Jon Stanard

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Jon Stanard
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 62nd district
In office
January 1, 2013 – February 7, 2018
Preceded byChristopher Herrod
Succeeded byTravis Seegmiller[1]
Personal details
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceSt. George, Utah
Alma materDixie State College
Websitejonstanard.com

Jon E. Stanard[2] is an American politician. He was a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 62[3] from January 1, 2013 until February 7, 2018, when he resigned.[4] He lives in St. George, Utah.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Stanard earned his bachelor's degree in computer information technology from Dixie State College (now Dixie State University). He has continued his education over the years by taking additional classes on government and history, as well as courses from the Leadership Institute, a training program for conservatives headed by Morton Blackwell.[6]

Political career[edit]

Stanard was first elected on November 6, 2012.[7] During the 2016 Legislative Session, he served on the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, House Rules Committee, House Business and Labor Committee and the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.[8]

Stanard resigned from the Utah House of Representatives February 7, 2018 citing "personal and family concerns."[9] The next day, the Daily Mail, a British tabloid, published a report alleging Stanard paid $250 for each of two sexual encounters with a Salt Lake City call girl.[10] The Utah House of Representatives opened an investigation into these allegations.[11] The investigation was closed since Stanard was no longer a public lawmaker.[12]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill Status
HB 23- Privilege Tax Amendments Passed, signed by Governor on 3/29/16
HB 24- Aeronautics Restricted Account Amendments Passed, signed by Governor on 3/18/16
HB 44- Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee Amendments House/ filed 3/10/16
HB 177 - Mortgage Lending Amendments Passed, signed by Governor on 3/21/16
HB 301 - School Bus Route Grant Program Passed, signed by Governor on 3/23/16

Representative Stanard floor sponsored SB 41 Appointment of County Assessors, SB 42 Public Notice of Court Recording, and SCR 6 Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 20th Anniversary of the Utah Educational Savings Plan[permanent dead link].

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Elections[edit]

  • 2012 When District 62 incumbent Republican Representative Christopher Herrod left the Legislature, Stanard was chosen from among four candidates at the Republican convention and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 9,774 votes (74.2%) against Democratic nominee Brent Holloway.[14]
  • 2014 Stanard was unopposed in the Republican convention and won the November 4, 2014 general election against Democratic nominee Shirley J. Nelson with 5,391 votes (81.1%).[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2018/02/13/gop-delegates-name-replacement-lawmaker-caught-up-prostitution-scandal/332281002/
  2. ^ "Jon E. Stanard (R)". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Jon Stanard's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  4. ^ https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2018/02/07/utah-legislator-resigns-abruptly/
  5. ^ "Jon Stanard". Philipsburg, MT: Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "Jon Stanard, About Jon". Salt Lake City, UT: Jon Stanard. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "Jon Stanard". Philipsburg, MT: Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  8. ^ "Jon E. Stanard". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  9. ^ Davidson, Lee. "Rep. Republican lawmaker Utah John Stannard, resigned. (AP Photo / Rick Boomer). Salt Lake City – Taxpayer funds were used to pay at least two rooms in the hotel that a lawmaker in Utah who resigned this week alleges he used a meeting with a prostitute. As a result Stanard resigned abruptly with little explanation". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Winslow, Ben (February 8, 2018). "Tabloid claims St. George lawmaker who quit the Utah Legislature solicited sex". Fox 13. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  11. ^ Price, Michelle (February 9, 2018). "Utah House Investigating Claims That Lawmaker Resigned After Meeting Prostitute". Time. AP. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
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  13. ^ "Jon Stanard, Current Legislation". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  14. ^ "2012 General Canvass Report". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  15. ^ "2014 Election results". Ballotpedia. Retrieved April 11, 2016.

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