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Working closely with her colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives, Ann has sponsored and passed legislation to:

  • Improve school performance transparency
  • Make concurrent enrollment classes more accessible
  • Enable clear education pathways to meet workforce needs
  • Provide mentors and school-based professional development to teachers
  • Provide greater access to educational opportunities for our veterans
  • Deliver over $20 million more dollars for Utah schools without raising taxes through Utah’s Trust Lands Management system

About Dr. Ann Millner

Dr  F. Ann Millner serves as the State Senator for District 18. She is Chair of the Education Standing Committee and serves on the Economic Development & Workforce Services Committee as well as the Higher Education and Public Education Appropriations Committees.  She has sponsored legislation focused on economic development specifically related to commercialization of new technologies and workforce preparation, public and higher education and victim’s rights. Last year she sponsored a Utah Constitutional amendment, approved by the citizens of the state, to ensure prudent investment of the funds in the Permanent School Fund and increase the annual distribution of funds to our schools.

She is a Regents Professor of Health Administration and Former President at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Under Dr. Millner’s leadership as president from 2002 to 2012, Weber State became a multi-campus institution, experienced nearly a 40 percent increase in enrollment, initiated a major facilities revitalization effort, expanded its network of community partnerships, launched WSU-Davis, emerged as a regional center for economic development and earned national recognition for its undergraduate research and community-based learning initiatives.

Dr. Millner currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Intermountain Healthcare, the Board of Directors for Merit Medical and the Advisory Board for Zions Bank.   In addition, she is Chair of Ogden United, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Kem Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, and the Governor’s Taskforce on Educational Excellence.


Important Issues in our State

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Education has been Ann’s passion for decades. She has transformed her passion into legislation, encouraging innovation in education and to expand access to educational opportunities to more and more Utahns, including veterans. She Chairs the Senate Education Standing Committee.

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Economic Development

Ann has worked over the years to form strategic partnerships and leverage opportunities to foster robust economic development. Her work in the Utah Legislature has been vital to our state's continued growth.

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Role of Government

Some have called taxation, regulation, and litigation ‘The Axis of Unemployment.’ The best thing the public sector can do is efficiently and effectively serve and promote the private sector, then know when to get out of the way.

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Ann Millner has distinguished herself in the Utah State Senate. When Ann works on an issue she first listens and then, and only then, does she act. And when she acts she is successful. She has gained the confidence of her Senate colleagues and is effective in advocating for Northern Utah.
— Nolan Karras, Former Speaker of the Utah House