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Jeff Burningham on Crime
Republican candidate for governor: Click here for Jeff Burningham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Spencer Cox on Crime
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for Spencer Cox on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gary Herbert on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
  • Authorize construction of new state prison. (Mar 2015)
  • No stay of execution in Ronnie Lee Gardner case. (Jun 2010)
Greg Hughes on Crime
Utah Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Hughes on other issues.
  • Round up offenders and offer jail or treatment. (Jul 2017)
Jon Huntsman on Crime
Republican UT Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it. (Feb 2007)
Aimee Winder Newton on Crime
Utah Democratic Governor: Click here for Aimee Winder Newton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Peterson on Crime
Democratic Governor Challenger: Click here for Chris Peterson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Weinholtz on Crime
Democratic candidate for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Weinholtz on other issues.
  • Fully fund indigent defense; protect 6th Amendment rights. (Jun 2016)

Senate:

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Craig Bowden on Crime
Libertarian candidate for Utah U. S. Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Craig Bowden on other issues.
  • Rehabilitation instead of punishment. (Feb 2018)
Misty Snow on Crime
Democratic candidate for Senate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Misty Snow on other issues.
  • Why so many people in prison? Why so many minorities? (Aug 2016)
  • End private prisons; end profit in incarceration. (Aug 2016)
Jonathan Swinton on Crime
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jonathan Swinton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jenny Wilson on Crime
Democratic candidate for Utah U.S. Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jenny Wilson on other issues.
  • Beef up laws to address targeted hate crimes. (Jan 2018)

House:


Rob Bishop on Crime
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Rated 46% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance. (Dec 2014)
John Curtis on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Curtis on other issues.
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
Mia Love on Crime
Republican House Member (District 4): Click here for Mia Love on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben McAdams on Crime
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Ben McAdams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Stewart on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Crime
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Strongly opposes the death penalty. (Feb 2012)
  • Strongly opposes mandatory sentencing laws. (Feb 2012)
Vaughn Cook on Crime
Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for Vaughn Cook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jonathan Johnson on Crime
Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for Jonathan Johnson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Orrin Hatch on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • Introduced legislation banning human organ sales. (Apr 2012)
  • 1992: Supported COPS program and Violence Against Women Act. (Oct 2010)
  • Strict penalties; more prisons; status quo on death penalty. (Jan 2000)
  • Appointing conservative judges is more critical than Miranda. (Jan 2000)
  • 10-20-Life plan: harsh penalties for gun use. (Aug 1999)
  • More funding & prosecution of Hate Crimes. (Jul 1999)
  • Fight crime by fighting drugs and gangs. (Jul 1999)
  • Punish minor juvenile crimes to prevent later serious crimes. (May 1999)
  • Allow 14-year-olds to be tried & punished as adults. (May 1999)
  • Prosecute drugs & gun crimes; protect victims’ rights. (Apr 1999)
  • Restore & expand block grants to local law enforcement. (Apr 1999)
  • Fund truth-in-sentencing & longer sentences. (Apr 1999)
  • Victims’ Rights: hearings & notification. (Apr 1999)
  • Supports community-oriented policing. (Mar 1999)
  • Proper federal role is seed money, not running programs. (Mar 1997)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Death penalty for killing police officers. (Oct 2015)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
  • Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
Mitt Romney on Crime
Republican Challenger for UT Senator: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Romney side-by-side against Gingrich, Paul & Santorum. (Mar 2012)
  • 1981: Arrested for fishing without a license. (Jan 2012)
  • 2002: Supported death penalty although it was long abolished. (Jan 2012)
  • Hire private companies to manage our state prisons. (Mar 2010)
  • To reduce black on black crime, get more moms and dads. (Nov 2007)
  • One Strike, You’re Ours: lifetime GPS tracking. (Jul 2007)
  • Reform sentencing process; appeal too-lenient sentences. (Sep 2002)
  • Supports death penalty in heinous murders. (Sep 2002)
  • Favored mandatory sentencing and three strikes. (Mar 2002)
  • Safe streets will be a campaign theme. (Mar 2002)
  • Will bring new businesses to urban areas. (Nov 1994)
  • Supports death penalty and “three strikes” sentencing. (Oct 1994)
Jason Chaffetz on Crime
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Blue Lives Matter: prosecute hate crimes against police. (Mar 2016)
  • Rated 46% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance. (Dec 2014)
Jim Matheson on Crime
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS and EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Crime
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Crime
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Merrill Cook on Crime
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Paul Van Dam on Crime
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Enid Waldholtz on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Pete Ashdown on Crime
Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Death penalty is not a deterrent. (Jun 2006)
  • Rehabilitate prisoners by preparing for work. (Jun 2006)
Robert Bennett on Crime
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Jason Chaffetz on Crime
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Blue Lives Matter: prosecute hate crimes against police. (Mar 2016)
  • Rated 46% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance. (Dec 2014)
Sam Granato on Crime
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Hansen on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Scott Howell on Crime
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • Truth in sentencing: serve full sentences with no parole. (Nov 2000)
  • Broaden the use of the death penalty. (Nov 2000)
Dan Liljenquist on Crime
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Cannon on Crime
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Mike Lee on Crime
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • Keep violent predators behind bars, not nonviolent offenders. (Jan 2014)
  • My old-fashioned Judeo-Christian tenet: stealing is wrong. (Jul 2011)
  • Death penalty for killing police officers. (Oct 2015)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Rated 36% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance. (Dec 2014)
Blake Moore on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for Blake Moore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Burgess Owens on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for Burgess Owens on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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