BYU graduate seeks election to the state legislature

Jenna Rakuita, 24, is running for Provo's District 63. (Photo: Jenna for Provo / screengrab){ }

A graduate from Brigham Young University is seeking election this November into the Utah House of Representatives to represent Provo’s District 63.

BYU's publication, The Daily Universe, stated Jenna Rakuita believes that since 71% of Provo residents are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old, their elected representative should be, too.

“The needs of students and young people aren’t represented within our community,” Rakuita said in The Daily Universe article. “The issues that are being focused on by representatives aren’t meeting the needs of students.”

The 24-year-old candidate appeared on The Chris Voss Show on The Resistance Radio and said voters need representatives that relate to their constituents in their area.

Rakuita will run against incumbent Republican Adam Robertson and Austin Simcox of the United Utah Party. Robertson has represented Provo’s District 63 since January 2018.

Rakuita graduated with a sociology degree from BYU in 2018. She works as a social worker. Her campaign can be found by clicking here.