Marie Poulson

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Marie Poulson
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Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 46th[1] district
Assumed office
January 1, 2009
Preceded by Karen Morgan
Personal details
Born Springville, Utah
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Salt Lake City, Utah
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Profession Teacher
Website mariepoulson.org

Marie H. Poulson[2] (born in Springville, Utah) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 46 since January 1, 2009. Marie lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Daniel, and their five children.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Marie Poulson was born and raised in Springville, Utah. She graduated from Springville High School and then went on to study at BYU where she received a BA cum laude in English and history and completed her teacher certification. After teaching one year at Provo High School, she married Daniel Poulson in spring 1972 and moved with him to San Francisco to live in the city while he studied dentistry at the University of Pacific. Upon graduation from dental school, the Poulsons moved to northern Germany where Dan served in the Army Dental Corps.[4]

In 1978, Dan and Marie returned to Utah where he set up a dental practice in Holladay and they purchased a home in Cottonwood Heights. For the last thirty-five years, they have resided in the Cottonwood Heights area raising five children and participating in community and church activities. Among others, Marie has served as a scout leader, a school volunteer, a coach, and has participated in neighborhood groups to feed the homeless, organized can food drives for the Utah Food Bank and made several trips to New Orleans to aid Hurricane Katrina victims.[5]

In 1990, Marie returned to the teaching profession, teaching English and History first at Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy, then Bingham High School in South Jordan, and finally at Riverton High School in Riverton. Marie has taught in Utah’s public schools for a total of sixteen years.[6]

Political career[edit]

During the 2016 General Legislative Session, Representative Poulson served on the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Education Committee, the House Ethics Committee, the Health Reform Task Force, and the House Political Subdivisions Committee. She is also part of the Veterans' and Military Affairs Commission.[7]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Status
HB0200 Student Assessment Modifications Governor Signed - 3/23/2016
HB0201S02 Student Testing Amendments Governor Signed - 3/23/2016
HB0254S01[permanent dead link] Resident Student Tuition Amendments Governor Signed - 3/23/2016

Poulson did not floor sponsor any bills during the 2016 legislative session.[8]

Elections[edit]

  • 2014 Poulson was unopposed for the 2014 Democratic convention. She then won the November 4, 2014 General election in a three-person race against Republican nominee William Clayton and Libertarian Lee Anne Walker, with 6, 248 votes (54.1%).[9]
  • 2012 Poulson was unopposed for the June 26, 2012 Democratic Primary[10] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 9,869 votes (54.6%) against Republican nominee Wyatt Christensen.[11]
  • 2010 Poulson was unopposed for the June 22, 2010 Democratic Primary[12] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 6,075 votes (55.1%) against Republican nominee N. William Clayton.[13]
  • 2008 When District 46 Democratic Representative Karen Morgan ran for Utah State Senate and left the seat open, Poulson was chosen from two candidates by the Democratic convention for the three-way November 4, 2008 General election with 7,971 votes (54.4%) against Republican nominee Jaren Davis and Constitution candidate Katie Cameron.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marie Poulson (D)". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Marie Poulson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Marie Poulson, Aboute me". Salt Lake City, UT: Marie Poulson. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Marie Poulson, Aboute me". Salt Lake City, UT: Marie Poulson. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Marie Poulson, Aboute me". Salt Lake City, UT: Marie Poulson. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Marie Poulson, Aboute me". Salt Lake City, UT: Marie Poulson. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Marie Poulson". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "2016 Legislation". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  9. ^ "2014 Election Results". Ballotpedia. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  10. ^ "2012 Primary Canvass Reports". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "2012 General Canvass Report". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  12. ^ "2010 Primary Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ "2010 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ "2008 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 

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