Endorsements


POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS:



MARIE POULSON

House Representative, District 46


KATHLEEN RIEBE

State Senator, District 8


SHAWN NEWELL

Utah State Board of Education


JOSIE VALDEZ

President, Women's State Legislative Council of Utah


HARRIS SONDAK

Mayor of Alta, UT


ROB DAHLE

Mayor of Holladay, UT


ROSIE RIVERA

Sheriff, Salt Lake County


CAROL SPACKMANN-MOSS

House Representative, District 37

ORGANIZATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:



UTAH WOMEN IN POLITICS PAC


UTAH DEMOCRATIC HEALTH CARE CAUCUS


UTAH CULTURAL ALLIANCE


INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS


SALT LAKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS


CANYONS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION


EQUALITY UTAH


SMART UNION


UTAH PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION


U.S. TERM LIMITS

COMMUNITY ENDORSEMENTS:


Shane Moreno

"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Gay Lynn Bennion over the past several years. She is a beacon of light for our Cottonwood Heights Community and a proven leader. She encourages open and honest dialogue and helps people come together on issues that concern us all: support for education, air and environmental quality, and policies that support a strong but sustainable economy. She has a proven track record. Please join me in voting for Gay Lynn Bennion for Utah House District 46."

Ruby Hammel

"I strongly endorse Gay Lynn Bennion as our next Representative from HD46! She will bring to our Utah Legislature many strengths and talents. Gay Lynn organized a compassionate drive to gather food and necessities to Utah Native Americans. She has been a faithful and active Delegate to both the County and State. Many times she has enabled me to attend the State and County Conventions by picking me up in her car. Gay Lynn is highly regarded in the Women’s State Legislative Council of Utah for her diligent work and her advocacy for key issues. Our Utah House of Representatives needs Gay Lynn!"

Melissa Rampton

"As a mother to young children, I appreciate Gay Lynn’s concern for education and support of teachers. As a resident of the east bench I appreciate her advocacy for the canyons and for cleaner air. And as a Utahn I appreciate her voice of transparency in government and passion for a robust economy. Gay Lynn is well poised to serve our district. I know that she will listen to the point of view from all people to promote the best legislation possible for our state and our community. These qualities in a time when uncertainty and division feel abundant in our world ensure to me that Gay Lynn is the best representative for House District 46, and I am confident in my vote for her."

Matt Nelson

"I enthusiastically and confidently endorse Gay Lynn Bennion to represent Utah House District 46. She will continue to be a strong advocate for education, the environment, and the economy. As an elementary school principal and father of two school age kids, I know the challenges our educational system faces first hand. As a proponent of early education initiatives, and as someone who has the experience to navigate the legislative process, I am confident Gay Lynn will work tirelessly to get schools the resources they need to meet the needs of students and families in this ever-changing landscape. She's an advocate for equity in education and she's committed to listening to, and engaging with, all stakeholders as she represents District 46. I proudly add my voice to the growing number of supporters for Gay Lynn Bennion."

Bette Voorhees

"Gay Lynn Bennion has been active in the Women’s State Legislative Council (WSLC) since 2013, serving on the Executive Board and Chair and Co-chair of numerous committees. She is presently serving as Chair of the Education Committee. She and her committee are responsible for the selection of bills to be discussed and the speakers. She ensures objectivity in these choices for the general membership meetings. She attends assigned Interim Committee or sub-committee meetings of the State Legislature year-round. Listening and understanding is key to making progress in any undertaking. Gay Lynn is a good listener and understands there are two sides to propositions and bills that are studied. She is dependable, caring, and adheres to a high code of values. She is ready to move forward and is well trained as proved by her dedication and active participation in the WSLC. She welcomes the opportunity to serve you as House District 46 Representative. I support her in this undertaking."

Elaine Zhang

"I am endorsing Gay Lynn Bennion as Representative for House District 46. In the 7 years that I have known her, I have seen her tirelessly advocate for education, our environment, women's rights, and policies that support both our community and local economy. She has generously devoted her time to supporting our community by being a neighborhood team lead, garnering donations to help refugee families, providing English instruction to refugees, giving a helping hand to every neighbor whether they have asked or not, and countless more kind deeds that have been overlooked.She is the kindest, warmest,most thoughtful person I know. She believes in people and in working with people to bring out the best in our community. As an educator for over 16 years, I proudly endorse Gay Lynn Bennion as a representative who will put our children's education first and foremost. She believes in public education and supports proper funding for education so our teachers are paid their worth, our students are provided with the necessary technology and supplies to make them competitive in today's global market, and our schools have the funding to ensure every child has equal opportunities for learning and are provided with a safe nurturing learning environment. Where so much is happening today, we need a solid, strong representative like Gay Lynn Bennion who believes in giving back to the people of our community and who will put the well-being of our education, community, and economy above all else. She truly is the best candidate to advocate for all of us."

John and dian McLane

"We would like to let people in our district know what an incredible person Gay Lynn Bennion is. She has been involved with a bipartisan women's group which reviews bills under consideration in the state legislature. She has a great knowledge of the workings of government and the needs of our community and state. She truly cares about others."

OTHER ENDORSEMENTS:

Justin Thulin, M.D.

Lorraine Turner

Shannon Jacobs

Stan Rosenzweig

Shauna Scott-Bellaccomo

Eric Kraans