Rating Group: Utah Taxpayers Association

2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
UT State House - 7 Ryan Wilcox Republican 92%
UT State House - 15 Brad Wilson Republican 85%
UT State House - 16 Steve Handy Republican 64%
UT State House - 17 Stewart Barlow Republican 64%
UT State House - 21 Douglas Sagers Republican 69%
UT State House - 25 Joel Briscoe Democratic 50%
UT State House - 28 Brian King Democratic 50%
UT State House - 35 Mark Wheatley Democratic 62%
UT State House - 39 James Dunnigan Republican 85%
UT State House - 45 Steve Eliason Republican 71%
UT State House - 47 Ken Ivory Republican 64%
UT State House - 59 Val Peterson Republican 93%
UT State House - 69 Christine Watkins Republican 57%
UT State House - 71 Bradley Last Republican 77%
UT State House - 74 V. Lowry Snow Republican 64%
UT State Senate - 1 Luz Escamilla Democratic 64%
UT State Senate - 3 Gene Davis Democratic 80%
UT State Senate - 5 Karen Mayne Democratic 75%
UT State Senate - 6 Wayne Harper Republican 92%
UT State Senate - 11 Dan McCay Republican 91%
UT State Senate - 12 Daniel Thatcher Republican 90%
UT State Senate - 15 Keith Grover Republican 93%
UT State Senate - 16 Curt Bramble Republican 82%
UT State Senate - 21 Jerry Stevenson Republican 91%
UT State Senate - 22 Stuart Adams Republican 91%
UT State Senate - 23 Todd Weiler Republican 92%
UT State Senate - 27 David Hinkins Republican 70%
UT State Senate - 28 Evan Vickers Republican 86%
UT State Senate - 29 Don Ipson Republican 77%
UT Auditor John Dougall Republican 92%
UT Chair of the Tax Commission John Valentine 91%
UT Commissioner - At-Large Gage Froerer Republican 77%
UT Commissioner - At-Large Scott Jenkins Republican 100%
Casey Anderson 92%
Johnny Anderson 77%
Patrice Arent 57%
Roger Barrus 77%
Jim Bird 64%
Derek Brown 69%
Melvin Brown 50%
David Butterfield 69%
Rebecca Chavez-Houck 57%
Allen Christensen 75%
LaVar Christensen 71%
Tim Cosgrove 57%
Fred Cox 71%
Brad Daw 93%
Margaret Dayton 92%
Brad Dee 75%
Brian Doughty 57%
Jack Draxler 69%
Susan Duckworth 54%
Becky Edwards 64%
Janice Fisher 58%
Craig Frank 100%
Brad Galvez 100%
Francis Gibson 75%
Richard Greenwood 79%
Lynn Hemingway 57%
Neal Hendrickson 54%
Christopher Herrod 92%
Lyle Hillyard 89%
Gregory Hughes 92%
Eric Hutchings 64%
Patricia Jones 73%
Todd Kiser 71%
Peter Knudson 78%
David Litvack 45%
Becky Lockhart 91%
Mark Madsen 90%
John Mathis 100%
Ben McAdams 82%
Kay McIff 58%
Ronda Menlove 69%
Karen Morgan 67%
Michael Morley 100%
Merlynn Newbold 79%
Wayne Niederhauser 78%
Jim Nielson 71%
Michael Noel 85%
Curtis Oda 92%
Ralph Okerlund 83%
Aaron Osmond 83%
Patrick Painter 83%
Lee Perry 79%
Jeremy Peterson 79%
Dixon Pitcher 64%
Marie Poulson 57%
Kraig Powell 57%
Paul Ray 71%
Stuart Reid 82%
Ross Romero 67%
Stephen Sandstrom 92%
Dean Sanpei 93%
Jennifer Seelig 54%
Howard Stephenson 100%
Kenneth Sumsion 92%
Stephen Urquhart 100%
Kevin Van Tassell 67%
Michael Waddoups 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
UT State House - 7 Ryan Wilcox R 92%
UT State House - 15 Brad Wilson R 85%
UT State House - 16 Steve Handy R 64%
UT State House - 17 Stewart Barlow R 64%
UT State House - 21 Douglas Sagers R 69%
UT State House - 25 Joel Briscoe D 50%
UT State House - 28 Brian King D 50%
UT State House - 35 Mark Wheatley D 62%
UT State House - 39 James Dunnigan R 85%
UT State House - 45 Steve Eliason R 71%
UT State House - 47 Ken Ivory R 64%
UT State House - 59 Val Peterson R 93%
UT State House - 69 Christine Watkins R 57%
UT State House - 71 Bradley Last R 77%
UT State House - 74 V. Lowry Snow R 64%
UT State Senate - 1 Luz Escamilla D 64%
UT State Senate - 3 Gene Davis D 80%
UT State Senate - 5 Karen Mayne D 75%
UT State Senate - 6 Wayne Harper R 92%
UT State Senate - 11 Dan McCay R 91%
UT State Senate - 12 Daniel Thatcher R 90%
UT State Senate - 15 Keith Grover R 93%
UT State Senate - 16 Curt Bramble R 82%
UT State Senate - 21 Jerry Stevenson R 91%
UT State Senate - 22 Stuart Adams R 91%
UT State Senate - 23 Todd Weiler R 92%
UT State Senate - 27 David Hinkins R 70%
UT State Senate - 28 Evan Vickers R 86%
UT State Senate - 29 Don Ipson R 77%
UT Auditor John Dougall R 92%
UT Chair of the Tax Commission John Valentine 91%
UT Commissioner - At-Large Gage Froerer R 77%
UT Commissioner - At-Large Scott Jenkins R 100%
Casey Anderson 92%
Johnny Anderson 77%
Patrice Arent 57%
Roger Barrus 77%
Jim Bird 64%
Derek Brown 69%
Melvin Brown 50%
David Butterfield 69%
Rebecca Chavez-Houck 57%
Allen Christensen 75%
LaVar Christensen 71%
Tim Cosgrove 57%
Fred Cox 71%
Brad Daw 93%
Margaret Dayton 92%
Brad Dee 75%
Brian Doughty 57%
Jack Draxler 69%
Susan Duckworth 54%
Becky Edwards 64%
Janice Fisher 58%
Craig Frank 100%
Brad Galvez 100%
Francis Gibson 75%
Richard Greenwood 79%
Lynn Hemingway 57%
Neal Hendrickson 54%
Christopher Herrod 92%
Lyle Hillyard 89%
Gregory Hughes 92%
Eric Hutchings 64%
Patricia Jones 73%
Todd Kiser 71%
Peter Knudson 78%
David Litvack 45%
Becky Lockhart 91%
Mark Madsen 90%
John Mathis 100%
Ben McAdams 82%
Kay McIff 58%
Ronda Menlove 69%
Karen Morgan 67%
Michael Morley 100%
Merlynn Newbold 79%
Wayne Niederhauser 78%
Jim Nielson 71%
Michael Noel 85%
Curtis Oda 92%
Ralph Okerlund 83%
Aaron Osmond 83%
Patrick Painter 83%
Lee Perry 79%
Jeremy Peterson 79%
Dixon Pitcher 64%
Marie Poulson 57%
Kraig Powell 57%
Paul Ray 71%
Stuart Reid 82%
Ross Romero 67%
Stephen Sandstrom 92%
Dean Sanpei 93%
Jennifer Seelig 54%
Howard Stephenson 100%
Kenneth Sumsion 92%
Stephen Urquhart 100%
Kevin Van Tassell 67%
Michael Waddoups 100%
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