Democrats http://kuer.org en Utah's Democratic Party Leader Resigns http://kuer.org/post/utahs-democratic-party-leader-resigns <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chairman of the Utah Democratic party is stepping down from the position he’s held for nearly three years.</span></p><p>Jim Dabakis says he’s resigning to deal with an undisclosed medical condition. But he says the move also frees him to be a stronger advocate for progressive causes.&nbsp;</p><p>“As a party chair, I often felt constrained about what I would say,” Dabakis explains, “and what I could say not wanting to hold candidates from the rural parts of the state to a flaming progressive agenda.”</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:36:56 +0000 Judy Fahys 43861 at http://kuer.org Utah's Democratic Party Leader Resigns Democrat Luz Robles Sets High Fundraising Goal for 2nd Congressional District Race http://kuer.org/post/democrat-luz-robles-sets-high-fundraising-goal-2nd-congressional-district-race <p>Democratic state Senator Luz Robles officially kicked off her campaign for <a href="http://elections.utah.gov/map/district-maps" target="_blank">Utah’s 2nd congressional district</a> today at an event at the state capitol.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:19:54 +0000 Brian Grimmett 35201 at http://kuer.org Democrat Luz Robles Sets High Fundraising Goal for 2nd Congressional District Race Utah House Democrats Unsure of Role in Special Investigative Committee http://kuer.org/post/utah-house-democrats-unsure-role-special-investigative-committee <p>House Speaker Becky Lockhart says she will announce on Wednesday the names of the people she’s appointed to the <a href="http://www.kuer.org/post/utah-house-approves-creation-committee-investigate-john-swallow" target="_blank">special investigative committee</a> of Utah Attorney General John Swallow. In the meantime, Utah House Democrats are left waiting anxiously to see what kind of role, if any, they’ll play in the investigation.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:36:59 +0000 Brian Grimmett 32459 at http://kuer.org Utah House Democrats Unsure of Role in Special Investigative Committee Democrats Vote to Keep Caucus, Convention System http://kuer.org/post/democrats-vote-keep-caucus-convention-system <p></p><p>Utah Democrats voted this weekend to keep their current method for electing candidates to state and county offices — a system they share with Utah's Republicans. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The big question at Saturday’s convention in Ogden was whether to keep the caucus and convention system or move to a direct primary.</span></p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 02:18:24 +0000 Whittney Evans 31348 at http://kuer.org Democrats Vote to Keep Caucus, Convention System