When Jackie Biskupski won the mayoral race in the 2015 election, she became the city’s first openly LGBTQ mayor.
Her political career also includes 13 years as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1998 to 2011, where she also made history as the state’s first openly LGBTQ elected official.
She has worked throughout her career to mentor others – particularly young women – in politics, public policy, and leadership. She supports women from all political backgrounds in seeking elected office and positions on boards and commissions.
A Minnesota native, Biskupski earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Arizona State University. She came to Salt Lake City 26 years ago for a ski trip, fell in love with the outdoors and the people, and never left. She shares her life with her wife Betty Iverson and their two sons, Archie and Jack.
Salt Lake City, Utah