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  Christensen, LaVar
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameLaVar Christensen
Address12308 S Raleigh Ct
Draper, Utah , United States
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Born August 18, 1953 (66 years)
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Nov 13, 2016 09:53pm
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InfoRepresentative LaVar Christensen was elected to the Utah House of Representatives (District 48 in Sandy/Draper) in 2002. His committee assignments include: Vice-Chair of Education, Budget Appropriations for Public Education, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice; Chair of Judicial Rules Review Committee and member of the Constitutional Revision Commission.

LaVar was born and raised in Southern California (Upland) but his family is originally from Utah. His great great grandfather was a member of Utah’s first territorial House of Representatives. Representative Christensen is an attorney with a broad legal background and extensive experience in Real Estate Development. LaVar received his B.A. degree from BYU and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento California. While in Law School, he was a Legislative Assistant for the Governor of California and Law Clerk for Judge Rothwell B. Mason. LaVar is married to Susan Kay Christensen. They have three children: Kenny, who is married to Elizabeth Lee; Karen, who is married to Lincoln Scoffield; and Jeff, who is a college student. They have one grandchild and another on the way.

LaVar is the author and sponsor of Utah’s Constitutional Amendment in support of marriage, which passed and was adopted by the voters in 2004. Representative Christensen has also successfully sponsored important legislation that recognizes and strengthens parental rights in Utah as well as civic and character education in Utah’s public schools. He was named 2005 Statesman of the Year by the Salt Lake County Republican Party.

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