Sen. Luz Escamilla’s statement on Senate District 12 special election results

Following today’s results for Utah Senate District 12’s special election, Utah Senate Minority Leader Sen. Luz Escamilla issued the following statement regarding Senator-elect Karen Kwan’s victory:

“I have known Senator-elect Karen Kwan since she began her career of legislative service in the Utah House of Representatives in 2017. The Senate Democrats eagerly welcome her policy expertise and thorough commitment to representing her constituents. Her effectiveness in the Legislature and eye for strategic partnerships to usher meaningful policy to support all Utahns will be a crucial addition to the Senate Minority Caucus. We are energized and ready to commence the 2023 General Session as a unified front for positive change. Congratulations, Senator-elect Kwan.”