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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

New Senate

Happy day-after elections. Here is the Utah Senate roster for the 57th Legislature. Those who were just elected (or re-elected) are in bold :
1 - Fred Fife
2 - Scott McCoy
3 - Gene Davis
4 - Patricia Jones
5 - Ed Mayne
6 - Michael Waddoups
7 - Ross Romero
8 - Carlene Walker
9 - Wayne Niederhauser
10 - Chris Buttars
11 - Howard Stephenson
12 - Brent Goodfellow
13 - Mark Madsen
14 - John Valentine
15 - Margaret Dayton
16 - Curtis Bramble
17 - Peter Knudson
18 - Jon Greiner
19 - Allen Christensen
20 - Scott Jenkins
21 - Sheldon Killpack
22 - Gregory Bell
23 - Dan Eastman
24 - Darin Peterson
25 - Lyle Hillyard
26 - Kevin Van Tassell
27 - Mike Dmitrich
28 - Dennis Stowell
29 - Bill Hickman
Note: Each "Legislature" is a two-year period. The 57th Legislature will serve during the 2007 and 2008 Legislative Sessions.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm rather bothered by the very few women on the list Come on Utah... what's with you?

11/09/2006 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Carlene Walker said...

I think some of the nationwide anti-Bush sentiment spilled over into Utah to the extent that Republicans challenging Democrats faced even more of an uphill battle than usual. Two excellent Republican women lost their races this year. I don’t think the votes against them were anti-women; I think they were anti-Republican.

In total, four women ran for the Utah Senate. Two of them won (one Democrat and one Republican) and two of them lost.

I am intently involved in the Republican Women’s PAC. We recruit, train, and help finance women running for public office. If you’re interested, please give me a call: 801-733-4599.

11/09/2006 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even if I am a democrat you'll help me?

11/10/2006 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, she won't help you.

11/11/2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

I believe the Democrats have a similar organization.

Todd? JM?

11/11/2006 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Brian Watkins said...

The Women's Democratic Club of Utah has monthly meetings with -- I think -- lunch and speakers. Contact the Utah Democratic Party at 801-328-1212 and ask for the organizer of the Women's Democratic Club. We Democrats love to elect women to public office.

11/11/2006 6:53 PM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

Thanks Brian.

11/12/2006 9:29 PM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

Check out today's Christian Science Monitor:


Women's report card for 2006 vote
They were pivotal voters and will hold a record number of seats in Congress – but equality still lags.

By Linda Feldmann | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

WASHINGTON – When the winners of the Nov. 7 elections are sworn in in January, Democratic women - and some Republicans - will have cause to cheer: The House will have its first female speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D) of California. Congress will have its largest corps of women ever - 16 in the Senate and at least 71 in the House, from both parties.

And in the states, women will hold nine governorships, tied with the record set in 2004, and other elective statewide jobs that could position them for higher office. Sarah Palin (R) will become Alaska's first woman governor. For the first time, the chair of the National Governors Association will be a woman, Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) of Arizona.

In state legislatures, a record 2,426 women were general-election candidates, and unofficial results show 1,735 winning, which would be a record. In addition, women appear set to build on their record number of top leadership spots in state legislatures.

Women voters were also pivotal this year. While a majority of both women and men nationwide voted Democratic on Nov. 7 - 56 percent of women and 51 percent of men - the gender gap proved decisive for Democrats in a handful of key Senate races....

... Ultimately, women remain far from achieving equality. In the next Congress, the record 87 women members will represent 16 percent of the 535 seats. In state legislatures, women currently hold 1,686 of the 7,382 seats, or 22.8 percent. In statewide elective executive office - positions such as governor, attorney general, and secretary of state - women hold 78 of the 315 positions, or 24.8 percent. (The figure will drop to 76 in January.)

The key, say women political activists, is that most of the numbers continue to head upward.

... Woman political activists say that the big picture is what counts - and in the end, a record number of women will take seats in Congress come January. The increasing ranks of women at lower levels of government mean that the farm team for future, higher-level races is growing, they add.

Interesting article.

11/21/2006 11:15 AM  

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