Utah State Senate

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Utah State Senate
Utah State Legislature
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Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 22, 2018
Leadership
President of the Senate
Majority Leader
Minority Leader
Structure
Seats29
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Political groups
Majority
  •    Republican (23)

Minority

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle VI, Utah Constitution
Salary$130/day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(14 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(15 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
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State Senate Chamber
Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake City, Utah
Website
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. [1] 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.

Contents

Composition of the Senate

AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Libertarian Vacant
End of the 59th legislature2180290
Beginning of the 60th Legislature2450290
End 60th2351
61st Legislature2360290
62nd Legislature2450290
63rd Legislature2360290
The beginning of the 64th Legislature2360290
Latest voting share

Leadership, 64th session

PositionNamePartyDistrict
President of the Senate J. Stuart Adams Republican22
Majority Leader Evan Vickers Republican28
Majority Whip Ann Millner Republican18
Assistant Majority Whip Kirk Cullimore Republican9
Minority Leader Karen Mayne Democratic5
Minority Whip Luz Escamilla Democratic1
Assistant Minority Whip Jani Iwamoto Democratic4

Members of the 64th Senate

DistrictNamePartyFirst electedCounties
Represented
Margin [lower-alpha 1]
1 Luz Escamilla Dem2008 Salt Lake -29.4 [lower-alpha 2]
2 Derek Kitchen [3] Dem2018 Salt Lake -53.4 [lower-alpha 3]
3 Gene Davis Dem1998Salt Lake-40 [lower-alpha 4]
4 Jani Iwamoto Dem2014Salt Lake-34.2 [lower-alpha 5]
5 Karen Mayne Dem2008Salt Lake-37.4 [lower-alpha 6]
6 Wayne Harper Rep2012Salt Lake11.2 [lower-alpha 7]
7 Mike McKell Rep2020Utah55.4 [lower-alpha 8]
8 Kathleen Riebe Dem2018Salt Lake-13.2 [lower-alpha 9]
9 Kirk Cullimore Jr. Rep2018Salt Lake31.4 [lower-alpha 10]
10 Lincoln Fillmore Rep2015Salt Lake30.4 [lower-alpha 11]
11 Daniel McCay Rep2018Salt Lake, Utah 35.4 [lower-alpha 12]
12 Daniel Thatcher Rep2010Salt Lake, Tooele 5.2 [lower-alpha 13]
13 Jake Anderegg Rep2016Salt Lake, Utah100 [lower-alpha 14]
14 Mike Kennedy Rep2020↑Utah100 [lower-alpha 15]
15 Keith Grover Rep2018Utah63.4 [lower-alpha 16]
16 Curt Bramble Rep2000Utah, Wasatch 100 [lower-alpha 17]
17 Scott Sandall Rep2018 Box Elder, Cache, Tooele55.6 [lower-alpha 18]
18 F. Ann Millner Rep2014 Davis, Morgan, Weber 33.8 [lower-alpha 19]
19 John Johnson Rep2020Morgan, Summit, Weber 14.2 [lower-alpha 20]
20 D. Gregg Buxton Rep2016Davis, Weber100 [lower-alpha 21]
21 Jerry Stevenson Rep2010↑Davis43.4 [lower-alpha 22]
22 J. Stuart Adams Rep2009↑Davis100 [lower-alpha 23]
23 Todd Weiler Rep2012↑Davis, Salt Lake87.8 [lower-alpha 24]
24 Derrin Owens Rep2020 Garfield, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Utah, Wayne 80.4 [lower-alpha 25]
25 Chris H. Wilson Rep2020 Cache, Rich 42.8 [lower-alpha 26]
26 Ronald Winterton Rep2018 Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah, Wasatch,27.8 [lower-alpha 27]
27 David Hinkins Rep2008 Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Utah, Wasatch100 [lower-alpha 28]
28 Evan Vickers Rep2012 Beaver, Iron, Washington 58.2 [lower-alpha 29]
29 Don Ipson Rep2008Washington54 [lower-alpha 30]

