Deidre M. Henderson
Deidre M. Henderson became Utah’s ninth Lieutenant Governor in January of 2021. Prior to her election as the second highest official of the State, she served for eight years in the Utah State Senate representing South Utah County. During her years in the Utah Senate, Lt. Governor Henderson gained a reputation as a strong conservative, a champion for government transparency, and a vocal advocate for women and families.
She served as chair of the Senate Rules Committee, the Revenue and Taxation Committee, and the Education Committee. Her efforts gained recognition by numerous civic groups including Legislator of the Year by the Fraternal Order of Police and Taxpayer Advocate of the Year by the Utah Taxpayers Association. In 2020 she was named a Libertas Institute Defender of Liberty.
Lt. Governor Henderson and her husband Gabe are longtime residents of Spanish Fork. They have five children, three sons-in-law, and are expecting their first grandbaby.