Ed Mayne

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Sen. Ed Mayne
Member of the Utah Senate
from the 5th district
In office
Preceded by Brent C. Richards
Succeeded by Karen Mayne
Personal details
Born (1945-09-16)September 16, 1945
Bingham Canyon, Utah
Died November 25, 2007(2007-11-25) (aged 62)
West Valley City, Utah
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Karen Mayne
Residence West Valley City, UT
Occupation President – AFL-CIO Utah
Religion Latter-day Saint
Website Personal Website

Eddie Paul Mayne (September 16, 1945 – November 25, 2007) was an American politician from Utah. A Democrat, he was a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 5th senate district in West Valley City.

Early life and education[edit]

Mayne studied at Snow College and the University of Utah. He worked for Kennecott Utah Copper in the Bingham Canyon Mine after his first year in college.

Labor leader[edit]

In 1977, at age 31, he became the youngest person to win election to the state presidency of the AFL-CIO,[1] a position he held until his death.


Mayne was first elected to the Utah State Senate in 1994. He rose to the position of Assistant Minority Whip.

Death and tributes[edit]

Mayne was diagnosed with lung cancer in the Spring of 2007, and died on November 25, 2007 at his home.

On September 19, 2008, the Hunter High School football stadium, in West Valley City, Utah, was named 'Ed Mayne Stadium' for his support in getting funding for stadium lights as well as for other athletics in the school.


  1. ^ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695230796,00.html?pg=3 "Sen. Ed Mayne dies of cancer," Deseret News, November 26, 2007