Senator Dennis Stowell was a great friend with whom I worked for nearly two decades. We met when we were both County Commissioners. Dennis was a man of singular intellect who had a deep understanding of many issues of great importance to his native Iron County and to the whole state of Utah.
He was a great asset to his constituents and his community through his work on public lands, mineral and water rights management, agriculture, and other concerns. His background in local government made him particularly effective and insightful as a State Senator, and his common-sense approach to finding workable solutions will be sorely missed.
Dennis leaves a long and remarkable legacy of public service, much of which I had the honor to observe first-hand. This was exemplified by his selfless service during this last legislative session. Despite his illness, he chose to serve to the very end.
Jeanette and I offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.