Jen Plumb, a pediatric emergency room doctor and familiar face on Capitol Hill for her successful advocacy for Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, as well as for the rights of transgender children like her own daughter, filed her candidacy for Utah State Senate District 9. The district is comprised of Downtown, parts of the Avenues, the University of Utah area, Central City, 9th & 9th, Yalecrest, much of the East Bench, parts of Glendale, Liberty Wells, and Poplar Grove, and Emigration Canyon.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to run for your Senator in District 9. This is a newly defined district, and for me it presents an opportunity nearly 50 years in the making” said Plumb in a video released to supporters on Friday. “Politicians on Capitol Hill neglect our schools, our roads, public safety, and a crippling housing crisis, in favor of attacking transgender youth, like my own daughter.”
Already an incredibly successful advocate, having passed 14 bills through Utah’s clogged and notoriously-partisan Capitol, Plumb’s candidacy is designed to offer a new voice to a newly-defined Senate District 9, and with the support of voters across the district, Dr. Jen Plumb plans to keep fighting for every single Utahn on Capitol Hill.