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A native Utahn, Kael Weston served 11 years in the U.S. State Department, including seven years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kael wrote The Mirror Test, New York Times Editors’ Choice and Military Times’ Best Book of the Year. He has taught in Utah and at Marine Corps University (Quantico), U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis). For Kael Weston’s multi-year service in Fallujah, Iraq, the State Department awarded him the Secretary of State’s Award for Heroism.
Read more about Kael Weston.
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Your friends may ask where Kael Weston stands on issues. You can start with the Issue Priorities page, where you can read about Kael’s stance on issues that are made even more difficult by COVID-19: economic recovery, healthcare, government accountability and ethics, and education. As well as other issues that must not be overlooked despite the demands of our current situation: social justice & civil rights, climate change, gun violence, and public lands.
For each general issue, follow the link to a page that expands on the issues and suggests federal policies to address them.
For longer answers to specific questions, watch recordings of the policy lunches. Topics include: Healthcare, Education, Public Lands, Foreign Affairs, Civil Rights, and more.
Read more about Kael Weston’s issue & policy priorities.
Watch and read about Kael Weston in the media. Kael tells people that they can get to know him by his own record, the words he has published in his book, The Mirror Test (Knopf 2016), and in newspapers across the country.
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“The Renegade Diplomat: Kael Weston’s Afghanistan Turnaround” by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Newsweek, November 5, 2012.
“Reflecting on war” by Elaine Jarvik, Continuum (University of Utah), Fall 2017.
In addition to policy discussions and endorsements, the campaign’s YouTube channel includes a collection of Voices & Vistas, in which voters from across the district talk about the issues that matter to them.
Vistas, including drone footage from across the district. Watch the whole Voices & Vistas playlist.
Radio ad about Kael Weston’s State Department service in Iraq & Afghanistan. Listen to the whole Radio Ads playlist.
See all of the Weston for Congress videos on YouTube.
Learn more about Kael Weston from the people who know him best 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.”