Brad Wilson (politician)

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Brad Wilson
Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 28, 2019
Preceded byGreg Hughes
Majority Leader of the Utah House of Representatives
In office
January 23, 2017 – January 28, 2019
Preceded byJames Dunnigan
Succeeded byFrancis Gibson
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 15th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded byDouglas C. Aagard
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
EducationWeber State University (BA)
WebsiteCampaign website

Brad R. Wilson[1] is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 15 since January 1, 2011.[2] He lives in Kaysville, Utah, with his wife Jeni and their three children.[3]

Personal life and education[edit]

Wilson earned his BA in business administration from Weber State University.[3]

Wilson is the President and CEO of Destination Homes, a residential homebuilder in Utah. Prior to Destination Homes, Brad was Vice President with American Express Financial Advisors with responsibility for Utah operations.[4]

Brad is a member of the Utah Chapter of the Young President’s Organization. He has served as the Chair of the Davis Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Chair of the Davis Economic Advisory Council, and board chair of Children’s Aid Society of Utah. Brad was named as one of Utah’s Top 40 under 40 Business Professionals. He serves on the National Advisory Council for Weber State University and on the Construction Industry Advisory Council for Brigham Young University. He has a business degree from Weber State University and is a graduate of the College of Financial Planning.[4]

Political career[edit]

Wilson was elected in November 2010, and currently serves as the House Majority Leader.[5] During the 2016 legislative session, he served on the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Business and Labor Committee and the House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee.[6]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill TItle Status
HB0180S01 Sales and Use Tax Exemption Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0190S04 Taxation of Foreign Income Amendments Governor Signed - 3/29/2016
HB0204 Capital Development and Capitol Improvement Projects Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0223S03 Local Historic District Amendments House/ to Governor - 3/17/2016
HB0316S06 Building Code Review and Adoption Amendments Governor Signed - 3/24/2016
HB0318S02 Point of Mountain Development Commission Act Governor Signed - 3/22/2016
HB0403S02 Asbestos Litigation Transparency Act Governor Signed - 3/29/2016
HB404S01 Crime Victim Restitution Amendments Governor Signed - 3/23/2016
HB406 Motion Picture Incentive Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0478 Budget and Reporting Requirements Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016


Wilson passed six of the ten bills he introduced, giving him a 60% passage rate. Wilson also floor sponsored eight Senate Bills.[8]


  • 2014 Wilson was unopposed in the Republican convention and faced Democrat Rich Miller in the general election. Wilson won with 5,861 votes (81.4%) to Miller's 1,339 votes (18.6%).[9]
  • 2012 Wilson was unopposed for the June 26, 2012 Republican primary[9] and won the November 6, 2012 general election with 11,278 votes (80.9%) against Democratic candidate Gibbs Smith,[10] who had run for the seat in 1996, 2000, and 2002.
  • 2010 When District 15 incumbent Republican Representative Douglas C. Aagard left the Legislature and left the seat open, Wilson was one of two candidates from among four chosen by the Republican convention for the June 22, 2010 Republican primary, winning with 1,727 votes (45.2%)[11] and won the November 2, 2010 general election with 7,794 votes (81.2%) against Democratic candidate Sherri Tatton.[12]


  1. ^ "Brad Wilson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Brad R. Wilson (R)". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Brad Wilson Legislative Profile". Salt Lake City, UT: Utah House of Representatives. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Brad Wilson, Meet Brad". Salt Lake City, UT: Brad Wilson. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  5. ^ "Rep. Wilson, Brad R." Utah House of Representatives. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  6. ^ "Committees". Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  7. ^ "Brad Wilson, Current Legislation". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "2016 -- Legislation(House Of Representatives)". Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  9. ^ a b "2014 General Canvass Reports". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  10. ^ "2012 General Canvass Report". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "2010 Primary Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  12. ^ "2010 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 3, 2014.

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Utah House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Dunnigan
Majority Leader of the Utah House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Francis Gibson
Political offices
Preceded by
Greg Hughes
Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives