Charlie Luke, District 6
Currently in his second term, Charlie Luke has represented constituents of District Six on the Salt Lake City Council since 2012.
Over his tenure on the Council, Charlie has held multiple Council leadership roles. In 2019, his peers elected him to serve as Council Chair, a position he also held in 2014. Charlie also served as Council Vice-Chair in 2012 and 2017.
Charlie is a public relations and government affairs consultant. Through his company, Luke Strategies Inc., he represents private companies and associations in matters that are considered by state legislative bodies in Utah and surrounding states. He has managed federal, state and local political campaigns and creates and implements media, public relations, and business development campaigns for various clients.
In 2019, Council Member Luke was elected to serve as Secretary/Treasurer on the Salt Lake County Council of Governments (COG). The COG is a body comprised of elected municipal leaders from throughout the County that deals with issues such as transportation, watershed, air quality, public safety and more. In addition, Charlie serves as the Executive Director of the Utah Association of Community Services, an association of providers of day and residential services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. He also serves as a United States Selective Service Board Member, having been appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015. He is a former board member of the Bennion Center at the University of Utah, Voices for Utah Children, and former chair of the Utah Alternative Energy Interlocal Entity Board.
Prior to his election to the City Council, Charlie served on the Salt Lake City Planning Commission, and hosted KSL Radio’s “The Charlie Luke Show,” a talk show covering politics and current events. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Utah. Charlie and his wife Karyn have two children, Sophie and Charlie Jr. and three dogs, Wally, Boston and Harper. They have lived on Wilson Avenue for over 15 years.
District Six neighborhoods include St. Mary’s, East Bench, Oak Hills, Sunnyside, Yalecrest, Sugar House, Wasatch Hollow, H Rock, Bonneville Hills, Sunset Oaks, and Foothill. The District also includes the University of Utah, University Village, Research Park, Fort Douglas, Hogle Zoo, This is the Place Heritage Park, Foothill Village, 15th & 15th and 21st & 21st shopping areas, and Bonneville Golf Course.