Steve Handy is the current Republican state representative for Utah’s Legislative District 16 which covers parts of Layton, Clearfield, and South Weber. He and his wife, Holly, have lived in Layton for 44 years where they raised their six children. Prior to serving in the Utah Legislature, Steve served eight years on the Layton City Council.
Rep. Handy has been given important committee assignments to advance the interests of Davis County and currently serves as Chair of the Utah House Economic Development Committee. His wide array of responsibilities also includes complex land issues such as natural resources, agriculture, energy, and the environment. That’s why Steve was selected by his legislative colleagues to serve as a co-chair of the bi-partisan Clean Air Caucus and was appointed by the Speaker of the House to the Point of the Mountain development authority. For more on his legislative achievements on behalf of Davis County, click here.
In addition to representing Layton statewide, Steve is even more active in local community efforts. His local volunteer service includes the boards of the United Way Davis County Leadership Council, Intermountain Healthcare’s McKay-Dee Hospital and Intermountain Layton Hospital, and the Northern Utah Economic Alliance. Previously, Steve served on the University of Utah’s Alumni Board, Chaired the Ogden Pioneer Days celebration, and was President of the Davis Arts Council.
Steve’s professional career has been in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations. He has worked for advertising agencies in Salt Lake City and Ogden and was the Director of Marketing for both the Standard-Examiner and the Deseret News. For the past 20 years, he has consulted in Marketing Communications and has even written a few books for his clients including, Lagoon: America’s Largest Family-Owned Amusement Park.
His educational achievements include a B.A. in English and a Master’s in Human Resources from the University of Utah.
Steve and Holly have been married for 48 years and are up to 17 grandchildren. Holly recently retired following 29 years at the Davis School District, where she worked as the Pathways Director for Career and Technical Education.
No candidate for District 16 has the depth of experience that Steve has, and no one running knows Layton and the surrounding areas better than he and Holly. Write-in Steve Handy for Utah House District 16.