Francis Gibson (politician)

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Francis Gibson
Majority Leader of the Utah House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 28, 2019
Preceded byBrad Wilson
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 65th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2009
Preceded byAaron Tilton
Personal details
Born (1969-11-20) November 20, 1969 (age 49)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sheila
EducationBrigham Young University, Utah (BS)
University of Houston (MSW)
Troy University (MBA)
WebsiteCampaign website

Francis D. Gibson[1] is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 65 since January 1, 2009.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Gibson earned his BS from Brigham Young University and his MSW from the University of Houston. He currently works as a health administrator and lives in Mapleton, Utah with his wife Sheila.[3]

Political career[edit]

2014 Gibson was unopposed for both the Republican convention and the November 4, 2014 general election.[4]

2012 Gibson was unopposed for the June 26, 2012 Republican Primary[5] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 11,183 votes (86.7%) against Constitution candidate Ken Bowers.[6]

2010 Gibson was selected over a challenger by the Republican convention, and was unopposed for the November 2, 2010 General election, winning with 9,027 votes.[7]

2008 Gibson challenged District 75 incumbent Republican Representative Aaron Tilton and was selected by the Republican convention for the November 4, 2008 General election, which he won with 11,230 votes (74.9%) against Democratic nominee Douglas Baxter.[8]

During the 2016 legislative session, Gibson served as the majority whip and served on the Executive Appropriations Committee, Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee, Legislative Management Committee, the House Education Committee and the House Special Investigative Committee.[9]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Status
HB0185 Deception Detection Examiners Licensing Amendments Governor Signed - 3/23/2016
HB0244 Independent Energy Producer Amendments Governor Signed - 3/25/2016
HB0260 Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Amendments Governor Signed - 3/21/2016
HB0293 Continuing Education Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0355 Peace Officer Situational Training Governor Signed - 3/30/2016
HB0386 Nursing Care Facility Amendments Governor Signed - 3/25/2016
HB0436S03 Housing and Homeless Reform Initiative Governor Signed - 3/25/2016
HB0443S01 School Dropout Prevention and Recovery Governor Signed - 3/28/2016
HB0445 State School Board Amendments Governor Signed - 3/18/2016

Gibson floor sponsored SB 71 Children's Justice Center Amendments, SB 102 High Coast Infrastructure Tax Credit Amendments, and SB 169 Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Amendments.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Francis Gibson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Francis D. Gibson (R)". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "Francis Gibson". Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 election results". Ballotpedia. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "2012 Primary Canvass Reports". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "2012 General Canvass Report". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "2010 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  8. ^ "2008 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  9. ^ "Francis Gibson". Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  10. ^ "2016 Legislation". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved April 11, 2016.

External links[edit]

Utah House of Representatives
Preceded by
Brad Wilson
Majority Leader of the Utah House of Representatives
2019–present
Incumbent