Elizabeth Weight

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Elizabeth Weight
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 31st district
Assumed office
Preceded bySophia M. DiCaro
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceSalt Lake City, Utah

Elizabeth Weight (born ) is a Democratic member of the Utah State House, representing the state's 31st house district.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Weight has a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Utah State University, and a Master's degree in Linguistics and Bilingual Education from the University of Utah. A trombone player, Weight was at one time an instructor and owner of the Alan Weight Music Studios.[2] Since 2015, Weight has been a teacher in the Granite School District. For a time, Weight was president of the American Federation of Teachers in the district.[3]

Political career[edit]

Weight was first elected in 2016, defeating incumbent Republican Sophia DiCaro.[4] Unlike the majority of the Utah legislature, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Weight is a Unitarian.[5]

During the 2018 legislative session, Weight served on the Business, Economic Development and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee, the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice committee, and the Political Subdivisions Committee.[6]

Weight was reelected in November 2018 with 60.52 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Fred Johnson and United Utah Party candidate Brian L. Fabbi.[7][8] In 2018, Weight was planning legislation to require safe storage of firearms.[9]