For Immediate Release
September 21, 2016
House Majority Communications Coordinator
Utah House of Representatives
Walt Brooks Appointed to the Utah House of Representative
Salt Lake City – Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes administered the Oath of Office to the newest member of Utah House of Representatives, Rep. Walt Brooks, during the September legislative Interim day.
Rep. Brooks was selected by the Washington County Republican Party Central Committee to replace former Rep. Don Ipson. Rep. Ipson resigned from the House this morning to fill the vacancy in the State Senate after the recent resignation of Sen. Steve Urquhart. Rep. Brooks will represent House District 75.
During the remainder of the 2016 legislative session, Rep. Brooks will be assigned to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and Political Subdivisions interim committees and the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee.
“I am honored and look forward to this opportunity to represent the constituents of District 75,” said Rep. Brooks. “I’m ready to hit the ground running.”
Rep. Brooks received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Dixie State University. Previously, he owned and operated of small businesses and was the director of sales for an electronics company. Currently, he is the president of RxTrax, a software company that specializes in tracking deliveries for the pharmaceutical industry. He enjoys serving in the community and is fluent in Chinese.
“We’re excited to welcome Representative Brooks to our esteemed body,” said Speaker Hughes. “We wish him well on his first day.”