Speaker-elect Greg Hughes Statement on the Passing of Speaker Lockhart
SALT LAKE CITY (January 17, 2015) – An emotional outpouring of grief and support by members of the Utah House of Representatives has followed news today that former Speaker Rebecca Lockhart has passed away.
Speaker-elect Greg Hughes issued the following statement:
“Utah lost one of its finest today. I’m heartbroken for Stan and the Lockhart family. Few in this state will ever fully appreciate Becky Lockhart’s efforts on behalf of the citizens of Utah. Her unwavering commitment to Utah’s school children, economic development and the bolstering of Utah’s transportation infrastructure will be felt for generations.
While it is hard to understand how someone so good and so young could be taken from us, we can cherish the experiences and associations we had with Becky. She was a great leader and a dear friend and she will be deeply missed.”