Deidre M. Henderson
Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson has been in office since 2013 representing Utah’s Seventh District which includes Spanish Fork, Provo, Payson, Elk Ridge, Springville, Salem, Woodland Hills, Vineyard and Santaquin.
Henderson grew up in Taylorsville and began her studies in political science at Brigham Young University. After settling in Spanish Fork, Henderson ran a small business with her husband, Gabe, before launching her career in public service as the political director and campaign manager for former Congressman Jason Chaffetz. Eight years ago, Henderson emerged as an elected official in her own right, successfully running for state senator.
During her years in the Utah Senate, Lt. Gov. Henderson was one of two Republican women in the Senate where she 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, Revenue and Taxation Committee and Education Committee, and vice chair of the Ethics 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. Following the 2020 legislative session, the Libertas Institute gave her the highest score in the Senate and awarded her as the one of the organization’s Defenders of Liberty.
Lt. Gov. Henderson and husband Gabe have been married for 27 years and are the proud parents to four grown children and one teenager. They have resided in Spanish Fork for the last 22 years.