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Douglas Sagers

American politician
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Occupation Politician
Country United States of America
Political party Republican Party
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Biography

Douglas V. Sagers is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 21 since January 1, 2011.

Early life and Education

Sagers received his degree from Brigham Young University. Sagers is a health care executive and served as mayor of the city of Tooele, Utah from 1974 to 1981.

Political career

Sagers was first elected on November 2, 2010.

During the 2016 legislative session, he served on the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee, and the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.

2016 sponsored legislation

Bill Number Bill Title Status
HB0075S01 Epilepsy Training in Public Schools House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0212 Tourism Tax Advisory Board Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0428S02 Local Government Bonding Amendments Governor Signed - 3/29/2016

Sagers passed one of the three bills he introduced, giving him a 33.3% passage rate. He also floor sponsored SCR008 Concurrent Resolution Approving the Test and Training Range Land Exchange.

Elections

  • 2014 Sagers won the general election against Democratic nominee Rick Pollock with 4,395 votes (64.9%).
  • 2012 Sagers was challenged in the June 26, 2012 Republican primary, winning with 970 votes (53.9%) and won the three-way November 6, 2012 general election with 6,795 votes (59.9%) against Democratic nominee David Swan and Constitution candidate William Bodine, who had run for the seat in 2002.
  • 2010 To challenge District 21 incumbent Democratic Representative James Gowans, Sagers was unopposed for the May 8, 2010 Republican convention and won the three-way November 2, 2010 general election with 4,732 votes (52.3%) against Representative Gowans and Constitution candidate Jonathan Garrard, who had run for the seat in 2006 and 2008.
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