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State Sen. Gene Davis faces sexual misconduct allegations

Sep 04, 2022 10:46AM ● By Justin Adams

By Shaun Delliskave | [email protected]

The Utah Senate is investigating state Sen. Gene Davis on allegations of sexual misconduct toward a former intern and campaign staffer. The outgoing Democrat District 3 senator, who represents Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, South Salt Lake, Sugar House, and West Valley City, failed to advance in the primary elections to challenger Nate Blouin.

Sonia Weglinski, a 20-year-old intern, accused Davis of inappropriately touching her. As a result, Utah Democratic Party leaders asked Davis, the minority caucus manager, to resign. He is currently suspended from participating in the organization’s events. The senator’s term ends Jan. 1, 2023.