Utah Democrats http://kuer.org en Democrat Luz Robles Will Challenge Congressman Stewart in 2nd District http://kuer.org/post/democrat-luz-robles-will-challenge-congressman-stewart-2nd-district <p></p><p>Utah Congressman Christ Stewart will face Democrat Luz Robles in the upcoming November election. Robles had no Democratic competitors for the District 2 nomination, leaving her free to focus on her Republican opponent.&nbsp;</p><p>At the convention, Luz Robles acknowledged that running for Congress as a working mother, a state senator, and a Democrat would be an uphill battle.</p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:25:02 +0000 Andrea Smardon 45470 at http://kuer.org Democrat Luz Robles Will Challenge Congressman Stewart in 2nd District Utah Democrats Choose Peter Corroon for Party Chair http://kuer.org/post/utah-democrats-choose-peter-corroon-party-chair <p></p><p>Utah Democrats elected former Salt Lake County mayor Peter Corroon as their new party chair over the weekend. Both Corroon and his opponent Richard Davis emphasized the need to recruit more Democrats outside of Salt Lake valley.</p><p>BYU political science professor Richard Davis was chair of the Democratic Party in conservative stronghold Utah County for four years.</p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:10:48 +0000 Andrea Smardon 45469 at http://kuer.org Utah Democrats Choose Peter Corroon for Party Chair Dabakis Looks Back on Tenure as Democratic Party Chair http://kuer.org/post/dabakis-looks-back-tenure-democratic-party-chair <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Saturday, Republicans and Democrats across Utah will gather at state party conventions to nominate candidates for the mid-term elections. But one party will also be choosing a new leader.&nbsp; Jim Dabakis&nbsp; ended his nearly three year tenure as chairman of the Utah Democratic Party last month. The veteran politician sat down with KUER's Terry Gildea&nbsp;and reflected on his experience leading Utah's minority party.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 45317 at http://kuer.org Dabakis Looks Back on Tenure as Democratic Party Chair Both Parties Pledge Bipartisanship on Education Bills http://kuer.org/post/both-parties-pledge-bipartisanship-education-bills <p></p><p></p><p>Legislators have proposed around 80 education bills in the Legislative session so far. Democrats and Republicans say they will work together to improve Utah’s classrooms.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 02:43:53 +0000 Judy Fahys 41760 at http://kuer.org Both Parties Pledge Bipartisanship on Education Bills Howard Dean Will Visit Utah Supporting Democrats http://kuer.org/post/howard-dean-will-visit-utah-supporting-democrats <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Vermont Governor and presidential hopeful Howard Dean will be in Utah today hoping to motivate Democrats more than a year ahead of midterm elections. KUER’s Terry Gildea reports.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dean served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. His visit to Utah on Monday isn’t under the official banner of the party, but he does hope to get grassroots volunteers excited about recruiting more Democratic voters in a state many believe to be held strongly by Republicans.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 23:09:03 +0000 Terry Gildea 34065 at http://kuer.org Howard Dean Will Visit Utah Supporting Democrats Utah Democrats Push for Medicaid Expansion http://kuer.org/post/utah-democrats-push-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah Democrats in the state legislature called on Governor Gary Herbert today to move forward with increasing Medicaid coverage. States have the option to expand their programs under the Affordable Care Act. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:43:04 +0000 Terry Gildea 25585 at http://kuer.org Utah Democrats Push for Medicaid Expansion Clearing the Air: What the Legislature Proposes http://kuer.org/post/clearing-air-what-legislature-proposes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As </span>Utahns<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> persist through one of the worst winter inversion seasons in a decade, many have focused their frustration and anger over dirty air on elected officials in the Utah legislature.&nbsp; In part two of our series <a href="http://radiowest.kuer.org/topic/clearing-air">Clearing the Air</a>, </span>KUER<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News explores the &nbsp;short and long term solutions lawmakers are proposing.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:59:07 +0000 Terry Gildea 25310 at http://kuer.org Clearing the Air: What the Legislature Proposes Governor Herbert Declares "The State of Utah is Strong" http://kuer.org/post/governor-herbert-declares-state-utah-strong <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Gary R. Herbert delivered his State of the State address last night at the Capitol.&nbsp; He showcased Utah’s strong economic growth and pledged to increase support for education.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 04:21:44 +0000 Terry Gildea 24325 at http://kuer.org Governor Herbert Declares "The State of Utah is Strong"