Hi! My name is Steve Eliason and I am the Republican candidate for the Utah House of Representatives District 45 which includes parts of Cottonwood Heights, Midvale, and Sandy. I am running for reelection after 6 successful years.
I am a Utah native and have lived in Utah all but two years of my life. I currently live in Sandy and have previously lived in Midvale and Cottonwood Heights.
I have been married for 22 years to my wife, Jana. Jana is a teacher by training and currently is a full-time homemaker. We have 6 children: five sons, one daughter and a new daughter-in-law.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah. I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in State of Utah since 1997 and am a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
I am currently a Finance Director with the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics. I previously worked as a Senior Audit Manager at KPMG, an international accounting and auditing firm.
I currently serve as a Board Member and am a Past-President of the Board of Trustees for The Road Home. The Road Home is a private non-profit social service agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. I have been involved at the Road Home since 2002. I served for several years as the Treasurer and as a member and former Chair of the Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees.
I have worked periodically as an Adjunct Accounting Professor at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. For several years, I served as the Chairman of the Smart Start Mentoring Program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. The program matches business students with alumni mentors.
I currently serve as a scout leader with a local Boy Scouts of America Troop and am an Eagle Scout myself.
I enjoy spending time with family, running, skiing and traveling.