Utah State Senate
Utah State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 17, 2023
Leadership
President
J. Stuart Adams (R)
since January 28, 2019
Majority Leader
Evan Vickers (R)
since January 26, 2019
Minority Leader
Luz Escamilla (D)
since January 17, 2023
Structure
Seats29
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (23)

Minority

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle VI, Utah Constitution
Salary$130/day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2022
(14 seats)
Next election
November 5, 2024
(15 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake City, Utah
Website
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.[1] The Utah Senate is composed of 29 elected members representing an equal number of senate districts. Each senate district is composed of approximately 95,000 people.[2] 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.

The last elections were held in 2022.

Composition of the Senate

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Libertarian Vacant
End of the 59th legislature 21 8 0 29 0
Beginning of the 60th Legislature 24 5 0 29 0
End 60th 23 1
61st Legislature 23 6 0 29 0
62nd Legislature 24 5 0 29 0
63rd Legislature 23 6 0 29 0
64th Legislature 23 6 0 29 0
Beginning of the 65th Legislature 23 6 0 29 0
Latest voting share 79% 21%

Leadership, 65th session

Further information: List of Utah State Legislatures

Position Name Party District
President of the Senate J. Stuart Adams Republican 7
Majority Leader Evan Vickers Republican 28
Majority Whip Ann Millner Republican 5
Assistant Majority Whip Kirk Cullimore Republican 19
Minority Leader Luz Escamilla Democratic 10
Minority Whip Kathleen Riebe Democratic 15
Assistant Minority Whip Jen Plumb Democratic 9

Members of the 65th Senate

District Name Party First elected Counties
represented
1 Scott Sandall Rep 2018 Box Elder, Cache, Tooele
2 Chris H. Wilson Rep 2020 Cache, Rich
3 John Johnson Rep 2020 Morgan, Summit, Weber
4 D. Gregg Buxton Rep 2016 Davis, Weber
5 Ann Millner Rep 2014 Davis, Morgan, Weber
6 Jerry Stevenson Rep 2010↑ Davis
7 J. Stuart Adams Rep 2009↑ Davis
8 Todd Weiler Rep 2012↑ Davis, Salt Lake
9 Jen Plumb Dem 2022 Salt Lake
10 Luz Escamilla Dem 2008 Salt Lake
11 Daniel Thatcher Rep 2010 Salt Lake, Tooele
12 Karen Kwan Dem 2023↑ Salt Lake
13 Nate Blouin Dem 2022 Salt Lake
14 Stephanie Pitcher Dem 2022 Salt Lake
15 Kathleen Riebe Dem 2018 Salt Lake
16 Wayne Harper Rep 2012 Salt Lake
17 Lincoln Fillmore Rep 2016↑ Salt Lake
18 Daniel McCay Rep 2018 Salt Lake, Utah
19 Kirk Cullimore Jr. Rep 2018 Salt Lake
20 Ronald Winterton Rep 2018 Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah, Wasatch
21 Mike Kennedy Rep 2021↑ Utah
22 Heidi Balderree Rep 2023↑ Salt Lake, Utah
23 Keith Grover Rep 2018↑ Utah
24 Curt Bramble Rep 2000 Utah, Wasatch
25 Mike McKell Rep 2020 Utah
26 David Hinkins Rep 2008 Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Utah, Wasatch
27 Derrin Owens Rep 2020 Beaver, Garfield, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Utah, Wayne
28 Evan Vickers Rep 2012 Beaver, Iron, Washington
29 Don Ipson Rep 2016↑ Washington

↑: Senator was originally appointed

Legislative Website

Utah Senate staff, under direction of Senate Presidents Waddoups and Niederhauser worked with the House of Representatives, the LFA, and other staff to develop what many have called the best legislative website in the nation. In 2014, le.utah.gov won the NCSL Online Democracy Award.[3] The Utah Legislature had previously won this award in 2005.[4]

Past composition of the Senate

Main article: Political party strength in Utah

See also

References

  1. ^ "Senate Roster | Utah Senate". senate.utah.gov. Retrieved 2021-08-11.
  2. ^ Mackun, Paul; Wilson, Steven. "U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. CENSUS BUREAU Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census Briefs. United States Census. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  3. ^ Legislatures, National Conference of State. "2014 Online Democracy Award". www.ncsl.org. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  4. ^ Legislatures, National Conference of State. "Online Democracy Award Winners". www.ncsl.org. Retrieved 2017-10-08.