Elected in 2008, Representative Marie Poulson has served on Public Education and Higher Education Appropriations Committees, and Public Education, Political Subdivisions, Natural Resources, Transportation, Economic Development, Tax and Revenue, and Social Services standing committees. She also serves as a member of the Health Reform Task Force, the Veterans and Military Affairs Task Force, and the Native American Liaison Commitee.
Marie was born and raised in Springville, Utah. She graduated from Springville High School and then went on to study at BYU where she received a BA cum laude in English and History and completed her teacher certification. After teaching one year at Provo High School, she married Daniel Poulson in 1972 and moved with him to San Francisco while he studied Dentistry at the University of Pacific. Upon graduation from dental school, the Poulsons moved to northern Germany where Dan served in the Army Dental Corps.
In 1978, Dan and Marie returned to Utah where he set up a dental practice in Holladay and they made their home in Cottonwood Heights. For the last thirty-eight years they have resided in the Cottonwood Heights area, raising five children and participating in community and church activities. In 1990, Marie returned to the teaching profession, teaching English and History first at Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy, then at Bingham High School in South Jordan, and finally at Riverton High School in Riverton. Marie has taught in Utah's public schools for seventeen years.
Lately, her greatest joy has been the addition of ten grandchildren.