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

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
December 1, 2015[1] 23 28 1
Latest voting share 82.1% 17.9%

Leadership, 2013-2014 session

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

District Name Party First elected Counties
1 Luz Escamilla Dem 2008 Salt Lake
2 Jim Dabakis Dem 2012↑ 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 Salt Lake
8 Brian Shiozawa Rep 2012 Salt Lake
9 Wayne L. Niederhauser Rep 2006↑ Salt Lake
10 Vacant Salt Lake
11 Howard A. Stephenson Rep 1992 Salt Lake, Utah
12 Daniel Thatcher Rep 2010 Salt Lake, Tooele
13 Mark B. Madsen Rep 2004 Tooele, Utah
14 Alvin B. Jackson Rep 2014↑ Utah
15 Margaret Dayton Rep 2006 Utah
16 Curt Bramble Rep 2000 Utah
17 Peter C. Knudson Rep 1998 Box Elder, Cache, Tooele
18 Ann Millner Rep 2014 Davis, Weber
19 Allen M. Christensen Rep 2004 Morgan, Summit, Weber
20 Scott K. Jenkins Rep 2000 Weber
21 Jerry W. 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 Kevin T. VanTassell Rep 2006 Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah, Wasatch
27 David P. Hinkins Rep 2008 Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Utah
28 Evan Vickers Rep 2012 Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Washington
29 Stephen H. Urquhart Rep 2008 Washington
  • ↑: Senator was originally appointed

See also


  1. Republican Aaron Osmond (District 10) resigned to accept a job in the private sector. [1]

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