59th Utah State Legislature

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59th Utah State Legislature
Utah State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 24, 2011
Leadership
President of the Senate
Michael G. Waddoups (R)
Since November 7, 2008
Majority Leader
Scott K. Jenkins (R)
Since January 20, 2010
Minority Leader
Ross I. Romero (D)
Since November 5, 2010
Structure
Seats 29
Political groups
Republican Party (22)
Democratic Party (7)
Length of term
2 years
Authority Article VI, Utah Constitution
Salary $117/day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 2, 2010
(15 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2012
(14 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
Senate chamber1.jpg
Website
Utah State Senate

The 59th Utah State Legislature was elected Tuesday, November 2, 2010 and convened on January 24, 2011.

Dates of sessions[edit]

  • 2009 General Session: January 24, 2011 - March 10, 2011

Leadership[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of the 58th legislature 21 8 29 0
Beginning of the 59th Legislature 22 7 29 0
Latest voting share 75.8% 24.2%

Leadership, 2011-2012 session[edit]

Position Name Party District
President of the Senate Michael G. Waddoups Republican 6
Majority Leader Scott K. Jenkins Republican 20
Majority Whip Wayne L. Niederhauser Republican 9
Assistant Majority Whip Peter C. Knudson Republican 17
Minority Leader Ross I. Romero Democratic 7
Minority Whip Karen Morgan Democratic 8
Assistant Minority Whip Patricia W. Jones Democratic 4

House of Representatives[edit]

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart Republican 74
Majority Leader Brad Dee Republican 16
Majority Whip Gregory Hughes Republican 11
Minority Leader David Litvack Democratic 26
Minority Whip Jennifer Seelig Democratic 21

Composition[edit]

Senate Makeup[edit]

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 21
  Democratic Party 8
 Total
29
 Government Majority
13

Members[edit]

District Name Party Counties
Represent
1 Luz Robles Dem Salt Lake
2 Ben McAdams Dem Salt Lake
3 Gene Davis Dem Salt Lake
4 Patricia W. Jones Dem Salt Lake
5 Karen Mayne Dem Salt Lake
6 Michael G. Waddoups Rep Salt Lake
7 Ross I. Romero Dem Salt Lake
8 Karen Morgan Dem Salt Lake
9 Wayne L. Niederhauser Rep Salt Lake
10 Chris Buttars Rep Salt Lake
11 Howard A. Stephenson Rep Salt Lake, Utah
12 Daniel W. Thatcher Rep Salt Lake, Tooele
13 Mark B. Madsen Rep Tooele, Utah
14 John L. Valentine Rep Utah
15 Margaret Dayton Rep Utah
16 Curt Bramble Rep Utah
17 Peter C. Knudson Rep Box Elder, Cache, Tooele
18 Jon J. Greiner Rep Davis, Weber
19 Allen M. Christensen Rep Morgan, Summit, Weber
20 Scott K. Jenkins Rep Weber
21 Jerry W. Stevenson Rep Davis
22 Stuart Adams Rep Davis
23 Daniel Liljenquist Rep Davis
24 Ralph Okerlund Rep Juab, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Wayne
25 Lyle W. Hillyard Rep Cache, Rich
26 Kevin T. VanTassell Rep Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah, Wasatch
27 David P. Hinkins Rep Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Utah
28 Dennis E. Stowell Rep Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Washington
29 Stephen H. Urquhart Rep Washington

House of Representatives Makeup[edit]

Members[edit]

District Name Party Residence Freshman
1 Ronda Menlove Republican Garland
2 Lee Perry Republican Perry
X
3 Jack Draxler Republican North Logan
4 David Butterfield Republican Logan
X
5 R. Curt Webb Republican Logan
6 Brad Galvez Republican West Haven
X
7 Ryan Wilcox Republican North Ogden
8 Gage Froerer Republican Huntsville
9 Jeremy Peterson Republican Ogden
X
10 Dixon Pitcher Republican Ogden
X
11 Brad Dee Republican Ogden
12 Richard Greenwood Republican Roy
13 Paul Ray Republican Clearfield
14 Curtis Oda Republican Clearfield
15 Brad Wilson Republican Kaysville
X
16 Steven Handy Republican Layton
X
17 Julie Fisher Republican Fruit Heights
18 Roger Barrus Republican Centerville
19 Jim Nielson Republican Bountiful
X
20 Rebecca Edwards Republican Bountiful
21 Douglas Sagers Republican Tooele
22 Susan Duckworth Democratic Magna
23 Jennifer Seelig Democratic Salt Lake City
24 Rebecca Chavez-Houck Democratic Salt Lake City
25 Joel Biscoe Democratic Salt Lake City
X
26 David Litvack Democratic Salt Lake City
27 John Dougall Republican American Fork
28 Brian King Democratic Salt Lake City
29 Janice Fisher Democratic West Valley City
30 Jackie Biskupski Democratic Salt Lake City
31 Larry Wiley Democratic West Valley City
32 Fred Cox Republican West Valley City
X
33 Neal Henrickson Democratic West Valley City
34 Johnny Anderson Republican Taylorsville
X
35 Mark A. Wheatley Democratic Murray
36 Patrice M. Arent Democratic Salt Lake City
X
37 Carol Spackman Moss Democratic Salt Lake City
38 Eric Hutchings Republican Kearns
39 James Dunnigan Republican Taylorsville
40 Lynn Hemingway Democratic Salt Lake City
41 Todd Kiser Republican Sandy
42 Jim Bird Republican West Jordan
43 Wayne Harper Republican West Jordan
44 Tim Cosgrove Democratic Murray
45 Steve Eliason Republican Sandy
X
46 Marie Poulson Democratic Salt Lake City
47 Ken Ivory Republican West Jordan
X
48 LaVar Christensen Republican Draper
X
49 Derek Brown Republican Salt Lake City
X
50 Merlynn Newbold Republican South Jordan
51 Gregory Hughes Republican Draper
52 Carl Wimmer Republican Herriman
53 Melvin Brown Republican Coalville
54 Kraig Powell Republican Heber
55 John Mathis Republican Vernal
56 Kenneth Sumsion Republican American Fork
57 Holly Richardson Republican Pleasant Grove
X
58 Stephen Sandstrom Republican Orem
59 Val Peterson Republican Orem
60 Bradley Daw Republican Orem
61 Keith Grover Republican Provo
62 Christopher Herrod Republican Provo
63 Dean Sanpei Republican Provo
X
64 Rebecca D. Lockhart Republican Provo
65 Francis Gibson Republican Springville
66 Michael Morley Republican Spanish Fork
67 Patrick Painter Republican Nephi
68 Bill Wright Republican Ephraim
69 Christine Watkins Democratic Price
70 Kay McIff Republican Richfield
71 Bradley Last Republican St. George
72 Evan Vickers Republican Cedar City
73 Michael Noel Republican Kanab
74 David Clark Republican Santa Clara
75 Don Ipson Republican St. George

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Preceded by
58th Utah State Legislature
59th Utah State Legislature
2009 - 2010
Succeeded by
60th Utah State Legislature