U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) has named Washington County native Henrie Walton to serve as his next Utah State Director. Walton previously served as Senator Romney’s Western Utah Director, where he developed close relationships with county commissioners, mayors, state legislators, and other community leaders. Walton replaces Adam Gardiner, who transitioned to the private sector in August.
“Henrie understands the needs of Utahns, and I look forward to having him back on our team to help guide our state efforts and ensure that Utahns’ voices are heard in Washington,” Senator Romney said. “I am also grateful for Adam’s leadership over the last few years as he successfully worked to advance our priorities for the state.”
Henrie Walton most recently served as the Assistant to the President for Government & Community Relations at Dixie State University. He led the President’s comprehensive community outreach program, partnering again with local and state government on projects including the naming of Greater Zion Stadium and the DSU City Alliance Program. Walton is a native of Washington County and attended Southern Utah University. While at SUU, he worked at the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service, and as an intern at the Utah State Legislature. After working on various political campaigns, Henrie earned a Master’s Degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.