5th Utah Senate District

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The 5th Utah Senate District is located in Salt Lake County, Utah. The current State Senator representing the 5th district is Karen Mayne. Mayne was appointed to the Utah Senate on January 16, 2008 to fill a seat that was recently vacated when her husband Senator Ed Mayne died. Mayne won her re-election bid on November 4, 2008 against Republican candidate Jonathan Fidler and Constitution candidate James E. Peverelle, Jr.


The 2001 Utah State Legislature passed legislation redistricting Utah's Senate Districts. This legislation took effect during the 2002 General election and Ed Mayne became the Senator for the current 5th Senate District. Prior to the 2002 General Election he represented Senate District 11 from 1995 to 2002.

Ed Mayne died on Sunday, November 25, 2007. His wife Karen Mayne was appointed to replace him.

Previous Utah State Senators (District 5)[edit]

Further information: List of Utah State Legislatures
Name Party Term
Karen Mayne Democrat 2008–Present
Ed Mayne Democrat 2003–2007
Brent C. Richards Republican 1993–1995
Dix H. McMullin Republican 1983–1992
James F. Considine Democratic 1982
Arthur L. Kimball Democratic 1977–1981
Donald G. Brooke Democrat 1973–1976
Douglas G. Bischoff Republican 1971–1972
C. Taylor Burton Republican 1967–1970
Gordon E. Harmston Democrat 1963–1965
Bennie Schmiett Democrat 1961
Glen M. Hatch Democrat 1957–1959
B. H. Stringham Republican 1953–1955
Lynn Orser Democrat 1949–1951
H. Grant Vest Democrat 1945–1947
Lynne Ashton Democrat 1941–1943
G. Victor Billings Democrat 1937–1939
Hyrum B. Calder Democrat 1933–1935
Ray E. Dillman 1929–1931
Thomas W. O'Donnell 1925–1927
William H. Smart 1921–1923
James W. Clyde 1917–1919
L. B. Wight 1913–1915
James B. Wilson 1909–1911
Frederick Rasband 1905–1907
Joseph R. Murdock 1901–1903
Robert C. Chambers 1896–1899

Election results[edit]

2008 General Election[edit]

Utah State Senate election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Karen Mayne 13,676 67.27 -32.73
Republican Jonathon Fidler [1] 6,641 32.67 32.67
Write-In Unknown 13 0.06 0.06

2006 General Election[edit]

Utah State Senate election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ed Mayne 10,067 100.0

Current Candidates[edit]

Note: See footnote for candidate listing guidelines.[1]

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  % Change from 2008
5 Democratic Karen Mayne (Salt Lake County) Running Constitution James E. Peverelle, Jr.
Democratic Karen Mayne [2]
Republican Samuel Fidler[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Candidates are listed alphabetically by party and name to avoid partisanship towards a single party and/or candidate.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Ed Mayne
Karen Mayne
2008 - Present
Succeeded by