The 2015 Utah's Freest Cities Ranking

Campaign Contribution Limits

Category: Individual Liberty

Some cities place limits on the contributions that can be made to candidates for city elected offices. These limits represent a restraint on freedom of speech and the individual liberty of donors. Moreover, the state places no such limits on state campaigns, leaving these few cities as the only places in the state where donor freedom is restrained. For this metric, each city received a binary score reflecting whether or not they have municipal campaign contribution limits. These scores are then converted into statistical z-scores and count for 10% of the overall category score.

To see a specific city's laws for this metric, click on its name in the right column, then find the row in the table below the Individual Liberty category.

City Scores

To learn about our scoring methodology, click here.

Rank City Score
1American Fork0.250
1Bountiful0.250
1Brigham City0.250
1Cedar City0.250
1Cedar Hills0.250
1Centerville0.250
1Clearfield0.250
1Clinton0.250
1Cottonwood Heights0.250
1Draper0.250
1Eagle Mountain0.250
1Farmington0.250
1Heber City0.250
1Herriman0.250
1Highland0.250
1Holladay0.250
1Hurricane0.250
1Kaysville0.250
1Layton0.250
1Lehi0.250
1Lindon0.250
1Logan0.250
1Midvale0.250
1Murray0.250
1North Ogden0.250
1North Salt Lake0.250
1Orem0.250
1Payson0.250
1Pleasant Grove0.250
1Provo0.250
1Riverton0.250
1Roy0.250
1Sandy0.250
1Saratoga Springs0.250
1South Jordan0.250
1South Ogden0.250
1South Salt Lake0.250
1Spanish Fork0.250
1Springville0.250
1St. George0.250
1Syracuse0.250
1Tooele0.250
1Washington0.250
1West Haven0.250
1West Jordan0.250
1West Valley City0.250
1Woods Cross0.250
48Ogden-3.918
48Salt Lake City-3.918
48Taylorsville-3.918