Joel K. Briscoe is the Utah House Representative for District 25.
Joel Briscoe is serving his fourth term in the Utah House of Representatives for District 25, which covers the eastern and southern sides of Salt Lake City. He has served since 2010. For 21 years, Briscoe taught at Bountiful High School where he was a faculty advisor to the school’s first Gay-Straight Alliance. He was elected to the Salt Lake City School board in 1998 – and usher an end to the school board’s ban on clubs for LGBT students. He served on the board through 2002 and presided as president for his final two years. He finished off his 26-year tenure as a teacher at Bountiful High School. Briscoe served as chairman of the East Central Community Council in Salt Lake City from 2008-09 and helped found the Douglas Neighborhood Association, in these capacities he promoted equitable solutions for local issues. Since entering the legislature, Briscoe has been elected to the Democratic House leadership three times, including election to his current position as the House minority whip. Briscoe strives for policies that create a safer Utah in which all Utahns feel valued. He is fighting for a better future for our children – with the goal of making the Beehive State an even great place to live, work and raise a family.
Personal and Career Information
Education: B.A., English, University of Utah
Profession: Labor Relations Consultant; High School Teacher (former)