GOVERNMENT

Salt Lake and Davis County Republicans elect new leadership

Apr 13, 2019, 7:34 PM | Updated: 7:36 pm
Cottonwood High School is pictured. (Granite School District)
(Granite School District)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County and Davis County Republican parties elected new county leadership on Saturday at their respective County Conventions.

More than 700 Salt Lake County residents gathered at Cottonwood High School on Saturday morning to vote on internal leadership positions and elect new members of the Utah GOP’s State Central Committee.

Sitting SLC GOP chairman Scott Miller was re-elected after running unopposed, as was treasurer Benjamin Morton. Scott Rosenbush was elected Vice Chair and Reed Taylor was elected secretary.

“We had great candidates running for leadership and we thank each one of them for their efforts and desire to serve,” Miller said in a press release about the convention. ” Those elected have the experience and dedication needed as we elevate our Party throughout 2019 and into the all important 2020 election cycle.”

Miller also noted that leadership covers more of Salt Lake County than it has in “a number of years,” citing Rosenbush’s influence in North Salt Lake and the central city.

Davis County Republicans ousted their party chair Teena Horlacher and vice chair Helen Watts, electing Daniela Harding and Karece Thompson to fill their respective seats. Horlacher was later chosen as a member of the SCC.

 

Miller said the SCC elections in Salt Lake County were run with a “spirit of unity and inclusiveness.”

“I am very pleased with the over-all sense of unity and support that permeated our meetings this morning and afternoon,” Miller said. “Our candidates show a tremendous willingness to serve and they understand the importance of a united and disciplined Party.”

Today’s Top Stories

Government

Former astronaut and Utah Sen. Jake Garn will be honored Saturday with an art installation tribute ...
Mark Jones

Former Utah Sen. Jake Garn to be honored with art tribute on Saturday

Former Utah Sen. Jake Garn will be honored with an art installation tribute Saturday at the Salt Lake City International Airport.
2 days ago
President John F. Kennedy signs the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Cente...
Curt Gresseth

Is forcing the homeless into treatment the answer?

NYC Mayor Eric Adams has announced a program that involuntarily treats homeless people in "psychiatric crisis." A BYU psychologist weighs the New York approach against the ethics of patient autonomy.
2 days ago
File photo: Soldiers from the Utah National Guard prepare to depart Roland R. Wright Air National G...
Amie Schaeffer

Utah Air National Guard Airman dies during routine deployment

An airman from the Utah National Guard passed away from undisclosed medical issues while deployed in Guam on Nov. 29.
3 days ago
Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson wants his old job back. ...
Mark Jones

Rocky Anderson announces bid to run for SLC mayor in 2023

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson announced Wednesday that he is seeking reelection to get his old job back.
4 days ago
Former Vice President Mike Pence is seen here with audience members after appearing at at CNN town ...
Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN

Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

Former Vice President Mike Pence says former President Donald Trump was wrong for having dinner with a Holocaust denier and should apologize for it.
5 days ago
FILE - A Montana man was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the Capitol riot. (AP P...
The Associated Press

Montana man gets 3 years in prison for role in Capitol riot

A Montana man will spend three years in federal prison for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S Capitol.
9 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 game day snacks for the whole family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...
Sorenson

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Salt Lake and Davis County Republicans elect new leadership