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Lehi Sen. Jake Anderegg to resign seat in October

By Carlene Coombs - | Sep 7, 2023

Isaac Hale, Daily Herald file photo

Sen. Jacob L. Anderegg listens to Sen. Gregg D. Buxton speak during the first day of the legislative session held at the Utah State Capitol on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Salt Lake City.

Utah state Sen. Jacob Anderegg on Thursday announced he is resigning his seat effective Oct. 15. The Republican legislator serves Senate District 22, which covers parts of Lehi, Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs.

“I leave with an immense sense of pride for the accomplishments of our legislature and caucus and am grateful for the small part I’ve been able to play,” Anderegg said in a press release Thursday afternoon. “I will cherish my time serving my constituents, serving my colleagues and the deep friendships that I have made.

Anderegg stated he is resigning due to changes in his employment, which have made being a lawmaker and balancing his career difficult, he said. He will continue to fill his role as Senate chair for the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee during the September and October interim before leaving his position.

“I appreciate Sen. Anderegg’s service,” said Utah Senate President Stuart Adams in a press release. “While I am saddened to see him leave the Senate, I know he is doing what is best for his family, which is the most important thing. … His commitment to serving those he was elected to represent is palatable. He will be missed, and the Senate and Legislature will feel his absence.”

The Utah Republican Party will hold a special election to select his replacement in the coming weeks.

Anderegg served as a representative in the Utah House from 2013-2016 and has been in the Senate since 2017.


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