Paul Ray

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Paul Ray
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 's 13th district
In office
January 1, 2005 – present
Personal details
Born October 25
Peru, Indiana
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Clearfield, Utah
Profession Credit Union Loan 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: Jesee, Kaycee, Zachary and Rylee.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Paul 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 on November 6, 2012.[3] During the 2015 General Legislative Session, he serves on the House Criminal Justice Committee and the House Health and Human Services Committee and is the House Chair of the Social Services Appropriations Committee. Ray also chairs the Utah Military and Veterans Affairs Commission and serves on the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council.[4]


Bill Status
HB 12- Consumer Credit Protection Amendments Failed in the House Rules Committee 3/10/14
HB 30- Controlled Substances Amendments Passed, Governor signed on 3/20/14
HB 98- Utah Optometry Practice Act Amendments Passed, Governor signed 4/1/14
HB 112-Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes Failed 3/13/14
HB 139- Nurse Practitioner Amendments Failed 3/10/14
HB 214- Special Group License Plate Amendments Passed, Governor signed 3/24/14
HB 225- Primary Law Enforcement Duties for Sherriffs Passed, Governor signed 4/1/14
HB 327- Veterans' Employment Opportunity Amendments Passed, Governor signed 3/29/14
HB 384- Concussion and Head Injury Amendments Passed, Governor signed 3/29/14
HB 404- Court Security Fee Amendments Passed, Governor signed 3/29/14

Representative Ray also floor sponsored eight bills: Senate bills 13, 14, 22, 68, 71, 121, 135, and 168.[5]

Pivotal bills 2014[edit]

Representative Ray's bill on electronic cigarettes, H.B. 112, received a lot of attention from the media and from citizens. The bill essentially sought to limit access of electronic cigarettes to legal adults under the guise of "protecting children". He continues to introduce new bills each years that over time will effectively make electronic cigarettes either more expensive to purchase, or illegal to obtain by adults of legal age.


  1. ^ "Paul Ray". Philipsburg, MT: Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Paul Ray". Salt Lake City, UT: Paul Ray. 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 April 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Paul Ray". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  • All information on Representative Ray's bills in 2014 can be found here: [1]
  • Paul Ray on Project Vote Smart: [2]
  • Paul Ray's Campaign Website: [3]
  • Paul Ray on Ballot Pedia: [4]

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