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Utah Senate
Type Upper house
President of the Senate Michael G. Waddoups, (R)
since November 7, 2008
Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack, (R)
since November 7, 2008
Minority Leader Patricia W. Jones, (D)
since November 7, 2008
Members 29
Political groups Democratic Party
Republican Party
Last election November 4, 2008
Meeting place
Senate chamber1.jpg
Senate Chamber,
Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.

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 previous legislature 21 8 29 0
Begin 21 8 29 0
Latest voting share 72.4% 27.6%

Leadership, 2009-2010 session

Position Name Party District
President of the Senate Michael G. Waddoups Republican 6
Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack Republican 21
Majority Whip Scott Jenkins Republican 23
Assistant Majority Whip Greg Bell Republican 23
Minority Leader Patricia W. Jones Democratic 4
Minority Whip Ross I. Romero Democratic 7
Assistant Minority Whip Karen Mayne Democratic 5

Members of the 58th Senate

District Name Party Counties
1 Luz Robles Democratic Salt Lake
2 Scott McCoy Democratic Salt Lake
3 Gene Davis Democratic Salt Lake
4 Patricia W. Jones Democratic Salt Lake
5 Karen Mayne Democratic Salt Lake
6 Michael G. Waddoups Republican Salt Lake
7 Ross I. Romero Democratic Salt Lake
8 Karen Morgan Democratic Salt Lake
9 Wayne L. Niederhauser Republican Salt Lake
10 Chris Buttars Republican Salt Lake
11 Howard A. Stephenson Republican Salt Lake, Utah
12 Brent H. Goodfellow Democratic Salt Lake, Tooele
13 Mark B. Madsen Republican Tooele, Utah
14 John L. Valentine Republican Utah
15 Margaret Dayton Republican Utah
16 Curt Bramble Republican Utah
17 Peter C. Knudson Republican Box Elder, Cache, Tooele
18 Jon J. Greiner Republican Davis, Weber
19 Allen M. Christensen Republican Morgan, Summit, Weber
20 Scott K. Jenkins Republican Weber
21 Sheldon Killpack Republican Davis
22 Stuart Adams Republican Davis
23 Daniel R. Liljenquist Republican Davis
24 Darin G. Peterson Republican Juab, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Wayne
25 Lyle W. Hillyard Republican Cache, Rich
26 Kevin T. VanTassell Republican Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah, Wasatch
27 David P. Hinkins Republican Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Utah
28 Dennis E. Stowell Republican Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Washington
29 John Hickman Republican Washington

See also

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