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F. Jay Seegmiller Edit Profile

politician , member of the Utah House of Representatives

Jay Seegmiller was one of three Democratic candidates for Utah's 2nd congressional district in the 2012 election.

Background

Seegmiller, F. Jay was born on May 29, 1958 in Salt Lake City.

Education

He graduated from South High School and attended the University of Utah.

Career

He defeated Dean Collinwood and Mike Small outright at the convention, proceeding to the general election without a primary. The 2nd district was held by Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson, who opted to run in the newly created 4th congressional district, and is now held by Chris Stewart, who defeated Seegmiller. Seegmiller was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

His 2nd great-grandfather William Henry Seegmiller was Mayor of Richfield, Utah and served in the Utah Territorial Legislature as Speaker of the House. Seegmiller worked for the Union Pacific Railroad from 1976 to 1987 as a brakeman, conductor, and yardmaster. In August 1987 Seegmiller went to work for Amtrak as a conductor where he currently works.

In 2008 Seegmiller ran against and defeated Utah Speaker of the House Greg Curtis. No sitting speaker had been defeated in Utah in 40 years. Seegmiller was elected to the in 2008 and served from 2009 to 2011.

During that time he served on the Transportation and the Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development Standing Committees, the Public Utilities & Natural Resource Interim Committee, and the Transportation, Environmental Quality, and National Guard Appropriations Committee.

Religion

He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Views

Death is not the end. Death is really a beginning—another step forward in Heavenly Father’s plan for His children.

Connections

Married Michelle Seegmiller. Children: Kathryn, Jason, Ashley, Matthew.

spouse:
Michelle Seegmiller

children:
Kathryn Seegmiller

Jason Seegmiller

Ashley Seegmiller

Matthew Seegmiller