RELEASE: Utah Democrats Statement on Resignation of Rep. Paul Ray

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ben Anderson, Communications Director

Phone: +1 (801) 830-0645

Email: press@utdem.org

UTAH DEMOCRATS STATEMENT ON RESIGNATION OF REP. PAUL RAY

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, December 2, 2021 — Utah Democratic Party Interim Chair Diane Lewis released the following statement today in response to the news that Rep. Paul Ray will be resigning from the Utah House to take a job as Legislative Affairs Assistant Director for the Utah Department of Human Services:

“Weeks after falling on the sword for Republican leadership by pushing through egregiously gerrymandered maps that will harm our state for the next ten years, Paul Ray is now being rewarded with a cushy, high-paying state job. Even worse, he will now be working in the department in charge of social services. We’ve seen his record in the House: he has stood firmly against working Utah families, and he will now be able to use his influence to continue fighting against the best interests of Utahns, without the accountability of constituents.”

The Utah Democratic Party is the face and voice of Democrats in the State of Utah. We believe that Utahns deserve strong, competent leadership that puts the people and democracy first.

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For more information, contact Ben Anderson at press@utdem.org or +1 (801) 830-0645.