Karen (Karen) Kwan (D-34)

State Representative Karen Kwan

Karen (Karen) Kwan (D-34)
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Capitol: 801.326.1503
FAX: 801.326.1544
District: 385.249.0683
Suite 400 State Capitol 350 North State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
PO Box 571384
Murray, UT 84157-1384
Residence:Taylorsville, UT

Committee Assignments


Rep. Karen Kwan was elected to the Utah Legislature in 2016 to represent the residents of Taylorsville, Murray. Millcreek, and West Valley City. She has been a long-time resident of Taylorsville with her family. Rep. Kwan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology both from Pepperdine University. She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Salt Lake Community College, where she was named the SLCC 2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. Rep. Kwan has always been passionate about serving her community and has served selflessly through various community and civic engagement organizations. She worked as program assistant at the Asian Association of Utah and Adviser at the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs at the University of Utah. Before running for office, she sat on the Governor's Asian-American Council. Rep. Kwan is proud to be the first Chinese-American in the Utah Legislature but hopes she will be the first of many. As a member of the Utah State Legislature, Rep. Kwan serves on leadership as Minority Caucus manager and avidly works on legislation to support local businesses, invest in quality education, enhance the care of senior communities, preserve family values, and advance equality for all Utahns. She is grateful for the opportunity to represent Utahns and looks forward to this year's legislative session. She currently serves on the following legislative committees- Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee House Political Subdivisions Committee House Transportation Committee Political Subdivisions Interim Committee Transportation Interim Committee Transportation and Tax Review Task Force

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Counties Representing
Salt Lake