Representative Patrice Arent has served in the Utah Legislature for 19 years. She has passed over 90 bills during her legislative career, including many clean air bills, the Every Kid Outdoors Initiative, outdoor recreation infrastructure improvements, legislation prohibiting smoking in cars when children are passengers, Utah’s Newborn Safe Haven act, consumer protection legislation, campaign finance reform, legislation to reduce identity theft, and laws that improve education and health care. In addition to her other responsibilities, she is the Founder and Co-Chair of the Legislature’s bipartisan Clean Air Caucus, Co-Chair of the House Ethics Committee, Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Cultural Caucus, and Co-President of the National Association of Jewish Legislators.
Prior to her legislative service, Patrice was a division chief in the Utah Attorney General’s Office, worked in a private law firm, and served as Associate General Counsel to the Utah Legislature. She has also taught at the University of Utah College of Law.
An active community volunteer, Patrice has served on the boards of many organizations. Some of these include Envision Utah, Ronald McDonald House, University of Utah Hospital, Utah Women’s College Task Force, Governor’s Clean Air Action Team, United Jewish Federation, and Hale Center Theatre.
Patrice loves to travel, hike, and attend theater and musical performances. Patrice and her husband David Mock are the proud parents of four children and six grandchildren. Together they manage a small family business in rural Utah.