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Lawmakers Remember The Late Representative Shurtliff

The late Representative LaWanna Shurtliff was remembered by her colleagues in the state House and Senate on Tuesday for her many contributions to the state, including those as a lawmaker and an educator. 

“She served two stints in this chamber from 1999 to 2008, and was elected again a decade later. Her service to the people of Utah went well beyond the legislature. Lou taught thousands of students English, accounting and business at Ogden High School for nearly three decades,” said House Speaker Brad Wilson.


Wilson and Senate President Stuart Adams both called for a moment of silence in honor of Shurtliff in their respective chambers during Tuesday’s opening day ceremonies and acknowledged her in their remarks. 


“Representative Shurtliff was an incredible public servant,” Adams said. “I was blessed to have the opportunity to serve with her in the House. She was a strong advocate for education, she will be greatly missed in the legislature.” 


In addition to this recognition, the House and Senate also passed a joint resolution honoring her memory. In the House, Representative Carol Moss read the resolution and shared some of her memories of Shurtliff.


“Thank you again,” Moss said. “We won’t forget you, Lou.”