Representative Patrice Arent has devoted much of her life to public service. She is currently the Co-Chair of the House Ethics Committee, Co-Chair and Founder of the bipartisan Clean Air Caucus and Co-President of the National Association of Jewish Legislators.
Representative Arent has passed nearly 70 bills during her 16 years in the Utah House and Senate, including several clean air bills, legislation prohibiting smoking in cars when children are passengers, Utah's Newborn Safe Haven law, consumer protection legislation, campaign finance reform, outdoor recreation infrastructure improvements, and laws that improve education and health care. Representative Arent has also helped lead successful efforts to provide stronger penalties for identity theft and defeat legislative proposals that waste tax dollars.
Raised in Salt Lake City, Representative Arent is a graduate of the University of Utah and Cornell Law School. She was a division chief in the Utah Attorney General's Office, worked in a private law firm, served as Associate General Counsel to the Utah Legislature, and taught at the University of Utah College of Law. She has served on several community boards, including Ronald McDonald House, Envision Utah, Hale Center Theatre, and University of Utah Hospital.