LOGAN – Once again Utah Republican State Senator Lyle Hillyard’s name will be on the November ballot. The veteran legislator has served eight four-year terms in the senate. Prior to that, he spent four years as a member of the Utah House of Representatives. Hillyard, who is an attorney by profession, has no opposition and that may be because he holds the important position of Chairman of the Senate’s Executive Appropriations Committee, a seat he has occupied since 2009.
Hillyard said he decided to seek another term because in that job he is able to influence legislation relating to education and revenues.
“It’s a pretty awesome pressure job to get it done and having the knowledge and background to do has been very helpful,” he said. “We’re getting our budgets done and getting a lot of accolades for how we do it. As long as I can physically do it and feel physically good I want to be able to continue to serve the people of the state of Utah that way.”