President Adams and Sen. Escamilla issue statements about Sen. Mayne’s resignation
“With grace and tact, Sen. Mayne has navigated difficult circumstances and been a true champion for her district and the state of Utah. I am lucky to call her a dear friend and will miss her wisdom and fortitude in the Senate.
Sen. Mayne has been a strong force for bipartisan camaraderie, which has strengthened our state. Throughout her 15 years in the Legislature, she has passionately advocated for impactful change, including workforce safety, economic opportunity and family support. Sen. Mayne’s list of accomplishments on behalf of her constituents and state is long and revered. She is one of the most effective legislators and consistently passes the most bills during sessions. This is a testament to her tenacity, hard work and resilience. Utah has been blessed because of her service.
“Sen. Mayne is the epitome of what true public service and representation is all about. Her dedication to her district and to the people of Utah has been thoughtful, genuine, and kind-hearted every step of the way. She has consistently championed legislation to support the health, well-being, and security of working families throughout the state of Utah. Her extensive legacy is a guiding light for public policy to embrace more compassion, more care, and more attention to the people of Utah. (Read More)
Utah Democratic Party statement on the resignation of Sen. Karen Mayne
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.