About Karen Kwan

Dr. Karen Kwan and her family are long-time residents of the Taylorsville/West Valley areas.  Karen grew up working in her family’s small business which is why she understands that working families are the heart of Utah.

Karen has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology both from Pepperdine University.  She is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Salt Lake Community College, where she was named the SLCC 2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.   As a teacher with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy (University of Utah), she has the experience working with policy and budgets and understands the importance of investing in education.  She knows that doing so, ensures that our children will be fully prepared as they take on the future.

Serving her community is one thing that Karen has always been passionate about. She has served selflessly through various community and civic engagement organizations.  She will work for what’s right, honest and fair for Utah.  As a 25 year resident of House District 34, Dr. Kwan will continue to support local businesses, invest in quality education, enhance the care of senior communities, preserve family values, and advance equality for all Utahans.

Karen was elected to the Utah Legislature in 2016 to represent the residents of Taylorsville and West Valley City.

She currently serves on the following legislative committees:
Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee
House Political Subdivisions Committee
House Transportation Committee
Political Subdivisions Interim Committee
Transportation Interim Committee
Transportation and Tax Review Task Force