State Senator, Senate District 5
West Valley City, Taylorsville
Senator Karen Mayne was appointed to her late husband Ed Mayne’s Senate seat January 1, 2008, to represent Senate District Five and was subsequently elected to the Senate in 2010 and 2014. Senator Mayne proudly represents Taylorsville, Kearns, and West Valley City on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. She is currently serving as the Senate Minority Whip and previously served as Senate Assistant Minority Whip.
As a state senator, Senator Mayne is a fervent voice on Capitol Hill advocating for workers and their families. Each session, she sponsors numerous bills benefiting businesses, workers, women, school children, and her local communities.
Prior to becoming a Utah state senator, Senator Mayne was employed for 20 years as a paraeducator in Granite School District. She was the PTA president and a member of many school community councils. She has been active in PTA, local baseball and football associations, and numerous political and community organizations. Senator Mayne began her public service volunteering for candidates running for office.
At the Utah State Senate, Karen is a member of the Senate Business and Labor Standing and Interim Committees, the Economic Development and Workforce Services Standing and Interim Committees, and the Retirement and Independent Entities Standing and Interim Committees. She serves on many additional state and national committees which address important labor and family issues.
Karen is a life-long resident of the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. She has two children, Paul (Jana) and Jamie (Trever) and six grandchildren.
Senator Mayne remarked, “Serving in the Senate is an honor, and the reward is serving my friends and neighbors.”