↑: Senator was originally appointed

Notes

  1. Republican margin in last election
  2. 2020 [2]
  3. 2018 [4]
  4. 2018 [5]
  5. 2018 [6]
  6. 2018 [7]
  7. 2020 [8]
  8. 2020, against a United Utah candidate [9]
  9. 2020 [10]
  10. 2018, against a United Utah candidate [11]
  11. 2020 [12]
  12. 2018 [13]
  13. 2018 [14]
  14. 2020 unopposed [15]
  15. 2020, Appointed [16]
  16. 2018, against a United Utah candidate [17]
  17. 2020 [18]
  18. 2018 [19]
  19. 2018 [20]
  20. 2020 [21]
  21. 2020 [22]
  22. 2018 [23]
  23. 2018 [24]
  24. 2020, against a write-in candidate [25]
  25. 2020, against an Independent American Party of Utah candidate [26]
  26. 2020 [27]
  27. 2018 [28]
  28. 2020 [29]
  29. 2018 [30]
  30. 2020 [31]

Legislative Website

Utah Senate staff, under direction of Senate Presidents Waddoups and Niederhauser worked with the House of Representatives, the LFA, and other staff to develop what many have called the best legislative website in the nation. In 2014, le.utah.gov won the NCSL Online Democracy Award. [32] The Utah Legislature had previously won this award in 2005. [33]

Past composition of the Senate

See also

Related Research Articles

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Patrice Arent

Patrice M. Arent was a Democratic member of the Utah State House, representing the state's 36th house district through 2020.

Ken Ivory

Kenneth Robert Ivory is an American politician and a former Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 47 since January 1, 2011. He has made a living as a lobbyist promoting American Lands Council and now Convention of States. On August 20, 2019, Ivory resigned from the Utah State Legislature to take a position with the Utah-based corporation Geomancer.

Keith Grover is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah Senate. Grover has represented Senate district 15 since June 2018.

Evan Vickers

Evan J. Vickers is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah State Senate representing District 28 since January 1, 2013. Vickers previously served in the Utah State Legislature from January 1, 2009 until December 31, 2012 in the Utah House of Representatives District 72 seat.

Deidre Henderson

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Daniel Thatcher

Daniel W. Thatcher is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah State Senate representing District 12 since January 1, 2011.

2016 United States Senate election in Utah

The 2016 United States Senate election in Utah took place on November 8, 2016, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Utah, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

2018 United States Senate election in Utah

The 2018 United States Senate election in Utah took place on November 6, 2018, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Utah, concurrently with other elections to the United States Senate, elections to the United States House of Representatives, and various state and local elections. The primaries took place on June 26.

2018 Utah elections

The Utah general elections, 2018 were held in the U.S. state of Utah on November 6, 2018. One of Utah's U.S. Senate seats was up for election, as well as all four seats in the United States House of Representatives, fourteen Utah Senate seats and all of the Utah House of Representatives seats.

2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Utah

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63rd Utah State Legislature

The 63rd Session of the Utah State Legislature took place from 2019 to 2020 with a total of eight sessions, two constitutionally mandated general sessions and six special sessions. While it's typical that the legislature has at least one special session per year, the high number of sessions was the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  6. "Jani Iwamoto". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
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  8. "Wayne Harper". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
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  10. "Kathleen Riebe". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  11. "Kirk Cullimore". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
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  13. "Dan McCay". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  14. "Daniel W. Thatcher". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  15. "Jake Anderegg". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
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  17. "Keith Grover". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  18. "Curtis Bramble". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  19. "Scott Sandall". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  20. "Ann Millner". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  21. "John Johnson (Utah)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  22. "David Buxton". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  23. "Jerry Stevenson". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  24. "Stuart Adams". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  25. "Todd Weiler". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  26. "Derrin Owens". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  27. "Chris Wilson (Utah)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  28. "Ronald Winterton". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  29. "David Hinkins". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  30. "Evan Vickers". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  31. "Don Ipson". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
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