Q&A With Representative Karen Morgan

Representative Karen W. Morgan was first elected to the Utah State Legislature in 1998 from the Cottonwood Heights/Granite area of Salt Lake County. She is currently serving her fifth term. She was born and raised in Utah. She is a homemaker and former high school teacher. Representative Morgan graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a composite degree in Family/Consumer Studies and Secondary Education. She also studied Business on scholarship at Weber State University. She and her husband, Baird, are the parents of five sons (one deceased) and one granddaughter.

Representative Morgan was recently elected Chair of the Women in Government’s Board of Directors.

Here, she answers a few questions from Today’s Mama.

1. Why politics/government?

To make a difference in our state and nation.

2. What two or three things can every mom do to make a difference locally and nationally?

Pay attention to what’s happening. Read newspapers, watch the news, study our the candidates and VOTE.

3. What issue(s) should mothers be keeping a better watch on?

Education (schools), healthcare, and air quality.

4. What is your favorite lipstick?


5. One piece of advice you’ve found useful on your way to where you are now?

Always try to show respect, love, and concern for others.

6. What is the first thing you sacrifice in a time crunch?


7. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Pecan Pie.

8. What was one thing your mother/father/parents did (or didn’t) do that you are grateful for?

Teaching me to care about the feelings of others.

9. What is your favorite word?


10. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Financial Planning.

11. As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher.

12. What do you believe makes a successful life?

Hard work and a positive attitude.

13. What makes you laugh?

My husband’s dumb jokes.

14. How do you deal with stress?

Exercise and prayer.

15. What is your favorite quote or motto?

Do you best.

16. What was your first job?


17. What is one thing you would like to be remembered for?

Service to others and helping to make the world a better place.

18. What issue do you think mothers can have the most affect on?

Helping in their local schools. Spending time with their children, teaching them to work hard, study hard and serve others. Raising their children to be honorable, responsible, contributing members of society.

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