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Encyclopedia > Utah House of Representatives
Utah State House Seal.
Utah State House Seal.

The Utah House of Representatives is the lower body of the Utah State Legislature. There are 75 Representatives, each of whom is elected from districts having approximately 22,064 to 23,888 residents, these districts are based on population figures from the U.S. Census. Representatives are elected in even-numbered years and serve a two-year term. Representatives take office on the first day of January following their election. A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ... The Utah State Capitol, home of the Utah State Legislature. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ...


Qualifications for Office

A House member must be at least 25 years old, a resident of Utah for three years and a resident of his or her district for six months and pay the required filing fee which is equal to 1/8 of 1% of the total salary for the full term of office legally paid to the officeholder.[1]

Make-up of Utah House of Representives

The current party composition of the House of Representatives is:

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 56
  Democratic Party 19
 Government Majority

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The Speaker of the House is generally responsible for supervising the officers and employees of the House, and conducting House sessions. He is also responsible for enforcing rules of order, and appointing members of legislative committees.

The Majority and Minority leaders are responsible for conducting party caucuses, informing members of agendas and voting schedules, and mobilizing party strength in opposition to or support of legislation. They are assisted in their responsibilities by the Whips and Assistant Whips.


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2006 Standing Committees

  • House Business and Labor Committee[2]
  • House Education Committee[3]
  • House Ethics Committee[4]
  • House Government Operations Committee[5]
  • House Health and Human Services Committee[6]
  • House Judiciary Committee[7]
  • House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee[8]
  • House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee[9]
  • House Political Subdivisions Committee[10]
  • House Public Utilities and Technology Committee[11]
  • House Retirement and Independent Entities Committee[12]
  • House Revenue and Taxation Committee[13]
  • House Rules Committee[14]
  • House Transportation Committee[15]
  • House Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development Committee[16]

Members of the Utah House of Representatives

District Representative Party Position
1 Ronda Rudd Menlove Republican
2 Ben C. Ferry Republican Assistant Majority Whip
3 Craig W. Buttars Republican
4 Fred R. Hunsaker Republican
5 Scott L. Wyatt Republican
6 Kerry W. Gibson Republican
7 Glenn A. Donnelson Republican
8 Joseph G. Murray Republican
9 Neil A. Hansen Democrat
10 LaWanna Lou Shurtliff Democrat
11 Brad L. Dee Republican
12 D. Gregg Buxton Republican
13 Paul Ray Republican
14 Curtis Oda Republican
15 Douglas C. Aagard Republican
16 J. Stuart Adams Republican
17 Julie Fisher Republican
18 Roger E. Barrus Republican
19 Sheryl L. Allen Republican
20 Ann W. Hardy Republican
21 James R. Gowans Democrat
22 Carl W. Duckworth Democrat
23 Jennifer M. Seelig Democrat
24 Ralph Becker Democrat Minority Leader
25 Ross I. Romero Democrat
26 David Litvack Democrat
27 John Dougall Republican
28 Rosalind J. McGee Democrat
29 Janice M. Fisher Democrat
30 Jackie Biskupski Democrat
31 Larry B. Wiley Democrat
32 Ron Bigelow Republican
33 Neal B. Hendrickson Democrat
34 Kory M. Holdaway Republican
35 Mark A. Wheatley Democrat
36 M. Susan Lawrence Republican
37 Carol Spackman Moss Democrat
38 Eric K. Hutchings Republican
39 James A. Dunnigan Republican
40 Patricia W. Jones Democrat Assistant Minority Whip
41 Todd E. Kiser Republican
42 Peggy Wallace Republican
43 Wayne A. Harper Republican
44 Tim M. Cosgrove Democrat
45 Mark W. Walker Republican
46 Karen W. Morgan Democrat
47 Steven R. Mascaro Republican
48 LaVar Christensen Republican
49 Greg J. Curtis Republican Speaker of the House
50 Merylnn T. Newbold Republican
51 Gregory H. Hughes Republican
52 David L. Hogue Republican
53 David Ure Republican
54 Gordon E. Snow Republican
55 John G. Mathis Republican
56 David N. Cox Republican
57 Craig A. Frank Republican
58 James A. Ferrin Republican
59 Lorie D. Fowlke Republican
60 Bradley M. Daw Republican
61 Margaret Dayton Republican
62 Jeff Alexander Republican Majority Leader
63 Stephen D. Clark Republican
64 Rebecca D. Lockhart Republican
65 Aaron Tilton Republican
66 Michael T. Morley Republican
67 Patrick Painter Republican
68 Richard W. Wheeler Republican
69 Brad King Democrat Minority Whip
70 Bradley T. Johnson Republican
71 Bradley G. Last Republican
72 DeMar Bud Bowman Republican
73 Michael E. Noel Republican
74 David Clark Republican
75 Stephen H. Urquhart Republican Majority Whip

Ralph Becker (born May 30, ????) is a House Minority Leader of Utah, United States. ... Jackie Biskupski is a Utah state legislator, businesswoman, and activist noted for being the first openly-gay representative in Utah. ... LaVar Christensen is currently a State Representative representing Utahs 48th district where he has served since 2002. ... David Clark, Baron Clark of Windermere, PC, is a United Kingdom politician, for the Labour Party. ...

See also

The Utah State Republican Party works to elect Republicans to office in the state ofUtah. ...

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