Monday, January 11, 2010

From Utah Democrats News: SLCo Mayor Corroon announces for Governor

Dear Democrats,

    Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon will formally announce his plans to run for Governor of the State of Utah on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 9:30 AM on the South City Campus of Salt Lake Community College.  The announcement will kick off a two-day statewide tour of Utah during which Mayor Corroon will travel to Ogden, St. George and Provo to discuss with Utahns his vision for Utah’s future.

    During Tuesday’s announcement, Mayor Corroon will detail his plans as Governor and highlight how he believes he can help move Utah forward with a smaller, more efficient government focused on educating Utah children, creating jobs by fostering locally owned businesses, bringing new companies to Utah, and making Utah a leader in renewable energy while protecting our unique values and quality of life.

    Peter Corroon was elected Salt Lake County Mayor in November 2004, taking on the concerns of over one million constituents, a budget of roughly   $750 million, and a county infrastructure of 36 agencies and over seven thousand employees.  His "planning, not politics" policies have made him both a well liked and respected public official.  He is a champion of small business, and his economic development efforts continue to improve lives throughout the county.  During his tenure, Mayor Corroon has consistently prioritized quality government through fiscally responsible policies that reflect his goal of an open, honest, and ethical government.  He was overwhelming re-elected in 2008, with 66 percent of the vote.

    This is exciting news for the Democratic Party and the State of Utah! At the Utah Democratic Party, we have been working diligently throughout the past year to get ready, but ultimately we will fall short if our people here in Utah are not with us.  We depend on everyday citizens, people like you, to get involved and help achieve our common goals. 

Here is what you can do over the next few days to help:

1)      We encourage you to attend one of Mayor Corroon’s kick-off events in Salt Lake, Ogden, St George or Provo that are listed below, if you can.

2)      Encourage your friends and family to come meet him.

3)      Make a financial contribution to the Utah Democratic Party at

4)      Your generosity and commitment this early in the election cycle will help grow our grassroots network across the state, mobilizing the networks and enabling us to start talking to voters about the issues now.

5)      Keep up to date with Corroon for Governor by registering your e-mail address at

    The Republicans have spent the last year gearing up for the 2010 elections. The choice is ours — sit this one out and concede to midterm trends to the Party of “No” and Republican dirty politics, or organize, organize, and organize to turn out our voters and win on Election Day?  Don’t let dirty politics work —it has been a very long time since we have had such a good opportunity to elect a Governor and a proven vote-getter like Mayor Peter Corroon. Utah is ready for a change in leadership, and Mayor Corroon is the one to deliver it.


Wayne Holland, Chair
Utah Democratic Party

The announcement is open to the public and Mayor Corroon will be on hand following his remarks to answer questions from the media.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

9:30 a.m.               Salt Lake Community College
                                South City Campus, West Steps
                                1575 S State State
                                Salt Lake City, Utah

12:30 p.m.             Ogden Municipal Building
                                2549 Washington Blvd
                                Ogden, Utah
6:30 p.m.               Ancestor Square
                                2 West St. George Blvd
                                St. George, Utah

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

9:30 a.m.               Provo City Library
                                550 N University Blvd
                                Provo, Utah

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