Elizabeth Weight

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Elizabeth Weight
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 31st district
Assumed office
2017
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]

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