• Conservative Leadership in Senate District 8



"I have enjoyed working with Senator Brian Zender since he was elected just prior to the 2018 Legislative session. We have held a couple of town halls together and I've observed how much he cares about his constituents. He wants to hear what they say and he listens attentively. His expertise was pivotal in our finally being able to pass the Medicaid Expansion program in the State. His conservative views and knowledge of medicine is of great value to the Senate and to his constituents."
Bruce Cutler
House of Representatives - District 44
“When Brian Zehnder ran for the vacant senate seat, he was not my first or second choice. However, I attended a meeting at Midvale City Hall with him prior to the caucus and was quite impressed. With very little time from his election to the start of the legislative session he performed amazingly well. He is the only medical doctor in the senate and was able to sponsor and refine bills that were within the area of his expertise. He also rapidly formed relationships with other senators to get the understanding he needed to represent us properly in his voting. He is also ready to oppose his peer group when the issue being discussed is not in our best interest or the interest of the cities in which we live. I will be supporting him in the coming election.”

David Olsen


"Thank you Senator Zehnder! I have been a regular attendee at the legislature for over a decade, and I want to compliment your work in this new role on several levels, and I am very proud that you are "my" Senator in replacing Dr. Shiozawa. First, you were thoughtful, careful and compassionate in your handling of difficult issues while being fiscally responsible. Second, your expertise in the area of health care and health policy were evident and quite valuable. Third, I greatly appreciated your regular communications to your constituency, the "video house calls" and other messages. Finally, thank you for being open to hearing the concerns of your constituents, knowing that may sometimes be conflicting, but being willing to represent those concerns to our legislature (even if it was not the most popular comments to be shared)."
Marc Babitz
Deputy Director at Utah Department of Health, Delegate
"I have been very impressed with the job Sen. Zehnder has done in his short two months in office. He is a very educated, informed, humble and kind man and I am so happy to have him represent me as my senator. It has been especially helpful to have his expertise as a physician in the Senate and I am glad he was able to contribute to the expansion of Medicaid and for the yes votes he took on many other bills that I favored personally. Thank you for your service, Brian, and may you be elected again!"

Liz Zetner


"I really appreciate Senator Zehnder's willingness to listen and learn to issues. His service to our community is admirable. Keep up the GREAT WORK!"
Randy Thomas
Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Delegate
"If you ask most people who their State Senator or Representative is, you'll get blank stares. If all legislators were like Brian, that would never happen. Brian is so pro-active in reaching out to his constituents to make sure he is representing their best interests, you would have to live under a rock to not know that Brian Zehnder is your senator."

Michael Barth


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