Husband and father of five children
Washington County Commission (Chair), 2014-Current
President, Utah Association of Counties (UAC), 2019
UAC Public Lands Committee Chair, 2015-2017
Former natural resources and public lands policy director, Senator Mike Lee
La Verkin City Council, 1999-2002
Student Body President, Dixie College, 1994
Bachelor’s Degree from SUU
Associate Degree from Dixie College
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Victor Iverson and his wife, Audrey Johnson, met on a blind date and have been married for 26 years. They are the proud parents of five children, one son-in-law and one beautiful granddaughter.
Iverson is chair of the Washington County Board of Commissioners and is currently serving his second term as a Washington County commissioner. He is immediate past president of the Utah Association of Counties. Prior to his election to the county commission in 2014, he worked for U.S. Senator Mike Lee as Natural Resources and Public Land Policy Advisor.
Community involvement and service have been a hallmark of Iverson’s life. He has served as GOP county and state delegate, precinct chair, area representative, legislative chair and member of the County Executive and State Central committees. He has volunteered on numerous political campaigns, and he and his wife are active members and leaders in their local church congregation.
He is a descendent of ranchers, farmers and coal miners, as well as a grandfather and father who chose to honorably serve their country during WWI and WWII, respectively. Love of country, God, the U.S. Constitution and the western way of life were all a part of his upbringing.
Iverson was born in St. George, Utah, the youngest of seven children and grew up on a small farm in La Verkin with horses, mules, and farm animals of every kind. He spent his days hauling hay, watering fields, weeding, feeding, and cleaning ditches. When he was in 8th grade, his father and older brother bought an 800 acre ranch in Millard County, where he spent many summers.
While attending Hurricane High School, Iverson worked at the local turkey farm and broke rocks for science kits for a local entrepreneur. He was active in sports, debate and social activities. He was an avid anti-communist and a big Oliver North fan, and by the time he was 17 he had read both the Communist Manifesto and the Federalist Papers. After high school he served an LDS mission in Puebla, Mexico, where he fell in love with the Mexican people.
Iverson continued his education at Dixie College, where he earned an associate degree, and attended Southern Utah University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Greg Hughes names Victor Iverson, Washington County Commissioner, as running mate
SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2020) — Former Speaker of the House Greg Hughes announces his running mate, naming Washington County Commissioner Victor Iverson to be Utah’s next lieutenant governor.
“Victor is a proven leader with a commitment to conservative principles,” Speaker Hughes said. “He has kept Washington County strong and prepared, with the lowest tax rate in the state and a full year of rainy-day funds in reserve. Victor has served government at the city, county and federal level, is immediate past president of the Utah Association of Counties and is the person Utah can trust to be the next lieutenant governor.”
In 2015, Iverson was elected to the Washington County Board of Commissioners and currently serves as chair. Born in St. George and raised in La Verkin, Victor graduated from Hurricane High School. He went on to earn an associate degree from Dixie College, where he served as the student body president, and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University. Victor has served as president of the Utah Association of Counties (UAC), UAC Public Lands Committee chairman, natural resources and public lands policy advisor for Senator Mike Lee and on the La Verkin City Council.
“I am grateful for the honor of joining this team and helping Speaker Hughes become the next governor of Utah,” Commissioner Iverson said. “He is the conservative candidate with the proven ability to get things done, no matter the challenge. He will represent all of Utah well. Greg Hughes is exactly who we need during these difficult times.”
Commissioner Iverson and his wife Audrey have been married for 26 years. They have five children, one son-in-law and one granddaughter. Love of country, God, the U.S. Constitution and the western way of life were all a part of his upbringing and remain the principles that guide his life and work. Learn more about Victor Iverson: https://greghughes.com/iverson