create jobs. The state should, however, foster a friendlier economic environment for private sector business growth, through actions such as lowering taxes and reducing "unnecessary" regulation.[7]

Campaign donors


McCullough lost the election to the position of Utah Attorney General in 2012. During that election cycle, McCullough raised a total of $8,623.


W. Andrew McCullough

Office contact:
W. Andrew McCullough
McCullough & Associates, LLC
Attorneys at Law
6885 South State Street
Midvale, Utah 84047

Office Tel: (801) 565-0894

Campaign contact
Andrew McCullough
PO Box 651147
Salt Lake City, UT 84165

Tel: (801) 565-1988

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