Justin Wright is a millennial dedicated to public service, social justice, and climate action. Originally from Seattle, he’s lived in eight states and was happy to settle down in Utah. Justin received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. A classically trained pianist and vocalist, Justin stays active in the local arts scene as much as possible. Following a brief career in civil aviation, Justin commissioned into the Air Force and served four years active duty as a nuclear missile operations officer. He now works full time as a consultant and is an active Air Force Reservist. He resides in Clearfield, UT.
When not at work, Justin enjoys outdoor recreation, performing arts, traveling, arts/culture, finding the best vegetarian restaurants, and enjoying a beer from one of Utah’s excellent breweries. Identifying as gay/queer, Justin has been involved with local LGBTQ+ resource centers in Montana and Utah. Growing up in Iowa he was exposed to grassroots campaigning as a teenager and has volunteered for a few campaigns over the years. Originally a Republican, Justin moved to the left over the last decade based on several factors including gender equality, climate change, Queer rights, and healthcare, to name a few. Humbly raised by Conservative Christian parents, Justin understands the nuance of faith in so many people’s lives.
Why I’m Running:
Justin is running for the Utah Democratic Party Chair to activate and engage a cross-generational group of Democrats in Utah-from those voting in their 50th election to those anticipating their first. The past six years have been deeply troubling for so many Americans and the Democratic victories in 2020 must be protected. Voting rights are under attack and state political parties have significant insight to protect voting rights for ALL Utahns. If elected, Justin would spearhead the effort creating and empowering a network of transparent, capable, and progressive Utah Democrats to run for local and state offices.