Rae Howard has been installed as the new president of the Utah County Republican Women.

Howard has been involved in politics in the county and state, having served as a voting district chairwoman, area education officer and has served in many capacities in Republican Women for the past six years. She has done extensive lobbying at the Utah State Legislature on health issues and, as president of Health Forum of Utah, writes and speaks throughout the state.Other newly installed officers include Denise Morris, vice president; June Christensen, second vice president; Joyce Nixon, treasurer; Jo-hanna Flynn, recording secretary; and Thelys Bushman, corresponding secretary.

The group will travel to Salt Lake City Feb. 6, where they will visit the Legislature and then enjoy a buffet luncheon at the Governor's Mansion. Utah's First Lady, Colleen Bangerter, will be the luncheon speaker.