Rating Group: Equality Utah

2007 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office Name Party Rating
UT State House-3 Jack Draxler R 67
UT State House-8 Gage Froerer R 50
UT State House-11 Brad Dee R 50
UT State House-13 Paul Ray R 67
UT State House-14 Curtis Oda R 50
UT State House-35 Mark Wheatley D 100
UT State House-37 Carol Spackman Moss D 100
UT State House-38 Eric Hutchings R 67
UT State House-39 James Dunnigan R 67
UT State House-40 Lynn Hemingway D 100
UT State House-51 Gregory Hughes R 67
UT State House-53 Melvin Brown R 67
UT State House-60 Brad Daw R 50
UT State House-61 Keith Grover R 50
UT State House-69 Brad King D 100
UT State House-70 Kay McIff R 67
UT State House-71 Bradley Last R 67
UT State House-73 Michael Noel R 67
UT State Senate-3 Gene Davis D 75
UT State Senate-6 Wayne Harper R 67
UT State Senate-9 Wayne Niederhauser R 25
UT State Senate-11 Howard Stephenson R 50
UT State Senate-13 Mark Madsen R 50
UT State Senate-15 Margaret Dayton R 50
UT State Senate-16 Curt Bramble R 50
UT State Senate-17 Peter Knudson R 50
UT State Senate-19 Allen Christensen R 50
UT State Senate-20 Scott Jenkins R 25
UT State Senate-25 Lyle Hillyard R 25
UT State Senate-26 Kevin Van Tassell R 50
UT State Senate-29 Stephen Urquhart R 0
UT Auditor John Dougall R 67
UT Chairman of the Tax Commission John Valentine 25
UT Commissioner of Insurance Todd Kiser R 67
UT Mayor-At-Large Ron Bigelow 50
UT Mayor Jackie Biskupski D 100
UT Commissioner-At-Large Kerry Gibson R 67
Doug Aagard 67
Sheryl Allen 67
Sylvia Andersen 67
Roger Barrus 67
Ralph Becker 100
Gregory Bell 50
Jim Bird 67
DeMar Bowman 50
D. Chris Buttars 25
David Buxton 67
David Clark 50
Stephen Clark 50
Tim Cosgrove 83
Greg Curtis 50
Mike Dmitrich 50
Glenn Donnelson, Jr. 67
Carl Duckworth 83
Dan Eastman 50
Ben Ferry 67
Fred Fife III 75
Janice Fisher 100
Julie Fisher 50
Lorie Fowlke 50
Craig Frank 67
Kevin Garn 67
Brent Goodfellow 75
James Gowans 67
Jon Greiner 50
Neil Hansen 83
Neal Hendrickson 83
Christopher Herrod 50
John Hickman 25
Kory Holdaway 50
Fred Hunsaker 67
Christine Johnson 100
Patricia Jones 75
Sheldon Killpack 50
David Litvack 100
Becky Lockhart 50
Steven Mascaro 50
John Mathis 67
Ed Mayne 75
Scott McCoy 75
Rosalind McGee 100
Ronda Menlove 83
Karen Morgan 83
Michael Morley 50
Paul Neuenschwander 67
Merlynn Newbold 67
Patrick Painter 50
Darin Peterson 50
Phil Riesen 83
Ross Romero 100
Stephen Sandstrom 50
Jennifer Seelig 100
LaWanna Shurtliff 83
Gordon Snow 50
Dennis Stowell 50
Kenneth Sumsion 67
Aaron Tilton 33
Michael Waddoups 50
Carlene Walker 50
Mark Walker 67
Richard Wheeler 50
Larry Wiley 100
Carl Wimmer 67
Scott Wyatt 67

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