Candidate for Party Secretary
Cristóbal Villegas, Jr. is the son of Mexican and Salvadorian immigrants. Being born in California, he has lived in Utah since the age of seven. From elementary to early high school, Kearns and West Valley City was where he and his five siblings had called home. Cristóbal graduated from Springville High and later decided to serve an LDS mission. Upon returning home, he then graduated from Utah Valley University (UVU) with a B.A. in Political Science with Honors Distinction. While attending UVU, he had the opportunity to serve as President of the Multicultural Student Council for three years and then work as the Presidential Intern to the Vice President of Student Affairs for a year.
Cristóbal presently works with people that are experiencing homelessness by helping them acquire different resources offered by various programs. Currently, Cristóbal is in the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of Utah. Once graduated, he desires to continue to work with those that are disenfranchised, marginalized, and underrepresented by working in government. Cristóbal understands the urgency of issues because the consequences affect him, from immigration to LGBTQIA+, he cannot rest until there is equality and equity for all Americans. #VoteVillegas