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Utah State Senate
|Utah State Legislature|
New session started
|January 22, 2018|
President of the Senate
Length of term
|Authority||Article VI, Utah Constitution|
|Salary||$130/day + per diem|
|November 6, 2018|
| November 3, 2020 |
|State Senate Chamber|
Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Utah State Senate|
The Utah State Senate is the upper house of the Utah State Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Utah. The Utah Senate is composed of 29 elected members representing an equal number of senate districts. Each senate district is composed of approximately 95,000 people.Members of the Senate are elected to four-year terms without term limits. The Senate convenes at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of the 59th legislature||21||8||0||29||0|
|Beginning of the 60th Legislature||24||5||0||29||0|
|The beginning of the 64th Legislature||23||6||0||29||0|
|Latest voting share||79%||21%|
|President of the Senate||J. Stuart Adams||Republican||22|
|Majority Leader||Evan Vickers||Republican||28|
|Majority Whip||Ann Millner||Republican||18|
|Assistant Majority Whip||Kirk Cullimore||Republican||9|
|Minority Leader||Karen Mayne||Democratic||5|
|Minority Whip||Luz Escamilla||Democratic||1|
|Assistant Minority Whip||Jani Iwamoto||Democratic||4|
|1||Luz Escamilla||Dem||2008||Salt Lake||-29.4|
|2||Derek Kitchen||Dem||2018||Salt Lake||-53.4|
|3||Gene Davis||Dem||1998||Salt Lake||-40|
|4||Jani Iwamoto||Dem||2014||Salt Lake||-34.2|
|5||Karen Mayne||Dem||2008||Salt Lake||-37.4|
|6||Wayne Harper||Rep||2012||Salt Lake||11.2|
|8||Kathleen Riebe||Dem||2018||Salt Lake||-13.2|
|9||Kirk Cullimore Jr.||Rep||2018||Salt Lake||31.4|
|10||Lincoln Fillmore||Rep||2015||Salt Lake||30.4|
|11||Daniel McCay||Rep||2018||Salt Lake, Utah||35.4|
|12||Daniel Thatcher||Rep||2010||Salt Lake, Tooele||5.2|
|13||Jake Anderegg||Rep||2016||Salt Lake, Utah||100|
|16||Curt Bramble||Rep||2000||Utah, Wasatch||100|
|17||Scott Sandall||Rep||2018||Box Elder, Cache, Tooele||55.6|
|18||F. Ann Millner||Rep||2014||Davis, Morgan, Weber||33.8|
|19||John Johnson||Rep||2020||Morgan, Summit, Weber||14.2|
|20||D. Gregg Buxton||Rep||2016||Davis, Weber||100|
|22||J. Stuart Adams||Rep||2009↑||Davis||100|
|23||Todd Weiler||Rep||2012↑||Davis, Salt Lake||87.8|
|24||Derrin Owens||Rep||2020||Garfield, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Utah, Wayne||80.4|
|25||Chris H. Wilson||Rep||2020||Cache, Rich||42.8|
|26||Ronald Winterton||Rep||2018||Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah, Wasatch,||27.8|
|27||David Hinkins||Rep||2008||Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Utah, Wasatch||100|
|28||Evan Vickers||Rep||2012||Beaver, Iron, Washington||58.2|
↑: Senator was originally appointed
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