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2015 Primary Election

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Rep. Dave Lifferth's Report Card

Report card  '13  '14  '15
Attndance 100% 96% 100%
TaxPyrs #1 100% #11 88%  #21
 82%
Sutherlnd #15 79% #8
89%
#14
94%
Parents
Choice Ed
#20
89%
#8 88%
Libertas #36 45%   #24
  69%
#3 90%

UEA
#45
47%
#52 47%
Grassroots
55%
#14 63% #10 68%
Votes with constits surveys 100% 98%
(100% w/ delgts)
97%
(100% w/ delgts)

Incresd Ed
Funding
2% 3.5% 9.4%
Emails sent >23k >30k >30k


Named '13,'14 Business Champion by SL Chamber of Commerce

Latest Activity

David Lifferth posted a blog post

Email from someone outside my district who wants to preserve funding to planned parenthood

Good Day, I am reaching out to all Utah Representatives today because I strongly believe that Governor Herbert's measure to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding disbursed through Utah state agencies is unethical, and is an attempt to subvert women’s 14th Amendment rights. These services are extremely important, especially in poverty stricken areas where most people can't afford to go to a hospital or regular doctor. They also drastically reduce the need for abortions by being…See More
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My comments on the proposed hybrid system of 4-4-5 in electing State School Board members

I applaud concept of a hybrid model that brings key components of different systems. I have seen these hybrid systems work well in some applications. I appreciate the work that has been put into it. I agree that we need to fix this ourselves and not abdicate this decision to an unelected judge. We need to make this decision as elected representatives of the people.However, more confusing and less responsive than the current modelI describe this concept as Clunky and not just quirky. I agree…See More
Aug 19
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Email to constituents about August 19, 2015 Special Legislative Session

You have probably seen in the news that Governor Gary Herbert has called a special session next Wednesday, August 19th, to have the full legislature vote on the recommendation by the Prison Relocation Committee (PRC). On August 11th, the PRC unanimously voted to recommend the I-80/7200 West site which is west of the Salt Lake City Airport as the site for the new Utah State Prison. Based on projections by the state's analysts this site would save $300 million over the next 50 years over the…See More
Aug 16
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August 11, 2015: Judgementt Day

Prison Relocation Commission will announce location on Tue Aug 11th at 2pmEditSaratoga Springs Polling Locations:Horizon Elementary: SR01, SR03Vista Heights: SR02, SR04Harvest Elementary: SR05, SR06Saratoga Shores: SR07, SR08Eagle Mountain Polling Locations:Ranches Academy – 7789 E. Tawny Owl Cir. – Precincts EM01, EM03, & EM07Pony Express Elementary – 3985 Smith Ranch Road – Precincts EM05, EM06, & EM08City Hall –1650 E. Stagecoach Run –…See More
Aug 11
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post Indoor shopping with my friends and family
"Here is a zoomed in photo of the Flames, Sparks, and Laser coming out of my Glock"
Aug 8
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"I also got a selfie with my sweetie at the gun range. My wife Mary is shooting my .22 magnum North American Arms revolver. "
Aug 8
 

Full Legislature votes today 8/19 on Prison Relocation to SLC

*BREAKING NEWS*

Today (8/19/15) at 3pm the Full House and Senate will vote on the Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) to the SLC site west of the Airport.

2015 Primary Election Results

Saratoga Springs City Council Candidates  Votes  Pct 
Rebecca Call *  463  19.59%
Bud Poduska 444 18.79%
Ronald Edwards  415 17.56%
Shellie Baertsch 366 15.49%
Chris Porter  302 12.78%
Hayden J Williamson  194 8.21%
Doug Graham  179 7.58%
Eagle Mountain City Council Candidates  Votes   Pct 
Stephanie Gricius  460  20.38%
Colby Curtis  332 14.71%
Benjamin Reaves  332 14.71%
Jared Gray  256 11.34%
Mike Owens  235 10.41%
Richard Steinkopf *  225 9.97%
Jake C Leikam  165 7.31%
Adam Ferre  158 7.00%
Jay Phelps  70 3.10%
John Bulldog Storrs  24 1.06%
Shane Smith  0 0.00%

Blog Posts

Email from someone outside my district who wants to preserve funding to planned parenthood

Posted by David Lifferth on August 24, 2015 at 7:58am 0 Comments

Good Day,

 

I am reaching out to all Utah Representatives today because I strongly believe that Governor Herbert's measure to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding disbursed through Utah state agencies is unethical, and is an attempt to subvert women’s 14th Amendment rights.

