Don Ipson

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Don Ipson
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 75th[1] district
Assumed office
January 1, 2009
Preceded by Stephen H. Urquhart
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence St. George, Utah
Alma mater LDS Business College

Don L. Ipson[2] is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 75 since January 1, 2009.[3]

Early Life and Career[edit]

Ipson attended Panguitch High School and later earned his BA in Accounting and Business Administration from the LDS Business College.[3] Ipson lives in St. George, Utah and is the CEO of DATS Trucking.

Political career[edit]

  • 2008 When District 75 incumbent Republican Representative Stephen H. Urquhart ran for Utah State Senate and left the seat open, Ipson was selected from among four candidates by the Republican convention and was unopposed for the November 4, 2008 General election, winning with 10,613 votes.[4]
  • 2010 Ipson was unopposed for the June 22, 2010 Republican Primary[5] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 6,975 votes (83.9%) against Democratic nominee Jerry Howard.[6]
  • 2012 Ipson was unopposed for the June 26, 2012 Republican Primary[7] and won the three-way November 6, 2012 General election with 10,299 votes (78.7%) against Democratic nominee Cimarron Chacon and Constitution candidate Randall Hinton.[8]
  • 2014 Ipson was unopposed for the Republican convention and won in the November 4, 2014 General election with 4,680 votes (65.5%) against Independent American nominee Nihla Judd, and Democratic nominee Cheryl Hawker.[9]

During the 2016 legislative session, Ipson served as the Chair for the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee along with sitting on the House Political Subdivisions Committee, and the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee. Ipson also served on the State Water Development Commission.[3]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill Name Bill Status
HB0062 Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice - Statutory Reports Repeal Governor Signed - 3/23/2016
HB0476 Paint Stewardship Act House/ filed - 3/10/2016

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Ipson also floor sponsored SB0036 Postretirement Employment Exceptions, SB0094 Law Enforcement Use of Body Cameras, SB0131S03 Utah College of Applied Technology Governance Amendments, SB0132 Commercial Driver License Amendments, SB0136S02 Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Amendments[permanent dead link], SB0183 Department of Public Safety Amendments, SB0190 Open and Public Meetings Law Revisions, SB019401 Vehicle Registration and Insurance Amendments, and SB0197S01 Resale of Procurement Item Amendments.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don L. Ipson (R)". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Don Ipson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Don Ipson". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah House of Representatives. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2008 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2010 Primary Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2010 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2012 Primary Canvass Reports". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2012 General Canvass Report". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2014 Election Results". Ballotpedia. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "2016 Legislation". Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 

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