Former Utah State Representative Steve Handy appointed to serve on the Alcoholic Beverage Services Commission

Stephen G Handy
Stephen G Handy (credit: Stephen G Handy)

Salt Lake City, UT – Former Utah State Representative Steve Handy is newly confirmed to serve on the Alcoholic Beverage Services Commission for a term of four years. Handy was appointed by Governor Spencer Cox and confirmed by the Utah State Senate on August 9, 2023.

“Steve Handy has a long history of public service for the state of Utah, including in his hometown in Layton and in the state legislature. I know that his experience working for Utahns and on important policy issues will be well-utilized serving on the Alcoholic Beverage Services Commission,” said Governor Spencer Cox.

Representative Handy says he’s eager to join the commission and continue his public service.

“The Alcohol Beverage Services Commission does important work ensuring public safety around alcohol policies and supporting Utah businesses that rely on the commission to keep their doors open, contributing to our state’s economy,” said Handy. “I look forward to working alongside my fellow commissioners as stewards of tax dollars and with the department whose operations contribute millions to state and local governments.”

Steve Handy has extensive public service experience. He served two terms on the Layton City Council and 12 years (2010-2022) in the Utah House of Representatives. Handy also served on many community boards, including current positions as a trustee of Intermountain Health’s McKay-Dee and Layton Intermountain hospitals, a trustee of the Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation and a board member of the Friends of Antelope Island.

Professionally, Handy owns a public relations and marketing communications consulting business. Steve Handy lives in Layton with his wife Holly. Together, they have six children and 17 grandchildren. 

Handy will participate in his first ABS Commission meeting on August 31, 2023. Learn more about the DABS Commission.