Patrice Arent

State Representative, House District 36


Representative Patrice Arent has devoted much of her professional life to public service. She has served in both the House and Senate. Patrice has passed over 80 bills during her legislative career, including several clean air bills, legislation prohibiting smoking in cars when children are passengers, Utah’s Newborn Safe Haven law, consumer protection legislation, bills to reduce identity theft, laws that improve education and health care, and outdoor recreation infrastructure improvements. She is known for her strong support for protecting public lands.

Patrice is the Founder and Co-Chair of the Legislature’s bipartisan Clean Air Caucus, Co-Chair of the House Ethics Committee, Co-President of the National Association of Jewish Legislators and has served in House Democratic Leadership.

Prior to her legislative service, Patrice was a division chief in the Utah Attorney General’s Office, worked in a private law firm, and served as Associate General Counsel to the Utah Legislature. She also taught at the University of Utah College of Law. She currently helps manage a small family business.



Cell phone: 801-889-7849