Utah Democratic Party

2019 State Organizing Convention

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, Utah Democrats will gather at Park City High to attend caucus meetings (beginning at 9:00 A.M.) and attending to convention business (beginning at 12:00 P.M.). Join us for a day of Utah Democratic Party building from the grassroots to the grass tops. We will be holding intra-party elections for State Party Leadership, State Caucus Leadership, and multi-county Legislative District Leadership, so if you are a state delegate please bring a valid ID to pick up your voting credentials. Registration begins at 8:30 A.M.

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Taylor & Mayne Award Recipients Announced

We are so excited to announce that the winner of the Todd Taylor Democratic Gains Award is Brandy Farmer and the winner of the Ed Mayne Labor Champion Award is Russ Lamoreaux. Please join us in celebrating them at the Taylor & Mayne Awards Dinner, the evening of  June 21 at the Hogle Zoo. For tickets, click here.

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2019 Taylor & Mayne Awards Dinner – Speaker Announced

We are thrilled to announce that Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) will be our special guest speaker at the 2019 Taylor & Mayne Awards Dinner next month.
Congresswoman Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna Tribe, is one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress. Haaland is a powerful voice for public lands and is leading the efforts on legislation to address climate change and the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. She has also served as the New Mexico Democratic State Party Chair, as a dedicated community leader in New Mexico, and is a rising national political leader. Read more here.

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Q2 State Central Committee Meeting Announced

The Q2 State Central Committee meeting is scheduled to be held in the Western Region the evening of Monday, May 20, 2019. Daughters of Pioneers Museum, Nephi. Registration begins at 6:30 P.M., Meeting at 7:00 P.M.

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2019-2021 UDP Exec Candidate List

Be on the lookout for candidate pages next week! The below list is in alphabetical order, by party office:

State Party Chair
Robert Comstock
Wayne Holland
Jeff Merchant
Becky Moss
Daisy Thomas (Incumbent)
State Party Vice Chair
Kathie Darby
Deb Henry
Nadia Mahallati
F. Jay Seegmiller
Archie A. Williams III
State Party Secretary
Michael Bryant (Incumbent)
Julie Camara
James Kelley
Liam Lohan
Katherine Torres
State Party Treasurer
Sheila Srivastava (Incumbent)
Dixie Weeks

Currently filed candidates can be viewed here. Specifics outlining the roles of each of the above listed positions are located within our Constitution and Bylaws. The 2017-2019 (current) Executive Committee roster can be viewed here.

Additional Elected Member positions on the State Executive Committee that will be voted upon at the 2019 Utah Democratic Party State Convention are:

Chair of Chairs, who is elected by the County Chairs and Vice Chairs to serve as their voice and vote on the State Executive Committee.

Chair of Issue Caucuses, who is elected by the State Party Caucus Chairs and Vice Chairs to serve as their voice and vote on the State Executive Committee.

Voting Member positions on the State Executive Committee without elections at this time:

DNC National Committeewoman and DNC National Committeeman elections occur at the 2020 Utah Democratic Party State Convention. These positions are four-year term commitments in which two members of opposite genders are elected to represent Utah to the Democratic National Committee. These positions were elected at the 2016 Utah Democratic Party State Convention and are currently held by the Honorable Jenny Wilson and Charles Stormont.

House Representative is a position that is held by an elected or appointed representative of the Utah House Democratic Caucus. It is currently held by Representative Jennifer Dailey-Provost (SLC).

Senate Representative is a position that is held by an elected or appointed representative of the Utah Senate Democratic Caucus. It is currently held by Jon Hennington.

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