FARMINGTON– Sen. Stuart Adams has been elected majority whip for the 2013 session of the Utah Legislature.
He represents Senate District 22, R-Fruit Heights, Farmington, Layton and Kaysville.
The Davis County senator expects education funding to be a major issue in the upcoming session, and wants to ensure that the state is fiscally responsible and that it enhances the private sector.
It’s the senator’s first time in Senate leadership since his appointment in 2006. He was heavily involved in the fight to build the Legacy Parkway and worked with Hill AFB during the last Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) review.
“There’s 29 senators in the senate and it’s very difficult in life or anywhere to get anything done alone, so it’s nice to be in leadership,” he said. “But there’s a lot of good individuals down there, and most everything that gets done will be done as a group.”
Adams is the only Davis County Republican to have been elected to a leadership position. He is the first Davis County elected official to serve in the senate leadership since Sheldon Killpack left his position as Senate Majority Leader in disgrace in 2010.
Adams has been on the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee, but doesn’t yet know whether he will be re-appointed there.
Regardless, he’s excited to see technological innovations in education, such as those being developed by
Imagine Learning and the Waterford Institute, both of which are in Utah,” he said.
For more information check out the Nov. 15 edition of Davis Clipper.