Senator Karen Mayne

Minority Whip

District 5
County: Salt Lake

Phone: 801-968-7756
Address:    5044 W Bannock Cir

Personal and Career Information


  • Family: Widowed, Ed ; 2 Children: Paul, Jamie
  • Home City: West Valley City, UT
  • Number of Grandchildren: 6 grandchildren

Commenced Legislative Service:

  • Appointed January 2, 2008
  • Senator, Utah State Senate, 2008-present
  • Former Assistant Minority Whip, Utah State Senate
  • Minority Whip, Utah State Senate, 2013-present


  • Retired Para-Educator, Granite School District, retired


  • Granger High School
  • Graduated, Stevens-Henager Business College

Recognition and Honors:

  • “Hero on the Hill” Award, Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Award, Utah State Democratic Party
  • Lucy Beth Rampton Award for Public Service
  • Legislator of the Year, Salt Lake Community College
  • Legislator of the Year, Taylorsville City
  • Para-educator of the Year Award, American Federation of Teachers
  • 2011 Granite Peaks School District — Support for Lifelong Education
  • 2012 Firefighters’ Legislator of the Year
  • 2012 Department of Defense — Improving the Quality of Life of Service Members and their Families in Utah
  • 2013 Workers Compensation Fund President’s Award
  • 2013 Sunshine Award (given for protection of free speech and open government)
  • 2013 Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Business Champion of 2013
  • 2013 Award of Excellence in Workplace Safety and Health, presented by the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Utah School of Medicine. In recognition of the contributions made to improving the safety and health of all Utah workers.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Board Member; Women in Government
  • State Director; United Way
  • Executive Board Member; Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Executive Board Member; Workers Compensation Fund
  • Advisory Board; Utah Intergovernmental Roundtable, Member

Committee Assignments


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