Utah House Democrats Elect All-Female Leadership Team
Following the lead of their counterparts in the Senate, Utah House Democrats have elected an all-female leadership team for the upcoming term.
Rep. Angela Romero (D-Salt Lake City) was elected House minority leader Tuesday evening, according to a tweet from the Democratic caucus. She will replace Rep. Brian King (D-Salt Lake City) who has served in that position since 2015.
The new minority whip will be Rep. Jen Dailey-Provost (D-Salt Lake City). Rep. Sandra Hollins (D-Salt Lake City) will be assistant whip, while Rep. Rosemary Lesser (D-Ogden) will serve as minority caucus manager.
Of that group, only Dailey-Provost held a minority leadership position during the previous term.
This follows a move by Utah Senate Democrats several weeks ago to also elect an all-female leadership team for the upcoming term.
Republicans in both the House and Senate also recently elected their leadership teams. Rep. Karianne Lisonbee (R-Clearfield) became the lone female member of leadership in the House as assistant whip, while Sen. Ann Millner (R-Ogden) remains majority whip in the Senate. She is also the only woman in leadership in that body.
The upcoming legislative session begins January 17.