Senator Steve Urquhart, JD

Senator Steve Urquhart, JD

Chair Elect, Utah AHEC Statewide Advisory Board
Past Utah Representative and Senator
Global Ambassador, University of Utah

Senator Stephen H. Urquhart, JD, is Global Ambassador for the University of Utah. Steve was a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 2001 to 2008, serving as Majority Whip and Rules Chair. In 2009, he joined the Utah Senate, serving as Senate chair of the Higher Education Sub‐Appropriations Committee until 2016. Steve was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received his education at Williams College (biology) and BYU Law School (law review, honors). Steve is a founder of the Partnering Institute of Africa and director for Red Butte Garden, Equality Utah, and the Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association. For successfully championing difficult causes, Steve has been honored by the ACLU (Torch of Freedom), Equality Utah (Abraham Lincoln Award), and the Utah Pride Festival (Pete Suazo Political Action Award). He is married to Sara Stanley, and together they have four children.