USU grad appointed as chief deputy to Utah House Speaker-elect

Utah House Speaker-elect Rebecca Lockhart has appointed Joe Pyrah to serve as the chief deputy of the Utah House of Representatives. Lockhart says Mr Pyrah is, “smart, knowledgeable and fair, he understands my priorities and the House of Representatives.” Lockhart says she is impressed with Pyrah’s understanding of the mechanics of openness, his ethical approach and his enthusiasm for political work. Pyrah is a graduate of Utah State University having graduated in Communicatpns. Pyrah has 10 years of experience as a news reporter and editor, most recently with the Provo Daily Herald.

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