Speaker-elect Greg Hughes adds to Senior Staff
SALT LAKE CITY – (01/06/2015) Speaker-elect Greg Hughes announced today his selection of veteran journalist Chuck Gates to serve in the newly created position of Director of Communications and Constituent Services for the Utah House of Representatives.
Gates spent three decades working as a reporter and editor at the Deseret News prior to retiring in 2010. He’s subsequently worked as the Cities Liaison for the Utah Transit Authority and Utah League of Cities and Towns.
“Chuck Gates brings a wealth of journalist experience as an editor and reporter to our Communications position. He understands the news business and has worked alongside many of the reporters currently covering Capitol Hill”, said Speaker-elect Hughes.
“His government relations experience working with many Wasatch Front cities is also a tremendous benefit as the Utah House works to strengthen connections between constituents and lawmakers,” added Hughes.
Gates said he’s appreciative of the tremendous opportunity to work with the new Speaker, house members and to be able to rub shoulders again with many of his onetime colleagues in the news media.