Peter Corroon - Utah Democrat

Peter Corroon


Phone: (801) 328-1212

Peter Corroon is the Chair of the Utah Democratic Party.

He has an extensive background in government, community leadership, commercial and residential real estate, construction, civic affairs and small business development.

Peter previously served as Salt Lake County Mayor for eight years. As Mayor, he managed up to an $850 million budget and over 8,000 employees and 36 agencies that provide nearly 100 services for the health, safety and welfare of over one-million residents of Salt Lake County, Utah.

Peter Corroon has a long record of public service. He currently sits on several non-profit boards and was responsible for starting a non-profit affordable housing company to serve unmet housing needs in Salt Lake City. He has served as President of the Salt Lake Vest Pocket Business Coalition, a group of locally owned and managed independent businesses, and was appointed as a Small Claims Court Judge in Salt Lake’s Third District Court. While mayor, he served on the boards of the National Association of Counties, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce (where he received the Best Elected Official award), the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, the Utah Technology Council, and the United Way, among other organizations.

Peter is a Managing Member of Red Gate Properties, LLC which he and his brother have owned and managed since 1995. Red Gate Properties develops, rehabilitates and manages multi-family and commercial real estate properties in Utah. He also is the owner of Corroon Company which provides real estate consulting services, and over the years, he has also provided volunteer legal advice in Spanish.

He holds a Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law, a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development and Finance from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. Peter also speaks fluent French, intermediate Spanish, and some Italian. Additionally, he has taught finance and real estate development courses at Westminster College and Salt Lake Community College.

Peter and his wife, Amy, reside in Salt Lake City with their three children. He has a twin brother, Christopher, who also lives in Salt Lake City.

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