House Minority Leader State Representative Jennifer Seelig

House Minority Leader State Representative Jennifer Seelig
United States of America
Utah House of Representatives
Democratic Party
Last Election: 
Upcoming Election: 
Member of the following: 
  • Executive Appropriations,
  • Legislative Management,
  • Legislative Process,
  • Criminal Justice and Executive Office Appropriations,
  • Criminal Justice Standing Committee.
Other current affiliations: 
  • Board of Directors: Women In Government (January 2014 - present)
  • Board Of Directors: State Legislative Leaders Foundation (January 2013 - present)
Regions of interest: 

Jennifer Maurine Seelig has been involved in politics and public service for more than decade at a policy-making and leadership level.

She was a policy and research analyst for the Salt Lake City Council between 1995 and 2000, handling such sensitive and critical issues relating to crime control, budget compliance within the administrative office, community relations, and public meetings involving the City Council. She served as a policy and research analyst for Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson between 2000 and 2001, with primary responsibility for the Americans with Disabilities Act and for a broad range of policy issues that required thoughtful evaluation and review before being presented to the Mayor for action. She additionally served as the communication and legislative policy analyst for the Utah League of Cities and Towns, which acts as an advocate for issues vital to residential communities across the state.

Since 2003, Jennifer has been employed by 1-800 CONTACTS as their Associate Director of Governmental Relations. Within the community, Jennifer served for four years on the Board of Directors of Project CARE (Community Action to Reach the Elderly) and as chair for two years. Project CARE assessed community problems related to the elderly. She was also a board member of the Literary Action Center, which promoted community awareness about adult illiteracy. She was also a Meals on Wheels volunteer for a number of years. She is active on the Rose Park Community Council and served for one term on the Salt Lake City Planning Commission.

In 2006, Jennifer Seelig was first elected to the Utah House of Representatives, and in 2008, her House Minority Caucus peers voted her into leadership as Caucus Manager. Two years later, her peers voted her into leadership as Minority Whip, and in 2012, her peers honored her with the position of House Minority Leader.

Jennifer Seelig is serving on the Board of Directors of Women In Government and on the Board Of Directors of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation.

Holding a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Utah and a B.A. in English from the University of Louisville,  Jennifer Seelig is currently finishing a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Utah.