Character & Perseverance

Below are the voices of people who know Kael best and in many different capacities. Their stories helped motivate him to run for political office.

“Elections are too often about the size of campaign war chests funded by lobbyists with little regard or attention given to what I believe are the most important dimensions of leadership: experience, trust, judgment, honesty, accountability, transparency, and empathy. And character and perseverance.”

Each of the clips in the first, compilation video comes from a longer, personal story from someone who knows Kael well. You can watch all of the videos in one playlist on our YouTube channel.

All of these people were generous with their time in sharing stories and the reasons why they believe Kael should be elected to Congress. You will hear a diverse cross-section of voices and contexts: ranging from his time in the war zones, the process behind writing his book, his strong commitment to veterans, perspectives on his teaching in Utah.

See the political endorsements of Kael Weston.

Character & Perseverance

Stories of Service, Empathy, and Leadership

Dr. Ranjan Adiga

Professor of English, Westminster College, Salt Lake City

John Angell

Marine Combat Veteran, Purple Heart, West Jordan, Utah

Ziaulla Safi

Former student, Khost University, Afghanistan

Bill & Julie Ferrari

Teachers, Marist Catholic High School, Eugene, Oregon

Rachel Kuhr Iverson

Former student, Westminster College, Salt Lake City

Scott Dempsey

Former Enlisted Marine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mary & Mike Stults

Former Neighbors, Cedar City, Utah

Paul Nasca

Student, Westminster College, Salt Lake City

Former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg

U.S. Ambassador to the UN and Deputy National Security Advisor

Lieutenant General (ret.) Lawrence Nicholson

United States Marine Corps

Ambassador Ronald Neumann

President, The American Academy of Diplomacy, Washington, DC

Andy Corean

USAF Combat Veteran, Sundance, Wyoming

Tim O’Connell

Senior Editor, Knopf, Penguin Random House, New York City

Marshall Wright

Retired Business Executive, Salt Lake City

Dr. John Francis

Research Professor, Political Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Linda Bonar

Rotarian and Community Leader

Victoria Pearson

Production Editor at Knopf Doubleday