Karen Mayne selected to fill the Utah Senate seat

Senator Karen Mayne

Deseret News: Women picked to fill 2 legislative vacancies

In Senate District 5, which comprises Kearns, West Valley City and Taylorsville, delegates selected Karen Mayne to fill the position of her late husband, Ed Mayne. She ran unopposed.

The new legislators will be sworn in before the start of the 2008 Legislature session begins in January.

Mayne, the only candidate seeking the Senate District 5 seat, vowed to carry on her husband’s legacy.

“My husband and I always worked as a team to take care of this district,” she said Wednesday. “This is just a natural thing for me, and my delegates feel the same.”

Mayne plans to focus on west-side issues, including better roads, more environmental protection and senior citizen care, she said. Mobile home issues are also important to her constituents, she said.

“We’re going to take care of our Senate district,” she said. (read full article)

Salt Lake Tribune: Democratic delegates elect Becker, Mayne replacements

Karen Mayne was also selected to fill the Utah Senate seat that had been held by her husband, the late Sen. Ed Mayne, who died earlier this month of lung cancer. Karen Mayne was unopposed. (read full article)

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