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Utahn who’s served 24 years in the legislature, is stepping down

Mar 18, 2024, 2:16 PM | Updated: 4:34 pm

Sen Curtis Bramble, R-Provo, speaks during a Senate Business and Labor Committee meeting at the Cap...

FILE: Sen. Curtis Bramble, R-Provo, speaks during a Senate Business and Labor Committee meeting at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

(Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — One of the most senior members of Utah’s Legislature is retiring. Republican Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, has served in the Utah Legislature for 24 years.

He’ll serve through Dec. 31, 2024, said the deputy chief of staff for the Utah Senate. Bramble will not run for re-election.

“I am committed to finishing my term strong and representing my constituents throughout the interim,” Bramble was quoted as saying in a press release.

“I am confident that District 24’s constituents will be well represented in my absence.”

Bramble exit will open a Utah Senate seat

Bramble’s retirement will leave an open seat in the Utah Senate. At press time, three other Republicans had filed as candidates for Senate District 24. One is a current legislator from Orem, Rep. Keven Stratton. Former legislator Brad Daw and former Utah state senator Daniel Hemmert are also listed as candidates.

David Hinckley has filed as a candidate for the Utah Forward Party.

One of the issues Bramble is best known for is the law that allows candidates to qualify for the primary ballot by submitting signatures rather than winning their nominations in a party convention.

Bramble chairs the Administrative Rules Review and General Oversight Committee, the Senate Business and Labor Committee and the Senate Business and Labor Confirmation Committee.

Heather Peterson contributed.

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Utahn who’s served 24 years in the legislature, is stepping down