Senator Davis had the opportunity last week to meet with seven members of the Iraqi Kurdish Parliament, which is made up of 111 people; 39 women. The lawmakers are participants in the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, International Visitor Leadership Program, to learn and examine the legislative process and roles of the leadership within the legislature. Senator Davis was honored to meet the following leaders:
• Ms. Rozan Abdulkader Ahmad Dizayee, Ph. D
• Mrs. Bayan Ahmed Hasan
• Ms. Susan Yousif Khoshabah
• Mr. Goron Azad Mohammed
• Mr. Sabah Mohammed Najeeb, Ph. D
• Dr. Saman Fawzi Omer
• Mrs. Ashti Aziz Salih
The Utah Senate Democrats have an awesome team of interns for the 2013 Legislative Session. We couldn’t do our jobs without their assistance. Thanks to all of you! Check out our lineup below.The Utah Senate Democrats
From left to right: Ben Ader (BYU), Senator Dabakis; Keegan Rank (BYU), Senator Mayne; Liz Stubbs (U of U), Senator Davis; Taylor Bouchard (U of U), Senator Jones; Mario Organista (U of U), Senator Robles Victor Ardiano, Westminster Senator Gene Davis Brianna Potter, Brighton High School Interning for Janeen Halverson Minority Executive Assistant
Watch the 2013 Utah Democratic Vision, featuring Senator Gene Davis and Representative Jennifer Maurine Seelig discussing the economy, education, air quality and more!
February 4, 2013
Media contact: Jenn Sanchez, Utah Senate Democrats Communications Director
801-403-4817 | email@example.com
SALT LAKE CITY – The five Democrats in the Utah Senate are excited for the 2013 Utah Legislative Session. The team of senators is encouraging residents to stay informed about bills and amendments that will affect all Utahns. The senators are asking the public to contact them with their ideas, questions and opinions. The session ends March 14.
“We are here to listen to everyone who calls Utah home, especially the people who live in our districts,” Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis said. “We want to hear from moms, kids, senior citizens, farmers, business leaders, miners, hospitality and factory workers or anyone who cares about our great state.”
Follow the Utah Senate Democrats or contact them below:
• Twitter: @Utah_SenateDems
• Senator Gene Davis, Senate Minority Leader
(cell) 801-647-8924 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern: Elizabeth Stubbs, email@example.com
Appropriations: Executive Appropriations Committee; Business, Economic Development, and Labor and Retirement Appropriations Subcommittee; and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee.
Committees: Business and Labor; Ethics; Retirement and Independent Entities; and Revenue and Taxation.
• Senator Karen Mayne, Senate Minority Whip
(cell) 801-232-6648 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern: Keegan Rank, email@example.com
Appropriations: Executive Appropriations Committee; Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee; and Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee
Committees: Business and Labor; Economic Development and Workforce Services; Ethics; Retirement and Independent Entities; Rules; Transportation and Public Utilities and Technology.
• Senator Patricia Jones, Assistant Senate Minority Whip
(cell) 801-647-8482 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern: Taylor Bouchard, email@example.com
Appropriations: Executive Appropriations Committee; Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee; and Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee
Committees: Economic Development and Workforce Services; Education; Ethics; Rules; and Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice.
• Senator Luz Robles, Senate Minority Caucus Manager
(cell) 801-550-6434 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern: Mario Organista, email@example.com
Appropriations committees: Executive; and Social Services.
Committees: Ethics; Government Operations and Political Subdivisions; Health and Human Services; and Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice.
• Senator Jim Dabakis
(cell) 801-815-3533 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern: Ben Ader, email@example.com
Appropriations subcommittees: Executive Offices and Criminal Justice; and Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality.
Committees: Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment; and Revenue and Taxation.
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Link to press release: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/100750107/UT%20Senate%20Dems/PR.ContactSenateDems.pdf
Join the Dabakis Caucus at 7 a.m. each Wednesday at the Capitol through the 2013 Legislative Session, from Jan. 30-March 20. No charge.
The public is invited to meet with Senator Jim Dabakis, who represents residents in District 2.
You can find more details on the Facebook invitation here:
Senator Karen Mayne is surveying her constituents at the following site: http://karenmayne.com/survey/. Residents of Senate District 5 (Taylorsville, Kearns, and West Valley City) are encouraged to answer the survey and share their issues and concerns. She appreciates hearing from you.
The Utah Senate Democrats announced the reorganization of the caucus this afternoon. The following senators constitute the newly elected leadership team:
Senator Gene Davis, Senate Minority Leader
Senator Karen Mayne, Senate Minority Whip
Senator Patricia Jones, Assistant Senate Minority Whip
Senator Luz Robles, Senate Minority Caucus Manager
This evening, Senator Luz Robles will be honored by the Utah Minority Bar Association (UMBA) at its scholarship and awards dinner. She will receive the Pete Suazo Community Service Award for her passionate advocacy on behalf of Utah’s minority population.
Congratulations, Senator Robles!
Seventeen scholarships will be awarded to Brigham Young University and University of Utah law students who have provided service and leadership to Utah’s minority community. In addition, UMBA will launch its new Diversity Pipeline Initiative, a mentoring program which will pair scholarship winners with attorneys from the law firm of Holland & Hart, LLP.
Founded in 1991, UMBA is an organization of Utah lawyers committed to promoting diversity and addressing issues that impact racial and ethnic minorities, especially within the legal community.