Carol Spackman Moss has served in the Utah House of Representatives since 2001, representing Holladay and Murray. Before serving in the legislature, she taught English and student government at Olympus High School for 30 years. She has a BA and MA in English, and an Educational Administration Certification from the University of Utah.
Rep. Moss serves on Public Education, Rules, Economic Development and Workforce Services, Administrative Rules, Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Committees, the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission, the State Opioid Task Force, and the Utah Marriage Commission. Her charitable work includes having served on the boards of YouthLinc, the Inclusion Center, SpyHop, Prevent Child Abuse Utah, Salt Lake County Commission on Youth, and Children of Ethiopia Education Fund. She also served for six years as Assistant Democratic Whip.
Much of Carol’s legislative work has focused on improving public education, passing bills on bullying and hazing, securing ongoing funding for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, and funding a teacher mentoring program, Peer Assistance Review, which Salt Lake City School District has implemented to train and retain quality teachers.
The past two years, Rep. Moss has worked extensively on Utah’s opioid overdose epidemic. In 2014 she passed the “Good Samaritan Law” (HB 11) to encourage people to call for help, and the “Naloxone Rescue” bill (HB119) that gives friends and families access to Naloxone, the lifesaving drug that can reverse an overdose to prescription painkillers and heroin. Additionally, she passed HB 238, expanding Naloxone access to police, EMT’s and addiction recovery centers. These laws have saved hundreds of lives and helped people get treatment.
This year she passed legislation to help our refugee community to achieve economic independence by assisting them with English language challenges in passing written driver’s license tests.
Carol takes pride in mentoring legislative candidates, training legislative and campaign interns, and preparing young people to be leaders. “We need to pass on whatever knowledge we have gained to encourage and teach others to be participants, not just spectators in the political process. “
Carol and her husband Bob enjoy spending time with their three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren. They also love traveling, reading, cycling, and politics.