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Demma hopes to get his shot at doing that. He has a busy schedule through Election Day — "I have events almost every night, except Sundays and Mondays," he said — building name recognition.
"You can’t just throw up a lot of TV ads," he said. "You have to visit every senior center, every PTA, every community council, walk neighborhoods and work the phones. And that’s exactly what we’re doing. We have the tools in place to give it a shot."
Party » Democrat
Age » 66
Family » Wife, Glenda, and four grown children
Experience » County Council at-large member 2001-12, county commissioner 1991-94. Democratic candidate for governor, 1996; chairman of the Salt Lake Law Enforcement Service Area board; member of numerous government and civic boards.
Fun fact » Received 2010 National Award for County Arts Leadership
Party » Republican
Age » 33
Family » Wife, Lisa, and two dogs
Experience » Six years as staff member to Gov. Jon Huntsman and chief of staff to then Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert. Managed Herbert’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. After election, became communications director for Utah Department of Workforce Services.
Fun fact » A Florida native, he came west to play lacrosse at the University of Nevada-Reno.
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