Rees Empey

Senior Director of State Government Affairs

Rees builds relationships with organizations and individuals in other states to export our policy innovations and extend our work's impact. He was born in Utah and raised in Missouri.

Before joining Libertas, he was a Criminal Justice Associate with the Utah Justice Coalition. Rees earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Utah State University. While pursuing his degree, he interned with the Utah State Legislature, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, exit polled for the 2016 election, and studied abroad in China.

Aside from engaging in politics, Rees enjoys fishing, hiking, traveling, and reading.