Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding the announcement from Senator Orrin Hatch that he will be retiring at the end of his current term.
“In the history of the State of Utah no other individual legislator has had greater impact. As the longest-serving Republican Senator in U.S. history and as the Chairman of the Senate Finance and Judiciary Committees, Senator Orrin Hatch spent the entirety of his career dedicated to the citizens of Utah, as well as the state’s business community.
“Senator Hatch has shown that he is not only a great politician, but also a great statesman. While I think many Utahns regard him as a personal friend, to the business community he has also been a trusted and honorable leader. Myself, and the Salt Lake Chamber, thank Senator Orrin Hatch for his 42 years of service to the citizens of this great state.”