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The outpouring of support that has come through these past couple of days has been a testament to the type of campaign we all wanted when I decided to run. I am ever so grateful for your kind words, support, and donations.


I am a man of a few words and when I was at the U.S. State Department, I learned a valuable lesson to “stand up, speak up, then shut up,” and that’s why this campaign isn’t about me but us. 


In the coming days, I will be officially announcing my run to send Chris Stewart packing this November, and I want you to be a part of that day. Look out for an email with details. Together, we can insist on high standards of conduct and judgment in our politicians—or fire them and hire those willing to listen and lead. We make this happen at the ballot box.


We hope to see you soon on the campaign trail. Thank you,

Kael Weston

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A Candid Conversation With Chris on March 24th.

As news spreads of the growing Coronavirus crisis, I know many Utahns are struggling. We are facing a historic public health and economic crisis. Many people feel anxious about our health, livelihood, and the well-being of our friends and family.  My heart goes out to every Utahn who is suffering in this difficult time. 

Still, there are reasons to be hopeful. Many Utahns are coming together by giving each other space. Social distancing is critical to slowing the spread of the virus. More on what you can do to protect yourself and others is available here from the CDC. Our grocery stores and supply chains are working hard to keep up with our need for supplies. I’ve been inspired by online charitable donations for those who are struggling financially, including Salt Lake City’s “tip your server” fundraising petition. And, just today the healthcare professionals at the University of Utah announced an expanded drive-through COVID-19 testing system that is far ahead of testing in many states.

Nevertheless, it is clear that things are going to get worse before we beat this challenge. But I have complete confidence that, together, Utahns will get through this. And as we do so it is essential that we maintain our connections, traditions, and values. Tough times like this remind us of what is most important: our families and loved ones, our health, and our sense of duty to one another.

I also want to thank the Democratic Party’s leadership for moving quickly to adapt during the crisis. As many of you know, our traditional face-to-face Caucus Night has been canceled. Under normal circumstances, Caucus Night is a time for neighbors to come together, learn about each other, and help build our political party’s infrastructure in pursuit of good government. 

For those of you who still want to stay engaged, please consider joining me for an online event Tuesday evening. Our campaign will be hosting Facebook Live events at 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm on March 24th in lieu of attending Caucus Night gatherings. Together we can keep building despite tough circumstances. It’s also an opportunity to have a candid conversation about what is important to us right now and what we can all do together to get through this time of crisis. 

Please stay safe and take care of each other.

Democratic Candidate for Utah Governor

PS: If you haven’t had a chance to complete our delegate survey, you can still do so by clicking here.


Our mailing address is:

Chris Peterson for Utah Governor

4710 S 700 E #21

Murray, UT 84107

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My name is Mackenzie Carter and I am running for the Utah State Legislature - House District 74. I was born in Provo UT in 1981 and moved to St. George in 1991. I have and will always consider the City of St. George my home. I love being a Utah girl.

It has been exciting to watch our small community grow and flourish into the bustling city it is today. I take pride that St. George has become a top vacation destination and the number 1 place to relocate and retire. I can remember when the intersection of St. George Boulevard and River Road used to have a stop sign! My, how it has changed.

Change and growth equals progress, and progress seems to be an ever evolving idea, depending on who you talk too. Many changes have made this city a positive place to live, work and attend school. I see an opportunity for many more changes that are needed at this time. I am running for the Utah State Legislature because I want to be your voice for change. I see a lot of opportunity to make positive changes in our community and our state. I feel many in our community have been marginalized and left behind in the current system. As a single mother,

  • I understand the struggle of living paycheck to paycheck.

  • I understand the bureaucratic red tape for social assistance programs.

  • I understand the daily struggle of not enough time in the day to get everything done.

  • I understand the current legislature does not act in the best interest of its constituents at heart.

  • I understand you, because I am YOU.


I will be your advocate and your voice for the change YOU seek.

I am supportive of womens’ rights and the passage of the ERA. I want to eradicate the wage gap. I support a womens’ right to choose. I am not a pro-abortion candidate. I am a candidate who supports women, women, who are intelligent enough to make that choice for themselves. I also feel that reasonably priced, if not free, contraceptives should be available to all.

I feel that health insurance is a basic human right for every Utahn. I know how important it is and have always been blessed to have an employer sponsored group insurance plan. I support MediCaid expansion and the funding of programs like CHIP. These programs determine the quality of life for many Utahns.

I understand the attainable housing crisis in our city. I want to see affordable and available housing. provided for our families - whether that be from improving wage inequality for employees, subsidized housing opportunities, and/or assistance from the local community of builders and contractors. I think we can improve our economy and our quality of life at the same time.

Homelessness is a crisis in our state. We have programs and establishments within our community that are making a positive impact in our community, assisting and stabilizing the lives of men, women and children in our area. If we could take this opportunity to share the success we have had in St George, we could make real change within our state.

We have come a long way in the support and acceptance of our LGBTQ+ youth and community, but we still have a long way to go. I will advocate for and support transgender rights. I firmly believe that these decisions are based upon and belong in the family unit.

Environment will continue to be a hot topic in our lives and our community for the foreseeable future. We are all facing the climate crisis and will have to do so together. I see opportunities for change in commercial and residential responsibilities, infrastructure reform and a shift in social responsibility and human habits, not only locally, but globally.

I am passionate about human rights and social justice for all. I think our state and country has a long way to go in matters concerning immigration, criminal justice and prison reform.

  • I will work for equality, and create an opportunity for every voice to be heard.

  • I do not advocate for a food and gas tax that will put additional strain on families’ ability to get food, or basic essential services, that they use to live their everyday lives.

  • I do not accept voters approving propositions on a ballot, only to have the Utah legislature take every liberty to change and manipulate the voice of the people.

  • I want transparency and honesty from my elected officials.

  • I want our best interests in their hearts.

I can no longer sit by and watch nothing change.

I can be that change.

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