By Al Mansell
Utah State Senator, District 9, and
Former President of the Utah Senate
I began serving in the Legislature in July of 1994. The past 12 years have not been easy, but my time in the Senate has been an unconditional honor and privilege.
I always asserted that I was not a politician, and didn’t want to become one. When I started my service in the legislature I said when the time came for me to move on, I would.
Well, that time has come. Because of time restraints and my other commitments I feel that I need to step down and make room for a new person to represent my district. I’ll sign my resignation letter tomorrow, when I return to Salt Lake City.
The vacancy will be filled through the normal process provided in the Constitution
and the Utah Code
My time in the senate has been one of my most cherished experiences. It was an experience I never expected but one which I will treasure and remember for the rest of my life. What made it shine for me was the stellar quality of the people in my district, my legislative colleagues, professional staff and others with whom I associated statewide.
Best of luck to all of you, my friends. It has been a pleasure.