 

These services are extremely important, especially in poverty stricken areas where most people can't afford to go to a hospital or regular doctor. They also drastically reduce the need for abortions by being the leading provider of low cost contraceptives. If reducing abortions is the goal, then this measure in counterintuitive.

 

Defunding Planned Parenthood is not "Defunding abortions", it's removing other vital health services to those who need it. Abortions are paid for out of pocket by the women needing the procedure, and as you well know tax dollars are not spent on abortion services, and haven't been since the passage of the Hyde Act in 1997.

 

The…

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Representative email that I get in my public email inbox

Posted by David Lifferth on August 20, 2015 at 10:08am 0 Comments

Mr. Lifferth,

 

I see you voted to stab all Utah Tax Payers in the back and twist the knife.

You and the other 61 liars should be so ashamed of yourselves , you were elected to represent the people not you pocket book.

Enjoy you last term in office and all the grease in the palm of you hand.

The prison did not need to move and there has not been one legitimate reason to move it.

Did you not hear the cries of “We The People”?

Absolutely disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Divide one billion dollars (the actual amount to move and rebuild) by the 800,000 actual tax payers in the state and see what this stupidity will cost each one of us and our unborn children for the next 50 years!

Do the math!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Please take me off your mailing list.

 

Paul Sellers

Senior Motor Applications Specialist

Energy Management Corporation

Formerly C. W. Silver Industrial Services Inc.

535 West 700 South

Salt Lake City, Utah…

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My comments on HCR101S2 on Prison Relocation

Posted by David Lifferth on August 19, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

I tweeted last winter that if you want to get more people involved in political issues, just offer to put a prison in their community. Let me report that the Prison Relocation process has been very successful in getting more people involved in the political process. In fact, this has been the most successful voter outreach program I have ever experienced.

Even though I was one of the 4 in the House and Senate that voted against moving the prison, I was out voted and have come to accept that the prison is going to move from Draper to another site. I think that that is most lopsided loss that I experienced in my 3 years in the legislature.

My argument during this prison relocation process is that if we can’t find a prospective location with virtually no usable value for any other application, then we should not move it.  Of the 4 finalist sites and including the current Draper location, the site west of the Airport is the only one that meets that…

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My comments on the proposed hybrid system of 4-4-5 in electing State School Board members

Posted by David Lifferth on August 19, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I applaud concept of a hybrid model that brings key components of different systems. I have seen these hybrid systems work well in some applications. I appreciate the work that has been put into it. I agree that we need to fix this ourselves and not abdicate this decision to an unelected judge. We need to make this decision as elected representatives of the people.

However, more confusing and less responsive than the current model

I describe this concept as Clunky and not just quirky. I agree with those that have expressed frustration with this concept.

For example, if a voter has a problem within the education system, how would they find out whom to contact? You can contact 1 person from this group, or 1 person from this group, or 5 people from this group. It becomes a pass the responsibility game and no one is or can be held accountable to the voter.

