Scott K. Jenkins
|Scott K. Jenkins|
|Member of the Utah Senate
from the 20th district
January 15, 2001
|Preceded by||Joseph L. Hull|
|Political party||Republican Party|
|Residence||Plain City, Utah|
|Occupation||Businessman, Owner of Great Western Supply|
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
Scott Jenkins is an American politician and Businessman from Utah. A Republican, he is a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 20th senate district in Weber and Davis counties. Jenkins has an associates degree from Weber State University.
Scott Jenkins has had the following political experience:
- Senator, Utah State Senate, 2000–present
- Majority Leader, Utah State Senate, 2009-2012
- Mayor, Plain City, Utah, 1990-1993
- Member, Plain City Council, Utah, 1979-1987
- Former Majority Whip, Utah State Senate
Current Legislative Committees
Scott Jenkins has been a member of the following committees :
- Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropraitions Subcommittee
- Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
- Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee (Chair)
- Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee
- Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee (Chair)
- Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Confirmation Committee
- State Water Development Commission
Scott Jenkins has been a member of the following committees:
- Chair, Weber County Boundary Commission, present
- Member, Plain City Planning Commission, 1978
"Public and Higher Education needs to remain our number one budget priority. We have made great strides in education funding over the past four years and we need to continue to do so. I believe our teachers are heroes and they deserve to make a decent living.
Our responsibility does not stop there, however. We also need to explore new methods of providing our young students with an excellent education. Money, alone, will not get the job done."
"Citizens of Utah have been taxed too often and much too liberally. Too many programs crowd the budget and many people have come to feel entitled to their piece of the pie. Government was never meant to provide so much to so many. I sincerely believe we need to return to our historic belief in personal responsibility. That said, there are some things only government can do for as society. In those areas we need to be efficient, compassionate, and effective."
"I am pleased that Utah is looking at this problem in a very serious yet careful way. We passed fairly sweeping legislation to deal with the issue but delayed the implementation date by one year. We are using this time to scrutinize the myriad aspects of the problem and make sure the new law is the right way to go. I was asked to chair the task force currently engaged in this legislative equivalent of measuring twice, cutting once."
"I have always believed that government only does a few things very well. My close proximity over the past years hasn't changed my opinion very much. My job as state senator is to keep government out of your lives just as much as it is to appropriately apply and manage government solutions."
"The legislative process is at best a complicated affair. A legislator without integrity is on a hopelessly downward spiral. I have personally found that by far the majority of decisions made in the legislative process are made for the right reasons and in accordance with that individual's true feelings. Occasionally ‘politics’ enters into the process, but not as often as many want to believe. Personal integrity is an absolute must in a legislator. I'm not perfect, but I do strive to represent you with integrity. If you ever percieve [sic] otherwise, you need to let me know."
In February 2012, Jenkins made headlines in Utah for voting to deny tax breaks for military veterans, arguing the military already enjoys too many perks.
- "Senator Scott K. Jenkins's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
- "Senate leader opposes tax break for military members". United States Salt Lake Tribune.
|Utah State Senate election Dis. 20, 2008|
|Utah State Senate election Dis. 20, 2004|