Public memorial service planned for Randy Horiuchi in Salt Lake City

Posted at 5:39 PM, Jan 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-10 19:39:54-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A public memorial service has been announced for Randy Horiuchi, a long-time politician and civil servant who held positions including Salt Lake County commissioner, county councilman, and chairman of the Utah Democratic Party.

Horiuchi died on November 19 of last year, two years after he retired from politics following a stroke.

The memorial for Horiuchi will be held Friday, January 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p..m. at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. According to a press release from the county, Horiuchi served a total of 22 years in Salt Lake County, first as a commissioner and then later as a county council member.

The release states: “As a leader in county government, Randy championed the formation of the Unified Fire Department, a shared public works model, and supported the expansion of the county’s senior centers, libraries, and recreation centers. Randy was also pivotal in the expansion of the Salt Palace Convention Center, where the service in honor of his life will be held.”

There will be free parking available at the Salt Palace for the memorial, and that parking is accessed from 200 South.