Utah Democrats tap Cottonwood Heights MD to vie for Chaffetz' seat

Having trouble viewing the video? Try disabling any ad blocking extensions currently running on your browser.OGDEN — Utah Democrats overwhelmingly nominated a well-funded Cottonwood Heights doctor Saturday to represent them in the 3rd Congressional District special election.
Kathie Allen beat out two other candidates who filed to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who is resigning June 30.
“I’m delighted. I’ve been working on this since February, and I think I have the right message for this district, I have the right work ethic and I’m ready to kick it up to the next level,” she said.
Democratic delegates also chose Daisy Thomas as the new Utah Democratic Party leader during its convention at Weber State University. Peter Corroon did not seek re-election after three years as chairman.
Thomas, a 37-year-old mother of three who used to home-school her children, said her goal is to bring more Utahns into the party and get Democrats elected.
“We need to strengthen the internal structure of this party because we can bring as many people as we want but if we’re not solid, they’ll drop right back out,” she said. “Everyone has to have a place and everyone has to feel that they’re welcome here, …

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