Mark Wheatley

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Mark Wheatley
2017 Wheatley.jpg
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 35th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Josie Valdez
Residence Murray, Utah, U.S.
Alma mater Westminster College
Occupation Education administrator
Religion Catholic[1]

Mark A. Wheatley is a Democratic member of the Utah State House of Representatives, representing the 35th District since 2004. He lives in Murray, Utah, with his wife Josie.[2]


He earned a bachelor's degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.[2]

Political career[edit]

Wheatley was first elected on November 2, 2004.[2]

During the 2016 general session, he served on the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee, the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.[3]


  • 2014 Wheatley was unopposed in the Democratic convention and won the general election against Republican Eileen Lentz and Libertarian Chelsea Travis with 3,202 votes (63.7%).[4]
  • 2012 Wheatley was unopposed in the Democratic convention and won the general election against Republican Casey Fitts and Libertarian Chelsea Travis with 4,780 votes (53.8%).[4]
  • 2010 Wheatley faced Rob Alexander again, winning re-election with 2,553 votes (53.1%).[4]
  • 2008 Wheatley faced Republican nominee Rob Alexander in the general election, winning re-election with 4,670 votes (63.1%).[4]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Status
HB0378 Labor Compliance Protection Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0449 Inmate Education Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HCR007 Concurrent Resolution for a Statue to Recognize Father Dominguez and Father Escalante Governor Signed - 3/14/2016


Wheatley passed one of the three bills he introduced, giving him a 33.3% passage rate. He did not floor sponsor any legislation during 2016.[5]


  1. ^ Davidson, Lee. "With Utah Legislature's Mormon supermajority, is it representative of the people?". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mark Wheatley". Philipsburg, MT: Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Committees". Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Election Results - Lieutenant Governor's Office: Elections". Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  5. ^ a b "Mark Wheatley, Current Legislation". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 

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