Utah State Senate

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Utah State Senate
Utah State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 28, 2013
President of the Senate
Wayne L. Niederhauser (R)
Since January 28, 2013
Majority Leader
Ralph Okerlund (R)
Since January 28, 2013
Minority Leader
Gene Davis
Since January 28, 2013
Seats 29
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Political groups

Governing party

Opposition party

Length of term
4 years
Authority Article VI, Utah Constitution
Salary $130/day + per diem
Last election
November 4, 2014
(15 seats)
Next election
November 1, 2016
(14 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
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State Senate Chamber
Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah State Senate

The Utah State Senate is the upper house of the Utah State Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Utah. The Senate is composed of 29 elected members representing an equal number of constituent senatorial districts. Each senatorial district is composed of approximately 91,000 people. Members of the Senate are elected to four-year terms without term limits. The Senate convenes at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.

Composition of the Senate[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of the 59th legislature 21 8 29 0
Beginning of the 60th Legislature 24 5 29 0
Latest voting share 83% 17%

Leadership, 2013-2014 session[edit]

Further information: List of Utah State Legislatures
Position Name Party District
President of the Senate Wayne L. Niederhauser Republican 9
Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund Republican 24
Majority Whip J. Stuart Adams Republican 22
Assistant Majority Whip Peter C. Knudson Republican 17
Minority Leader Gene Davis Democratic 3
Minority Whip Karen Mayne Democratic 5
Assistant Minority Whip Luz Escamilla Democratic 4

Members of the 60th Senate[edit]

District Name Party Counties
1 Luz Escamilla Dem Salt Lake
2 Jim Dabakis Dem Salt Lake
3 Gene Davis Dem Salt Lake
4 Jani Iwamoto Dem Salt Lake
5 Karen Mayne Dem Salt Lake
6 Wayne Harper Rep Salt Lake
7 Deidre Henderson Rep Salt Lake
8 Brian Shiozawa Rep Salt Lake
9 Wayne L. Niederhauser Rep Salt Lake
10 Aaron Osmond Rep Salt Lake
11 Howard A. Stephenson Rep Salt Lake, Utah
12 Daniel Thatcher Rep Salt Lake, Tooele
13 Mark B. Madsen Rep Tooele, Utah
14 Alvin B. Jackson Rep Utah
15 Margaret Dayton Rep Utah
16 Curt Bramble Rep Utah
17 Peter C. Knudson Rep Box Elder, Cache, Tooele
18 Millner, Ann Rep Davis, Weber
19 Allen M. Christensen Rep Morgan, Summit, Weber
20 Scott K. Jenkins Rep Weber
21 Jerry W. Stevenson Rep Davis
22 J. Stuart Adams Rep Davis
23 Todd Weiler Rep Davis
24 Ralph Okerlund Rep Juab, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Wayne
25 Lyle W. Hillyard Rep Cache, Rich
26 Kevin T. VanTassell Rep Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah, Wasatch
27 David P. Hinkins Rep Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Utah
28 Evan Vickers Rep Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Washington
29 Stephen H. Urquhart Rep Washington

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