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Garden Party Thanks

Thanks to everyone who helped with our successful Garden Party fundraiser last month!  Not only did folks enjoy great food and drink in a beautiful setting, but the County Party raised over $5,000 for our Voter Outreach effort making 2015 our most successful Garden Party to date!  That money will be enormously useful to accomplish our goal of reaching out to 100,000 Democratic voters who stayed home in 2014.  If you were unable to attend but still want to donate, click the “Contribute” button in the upper right corner.

The County Party would like to again thank our event sponsors and attendees for a wonderful event.  A special thanks to our Blue Sponsor USANA and Purple Sponsors Tika Beard & Linda Mayne and Donna & Michael Weinholtz.  We would also like to acknowledge Epic Brewing for their donation and thank our Silent Auction donors:

  • Pioneer Craft House and Virginia Lee
  • The Salt Lake County Democratic Hispanic Caucus
  • Gail Sanders
  • Guadalahonky’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Brandy Farmer
  • Ellen Brady
  • New Yorker Restaurant
  • Studio 603 Salon and Spa
  • Current Fish and Oyster Restaurant
  • Lynette Owens
 

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Garden Party Thanks
Garden Party Thanks Thanks to everyone who helped with our successful Garden Party fundraiser last month!  Not only did folks enjoy great food and drink in a beautiful setting, but the County Party raised over $5,000 for our Voter Outreach effort making 2015 our most successful Garden Party to date!  That money will be enormously useful to accomplish our goal of reaching out to 100,000 Democratic voters who stayed home in 2014.  If you were unable to attend but still want to donate, click the “Contribute” button in the upper right corner. The County Party would like to again thank our event sponsors and attendees for a wonderful event.  A special thanks to our Blue Sponsor USANA and Purple Sponsors Tika Beard & Linda Mayne and Donna & Michael Weinholtz.  We would also like to acknowledge Epic Brewing for their donation and thank our Silent Auction donors:

  • Pioneer Craft House and Virginia Lee
  • The Salt Lake County Democratic Hispanic Caucus
  • Gail Sanders
  • Guadalahonky’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Brandy Farmer
  • Ellen Brady
  • New Yorker Restaurant
  • Studio 603 Salon and Spa
  • Current Fish and Oyster Restaurant
  • Lynette Owens

News 01.05.2015
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Love: Scalise "extremely helpful."

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Ethics Questions for Rep. Ivory.
Eric Ethington exposes some questionable practices in this Utah Political Capitol story. [read more...]

Mario Cuomo, Liberal Icon, Dies.
An inspiration for many Democrats, we mourn the loss of the poet laureate of the Democratic Party. [read more...]

How We Got Speaker Hughes.
Utah Policy offers this insight into how we ended up with House Speaker Greg Hughes. [read more...]

News 10.27.2014
PARTY NEWS

Tribune Endorses Sim Gill.
The Salt Lake Tribune says Sim Gill deserves a second term as District Attorney. [Click to Read...]

Tribune Endorses Jenny Wilson.
The Salt Lake Tribune says return Jenny Wilson to the County Council. [read more...]

Doug Owens Ahead in BYU Poll.
Doug Owens has slight edge in recent BYU poll [read more...]

Close Legislative Races.
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Chair Message 5.7.2015

May Update
A Message from the Chair

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It’s already May--where has the time gone? In the little over three weeks since Organizing Convention, your Executive Committee has been working hard to lay the groundwork for your new County Party.

First, I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Cree McNulty and Tammy Cousey to fill out our Executive Committee as voting members. I feel confident that they will both be tremendous assets to your new Executive Committee.

We also have put together a top notch Technology Committee, headed by your Secretary Peter Tomala. They will be revamping our website, increasing our online presence, and harnessing every available technology to help us deliver greater value to our caucuses and candidates.

We are still rounding out membership on our other party committees. As well, we will be building local teams in every legislative district and 2016 council and senate races this year as we prepare for next year’s big election. There is a place and a need for everyone to make a contribution to our 2016 efforts, so please reach out to the appropriate volunteer leader to start making yours!

If you would like to devote your time and talents to your County Party and be paid to do so, we are hiring!

The Executive Director position is open and we are now receiving applications! See here for details.

Finally, please join us at the following upcoming events:

Tuesday, June 2nd ‘Open House with the New Executive Committee’ at Party HQ from 6:30pm to 08:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP or direct any questions to our Second Vice Chair, La Vonne.

Saturday, June 27th Central Committee Meeting, County Council Chambers at 10:00am. We will be giving our first quarterly report and discuss the necessary changes to our Constitution to accommodate SB 54.

Be watching for your official notice in the mail, but remember to save the date.

As always: Please feel free to email me with any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns. Your input is important to me.

Best Regards,

Clare Collard
Chair, Salt Lake County Democratic Party

Chair Message 4.23.15

Thank You!
A Message From The Chair

Fellow Democrats and Friends,

I am honored to be your new Salt Lake County Party Chair; thank you for electing me to serve you.

I want to thank all the candidates who ran, and for their hard work and dedication. We are all united in one purpose: to elect more Democrats in Salt Lake County.

As the largest county in the state, as well as the county with the largest number of Democrats, we can make a huge impact in the lives of our residents by electing more Democrats. These elected officials make a difference in the daily lives of our county residents on issues such as access to affordable healthcare, education funding, job creation, and local and state taxes.

We need to take back the majority in the County Council and we need to make sure that Mayor McAdams is re-elected in 2016. There are legislative offices that need to remain in Democratic hands and races that we need to win.

This is OUR County party, yours and mine, and as such we need to unite to work together, for only when we come together will we be successful in reaching these goals.

I am issuing a challenge to all Leg Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Precinct Chairs to get out and talk to your neighbors, your coworkers, family and friends, let them know you are a Democrat and PROUD of that fact. The values that we share as Democrats are shared by many of our neighbors. We as Democrats in this county are not the enemy but the voice of reason and common sense.

I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you. Please feel free to contact me with ideas, questions or concerns.

We will be hosting a ‘Meet and Greet’ at Party HQ’s in the near future; please be watching your email for your invitation.

Respectfully yours,

Clare Collard
Chair, Salt Lake County Democratic Party

Chair Message 01.05.2015
New Year Resolve.
A Message from the Chair

With 2014 in our rearview mirror, Democrats now look down the road toward 2015 and 2016 ahead.

Together, we will start building our Democratic Party in 2015 and outline a winning strategy for 2016.

Much of this work will be done by a new Executive Committee whose officers will be elected at the 2015 Organizing Convention (April 11). Also elected at the Organizing Convention are Legislative District Officers and most County Caucus Officers. We will be announcing the filing process toward the end of January and will be posting it HERE.

Hopefully one of your New Year's resolutions was to get more involved and engaged in the Democratic Party. If so, we have plenty of opportunities to get involved.

January 10: The County Party's Outreach Committee (County Caucus leaders) will be hosting an advocacy training to prepare for the 2015 legislative session. Click HERE for details.

January 29: The County Party's Grassroots Committee will meet to prepare recommendations for the 2016 election to present to the next Executive Committee. Any Democrat can join the Grassroots Committee and you can find out more about all our County Party work groups HERE.

Of course, a great New Year's Resolution every Democrat should consider is joining the County's Blue Army. For just $5 or $10 each month, you can contribute to the County Party and build a stronger Democratic Party in Salt Lake County.

In any case, here's to a new year of resolve for Democrats! Moving Forward Together,
Richard Jaramillo, Chair
Salt Lake County Democratic Party

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