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Rep. Rosemary Lesser picked to Democratic Caucus leadership post

By Tim Vandenack - | Nov 23, 2022

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Rep. Rosemary Lesser

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Rep. Rosemary Lesser, who represents part of Weber County, has been picked to the Democratic Caucus leadership team in the Utah House.

Lesser, serving the District 10 post, which covers portions of Ogden, South Ogden, Washington Terrace and Riverdale, will serve as minority caucus manager for Democrats. She was elected to the post by House Democrats on Tuesday.

Rep. Angela Romero from District 25 will serve as minority leader, the top Democratic leadership post in the House. “As Democrats, we have a critical role in standing up for working people and issues that impact our everyday lives,” Romero said in a statement.

Lesser is the sole Democrat in the Utah Legislature from outside Salt Lake County. She was elevated to the post in January 2021 by fellow Weber County Democrats after the death in late 2020 of Rep. Lou Shurtliff, who had held the seat. Voters elected Lesser to the post earlier this month.

Lesser was a member of the first class of women to be admitted to the University of Notre Dame, according to a statement from the Utah House Democratic Caucus. She served as an obstetrician-gynecologist in the U.S. Air Force before moving to Ogden, where she worked for various area hospitals and clinics.

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