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Dear Friends and Supporters, Last March, before Utah Democratic Party delegates selected me to be the Democratic nominee in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, I wrote Chris Stewart a letter regarding COVID. Even though those were early days of the global pandemic, like many of us, I...

Dear Friends and Supporters, Since announcing my run to represent the residents in Utah’s 2nd congressional district, there have been certain days—and paramount issues—that reinforce why I am seeking your support to flip the district. Recent reporting about Donald Trump’s disparagement of military service members and our...

Dear Friends and Supporters, Last week, campaign Tech Director Tai and I attended three of the four rural town halls that Chris Stewart held, travelling 702 miles in my old truck over two days. Green alfalfa fields blurred into red rock deserts and back again under...

Dear Friends and Supporters, Former Secretary of State and Marine veteran George Shultz likened diplomacy to gardening. I have always liked that imagery and metaphor. Politicking across Utah’s vast 2nd Congressional district is gardening too. When done well, it requires repeat visits—not a drive-by, or election...

Dear Friends and Supporters, I want to share a video by a local community activist and well-known public television professional, Mary Dickson. Mary has long been an advocate for downwinders, families exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950s. Like my dad, she is a downwinder herself....

Dear Friends and Supporters, I am often asked “how is the campaign going?” by voters in the district and by family and friends living far away. Unsurprisingly, COVID has forced our campaign to shift dramatically—but effectively, I believe, all things considered. We do a lot by Zoom...

Dear Friends and Supporters, Utah’s 2nd Congressional District was gerrymandered by Utah’s Republican-dominated state legislature so that a Democrat could never win. After the last census, its boundaries were drawn to stretch the vast district from urban Salt Lake City to rural Southern Utah, 14 counties...

Dear Friends and Supporters, On Sunday, our campaign and I participated in the Las Vidas Negras Importan / Black Lives Matter Rally sponsored by LULAC Quetzalcoatl YA 44016, Equality Utah, and Insurgence TV in downtown Salt Lake City. This is some of the video footage I...

Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your continuing support of our campaign. For those of you who know me well (many of you), you know that I believe in public financing of campaigns. Asking for money is hard. And yet, our elections must not be...

Now, it's time to move into the general election The other side of my bio. . . While seeking the Democratic nomination for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, our campaign highlighted my professional background. Officially representing our country for over a decade has prepared me well to represent...