Yesterday, Utah certified our state’s election results. Although Karina and I didn’t win, there are some things we and all Utahns have to be proud of and optimistic about. First, I’m proud we won more votes than any Democratic Party gubernatorial campaign in Utah history.
We set a positive example of vigorous policy debate without scandal, selfishness, name-calling, or deceit. Our joint public service ads with Governor-elect Spencer Cox reached an international audience and inspired hope for healing and bipartisan cooperation.
We stood up and fought for working people, earning the endorsement of many leading labor unions including the United Mine Workers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Communications Workers of America, and The United Food and Commercial Workers.
We helped train over twenty campaign staffers, most of them college student interns, and energized nearly two hundred volunteers. I believe and hope many of these Utahns will continue to push for practical solutions to the challenges of our time.
Our petition with signatures from over 150 Utah cities and towns helped pressure Utah government to reverse its decision to forgo $50 million in federal #Covid19 food assistance for hungry Utah kids.
President-elect Joe Biden endorsed our campaign stating “Chris Peterson will help our country heal and make a positive difference in the daily lives of Utahns. I’m proud of his track record of fighting for consumer protections and access to health care. I stand with Chris and thank him for his service”.
While Utah didn’t vote for President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris, young Utah’s did. Utahns ages 18-29 voted for Biden over Trump 50%-46%. In America’s youngest state, this result should give Utah Democrats optimism for the future.
Finally, I want to say thank you to my family, my running-mate Karina Brown, our staff, volunteers, supporters, and the nearly half-million Utahns who trusted us with their vote. Public service is an honor and I’m proud to have contributed to our democratic election.
Chris Peterson for Utah Governor
4710 S 700 E #21
Murray, UT 84107
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