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  Chaffetz, Jason
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AffiliationRepublican  
  2011-01-01  
 
NameJason Chaffetz
Address315 Westfield Circle
Alpine, Utah 84004, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born March 26, 1967 (50 years)
Contributorev
Last ModifedPaul
Feb 05, 2013 07:25pm
Tags Very Conservative - Anti Environment - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Latter Day Saints (Mormon) -
InfoOn November 4, 2008, Jason Chaffetz was elected by a 37-point margin to represent Utah’s Third Congressional District. He distinguished himself by building a grass roots campaign organization rooted in principle and with a demonstrated commitment to fiscal discipline.

To secure the Republican nomination, Mr. Chaffetz unseated a 12-year incumbent by a 20 point margin, and did so with no paid staff, no polling, no free meals for potential voters, no campaign office, and a refusal to go into debt to finance the campaign. Despite being outspent by over $600,000, Mr Chaffetz’s approach to conservative principles resonated with voters and resulted in an unprecedented victory.

Mr. Chaffetz comes to Congress with a 16-year history in the local business community, executive branch experience in Utah State government, a reputation for running strong political campaigns, and a distinguished college football career.

Mr. Chaffetz, who grew up in California, Arizona, and Colorado, was invited to Utah in the mid-1980s by the legendary BYU football coach LaVell Edwards to be a placekicker. His years at BYU literally transformed his life.

After a successful football career that included two as the starting placekicker and two school records, Mr. Chaffetz earned a degree in communications and married Julie Johnson of Mesa, Arizona. In February 2009, Mr. and Mrs. Chaffetz will celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary.

In 1995, Mr. Chaffetz’s mother passed away after a long fight with cancer. Consequently, he was deeply touched by the overwhelming generosity of the Utah-based Huntsman family in fighting the disease that killed his mother. Their commitment was more than words as they personally donated hundreds of millions of dollars to research and treat cancer.

Upon reading an article about Jon Huntsman, Jr. potentially running for Governor of Utah, Mr. Chaffetz sought to meet the man who had given so much to fight cancer. Through a mutual friend, a meeting was set up and Mr. Chaffetz eventually joined the Huntsman for Governor staff. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Chaffetz was named Campaign Manager. In a crowded field of contenders, Huntsman triumphed by running a well-organized, positive campaign and became Utah’s 16th Governor. The Governor invited Mr. Chaffetz to continue working with him as his Chief of Staff.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 23, 2010 02:00pm Minority Perspective Congressman [Chaffetz]: Stop horsing around with sports votes  Article Imperator 
Jul 13, 2010 03:00pm Profile Freshman lawmaker Jason Chaffetz goes against Republican grain on Afghan war  Article RP 
Dec 10, 2008 11:00am News Chaffetz films Colbert segment  Article particleman 
Nov 20, 2008 12:00am News New member comes packing a cot  Article RBH 
Jun 15, 2008 12:00am News Jason Chaffetz: Newcomer not new to politics  Article RBH 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 5.50000 Average

FAMILY
Father John Chaffetz 0000-
Brother John Dukakis 1958-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  04/01/2018 UT US Senate - R Convention ???
  11/08/2016 UT District 03 Won 73.46% (+46.92%)
  06/28/2016 UT District 03 - R Primary Won 78.59% (+57.18%)
  04/23/2016 UT District 03 - R Convention Won 64.00% (+28.00%)
  11/04/2014 UT District 3 Won 72.21% (+49.72%)
  11/06/2012 UT District 03 Won 76.61% (+53.21%)
  04/21/2012 UT District 03 - R Convention Won 74.97% (+53.01%)
  11/02/2010 UT - District 03 Won 72.49% (+49.62%)
  11/04/2008 UT - District 03 Won 65.61% (+37.33%)
  06/24/2008 UT District 3 - R Primary Won 59.78% (+19.56%)
  05/10/2008 UT District 3 - R Convention Won 45.88% (+14.02%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  10/28/2015 US House Speaker - R Conference Vote Lost 0.00% (-81.63%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  11/17/2010 US House Republican Conference Secretary Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/14/2010 US House Republican Conference Chair Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
UT US President - R Caucus - Mar 22, 2016 R Marco Rubio
US House Speaker - R Conference Vote - Oct 28, 2015 R Paul Ryan
US House Majority Leader - Oct 00, 2015 R Trey Gowdy
FL District 19 - Special R Primary - Apr 22, 2014 R Lizbeth Benacquisto
UT US President - R Primary - Jun 26, 2012 R Mitt Romney
US President - R Primaries - Jun 26, 2012 R Mitt Romney
US House Majority Whip - Nov 18, 2010 R Kevin McCarthy
US House Republican Conference Chair - Nov 14, 2010 R Jeb Hensarling
US House Republican Conference Vice Chair - Nov 14, 2010 R Cathy McMorris Rodgers
ID - District 1 - R Primary - May 25, 2010 R Vaughn Ward
UT US President - Nov 08, 1988 D Michael S. Dukakis
FEC COMMITTEES
C00431684 FRIENDS OF JASON CHAFFETZ $ 398674.09