Patrice M. Arent
Democrat – District 36
Legislative Service Since: House of Representatives January 1, 1997 - December 31, 2002; Senate January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2006; House of Representatives January 1, 2011
Professional and Community Affiliations
Current and past include: Envision Utah Executive Committee; Utah Newborn Safe Haven Committee Chair; Hale Center Theatre Board; Repertory Dance Theatre Honorary Ambassador, Utah Women's Education Initiative Advisory Committee; National Association of Jewish Legislators Co-President; SLC Rotary Club; Governor's Clean Air Action Team; Electric Vehicle Taskforce; Utah Democratic National Committeewoman; University of Utah Hospital Board; Ronald McDonald House Board; AARP Advisory Board; Governor's Utah Women's College Task Force; University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science Advisory Committee; United Jewish Federation Board; University of Utah Center for Public Policy - State Government Advisory Committee; Utah Hospital Association Strategic Planning Committee; SelectHealth (formerly IHC Health Plans) Appeals Board; Utah Supreme Court Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services; Constitutional Revision Commission; Utah State Bar Association Jury Instruction Committee Co-Chair; and University of Utah Governor Scott M. Matheson Center for Health Care Studies Advisory Council.
Recognitions and Honors
Utah Clean Energy "Legislative Leadership Award"; HEAL Utah "Inspired Leadership Award"; Utah Democratic Party "Eleanor Roosevelt Award"; Utah Society of Professional Journalists' "Sunshine Award"; Jewish Family Service "Service Matters Award"; Utah Women Lawyers "Justice Christine M. Durham Utah Woman Lawyer of the Year"; Utah Bar Association "Dorothy Merrill Brothers Award"; Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce "Pathfinder" and "Business Champion" Awards; Community Foundation of Utah "Enlightened 50"; Utah Highway Patrol Award for dedicated service; Utah Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics "Child Health Advocate of the Year"; Utah Technology Council "Legislator of the Year"; Coalition of People with Disabilities "Hero on the Hill"; Utah State Fire Caucus Award for "Outstanding Service"; University of Utah - selected as one of the "25 Distinguished Women in Utah"; Utah State Judicial Council Award for "Outstanding Contributions to the State Courts and Community"; Utah Chapter of the American Society of Public Administrators "Senator Arthur V. Watkins Distinguished Service Award for an Elected Official"; Area Health Education Centers "Pioneer" Award; Utah Medical Association "Distinguished Legislative Service Award" and "Environmental Health Award"; Utah Council for Crime Prevention Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Crime Prevention Efforts"; Salt Lake County Democratic Party's "Spirit of Democracy Award"; and Utah Girl Scout Council "Yesterday's Girl Scout, Today's Successful Woman" Award.
Personal and Career Information
Education: B.S., University of Utah; J.D., Cornell Law School
Profession: Retired Attorney and Law School Professor; Business Manager and Marketing