Utah State Senator, District 19
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Biographical sketch:

Born in Ogden in 1946.


Attended Weber County Schools
Graduated Weber High School in 1964
Utah State University
Served a Spanish-speaking LDS Mission to Texas and New Mexico
Brigham Young University
Weber State College
Dental School at the University of Pacific, San Francisco
Pediatric Dental Residency at Primary Children’s Hospital and University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in 1978
Private dental practice in Ogden for 30 years to present – still learning!


Married Janis Henrikson in Manti, Utah in 1971
We have six children (five sons and one daughter), and
Eleven wonderful grandchildren, so far - a good start!


World-wide big game hunting, fishing, nearly all outdoor sports, horses, traveling, farming, reading history, working with youth in church and Boy Scouts


Dedicated Republican because I believe in party values;
Two 4-year terms as North Ogden City Councilman;
Friends with former Senators Gladwell and Montgomery who inspired me to run for the Utah Senate;
Elected to Utah Senate in 2004 - District 19 which includes Pleasantview, North Ogden, northern and eastern part of Ogden and South Ogden, Ogden Valley, Morgan County, and Summit County (except Park City and Snyderville Basin).

Committee assignments:


Health and Human Services (previous chair)
Health and Human Services sub-appropriations (Senate chair)
Natural Resources and Agriculture Workforce Services (interim)
Medicaid (co-chair)

Additional assignments:

Commission on Aging
Pandemic Flu Taskforce
Baby Watch Oral Health

Committee Associations:

Northern Utah Caucus
Conservative Caucus
Rural Caucus
Sportsmenís Caucus (Co-chair)
Senate Third House Chairman (social activities for Senate)

Recent Awards:


Taxpayers Friend (Utah Taxpayers Association)

Wildlife Advocate of the Year (Utah Department of Wildlife)

Legislator of the Year (Utah Medical Association)

Advocate of the Year (Ambulatory Surgical Centers)

  Paid for by the Allen Christensen Campaign Team.
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