SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – After ten years of serving in the House, Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck has decided to leave to pursue other things.
Chavez-Houck stops by Inside Utah Politics to talk about why she feels it’s the right time for her to retire.
“I’ve been in office since 2008. I’ve met some amazing people and great constituents and great folks that care a lot about Utah policy and about good quality of life here in Utah. I feel like I’ve done what I can in this frame and in this realm in the legislative work,” said Chavez-Houck.
One thing Chavez-Houck says she is most proud of is helping strengthen Utah’s democracy.
“Early on I had the great opportunity to serve on Governor Huntsman’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy back in 2009. So, I was just barely a freshman. I learned a lot about the importance of public participation in our democratic process and the challenges we have here in Utah in the terms of voter turnout.”
She also talks about what being a legislator has meant to her and what’s next as she looks towards the future.