Rep. Gregory H. Hughes
Republican – District 51
Legislative Service Since: January 1, 2003
Professional and Community Affiliations
Department of Professional Licensing Review Panel, (Co-Chair)
Personal and Career Information
Education: Attended Utah Valley State College; Attended Brigham Young University
Profession: Construction/Property Management
Bio: Greg Hughes represents Draper in District 51 and currently serves as Utah Speaker of the House. He and his wife, Krista, are the parents of three children.
He is a small business owner, working in real estate development and property management.
During his time in the Legislature, Hughes passed legislation to implement state spending limitations and supported a flatter state tax, truth in bonding and other tax and spending reforms. He has worked extensively on issues to help attract business and increase job availability for the citizens of Utah through tax reforms and incentives.
Hughes has worked on a number of bills to support our military and veterans, including sponsoring a Purple Heart tuition waiver for injured vets. He participated in the negotiations that allowed Utah to maximize federal money in a unique way to build three desperately needed new veterans nursing homes.
Outside of his legislative service, Hughes is active in the community and has served in positions on the boards of Summit Academy Charter School, United Way of Salt Lake, Lone Peak Hospital and EDC Utah, as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Utah Transit Authority.