House District 68 – Rep. Merrill Nelson (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: 68
Served Since: January 1, 1991 – December 31, 1992; January 1, 2013
Education: B.S., Agricultural Economics, Brigham Young University; J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Profession: Attorney

Email: mnelson@le.utah.gov
Cell Phone: 801-971-2172

Associations and Conflicts of Interest:

Current Stated Conflicts of Interest:

  • Kirton McConkie (Employer – Self)

Prior Stated Conflicts of Interest:

2015

  • No additional items

2014

  • Utah State University (Advisory Board – Self)
  • Tooele County School Board (Board Member – Spouse)

Stated Current or Former Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Utah Supreme Court Law Clerk
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Appellate Procedure
  • Utah State Bar
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
  • Guardian ad Litem Oversight Committee
  • Fair Boundaries Coalition
  • Utah Farm Bureau
  • Grantsville Old Folks Sociable
  • A-V Pre-eminent Professional Rating
  • “Confronting Pornography,” Chapter Author

[sta_anchor id=”2″]Legislature

Present and Past Legislation:

Current Committees

  • (coming soon)

[sta_anchor id=”3″]Elections

2016 Results:

Merrill Nelson (Republican): 71%, 10,714 votes
Cindee Beard (Democrat): 19%, 2,819 votes
Kirk Pearson (Constitution): 11%, 1,597 votes

2016 Fundraising:

Total Raised: $11,451 from 30 donors

Total Raised from Corporate Donors: $11,451
Number of Corporate Donors: 30
Average Donation from Corporations: $382
Total Raised from Individual Donors: $0
Number of Individual Donors: 0
Average Donation from Individuals: n/a
Average Overall Donation: $382
Utah/Outside Money: 90%/10%

$500+ Corporate Donors:

  • $1,750 – Utah House Republican Election Committee; Layton, Utah
  • $1,001 – Utah Auto Dealers Association; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $700 – Reagan Outdoor Advertising; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $600 – HosPAC; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $500 – Ash Grove Cement Company; Overland, Kansas
  • $500 – Education First; Centerville, Utah
  • $500 – Hughes Leadership PAC; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $500 – International Power Agency; South Jordan, Utah
  • $500 – Utah Bankers Association; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • $500 – Utah Rural Electric PAC; South Jordan, Utah

$500+ Individual Donors:

  • n/a

[sta_anchor id=”4″]District Profile

Location:

County(ies): Millard, Tooele (Partial), Juab (Partial), Beaver (Partial)
Major Cities: Grantsville, Delta, Fillmore

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Demographics:

Percent Pre-School Age (0-4): 9% (Ranked 41st)
Percent School Age (5-17): 26% (Ranked 18th)
Percent Retirement Age (65+): 10% (Ranked 31st)

Percent White: 94% (Ranked 12th)
Percent Latino: 12% (Ranked 32nd)

Percent Born in Utah: 68% (Ranked 19th)

Percent with 2 parents working: 44% (Ranked 26th)

25+ with no HS Diploma: 11% (Ranked 19th)
25+ HS Graduate: 31% (Ranked 8th)
25+ with Some College: 28% (Ranked 37th)
25+ with Associate’s Degree: 10% (Ranked 34th)
25+ with Bachelor’s Degree: 15% (Ranked 58th)
25+ with Master’s or above: 5% (Ranked 64th)

Economy:

Top 3 Employment Sectors:

  • Education, Health Care, Social Assistance: 19%
  • Retail Trade: 11%
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Fishing, Hunting 10%
  • Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities: 10%
  • Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodations, Food: 10%

Percent Households Earning <$15,000: 10% (Ranked 23rd)
Percent Households Earning $15,000-$29,999: 14% (Ranked 34th)
Percent Households Earning $30,000-44,999: 13% (Ranked 49th)
Percent Households Earning $45,000-$59,999: 15% (Ranked 25th)
Percent Households Earning $60,000-$74,999: 14% (Ranked 23rd)
Percent Households Earning $75,000-$99,999: 13% (Ranked 49th)
Percent Households Earning $100,000-$149,999: 17% (Ranked 25th)
Percent Households Earning $150,000-$199,999: 3% (Ranked 54th)
Percent Households Earning $200,000+: 1% (Ranked 62nd)

Percent Receiving Food Stamps/Public Assistance: 10% (Ranked 32nd)

Vacant Housing Units: 14% (Ranked 12th)