SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Democrat Luz Robles hears hundreds of
proposals each year in her post as a state senator.
But the lawmaker appeared shocked Monday when longtime boyfriend and Arizona
lawmaker Juan Carlos Escamilla stepped onto the Senate floor, got down on one
knee and asked her to marry him.
San Luis Democrat Escamilla popped the question on the first day of Utah’s 2014
legislative session after Senate leaders granted him permission to walk on the
State Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis congratulated Robles in a statement
and welcomed Escamilla should he move to Utah.
Senate President Wayne Niederhauser captured the moment with a photo he posted
on his Facebook page. He wrote in a caption that the event was an exciting start
to the 2014 session.