Howard A. Stephenson

Position title: State Senator (R), State of Utah


Phone: (801) 815-6800

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Howard Stephenson was elected to the Utah Senate in 1992 where he has been a leader in education and tax policy.

Senator Stephenson’s efforts have resulted in Utah leading the nation in the number and percentage of students involved in Dual Language Immersion including Chinese language and culture, and the percentage of students involved in daily personalized learning through adaptive computer-assisted instruction.

Senator Stephenson serves as the National Education Coordinator for the Utah State Senate. He is a member of the Senate Education Committee, the Higher Education and Public Education Appropriations Subcommittees and Chair of the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee and Administrative Rules Review Committee. Nationally, he has served as the Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures Education Standing Committee and is currently the Public Sector Chair of the Education Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Education Commission of the States.
Senator Stephenson is nationally recognized as a legislative expert on digital teaching and learning. He has addressed thousands of state legislators and school administrators regarding the power of digital learning tools and how effective implementation of those tools can significantly increase student learning.

He received B.S. degrees in psychology and aerospace studies and a Master of Public Administration degree, from Brigham Young University and currently serves as president of the Utah Taxpayers Association.

Senator Stephenson resides in Draper, Utah with his wife Julie. They have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.  Howard and his family love exploring Utah’s backcountry on mountain bikes and their four Missouri Foxtrotter horses.

In addition to his duties as a Senator, he co-hosts a radio show, Red Meat Radio “Inside Utah Politics – Setting the Record Straight” (860 AM), every Saturday morning from 8 to 10.