House District 32 – Rep. LaVar Christensen (Republican)

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Overview

  • Biography and Contact Information
  • Associations and Conflicts of Interest

Legislature

  • Present and Past Legislation
  • Current Committees

Elections

  • 2016 Results
  • 2016 Fundraising

District Profile

  • Location
  • Demographics
  • Economy

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[sta_anchor id=”1″]Overview

Biography and Contact Information

House District: 32
Served Since: January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2006; January 1, 2011
Education: B.A., Brigham Young University; J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Profession: Attorney

Email: lavarchristensen@le.utah.gov
Cell Phone: 801-808-5105
Work Phone: 801-572-9878

Associations and Conflicts of Interest:

Current Stated Conflicts of Interest:

  • Madison Investments (Owner – Self)
  • Draper Land Development (Owner – Self)
  • Concord Holdings (Owner – Self)
  • LaVar Christensen, LLC (Owner – Self)
  • America’s Freedom Festival (Committee Member – Self)
  • Dixie State University (Advisory Council Member – Self)
  • Marriott, Grande Vista (Board Member – Self)

Prior Stated Conflicts of Interest:

2015

  • Utah Commission on Civic Character (Member – Self)
  • Westridge Academy (Board Member – Self)

Stated Current or Former Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Utah State Bar
  • California State Bar

[sta_anchor id=”2″]Legislature

Present and Past Legislation:

Current Committees

  • (coming soon)

[sta_anchor id=”3″]Elections

2016 Results:

LaVar Christensen (Republican), 50%, 8,537 votes
Suzanne Harrison (Democrat), 50%, 8,534 votes

2016 Fundraising:

Total Raised: $40,408 from 52 donors

Total Raised from Corporate Donors: $27,658
Number of Corporate Donors: 33
Average Donation from Corporations: $838
Total Raised from Individual Donors: $12,750
Average Donation from Individuals: $671
Average Overall Donation: $777
Utah/Outside Money: 97%/3%

$500+ Corporate Donors:

  • $5,000 – Christensen & Hymas; Draper, Utah
  • $3,000 – Utah House REpublican Election Committee; Layton, Utah
  • $2,500 – Lawyers Involved for Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $2,000 – JJ Assurance; Draper, Utah
  • $1,950 – Reagan Outdoor Advertising; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $1,500 – Utah Association of Realtors; Sandy, Utah
  • $1,322 – Hughes Leadership PAC; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $1,001 – Utah Auto Dealers Association; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $1,000 – Eyre Electric; Draper, Utah
  • $850 – Utah Bankers Association; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $700 – Home Builders Association; West Jordan, Utah
  • $500 – ARDA ROC- PAC; Washington, D.C.
  • $500 – Comcast; Sandy, Utah
  • $500 – Imagine Learning; Provo, Utah
  • $500 – Sinclair; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $500 – Utah Apartment Association; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $500 – Utah Rural Electric PAC; South Jordan, Utah

$500+ Individual Donors:

  • $4,000 – William Rawlings; Draper, Utah
  • $2,000 – L.D. Bowerman; Sandy, Utah
  • $1,000 – David Brown; Draper, Utah
  • $1,000 – Paxton Guymon; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $1,000 – Scott Anderson; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $1,000 – Howard Schmidt; South Jordan
  • $500 – Clark Stringham; Sandy, Utah
  • $500 – Ted Phillips; Sandy, Utah

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Location:

County(ies): Salt Lake
Major Cities: Draper

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Demographics:

Percent Pre-School Age (0-4): 8% (Ranked 60th)
Percent School Age (5-17): 24% (Ranked 26th)
Percent Retirement Age (65+): 9% (Ranked 32nd)

Percent White: 90% (Ranked 40th)
Percent Latino: 7% (Ranked 57th)

Percent Born in Utah: 63% (Ranked 39th)

Percent with 2 parents working: 43% (Ranked 29th)

25+ with no HS Diploma: 4% (Ranked 64th)
25+ HS Graduate: 22% (Ranked 27th)
25+ with Some College: 26% (Ranked 60th)
25+ with Associate’s Degree: 11% (Ranked 23rd)
25+ with Bachelor’s Degree: 24% (Ranked 26th)
25+ with Master’s or above: 13% (Ranked 17th)

Economy:

Top 3 Employment Sectors:

  • Education, Health Care, Social Assistance: 20%
  • Retail Trade: 14%
  • Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, Waste Management Services: 12%

Percent Households Earning <$15,000: 4% (Ranked 64th)
Percent Households Earning $15,000-$29,999: 9% (Ranked 61st)
Percent Households Earning $30,000-44,999: 10% (Ranked 63rd)
Percent Households Earning $45,000-$59,999: 12% (Ranked 61st)
Percent Households Earning $60,000-$74,999: 10% (Ranked 60th)
Percent Households Earning $75,000-$99,999: 20% (Ranked 9th)
Percent Households Earning $100,000-$149,999: 22% (Ranked 9th)
Percent Households Earning $150,000-$199,999: 6% (Ranked 17th)
Percent Households Earning $200,000+: 7% (Ranked 12th)

Percent Receiving Food Stamps/Public Assistance: 6% (Ranked 63rd)

Vacant Housing Units: 5% (Ranked 47th)