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Jim Dunnigan for State House


As the Representative for House District 39 (Taylorsville/Kearns), I currently serve as the Majority Leader, a member of the Executive Appropriations, a member of the Business and Labor Committee, a member of the Political Subdivisions Committee, Chair of the Health Reform Task Force, a member of the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee, a member of the Business and Labor Interim Committee, a member of the Ethics Committee, and a member of the Legislative Management Committee. I was awarded the 2010 Utah Small Business Champion of the Year Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses. The Utah Business Coalition presented me with the 2010 Top 30 Business Friendly Legislator Award. Additionally, I was awarded the 2010 Meritorious Service to the Community as a Legislator Award from Taylorsville City and Legislator of the Year by UHIA (2003-2005). Previously I have served on the Taylorsville City Council (1996-2002) and the Taylorsville/Bennion Community Council (1991-1996). I received my B.S. in Business Management from the U of U and currently own my own insurance agency. I enjoy coaching and refereeing youth sports. This is a pivotal legislative race and I welcome your help.


Party Affiliation


Areas of Specialization

  • Precinct captains

  • Communications

  • Public Relations

  • Organizational management

  • Field Organizers


  • Outreach to constituents via canvassing or social media
  • Attend campaign strategy meetings
  • Represent campaign at local events
  • Fundraising

Qualifications of an Ideal applicant

  • Strong writing and verbal skills

  • Willingness to learn and interact with staff and constituents

  • Organized

  • Attention to detail