In 2017, a woman named Kelli O. Jones was elected to the Utah legislature.
She was a member of the Utah House of Representatives and served from 1995 to 1999.
A strong environmental advocate and champion of women’s rights, Jones’ legislative record included a number of accomplishments for women in Utah.
During her time in the legislature, Jones championed women’s empowerment, women’s health, and the environment.
In her early years as a legislator, Jones was a fierce critic of the Mormon church and an outspoken critic of Donald Trump.
In the 2016 election, Jones faced a challenge from the Mormon Church.
During the election campaign, Jones accused her opponent, LDS bishop Jeffrey R. Holland, of having ties to the LDS Church.
Jones lost her election and was subsequently forced to resign from her Utah House seat.
She continued to hold her position in Utah, serving as the state’s attorney general from 2016 to 2017.
Jones continued to advocate for women’s and LGBTQ rights.
In 2018, Jones took over the presidency of the National Geographic Society and the National Women’s Political Caucus, the two organizations she created during her time as Utah’s attorney for Utah.
In a tweet, Jones said, “The next time you’re at a bar, tell a woman you’re going to save the world, and she will thank you.”
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Jones is the first woman to hold the title of Utah’s chief operating officer and governor, which is now held by former Gov.
She is also the first person to hold both offices at the same time, in 2019.
Jones also received the 2017 Utah Award for Women in Leadership from the Utah Women for Equality.
Jones served as the chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Utah Women’s Coalition, a nonprofit that focuses on gender equity and LGBTQ equality.
Jones has also been a prolific author of books including The Fossils of the Earth: How to Save the World and the new book, The Fossiled World: How We Can Save the Earth.
Jones began her political career in 1993 as a Democrat.
She went on to run for state office in 2002 and became a Democrat in 2009.
She served two terms as governor and was reelected twice.
She ran for Congress in 2020, defeating Republican Rob Quist.
After her term in Congress ended, Jones moved to Utah State Capitol and served as Utah State’s lieutenant governor from 2019 to 2020.
She won a House seat and served in the U.S. Senate for six years.
Jones now serves on the Utah Senate Appropriations Committee, which was created in 2016 to prioritize funding for the state and its agencies.
In 2016, Jones authored the Utah Land and Water Conservation District Act, which directed $500 million in federal land-use funding to build a “new, state-of-the-art, and state-first” national monument.
The Land and Waters Conservation District is the largest land-management program in the country and is located in Utah’s largest county, Salt Lake County.
In 2017 she introduced the Utah Human Rights Act, a bill that protects the rights of LGBTQ people, the transgender community, and other communities of color, including LGBTQ individuals.
Jones became Utah’s first openly transgender person to be elected to Congress, in 2018.
In 2020, Jones became the first transgender person in Utah to be nominated for a U.N. Human Rights Council seat, serving on the U (United Nations) Human Rights Commission.
The U.K. LGBT Alliance named Jones its Woman of the Year.
Jones received the 2016 Utah State Democratic Party’s Woman of The Year Award.
She also received a 2017 Salt Lake Tribune Best Women in Politics Award.
In 2019, Jones received a prestigious award from the American Institute of Architects.
She became the third woman to be named the 2017 “Person of the Century” by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
In August 2020, she became the fifth Utah woman to become the first female to serve in the governor’s office.
In 2021, Jones joined the Board Of Directors of Utah Valley Environmental Education Center, an organization that helps students of color navigate the environmental justice system.
She has also served on the board of the Salt Lake City Public Library, which has a significant presence in Salt Lake.
Jones founded the Utah Center for Science Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to advancing science education in Utah and the world.