Val (Val) L. Peterson (R-SH59)
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Capitol: 801.538.1029
FAX: 801.326.1544
District: 801.224.4473
Representative
Suite 350 State Capitol 350 North State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

District Office:
528 West 1160 North
Orem, UT 84057-8425
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Ann   
Committee Assignments
MemberJoint Committee on Legislative Management
MemberHouse Committee on Government Operations
MemberJoint Interim Committee on Government Operations
MemberHouse Committee on Education
MemberSubcommittee on Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations
MemberJoint Committee on Executive Appropriations
MemberJoint Interim Committee on Education
MemberJoint Legislative Committee on Redistricting
Counties Representing
Utah

Bio

Representative Val Peterson was first elected to the Utah State Legislature in 2010. As a member of the Utah House of Representatives he has served as chair of House Education and Vice Chair of Rules, Government Operations, Economic Development, Work Force Service and Labor Appropriations.

Rep. Peterson is the Vice President for Finance and Administration at Utah Valley University (UVU). He serves on the UVU Events Center Board, is a board member of Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem and has served on the Provo Airport Board.

During his time in the legislature, Peterson has and continues to work a number of issues including education funding, air quality, transportation funding, public lands, prison relocation and public lands legislation.

Prior to running for office, Peterson served his country for 32 years. He served in the National Guard for 30 years and as the Land Component Commander for the State of Utah. He retired as a Brigadier General. Throughout his military career, his areas of responsibility consisted of the Army National Guard MACOMS, military intelligence, engineers, aviation, artillery, special forces, medical services and commanded at the Company, Battalion and Brigade level.

He has a bachelor's degree in Public Relations, a master degree in Mass Communications from Brigham Young University (BYU), a master degree in Strategic Studies from United States Army War College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from BYU.

Peterson, originally from Idaho, lives in Orem with his wife, Ann. They are parents of three children. The Peterson family enjoys boating, water skiing, hiking, skiing and golfing together.