Karen Shepherd

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Karen Shepherd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Wayne Owens
Succeeded by Enid Greene
Personal details
Born (1940-07-05) July 5, 1940 (age 74)
Silver City, New Mexico
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Vincent Shepherd
Children 2
Alma mater University of Utah
Brigham Young University

Karen Shepherd (born July 5, 1940) is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Utah.

She graduated from the University of Utah in 1962 with a B.A. and Brigham Young University in 1963 with a M.A. and served in the Utah State Senate for the 1st Senate District from 1991 to 1992. She was elected to Congress in 1993 and represented Utah's 2nd district from January 3, 1993 until January 3, 1995.


Electoral history[edit]

Utah's 2nd congressional district: Results 1992–1994[2]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1992 Karen Shepherd 127,738 50% Enid Greene * 118,307 47% A. Peter Crane Independent 6,274 2% *
1994 Karen Shepherd 66,911 36% Enid Greene Waldholtz * 85,507 46% Merrill Cook Independent 34,167 18%
* The same person; Enid Greene married Joe Waldholtz in the interim between the 1992 and 1994 election (and later divorced him, changing her name back). ** Write-in and minor candidate notes: In 1992, Eileen Koschak of the Socialist Workers party received 650 votes.


  1. ^ "History, Art and Archives, United States House of Representatives"
  2. ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 

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