Sandra Hollins: Our Rep in the House

The Fairpark Community is looking forward to the upcoming session (it starts on January 26th) of the Utah State Legislature with one of our neighbors, Sandra Hollins, taking her seat as our representative, for District 23, in the Utah House of Representatives.Sandra-Hollins-682x1024

Sandra, and her husband David, have been long-time stalwarts in the Fairpark Community, and adjoining neighborhoods. We are used to seeing both of them at our Fairpark Community Council meetings, with David being a member of the Council’s Board. In fact, we’re used to seeing both of them at many community events.

Utah made a bit of history with Sandra’s election as the first Black-American woman elected to the Utah State Legislature. In fact, she is just the third Black- American to hold a legislative seat (her predecessors are Terry Williams, elected in the 1980s and Duane Bordeaux in the 2000s).

Sandra is going to be a vibrant, effective voice for our community. She is a clinical social worker who is the manager of the Volunteers of America’s homeless outreach program. Sandra and her team travel in a van to homeless camp sites throughout the valley, providing food and other basic services and working with individuals to access services to end their homelessness.

As Sandra assumes this new role as our community’s representative in the Utah House of Representatives, she wants to hear from her neighbors. She is committed to attending as many Fairpark Community Council meetings as possible (she is planning to be at our meeting on January 22nd). Her email in the legislature is Her home phone is 801-363-4257.

In her first term, Sandra has been appointed to the House Health and Human Services and House Law Enforcement and Criminal Law Standing Committees (which considers proposed legislation) and the Joint Social Services Appropriations Committee (which votes on appropriations).