2021 Voter Guide

The 2021 Voter Guide is a project of Equality Utah, a 501(c)4 organization. This guide is intended for educational purposes only. Appearing in this guide does not constitute an endorsement from the Equality Utah PAC, a 527 organization.


You can view our slate of endorsed candidates here.

Equality Utah's 2021 Voter Guide was developed to help voters better understand where candidates running for office stand on LGBTQ issues here in Utah.

The scores in this guide were generated from data collected through a digital survey. The survey consisted of twenty questions, seven of which were directly related to our policy priorities. Candidates were only graded on the questions related to our policy work, and either received one point, two points, three points, four points, or five points where appropriate. You can see a list of the survey questions below. 

This year’s survey was sent to candidates with email addresses on file with each County Clerk Office as part of their Declaration of Candidacy filings. This includes municipal candidates from each county in the state of Utah.
 
Survey Questions: 

The following candidates are organized alphabetically by City and Race. Candidates must have fully completed and submitted our optional survey to be listed in this guide. If a candidate is missing, they have not completed our optional survey.

John Byrne
Alta City Council
Grade:
B
Carissa George
American Fork City Council
Grade:
A
Cecilee Price-Huish
Bountiful City Council
Grade:
A
Mike Hanson
Cottonwood Heights City Council District 3
Grade:
A
Runar Boman
Cottonwood Heights City Council District 3
Grade:
C+
Ellen Birrell
Cottonwood Heights City Council District 4
Grade:
A
Mike Weichers
Cottonwood Heights Mayor
Grade:
A-
Eric Kraan
Cottonwood Heights Mayor
Grade:
A+
Patti Hansen
Cottonwood Heights Service Area Trustee
Grade:
A
Shawn Beus
Farmington City Council
Grade:
A
Jonathan Blotter
Heber City Council District 1
Grade:
F
David Dornan
Helper City Council
Grade:
A
Ralph Severini
Hideout City Council
Grade:
B
Philip Rubin
Hideout Mayor
Grade:
A
Terrill Musser
Hildale City Council
Grade:
C
Paul Fotheringham
Holladay City Council District 3
Grade:
A+
Steven Holman
Leamington City Council
Grade:
A
Paul Hancock
Lehi City Council
Grade:
B+
Dee Jones
Logan Mayor
Grade:
B+
Briar Proctor
Lynndyl Mayor
Grade:
F
Dustin Gettel
Midvale City Council District 5
Grade:
A+
Marcus Stevenson
Midvale Mayor
Grade:
A+
Angel Vice
Millcreek City Council District 2
Grade:
A+
Lynda Bagley-Gibson
Millcreek City Council District 2
Grade:
A
Thom DeSirant
Millcreek City Council District 2
Grade:
A+
Bruce Parker
Millcreek City Council District 4
Grade:
A+
Beverly Boyce
Millcreek City Council District 4
Grade:
A
Joe Silverzweig
Murray City Council District 2
Grade:
A+
Diane Turner
Murray City Council District 4
Grade:
B+
Andrew Bentley
Naples City Council
Grade:
C
Emily Schmidt
North Logan City Council
Grade:
A+
Alisa Van Langeveld
North Salt Lake City Council
Grade:
A+
Daniel Gladwell
Ogden City Council
Grade:
F
Marcia White
Ogden City Council At-Large A
Grade:
A
Priscilla Martinez
Ogden City Council District 3
Grade:
A+
Ken Richey
Ogden City Council District 3
Grade:
C
Shaunte Zundel
Orem City Council
Grade:
A
Quinn Mecham
Orem City Council
Grade:
B-
Tim Henney
Park City Council
Grade:
A+
Tana Toly
Park City Council
Grade:
A
Nann Worel
Park City Mayor
Grade:
A+
Andy Beerman
Park City Mayor
Grade:
A+
Joe Christman
Price City Council
Grade:
A
Tanner Richardson
Price City Council
Grade:
F
Aaron Skabelund
Provo City Council
Grade:
B+
Rachel Whipple
Provo City Council District 5
Grade:
A+
Jeremiah Harding
Rush Valley City Council
Grade:
F
Nickie Gillins-Anderton
Rush Valley Town Council
Grade:
A
Blake Perez
Salt Lake City Council District 1
Grade:
A+
Victoria Petro-Eschler
Salt Lake City Council District 1
Grade:
A+
Billy Palmer
Salt Lake City Council District 2
Grade:
A+
Nigel Swaby
Salt Lake City Council District 2
Grade:
A
Dennis Faris
Salt Lake City Council District 2
Grade:
A+
Alejandro Puy
Salt Lake City Council District 2
Grade:
A+
Daniel Tuutau
Salt Lake City Council District 2
Grade:
A
Chris Wharton
Salt Lake City Council District 3
Grade:
A+
Casey O'Brien McDonough
Salt Lake City Council District 3
Grade:
B-
David Berg
Salt Lake City Council District 3
Grade:
A+
Sarah Reale
Salt Lake City Council District 5
Grade:
A+
Darin Mano
Salt Lake City Council District 5
Grade:
A+
Amy Hawkins
Salt Lake City Council District 5
Grade:
A+
Amy Fowler
Salt Lake City Council District 7
Grade:
A+
Ben Raskin
Salt Lake City Council District 7
Grade:
A
Evan Tobin
Sandy City Council At-Large
Grade:
A
Zach Robinson
Sandy City Council District 3
Grade:
A+
Marci Houseman
Sandy Mayor
Grade:
C+
Jim Bennett
Sandy Mayor
Grade:
B+
Monica Zoltanski
Sandy Mayor
Grade:
B+
Rick Rosenberg
Santa Clara City Mayor
Grade:
C+
Wade Campbell
Smithfield City Council
Grade:
C+
Corey Thomas
South Salt Lake City Council District 2
Grade:
A
Jake Christensen
South Salt Lake Mayor
Grade:
A
Cherie Wood
South Salt Lake Mayor
Grade:
A
Mark Chambers
Springdale Mayor
Grade:
A+
Vardell Curtis
St. George City Council
Grade:
C-
Cassandra Arnell
Stansbury Service Agency
Grade:
C+
Amber Rasmussen
Vineyard City Council
Grade:
A
Marc Brimhall
Vineyard Mayor
Grade:
B
Maria Cane
Vineyard Mayor
Grade:
F
Jeff West
Washington Terrace City Council
Grade:
C+
Dennis Sweat
Wendover Mayor
Grade:
F
Mikey Smith
West Jordan City Council At-Large
Grade:
A+
Pamela Bloom
West Jordan City Council At-Large
Grade:
A+
Lars Nordfelt
West Valley City Council At-Large
Grade:
B+
Jim Vesock
West Valley City Council At-Large
Grade:
C-
Chris Bell
West Valley City Council District 2
Grade:
A+

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