Rating Group: Utah Taxpayers Association

2011 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
UT State House - 7 Ryan Wilcox Republican 73%
UT State House - 15 Brad Wilson Republican 100%
UT State House - 16 Steve Handy Republican 73%
UT State House - 21 Douglas Sagers Republican 45%
UT State House - 25 Joel Briscoe Democratic 36%
UT State House - 28 Brian King Democratic 30%
UT State House - 35 Mark Wheatley Democratic 45%
UT State House - 39 James Dunnigan Republican 73%
UT State House - 45 Steve Eliason Republican 82%
UT State House - 47 Ken Ivory Republican 91%
UT State House - 59 Val Peterson Republican 100%
UT State House - 69 Christine Watkins Republican 40%
UT State House - 71 Bradley Last Republican 90%
UT State Senate - 1 Luz Escamilla Democratic 42%
UT State Senate - 3 Gene Davis Democratic 46%
UT State Senate - 5 Karen Mayne Democratic 46%
UT State Senate - 6 Wayne Harper Republican 90%
UT State Senate - 12 Daniel Thatcher Republican 77%
UT State Senate - 15 Keith Grover Republican 100%
UT State Senate - 16 Curt Bramble Republican 89%
UT State Senate - 21 Jerry Stevenson Republican 92%
UT State Senate - 22 Stuart Adams Republican 92%
UT State Senate - 27 David Hinkins Republican 67%
UT State Senate - 28 Evan Vickers Republican 73%
UT State Senate - 29 Don Ipson Republican 82%
UT Auditor John Dougall Republican 82%
UT Chair of the Tax Commission John Valentine 92%
UT Commissioner - At-Large Gage Froerer Republican 91%
UT Commissioner - At-Large Scott Jenkins Republican 82%
Johnny Anderson 73%
Patrice Arent 40%
Roger Barrus 82%
Jim Bird 36%
Jackie Biskupski 36%
Derek Brown 82%
Melvin Brown 56%
D. Chris Buttars 91%
David Butterfield 89%
Rebecca Chavez-Houck 27%
Allen Christensen 77%
LaVar Christensen 80%
David Clark 100%
Tim Cosgrove 18%
Fred Cox 91%
Brad Daw 90%
Margaret Dayton 92%
Brad Dee 56%
Jack Draxler 67%
Susan Duckworth 36%
Becky Edwards 45%
Janice Fisher 30%
Julie Fisher 91%
Brad Galvez 82%
Francis Gibson 73%
Richard Greenwood 55%
Lynn Hemingway 22%
Neal Hendrickson 36%
Christopher Herrod 91%
Lyle Hillyard 77%
Gregory Hughes 88%
Eric Hutchings 80%
Patricia Jones 58%
Todd Kiser 91%
Peter Knudson 69%
Dan Liljenquist 92%
David Litvack 40%
Becky Lockhart 75%
Mark Madsen 91%
John Mathis 75%
Ben McAdams 46%
Kay McIff 45%
Ronda Menlove 27%
Karen Morgan 50%
Michael Morley 91%
Merlynn Newbold 90%
Wayne Niederhauser 92%
Jim Nielson 73%
Michael Noel 82%
Curtis Oda 90%
Ralph Okerlund 85%
Patrick Painter 89%
Lee Perry 45%
Jeremy Peterson 73%
Dixon Pitcher 82%
Marie Poulson 36%
Kraig Powell 64%
Paul Ray 78%
Stuart Reid 85%
Holly Richardson 91%
Ross Romero 38%
Stephen Sandstrom 64%
Dean Sanpei 82%
Jennifer Seelig 36%
Howard Stephenson 92%
Dennis Stowell 80%
Kenneth Sumsion 78%
Stephen Urquhart 77%
Kevin Van Tassell 69%
Michael Waddoups 77%
Curt Webb 82%
State Office Name Party Rating
UT State House - 7 Ryan Wilcox R 73%
UT State House - 15 Brad Wilson R 100%
UT State House - 16 Steve Handy R 73%
UT State House - 21 Douglas Sagers R 45%
UT State House - 25 Joel Briscoe D 36%
UT State House - 28 Brian King D 30%
UT State House - 35 Mark Wheatley D 45%
UT State House - 39 James Dunnigan R 73%
UT State House - 45 Steve Eliason R 82%
UT State House - 47 Ken Ivory R 91%
UT State House - 59 Val Peterson R 100%
UT State House - 69 Christine Watkins R 40%
UT State House - 71 Bradley Last R 90%
UT State Senate - 1 Luz Escamilla D 42%
UT State Senate - 3 Gene Davis D 46%
UT State Senate - 5 Karen Mayne D 46%
UT State Senate - 6 Wayne Harper R 90%
UT State Senate - 12 Daniel Thatcher R 77%
UT State Senate - 15 Keith Grover R 100%
UT State Senate - 16 Curt Bramble R 89%
UT State Senate - 21 Jerry Stevenson R 92%
UT State Senate - 22 Stuart Adams R 92%
UT State Senate - 27 David Hinkins R 67%
UT State Senate - 28 Evan Vickers R 73%
UT State Senate - 29 Don Ipson R 82%
UT Auditor John Dougall R 82%
UT Chair of the Tax Commission John Valentine 92%
UT Commissioner - At-Large Gage Froerer R 91%
UT Commissioner - At-Large Scott Jenkins R 82%
Johnny Anderson 73%
Patrice Arent 40%
Roger Barrus 82%
Jim Bird 36%
Jackie Biskupski 36%
Derek Brown 82%
Melvin Brown 56%
D. Chris Buttars 91%
David Butterfield 89%
Rebecca Chavez-Houck 27%
Allen Christensen 77%
LaVar Christensen 80%
David Clark 100%
Tim Cosgrove 18%
Fred Cox 91%
Brad Daw 90%
Margaret Dayton 92%
Brad Dee 56%
Jack Draxler 67%
Susan Duckworth 36%
Becky Edwards 45%
Janice Fisher 30%
Julie Fisher 91%
Brad Galvez 82%
Francis Gibson 73%
Richard Greenwood 55%
Lynn Hemingway 22%
Neal Hendrickson 36%
Christopher Herrod 91%
Lyle Hillyard 77%
Gregory Hughes 88%
Eric Hutchings 80%
Patricia Jones 58%
Todd Kiser 91%
Peter Knudson 69%
Dan Liljenquist 92%
David Litvack 40%
Becky Lockhart 75%
Mark Madsen 91%
John Mathis 75%
Ben McAdams 46%
Kay McIff 45%
Ronda Menlove 27%
Karen Morgan 50%
Michael Morley 91%
Merlynn Newbold 90%
Wayne Niederhauser 92%
Jim Nielson 73%
Michael Noel 82%
Curtis Oda 90%
Ralph Okerlund 85%
Patrick Painter 89%
Lee Perry 45%
Jeremy Peterson 73%
Dixon Pitcher 82%
Marie Poulson 36%
Kraig Powell 64%
Paul Ray 78%
Stuart Reid 85%
Holly Richardson 91%
Ross Romero 38%
Stephen Sandstrom 64%
Dean Sanpei 82%
Jennifer Seelig 36%
Howard Stephenson 92%
Dennis Stowell 80%
Kenneth Sumsion 78%
Stephen Urquhart 77%
Kevin Van Tassell 69%
Michael Waddoups 77%
Curt Webb 82%
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