Brian King (politician)

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Brian King
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Minority Leader of the Utah House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 26, 2015
Preceded byJen Seelig
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 28th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2009
Preceded byRoz McGee
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Utah (BS, JD)
WebsiteCampaign website

Brian S. King[1] is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 28 since January 1, 2009.[2][3]

Early life and career[edit]

King earned his BS from the University of Utah and his JD from its S.J. Quinney College of Law. King and his wife Alison, raised their four daughters in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the district which he represents.[4] King works as a self-employed lawyer, providing legal services in the Greater Salt Lake area.[5] He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.[6]

Political career[edit]

  • 2014 King was unopposed in the Democratic primary and general election, winning with 9,960 votes (100%).[7]
  • 2012 King was unopposed for the June 26, 2012 Democratic primary[8] and won the November 6, 2012 general election with 12,530 votes (67.2%) against Republican nominee Rick Raile,[7] who had run for a House seat in 2010.
  • 2010 King was unopposed for the June 22, 2010 Democratic primary[9] and won the November 2, 2010 general election with 6,703 votes (59.9%) against Republican nominee James Farley.[10]
  • 2008 When District 28 Democratic Representative Roz McGee left the Legislature and left the seat open, King was unopposed after an opponent withdrew, and won the three-way November 4, 2008 general election with 8,487 votes (56.2%) against Republican nominee Jeffrey Morrow and Constitution candidate Jared Beck,[11] who had run for Utah State Senate in 2006.

During the 2016 legislative session, King served on the Executive Appropriations Committee, the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Judiciary Committee, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, and the House Rules Committee. He also served as the House Minority Leader.[3]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill Name Bill Status
HB0063 Fees for Government Records Requests Governor Signed - 3/21/2016
HB0246 Reproductive Health Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0440S01 Suicide Prevention and Gun Data Study Governor Signed - 3/22/2016

[12]

King passed two of the three bills he introduced, giving him a 66.7% passage rate. He also floor sponsored SB0187S01Reclassification of Misdemeanors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brian King's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Brian S. King (D)". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Brian King". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah House of Representatives. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "Brian King for Representative". Salt Lake City, Utah: Committee to Elect Brian King. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  5. ^ "Conflict of Interest Form" (PDF). Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah House of Representatives. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "With Utah Legislature's Mormon supermajority, is it representative of the people?". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  7. ^ a b "2014 General Canvass Report". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "2012 Primary Canvass Reports". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  9. ^ "2010 Primary Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  10. ^ "2010 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  11. ^ "2008 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  12. ^ "2016GS Bill Search Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah House of Representatives. Retrieved March 31, 2016.

External links[edit]

Utah House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jen Seelig
Minority Leader of the Utah House of Representatives
2015–present
Incumbent