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Northern Utah Lawmaker Will Not Seek Re-election

January’s Utah legislative session will be the last for one northern Utah lawmaker. Republican Representative Ed Redd of Logan has announced he will not be seeking a fourth term.

Redd began serving in the Utah House of Representatives in 2013 and represents the fourth district. He is a member of the Health Reform Task Force and of the House Health and Human Services Committee. His assignments as a lawmaker also include serving on the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee.

Noting health reasons, Redd says he is announcing his intentions prior to the end of his term to give interested people time to consider running for the office. The Utah election cycle begins next month. Redd has been diagnosis with a medical condition referred to as “smoldering myeloma”. He worries intensive medical treatment would have an impact on his ability to serve beyond November.

In a letter, Redd says he believes in a system that gives Utah residents an opportunity to serve part-time as a lawmaker.  He encourages members of his community to consider running for the office as a way of sharing their professional and personal perspectives. 

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.