Utah State Senate

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The Utah State Senate is the upper house of the Utah State Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Utah. 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.[1] 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.

Utah State Senate
Utah State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 22, 2018
President of the Senate
Majority Leader
Minority Leader
Utah Senate 2015 - 2016.svg
Political groups
  •   Republican (23)


Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle VI, Utah Constitution
Salary$130/day + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(14 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(15 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
Girl Scouts visit the Senate Chamber in the Utah State Capitol - Feb. 2011.jpg
State Senate Chamber
Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah State Senate

Composition of the SenateEdit

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
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
Beginning of the 61st Legislature 23 6 0 29 0
Latest voting share 79% 21%

Leadership, 2018-2019 sessionEdit

Position Name Party District
President of the Senate J. Stuart Adams Republican 22
Majority Leader Evan Vickers Republican 28
Majority Whip Dan Hemmert Republican 14
Assistant Majority Whip F. Ann Millner Republican 18
Minority Leader Karen Mayne Democratic 5
Minority Whip Luz Escamilla Democratic 1
Assistant Minority Whip Jani Iwamoto Democratic 4


Members of the 63rd SenateEdit

District Name Party First elected Counties
1 Luz Escamilla Dem 2008 Salt Lake
2 Derek Kitchen[3] Dem 2018 Salt Lake
3 Gene Davis Dem 1998 Salt Lake
4 Jani Iwamoto Dem 2014 Salt Lake
5 Karen Mayne Dem 2008 Salt Lake
6 Wayne Harper Rep 2012 Salt Lake
7 Deidre Henderson Rep 2012 Utah
8 Kathleen Riebe Dem 2018 Salt Lake
9 Kirk Cullimore Jr. Rep 2018 Salt Lake
10 Lincoln Fillmore Rep 2015 Salt Lake
11 Daniel McCay Rep 2018 Salt Lake, Utah
12 Daniel Thatcher Rep 2010 Salt Lake, Tooele
13 Jake Anderegg Rep 2016 Tooele, Utah
14 Dan Hemmert Rep 2016↑ Utah
15 Keith Grover Rep 2018 Utah
16 Curt Bramble Rep 2000 Utah
17 Scott Sandall Rep 2018 Box Elder, Cache, Tooele
18 F. Ann Millner Rep 2014 Davis, Weber
19 Allen M. Christensen Rep 2004 Morgan, Summit, Weber
20 D. Gregg Buxton Rep 2016 Weber
21 Jerry Stevenson Rep 2010↑ Davis
22 J. Stuart Adams Rep 2009↑ Davis
23 Todd Weiler Rep 2012↑ Davis
24 Ralph Okerlund Rep 2008 Juab, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Wayne
25 Lyle W. Hillyard Rep 1984 Cache, Rich
26 Ronald Winterton Rep 2018 Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah, Wasatch
27 David Hinkins Rep 2008 Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Utah
28 Evan Vickers Rep 2012 Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Washington
29 Don Ipson Rep 2008 Washington

↑: Senator was originally appointed

Legislative WebsiteEdit

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.[4] The Utah Legislature had previously won this award in 2005.[5]

Past composition of the SenateEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "New leaders elected in the Utah State Legislature’s Republican majority," Fox13now.com, Nov. 8, 2018
  3. ^ "Gay rights pioneer Derek Kitchen says goodbye to Salt Lake City Council, looks back on his triumphs, ahead to his future in the Utah Senate," The Salt Lake Tribune, November 27, 2018
  4. ^ Legislatures, National Conference of State. "2014 Online Democracy Award". www.ncsl.org. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  5. ^ Legislatures, National Conference of State. "Online Democracy Award Winners". www.ncsl.org. Retrieved 2017-10-08.

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