I’m not so much concerned about who is the leader, as long as we have fair and accurate representation…

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Email to constituents about August 19, 2015 Special Legislative Session

Posted by David Lifferth on August 16, 2015 at 10:49am 0 Comments

You have probably seen in the news that Governor Gary Herbert has called a special session next Wednesday, August 19th, to have the full legislature vote on the recommendation by the Prison Relocation Committee (PRC). On August 11th, the PRC unanimously voted to recommend the I-80/7200 West site which is west of the Salt Lake City Airport as the site for the new Utah State Prison. Based on projections by the state's analysts this site would save $300 million over the next 50 years over the other 3 finalist sites in Eagle Mountain, Fairfield, and Grantsville. Primarily due to being closer to courts and the University of Utah Hospital, the new site would save $30 million the existing Draper site. With other land in the "Silicon Slopes"  area nearing to being completely built out, the state owned land in Draper is increasing in value with each passing day.



This is only my…
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2015 Primary Voting Results for Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain

Posted by David Lifferth on August 12, 2015 at 9:27am 0 Comments

Saratoga Springs City Council Candidates  Votes  Pct 
Rebecca Call *  463  19.59%
Bud Poduska 444 18.79%
Ronald Edwards  415 17.56%
Shellie Baertsch 366 15.49%…
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PRC just announced that the Utah State Prison will be relocated to Salt Lake City site

Posted by David Lifferth on August 11, 2015 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

*BREAKING NEWS*


The PRC just announced that the Utah State Prison will be relocated to the Salt Lake City site which is west of the SLC Airport. This is a huge relief to those of us in North and West Utah County that have feared that the prison might come to our area. This has been a long and painful process.

I have described this as a near death experience. I have described this as a dodging a bullet.

This has truly been a team effort to oppose the prison with many coming together to oppose relocating the Prison to our area.

Many of us that have not slept well for nearly a year can now get some much-needed rest.

Thanks to all that contributed in this process. I encourage all to be gracious in thanking all who have contributed.

August 11, 2015: Judgementt Day

Posted by David Lifferth on August 11, 2015 at 8:36am 0 Comments

Prison Relocation Commission will announce location on Tue Aug 11th at 2pm

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Saratoga Springs Polling Locations:

  • Horizon Elementary: SR01, SR03
  • Vista Heights: SR02, SR04
  • Harvest Elementary: SR05, SR06
  • Saratoga Shores: SR07, SR08

Eagle Mountain Polling Locations:

  • Ranches Academy – 7789 E. Tawny Owl Cir. – Precincts EM01, EM03, & EM07
  • Pony Express Elementary – 3985 Smith Ranch Road – Precincts EM05, EM06, & EM08
  • City Hall –1650 E. Stagecoach Run – Precincts EM02, EM04, & EM09

I have named today, August 11th "Judgement Day" because of the PRC meeting to identify the Prison Site and the Local…

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Indoor shopping with my friends and family

Posted by David Lifferth on August 8, 2015 at 9:28pm 2 Comments

My friend Richard Bell just got his Concealed Carry Permit and bought his first semi-automatic handgun. I good some of my family members to shoot with him at an indoor gun range in Salt Lake City.

I let Richard try out my Glock. This photo was perfectly timed to show the flames and sparks as he fired my Glock.

Here is another timed photo that shows the laser dot on the target. Everyone enjoys shooting my Glock with an integrated Laser. It is so easy to shoot accuratly. If you look closely you can see the laser light in the gun smoke.

I…

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Results from July 2015 Survey

Posted by David Lifferth on August 6, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Do you agree with Boy Scouts policy that they will now allow Homosexuals to serve in adult leadership?

Some Other Responses:

B: I suppose they can do what they would like. But I will not be placing my kids in scouts.

D: As an organization, they have a right to make this decision, and they have no compelling reason to not allow them. However, individual charter organizations, like the LDS Church, also need their right to restrict leadership based on the tenets of its faith.

I: Scouting is a values based organization that can preclude anyone they chose to. It is also not inherently a sexual organization and this decision shows that their values are changing.

J: Why does this question seem like an echo of the 1970s lawsuit hoping to allow black youth the opportunity to be patrol leaders? When will we learn to include everyone.

S: Boy Scouts is a private organization and as such should be allowed to choose without…

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State Board of Ed members for my District:
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Alpine School District:

*Paula Hill
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