|Member of the Utah Senate|
from the 7th district
Assumed office |
January 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Ross I. Romero|
|Residence||Spanish Fork, Utah|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
Deidre M. Henderson is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah State Senate representing District 7 since January 1, 2013. She attended Brigham Young University, and currently resides in Spanish Fork, Utah.
Early Life, Education, and Career
Deidre Henderson attended high school at Eagan High in Saint Paul, Minnesota and at Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Utah. She attended Brigham Young University. Henderson has five children, and is married to Gabe Henderson, with whom she operates a small business. Senator Henderson is a self-proclaimed 'obsessive expiration date checker'. Before joining the Utah State Senate, Henderson worked as a business consultant, and was involved in U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz's campaign. Deidre Henderson is also a 'stay at home mom', and enjoys spending time with her children.
Senator Henderson started her political career working for Jason Chaffetz Campaign. She was elected to the Utah State Senate in 2012. She is currently up for reelection.
- Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee
- Senate Business and Labor Committee
- Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee (Chair)
- Senate Ethics Committee
- Senate Rules Committee
- Friend of the Taxpayer, Utah Taxpayer's Association 2015
- Defender of Liberty, Libertas Institute 2015
- Legislator of the Year, Fraternal Order of Police 2015
- Taxpayer Advocate of the Year, Utah Taxpayer's Association 2014
- Friend of Transportation and the Taxpayer, Mountainland Association of Governments 2014
- In 2012 when District 7 Democratic Senator Ross I. Romero left the Legislature and left the seat open, Henderson was selected from among two candidates by the Republican convention and was unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 27,257 votes.
2016 sponsored bills
|Bill Number and Title||Bill Status|
|S.B. 15 Apportionment of Business Income Amendments||Governor Signed 3/28/2016|
|S.B. 16 Tax Credit Amendments||Governor Signed 3/18/2016|
|S.B. 99 Transparency for Political Subdivisions||Governor Signed 3/23/2016|
|S.B. 108 Birthing Center Amendments||Governor Signed 3/18/2016|
|S.B. 126 Committee Authority Amendments||Governor Signed 3/28/2016|
|S.B. 128 Taxing Entities Tax Rate Amendments||Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016|
|S.B. 164 Local Government Modifications||Governor Signed 3/28/2016|
|S.B. 245 Personal Property Amendments||Governor Signed 3/25/2016|
- "Henderson, Deidre M.". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
- "Deidre Henderson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
- "Deidre Henderson Facebook". Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- "Deidre Henderson Twitter". Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- "Deidre Henderson". Daily Herald. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- "Henderson, Deidre M.". Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- "Deidre Henderson - Ballotpedia". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
- "District 7 Senator - Utah State Senate". senate.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
- "2012 General Canvass Report". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
- "2016 -- Legislation(Senate)". le.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- Official page at the Utah State Senate
- Campaign site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Deidre Henderson at Ballotpedia
- Deidre Henderson at the National Institute on Money in State Politics
- SB108: Protecting Birthing Centers from Protectionist Prohibitions Interview with Senator Henderson about her bill, SB108, from the 2016 Legislative Session
- Government officials visit Sierra Bonita in Nebo School District
- The Utah Capitol: A Vision of Pride and Beauty Speech given on the Utah Senate Floor by Senator Henderson