|Member of the Utah House of Representatives|
from the 31st district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Sophia M. DiCaro|
|Residence||Salt Lake City, Utah|
Early life and career
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. 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.
Weight was first elected in 2016, defeating incumbent Republican Sophia DiCaro. Unlike the majority of the Utah legislature, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Weight is a Unitarian.
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.
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. In 2018, Weight was planning legislation to require safe storage of firearms.
- Elizabeth Weight's biography on VoteSmart
- "About Elizabeth," on campaign website
- "Former teacher says she was fired for standing up to Granite District," KSL, 4/14/2014
- "Utah legislature race decided by only three votes," Fox13now.com
- "With Utah Legislature's Mormon supermajority, is it representative of the people?" Salt Lake Tribune, 12/12/16
- Official Utah House page for Rep. Elizabeth Weight
- "Election results as of late Tuesday for Utah races, issues," Deseret News, Nov. 7, 2018
- "Utah’s 2018 Midterm Elections Rundown," Daily Utah Chronicle, Nov 9, 2018
- "Proposed Utah bill calls for safe firearm storage," The Daily Universe, August 3, 2018