Iraqi Kurdish Parliament Visit to the Capitol


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

Our Awesome Team of Interns for 2013

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Public Encouraged to Contact Utah Senate Democrats

February 4, 2013

Media contact: Jenn Sanchez, Utah Senate Democrats Communications Director

801-403-4817 | jsanchez@le.utah.gov

PUBLIC ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT UTAH SENATE DEMOCRATS 

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:

• Blog: http://www.utahsenatedemocrats.org/

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UtahSenateDems?group_id=0

• Twitter: @Utah_SenateDems

• Senator Gene Davis, Senate Minority Leader

(cell) 801-647-8924 | gdavis@le.utah.gov

Intern: Elizabeth Stubbs, estubbs@le.utah.gov

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 | kmayne@le.utah.gov

Intern: Keegan Rank, krank@le.utah.gov

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 | pjones@le.utah.gov

Intern: Taylor Bouchard, tbouchard@le.utah.gov

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 | lrobles@le.utah.gov

Intern: Mario Organista, morganista@le.utah.gov

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 | jdabakis@le.utah.gov

Intern: Ben Ader, bader@le.utah.gov

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

New Leadership Team for Utah Senate Democrats

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

 

Senator Robles Honored by Utah Minority Bar Association

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.