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The UEA Legislative Team

The UEA Legislative Team empowers public school classrooms and works with lawmakers to shape policy.
Two members of legislative team smile while talking to Gov. Cox.

The UEA Legislative Team is more than a group of advocates; they are your partners in advocacy.

With a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities public educators face, this dedicated team navigates the complex world of policymaking, tirelessly working to ensure that the interests of students and educators remain at the forefront.

The team actively promotes the UEA Legislative Platform, a reflection of the consensus reached by members at the UEA House of Delegates. This platform is not just a set of principles; it's a testament to the collaborative effort of public school educators across the state, striving for an educational landscape that benefits students and empowers teachers.

Renée Pinkney, UEA President
Tel: 801-266-4461, ext. 102
[email protected]

Jennifer Boehme, UEA Executive Director
Tel: 801-266-4461, ext. 104
[email protected]

Jay Blain, UEA Director of Policy and Research
Cell: 801-641-5297
[email protected]

Chase Clyde, UEA Director of Government Relations and Political Action
Cell: 435-260-9760
[email protected]

Dr. Sara Jones, Ph.D., UEA Director of Government Relations and Professional Programs
Cell: 801-558-5500
[email protected]

Bianca Mittendorf, UEA Director of Equity and Membership
Tel: 801-266-4461
[email protected]

Hailey Higgins, UEA Director of Communication and Public Relations
Cell: 801-417-0224
[email protected]

Man wearing grey hat outside Utah State capitol on cold day.
We can be confident that policymakers take public education seriously when making decisions because of the efforts of this team. They are intelligent, thoughtful, tough and effective.
Quote by: Issacher Beh, Murray Education Association

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 18,000 members across the state, UEA supports equal opportunities for success for ALL Utah students, and respect and support for all educators.