Utah Democratic Party statement on the resignation of Sen. Karen Mayne

Today, it was announced that Senator Karen Mayne will resign from the Utah Senate, effective January 16th. In response, Utah Democratic Party Chair Diane Lewis released the following statement: 

“Senator Mayne has long been a powerhouse in the State Senate and in the Utah Democratic Party. She has served the people of her district with integrity and passion for many years, and she has accomplished significant things during her time on Capitol Hill, fighting for the working families of our state every step of the way. For years before serving in the Senate, she and her husband Ed were champions for the dignity of Utah workers, and she has continued that fight. The loss of Senator Mayne’s leadership in the Senate will be felt deeply, but her legacy of public service will not be forgotten. We are sending our well-wishes to her and her family, and we sincerely thank her for her dedication and service to our state.”

Democratic state delegates from Senate District 12 will vote in a special election to fill the seat, the details of which will be announced shortly.