Paul Ray

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Paul Ray
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 13th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2005
Personal details
BornPeru, Indiana
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceClearfield, Utah
ProfessionLoan officer

Paul Ray is a member of the Utah House of Representatives in the United States. He is a Republican and represents the 13th district which covers North West Davis County. He lives in Clinton, Utah, with his wife, Julie, and their four children.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ray was born in Peru, Indiana. He graduated in 1985 from Peru High School, and attended Indiana University medicine courses at Indiana University from 1985 to 1988. Ray worked as a police officer from 1987 to 1988 and also as the branch manager of a bank from 1988 to 1995. He currently works as the CEO for the Northern Wasatch Home Builders Association.[2]

Political career[edit]

Ray was a candidate for the Utah State House of Representatives in 1998 but was not elected. He joined the Utah House in 2001 and served in that position until 2003. He ran unsuccessfully for re-election in 2002. He was elected on November 2, 2004, and last elected in 2014.[3]

During the 2016 legislative session, he served as House chair of the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee, and the House Health and Human Services Committee. Ray also chairs the Utah Military and Veterans Affairs Commission and serves on the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council.[4]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill TItle Status
HB0007S01 Social Services Base Budget Governor Signed - 2/16/2016
HB0098S01 National Guard Death Benefits Amendments Governor Signed - 3/21/2016
HB0136S01 Human Trafficking Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0137 Restitution for Incarcerated Costs Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0146S01 Disclosure of Local Candidates Governor Signed - 3/18/2016
HB0224 Impact Fees Revisions House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0233S01 Tax Credit for Military Survivor Benefits Governor Signed - 3/18/2016
HB0247 Medicaid Vision Amendments Governor Signed - 3/21/2016
HB0252 Intellectual Disability Terminology Amendments Governor Signed - 3/21/2016
HB0333 Electronic Cigarette Products, Nicotine Inhalers, and Related Revenue Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0342 Substance Abuse Programs Amendments Governor Signed - 3/22/2016
HB0434 Law Enforcement Officer Investigation House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0452 Veterans' and Military Affairs Commission Amendments Governor Signed - 3/18/2016
HB0459 Golf Course Property Tax Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0484 Athletic Trainers in High School House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HCR002 Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act Governor Signed - 2/8/2016

Ray passed nine of his sixteen bills introduced in the 2016 session, giving him a 56.25% passage rate. He also floor sponsored nine bills.[5]


  1. ^ "Paul Ray". Philipsburg, MT: Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Paul Ray". Salt Lake City, UT: Paul Ray. Archived from the original on January 5, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  3. ^ "Paul Ray". Philipsburg, MT: Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  4. ^ "Paul Ray". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  5. ^ "Paul Ray". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved March 31, 2016.

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