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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Utah Taxpayers Association

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
UT State House 3 Jack Draxler Republican 69%
UT State House 5 Curt Webb Republican 77%
UT State House 8 Gage Froerer Republican 77%
UT State House 9 Jeremy Peterson Republican 79%
UT State House 10 Dixon Pitcher Republican 64%
UT State House 11 Brad Dee Republican 75%
UT State House 13 Paul Ray Republican 71%
UT State House 14 Curtis Oda 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 20 Becky Edwards Republican 64%
UT State House 21 Douglas Sagers Republican 69%
UT State House 22 Susan Duckworth Democratic 54%
UT State House 24 Rebecca Chavez-Houck Democratic 57%
UT State House 25 Joel Briscoe Democratic 50%
UT State House 28 Brian King Democratic 50%
UT State House 29 Lee Perry Republican 79%
UT State House 30 Fred Cox Republican 71%
UT State House 32 LaVar Christensen Republican 71%
UT State House 34 Johnny Anderson Republican 77%
UT State House 35 Mark Wheatley Democratic 62%
UT State House 36 Patrice Arent Democratic 57%
UT State House 37 Carol Spackman Moss Democratic 57%
UT State House 38 Eric Hutchings Republican 64%
UT State House 39 James Dunnigan Republican 85%
UT State House 41 Daniel McCay Republican 91%
UT State House 45 Steven Eliason Republican 71%
UT State House 46 Marie Poulson Democratic 57%
UT State House 47 Ken Ivory Republican 64%
UT State House 51 Gregory Hughes Republican 92%
UT State House 53 Melvin Brown Republican 50%
UT State House 54 Kraig Powell Republican 57%
UT State House 59 Val Peterson Republican 93%
UT State House 60 Brad Daw Republican 93%
UT State House 61 Keith Grover Republican 93%
UT State House 63 Dean Sanpei Republican 93%
UT State House 65 Francis Gibson Republican 75%
UT State House 70 Kay McIff Republican 58%
UT State House 71 Bradley Last Republican 77%
UT State House 73 Michael Noel Republican 85%
UT State House 74 V. Lowry Snow Republican 64%
UT State House 75 Don Ipson Republican 77%
UT State Senate 1 Luz Robles 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 9 Wayne Niederhauser Republican 78%
UT State Senate 10 Aaron Osmond Republican 83%
UT State Senate 11 Howard Stephenson Republican 100%
UT State Senate 12 Daniel Thatcher Republican 90%
UT State Senate 13 Mark Madsen Republican 90%
UT State Senate 15 Margaret Dayton Republican 92%
UT State Senate 16 Curt Bramble Republican 82%
UT State Senate 17 Peter Knudson Republican 78%
UT State Senate 19 Allen Christensen Republican 75%
UT State Senate 20 Scott Jenkins Republican 100%
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 24 Ralph Okerlund Republican 83%
UT State Senate 25 Lyle Hillyard Republican 89%
UT State Senate 26 Kevin Van Tassell Republican 67%
UT State Senate 27 David Hinkins Republican 70%
UT State Senate 28 Evan Vickers Republican 86%
UT State Senate 29 Stephen Urquhart Republican 100%
UT Auditor John Dougall Republican 92%
UT Commissioner of Insurance Todd Kiser Republican 71%
UT Mayor Ben McAdams Democratic 82%
Casey Anderson 92%
Roger Barrus 77%
Jim Bird 64%
Derek Brown 69%
David Butterfield 69%
Tim Cosgrove 57%
Brian Doughty 57%
Janice Fisher 58%
Craig Frank 100%
Brad Galvez 100%
Richard Greenwood 79%
Lynn Hemingway 57%
Neal Hendrickson 54%
Christopher Herrod 92%
Patricia Jones 73%
David Litvack 45%
Becky Lockhart 91%
John Mathis 100%
Ronda Menlove 69%
Karen Morgan 67%
Michael Morley 100%
Merlynn Newbold 79%
Jim Nielson 71%
Patrick Painter 83%
Stuart Reid 82%
Ross Romero 67%
Stephen Sandstrom 92%
Jennifer Seelig 54%
Kenneth Sumsion 92%
John Valentine 91%
Michael Waddoups 100%
Chris Watkins 57%
Ryan Wilcox 92%
Larry Wiley 54%
Bill Wright 77%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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