Rep. Jackie Biskupski, the first openly gay Utah legislator, announced Monday she is resigning her seat because she and her adopted 18-month-old son will be moving out of her district.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Legislature," she said. "Although some of the work has been extremely difficult, it is work that has been something I was extremely proud to do."
Biskupski served 12 years representing her Salt Lake City district and was a member of the House Rules Committee, as well as the House Judiciary Committee, the Health Systems Reform Task Force and other legislative bodies.
Biskupski stepped down from the Legislature’s Redistricting Committee last month in anticipation of adopting a second child, but the mother backed out, she said. Biskupski still is looking to adopt another child — her first, Archie, is 18 months old — which brought about her move.
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