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Utah Democrats elect Corroon as chairman, tap Owens in 4th District
Democrats » Peter Corroon is elected state chairman, and Doug Owens is nominated to run against Mia Love.


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He earlier told the LDS Democratic Caucus, "I am a Democrat because I am LDS. I think the values line up very, very closely…. I don’t think Mia Love represents LDS values, frankly."

Democrats also narrowed the field in one multi-county state Senate race. Clare Collard won the nomination to face incumbent Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, after her convention opponent, LeGrand Peeples, withdrew.

At a glance

Democratic Convention Results

» State Chairman: Peter Corroon with 68% of the vote

Richard Davis, 32%

» 1st Congressional District

Donna McAleer on second ballot with 66% - NOMINEE

Peter Clemens, 34%

» 2nd Congressional District

Luz Robles - NOMINEE (uncontested)

» 3rd Congressional District

Brian Wannacott - NOMINEE (uncontested)

» 4th Congressional District: Doug Owens with 98% - NOMINEE

Bill Peterson, 2%

» State Senate 12

Clare Collard, by acclamation following a no-show by LeGrand Peeples.

Source: Utah Democratic Party

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Collard told the Democratic Hispanic Caucus that Thatcher "doesn’t understand the values of the district," including its large minority populations, "and we need to change that."




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