SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The Utah House Majority Caucus elected its leadership team for the upcoming legislative session.
- Rep. Brad Wilson, R – District 15, was selected to serve as Speaker
- Rep. Francis Gibson, R – District 65, was selected serve as Majority Leader
- Rep. Mike Schultz, R – District 12, was selected to serve as Majority Whip
- Rep. Val Peterson, R – District 59, was selected to serve as Majority Assistant Whip
“I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity to lead the Utah House,” said Speaker-Elect Brad Wilson. “During this upcoming session, we will continue to tackle big issues and find solutions to pressing concerns. Our work in the Utah Legislature will reflect the values and needs of all Utahns. Together, we will work to keep Utah the leading state for quality of life, prosperity, and opportunity.”
Wilson is a Davis County native and represents Kaysville in District 15. He and his wife, Jeni, are the parents of three children.
Wilson is the CEO of Destination Homes, a residential homebuilder. In 2010, he was elected to the Utah House of Representatives. He served as the assistant majority whip in 2014-16. Currently, he is the majority leader and a member of the Executive Appropriations Committee.
Congratulations to our newly elected legislative leadership. I am excited about the future and working collaboratively with these new leaders to ensure Utah remains the best place to live, work, and raise a family. #utpol pic.twitter.com/SeuXCY807Y— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) November 9, 2018
Utah House Democrats released the following statement following the Republican Caucus’s announcement of their new leadership team:
“Congratulations to Speaker-Elect Brad Wilson and the new members of the Republican Caucus leadership team. The House Democratic Caucus looks forward to working with Speaker-Elect Wilson, as we know he values inclusivity and listening to all perspectives. Speaker-Elect Wilson has shown himself to be fair, astute, and respectful of collaboration. He understands that many Democratic priorities align with the Republican Caucus’s own concerns, such as quality education for our children, public safety, high-quality jobs and protecting the well-being of all Utahns. Going forward, we are eager to work in partnership with Speaker-Elect Wilson and all of our Republican colleagues for the people of Utah.”