Former Utah House member dies

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    (KUTV) A former Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives has passed away.

    Rosalind “Roz” McGee died Tuesday. She was 78. She served in the Utah House from 2003 to 2008, representing Salt Lake City.

    “Roz McGee was a wonderful woman and a great representative, not only for Democrats, but for all citizens of Utah,” said Utah Democratic Party Chairman Peter Corroon in a statement Thursday. “She was a fierce advocate for children and low-income families, and her years of dedicated service touched the lives of many. Our condolences go out to her family and loved ones.”

    McGee’s former House district is currently represented by Rep. Brian King, the Democratic minority leader.

    “Roz was a champion for children through her continued service,” said King. “She has always been someone I looked up to, someone I respected greatly. In the world of politics, elected officials come and go. Few are able to make the impression that Roz made on her community, and on me.”

    A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she was from. McGee is survived by her husband, Zell McGee, and three children.

    To read her obituary, click here.

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