Utah Senator Named President-Elect of NCSL

8/22/2014

NCSL NewsSenator Curtis Bramble Will Become President at 2015 Meeting

Minneapolis – Utah Senator Curtis Bramble is  the president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization serving the nation’s 7,383 state lawmakers and more than 20,000 legislative staff.

Bramble, a Republican, succeeds Debbie Smith, a Democratic senator from Nevada, who will become NCSL president. NCSL alternates leadership between the two parties each year. Bramble will be named NCSL president at the 2015 Legislative Summit in Seattle, Wash.

“This is such an exciting time for NCSL, and I’m happy to be a part of this great organization,” Bramble said. “NCSL provides us with tools to become better leaders in our home states and helps to advocates for issues facing the states in Washington.”

Currently serving as President Pro Tempore, chair of the Business and Labor Standing Committee and co-chair of the Legislative Information Technology Steering Committee in Utah, Senator Bramble was elected in 2000 and is in his fourth term as a state senator. Senator Brambles also serves on numerous other committees including the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee, Senate Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Confirmation Committee and Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee.

Bramble, a CPA, and his wife are small business owners who reside in Provo, Utah with their six children and nine grandchildren.


NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.