Rebecca Chavez-Houck

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Rebecca Chavez-Houck
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Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 24th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Ralph Becker
Personal details
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Martin Houck
Residence Salt Lake City, Utah
Alma mater University of Utah

Rebecca Chavez-Houck is a Democratic member of the Utah State House of Representatives and represents House District 24.

Early life and career[edit]

Chavez-Houck graduated from Bingham High School in 1978.[1] She later earned a BA and an MPA both from the University of Utah. She currently lives in Salt Lake City with her husband Martin and two children and works in public relations.[2]

Political career[edit]

In January 2008 Chavez-Houck was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by Ralph Becker becoming mayor of Salt Lake City. Chavez-Houck was elected to a full term in the legislature in November 2008 and currently serves as the minority whip.

During the 2016 legislative session, Chavez-Houck served on the Executive Appropriations Committee, the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Health and Human Services Committee and the House Government and Operations Committee.[3]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill number Bill title Status
HB0241 Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act Governor Signed - 3/23/2016
HB0264 End of Life Options Act House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0285 Board of Examiners Meeting Notice Amendments Governor Signed - 3/21/2016
HB0313 Redistricting Provisions House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0328 Housing and Homeless Amendments Governor Signed - 3/22/2016
HJR019 Joint Resolution for Medicaid Expansion Opinion Question House/ filed - 3/10/2016


Chavez-Houck passed three of the six bills she introduced, giving her a 50% passage rate. She also floor sponsored two Senate bills.[4]

Chavez-Houck introduced HB0264 during the 2016 legislative session that moved to allow for assisted-suicide options. A similar version of the bill had died in the previous year and it also died in the 2016 general session.[5]


  1. ^ "Miner Details: 2016 Rachel Chavez-Houck (1978)". Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Vote Smart Rebecca Chavez-Houck". Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Committees". Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  4. ^ a b "2016 -- Legislation(House Of Representatives)". Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  5. ^ Leonard, Wendy. "Utah Legislature postpones discussion on end-of-life options". Retrieved 2016-04-01.