House Democrats Elect New Leadership [UPH Wire]

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2014

Contact:          Elizabeth Roberts, Media Coordinator

Utah House Democratic Caucus

801-835-7087 |


House Democrats Elect New Leadership

Salt Lake City– House Democrats elected new leadership tonight, choosing Representative Brian King from House District 28 as Minority Leader, Representative Rebecca Chavez Houck from House District 24 as Minority Whip, Representative Joel Briscoe from House District 25 as Minority Assistant Whip, and Representative Patrice Arent from House District 36 as Minority Caucus Manager.

Newly elected Leader Representative King said, “The people of Utah need to know what Democrats stand for, what we believe in. Our values are Utah values. Our children are our priority. Keeping Utah beautiful for them, giving them clean air to breathe, and making sure their education is top notch is what we strive for. We will work to provide them with opportunities in business, access to healthcare, a livable wage, and to be self-reliant. Our voice and our team are spirited and strong – we will stand for these values.”

Outgoing Leader Representative Jennifer Seelig said, “The caucus is incredibly strong. I am so proud to have served with these people, and I know they will all work their hardest for Utah.”

The new leadership team will officially begin their service on January 1st, 2015.


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