The Salt Lake County Democratic Executive Committee is made up of volunteers who meet bi-weekly to help plan the Direction of the Party.
Q. Dang, Chair
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My name is Quang, but everyone calls me Q. I am an immigrant, a father, and a business owner.
I own my own computer consulting company where I work with visually impaired veterans. I love supporting our veterans. I love the stories they share with me. It’s the best perk of my job. As their vision deteriorates, and the veterans become less mobile outside the home, the computer has opened up another way for them to communicate and stay connected to family, friends and the world at large.
As chair, I’m going to need your support to recruit more volunteers, retain those volunteers, and keep those volunteers engaged. Volunteers are why we are a county party. Without you volunteering your time and money this party wouldn’t exist. I will increase support from the executive committee down to every single voter to make sure each person feels that they have the resources they need to be effective and succeed.
Faeiza Javed, 1st Vice Chair
I am a Muslim, Pakistani-American born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. My background is in international, forensics, and medical social work working as a mental health therapist in various roles. Most of my career thus far has focused on individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and PTSD. I have held positions which have exposed me to many different cultures, personalities, and organizational structures. My eclectic experience and knowledge provides me with the necessary skills to lay a solid foundation which will allow me to draft rules that will help to reach out to individuals and communities who are marginalized. In addition to my professional career, I am very active in my community. I am currently working on getting my own organization off the ground known as Faeiza’s Initiative. The purpose of Faeiza’s Initiative is to strengthen individuals, communities, and nations who have experienced any form of oppression or adversity through facets such as education, mental health awareness and services. My purpose in joining the Salt Lake County Democratic Party is to build bridges between communities by beginning with dialogue that empowers and heals our minority populations and gives them back their voice. There is a significant lack of representation from our minority communities which is alarming considering how diverse Salt Lake County is. If we are able to engage different populations within Salt Lake County, we have a stronger chance of making the difference we are all fighting for and electing the candidates we believe will honor our voices. My extensive experience in engaging and organizing various communities makes me uniquely qualified to engage our dedicated grassroots volunteers who are a vital part of our parties success.
Joe Bycroft, 2nd Vice Chair
In 40 years of active participation in the Democratic Party, I have never observed such division between my "blue" brothers and sisters. And, in my 15 years as the president of the IBEW local 650, trust me, I have seen some significant division.
8 years walking my district as both a delegate and precinct captain has taught me that while we desperately need our principles, we also need to dig in and work hard! "Ground up" work. It's not sexy, but it's what brings the change we are seeking.
I offer 15 years as president of my IBEW local 650 labor union, 3 years experience as the local chairman of my IBEW local 650 union, 3 years community council action, 5 years safety captain for the Union Pacific railroad, 8 year membership in the labor caucus, 8 years as a delegate and precinct captain, 2 years with women's caucus, (because I love and believe in the strength of women), and 1 year in the progressive caucus. I am not new to the Democratic party, I am not new to my drive to impress "blue" values on our republican leadership, and I am not new to the hard work I know it will take. Vote for me for Second Vice Chair of the Salt Lake County Democratic party. I am ready, willing and able to step up, and do the hard work necessary.
Jennifer Daily-Provost, Treasurer
I first moved to Salt Lake County to attend the University of Utah and as a proud Ute, I graduated with a degree in business and later completed my MBA at Westminster College. My family and I have made our home here, among wonderful friends and the incredible people of Salt Lake.
I believe deeply in the mission and objectives of the Democratic party in Utah and feel that they accurately represent true Utah values – inclusiveness, diversity, compassion, personal and community responsibility, dedication to helping neighbors, and celebrating all things that make each of us unique and essential to the fabric of our city.
My conviction in a progressive agenda that properly balances the needs of individuals with the needs of our community, creating opportunity and encouraging hope for all is why I wish to serve on the Salt Lake County Democratic Party Executive Committee. If every Utahn has the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential by drawing on their passion, talent, and experience, we are positioned, as a state, to be better and do better. I wish to utilize my own skills and proficiency in business management to continue to support both a progressive agenda and the people in our state.
I hope you find that my education and years as executive director of a non-profit organization make me the ideal candidate to fulfill the position of treasurer. I also currently serve as board president of Advantage Services, which provides employment and support to people with barriers to employment, including the homeless, on the board of the Utah Health Care Institute, and have served on the boards of Utah Health and Human Rights and Repertory Dance Theatre. I currently advocate for state policy that protects disenfranchised Utahns on initiatives such as Medicaid expansion and Utah’s opioid crisis.
Ellen Brady, Secretary
I am a Utah Democrat who has long believed that the Democratic values of inclusion and compassion are also Utah’s values—a commitment the Salt Lake County party recognized when it gave me the Democratic Values Award in 2015.
My journey began in 2007 when I realized it was not enough to be on the sidelines: if I wanted to see change, I needed to be involved. Accordingly, I became a Precinct Chair and then won election as Legislative District Chair (HD 46). In that role, I built a dedicated base of involved volunteers. I also spent many weekends in Colorado knocking on doors for both Obama campaigns; it was an honor to serve as his National Delegate in 2012.
Professionally I am a recently retired physician who also has a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH). Most of my career focused on the planning and oversight of the clinical trials needed to gain FDA approval of new drugs. More recently, I provided ‘due diligence’ reports to clients who wished to invest in companies with promising new products. That background, with its emphasis on analysis and attention to detail, honed my ability to see the “big picture” and developed expertise in the planning and execution of complex projects.
As Secretary to the Executive Committee, I pledge to put my "feet-on-the ground" experience, the talents honed in my professional life, and my newly-liberated time toward the election of more Democrats. I am committed to helping to build the Salt Lake County Democrats with diversity and inclusion. Only by returning to our roots as the “big tent” we will make inroads into Utah’s current system of one-party governance. I am confident that I can help in that effort. I only ask for the opportunity to do so and, accordingly, for your vote.
VACANT, Voting Member
VACANT, Voting Member
Kim Bowman, Parliamentarian
Kim is the Parliamentarian and Chief Legal Counsel, a position he's held on two previous executive committees. Kim holds a JD from the University of the Pacific, a master’s degree in gerontology from the University of Southern California, an MBA from Westminster College, and BAs in gender studies and political science from the University of Utah.
Kim is an attorney with the law firm of Pearson, Butler, and Carson, PLLC. He has served on the boards of community nonprofits and associations, including the LDS Hospital Community Advisory Council, the RiteCare Children’s Learning Centers of Utah, and the Utah State Bar Young Lawyers Division. He is the 2017 Chair of the Greater Avenues Community Council in Salt Lake City. Prior to joining Pearson Butler, Kim worked for the University of Utah Health Sciences and in 2016 he ran for Lt. Governor of Utah.
Nick Frederick, Executive Director
Nick moved to Utah in January 2015 from Washington, D.C., where he was the Correspondence/Data Manager in the Office of Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA). Prior to that, he worked as a Field Organizer in the 2012 Election for the Democratic Party of Virginia on behalf of Tim Kaine. He is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, CA.
Nick moved to Salt Lake for the outdoor recreation, political opportunities, and to be in the same city as his sister, a hydrology graduate student at Utah University. Nick is involved in the community as a baseball coach for East High School.