Representative Brian Doughty, a resident of the Bennion neighborhood of Salt Lake (near Liberty Park) is the proud homeowner of a one-hundred year old Victorian home, community activist, and loves our city and state.
Brian has served as a state representative for House District 30 for the past year and half. He was honored to be chosen by the delegates to replace Representative Jackie Biskupski when she retired mid-term. An activist in the Utah political landscape, Brian ran for Salt Lake City Council in 2007, served as Co-Chair Elect 2011 for the SLC Eastside Community Council, and served on the Board of Directors for Equality Utah. He currently serves on the SLC Transportation Advisory Board, Board of Trustees for Plan B Theatre, and Board of Directors for Utah Stonewall Democrats. He also has served as a Democratic delegate, Precinct Chair, and Leg Chair for House District 30.
A social liberal, environmental progressive, and fiscal pragmatic, Brian envisions a future for Utah residents that embraces education, health insurance equality, non-discrimination, clean air, and sensible liquor regulations. His passion for sensible and equitable laws with non-discrimination, woman’s reproductive rights, education, healthcare, immigration and other core issues that matter most to Senate District 2 constituents is apparent in his track record of involvement and legislation. Brian feels strongly that moving the balance toward the center will be beneficial for Utah’s state-wide community.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Brian was raised by his father, a licensed union plumber and his mother, a public high school English teacher. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration Marketing Degree from Texas Tech University in 1993. Brian is self-employed with ACME Material Handling LLC – providing products such as racking, shelving , dock equipment and forklifts to Utah businesses.
An avid Utes and Jazz fan, Brian spends his spare time restoring his historic home and improving his xeriscaped yard. He and a close friend recently restored a 1965 travel trailer that they use for camping and taking full advantage of Utah’s beautiful outdoors.
Brian is looking forward to serving Senate District 2 with his hard-working, pragmatic, and consistent leadership.