Peggy Harrison is the daughter of the late Art J. and Norma Peterson Robinson, Salina. She was born third into a family of five and has dedicated much of her life to serving others.
She continues to enjoy every opportunity to learn and serve. While managing Sunrise Fitness Center in Richfield, Peggy was approached by numerous people to run for county commissioner. She accepted the challenge and was elected as the first female commissioner in Sevier County, where she served from January 1995 through December 1998.
At the time there were only six other female commissioners in Utah.
Next, she served as a field representative for United States Congressman Chris Cannon, from January 2000 through December 2006. Her responsibilities included addressing rural issues, working with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Interior. Later she served as executive director for Utah Rural Telecom Association.
Peggy also served on numerous boards for cities, Sevier County, Six County Association of Governments and governor appointed boards under the Leavitt, Walker, Huntsman and Herbert administrations. Her political involvement also included presiding as the Sevier County Republican vice chairman and as a county and state delegate for 20 years.
Along with her service in the political realm, she was also a certified EMT for Sevier County from 1990 through 1997, North Sevier EMT of the Year, the North Sevier Jaycette president and Jaycette of the Year. She was also an instructor for Small Business Administration — NXLevel Entrepreneur Class at Snow College — and started the North Sevier Youth Court to which she served as the adult advisor.
She has been involved most of her life with pageants, serving as Miss North Sevier Pageant director and as a committee member for Miss Sevier County and Miss Utah County Pageants. She spent many hours mentoring the girls, preparing them for talent competition, interview, wardrobe selection and poise. This time spent with the girls helped prepare them for local pageants, the Miss Utah Pageant and Miss America Pageant. While instrumental in preparing young women for these experiences, she also served as the Utah Pageant field director for Sevier, Wayne and Piute counties.
Due to her respect in the community, Peggy was selected to be on the committees to nominate a new Sevier County Justice Court judge, the Salina City Justice Court judge and an Aurora City Justice Court judge. She was also one of the committee members who made nominations for Snow College’s new president.
Currently Peggy is serving as chairman of Better Days 2020, secretary of the Richfield Senior Citizens Governing Board and stays politically active as a volunteer for the Spencer Cox for Governor campaign. Peggy and her husband, Gary Harrison, reside in Central Valley. She said her most rewarding experiences have been that of being a wife, mother of three children, four step-children and grandmother of 22 grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family.