Candice Pierucci Biography

Candice Pierucci is an American personality and a well-established politician. Currently, she serves in the Utah House of Representatives position, representing District 49. When she was there for her tenure appointment, she was among the candidates and the youngest of all the Utah Legislature. Her full name is Darlene Candice Backus Pierucci.

Early Life

A native of Herriman, Utah Candice was born in 1993 but now lives in Riverton, Utah. She had her primary education at Riverton (Utah) High School in 2010. From 2010 to 2015, she attended Utah Valley University to receive a degree in political science and government with honors. From 2017 to 2019, she attended the University of Utah and pursued an M.A. in public administration.

Candice Pierucci Career

Candice Pierucci began her career working for the Utah House of Representatives, State Capitol as the legislative assistant from 2010 to 2011. After that, she interned at the Office of Senator Mike Lee for less than one year in 2011. During that time, she was responsible for answering the constituent phone calls regarding the Senator’s voting position on the legislation.

In 2012, she spent another few months working in the private sector. She held the position of sales representative at Preventive Pest Control. At that time, she was responsible for managing direct marketing based in Houston, Texas, and making door-to-door sales.

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From September 2013 to 2014, she held the position of research assistant under professor Dr. Susan R. Madsen at Utah Valley University, Woodbury School of Business. For the next year and five months, she worked as an Intern in the department of recruiting assistant at Utah Valley University. For the next nine months, she interned as a coordinator for the university.


From January 2016 to March 2018, she worked as director of community relations at U.S. House of Representative Chris Stewart. She also worked for Sutherland Institute and held with two different positions events manager (for the first nine months) and then director of development (for one year and one month). In October 2019, she became the state representative while Teaching the American National Government side by side. She has been an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University since August 2022 and a state representative since October 2019.

Candice Pierucci Biography

Real Name Candice Backus Pierucci
Birth Date 1993
Age (as of 2023) 29 Years
Native Herriman, Utah, USA
Residence Riverton, Salt Lake County, USA
Profession Politician & House of Representative
College University of Utah
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue


Father Troy Backus
Mother Darlene Backus

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Andy Pierucci
Children One (Benji Pierucci)
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Personal Life

Candince Backus and Andy Pierucci were engaged in October 2014 and married in May 2015. They met for the first time during a leadership conference on their spring break. The couple is blessed with a charming son Benji and they are living their life to the fullest. 

Social Media

Darlene Candice Backus Pierucci, Aka Candice Pierucci, is available on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. On LinkedIn, she has got nearly 1K followers, with 500+ connections. There, she also gives the link to her website – She joined Twitter in December 2011 and goes by the handle name @CandicePierucci, having 2,236 followers as of 28th March 2023. Her last post on Twitter is about her appearance on @foxandfriends, discussing some of the legislation. On Instagram, she has a private account with the handle name @candicepierucci, where she describes herself as a “Utah legislator, Momma, baker, politico & Disney guru….”

Candice Pierucci Net Worth 

As per Ballotpedia, the base salary for any politician or a representative in Uta is nearly $285/per legislative day. As per her LinkedIn profile, she also worked as a teacher. So, we can assume her net worth is nearly $3 million as of March 2023.


  • Her term for the Utah House of Representatives position is about to end in 2025.
  • In July 2020, her husband and her son both contracted COVID-19 after a family dinner.

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