The Salt Lake County Democratic Executive Committee is comprised of elected and appointed volunteers who meet to plan for Party success.
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.
Emily Hase, 1st Vice Chair
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.
Will Shiflett, Treasurer
When I joined the Salt Lake County Democratic Party Finance Committee I knew that I had joined the best committee. I want to continue Jennifer's efforts to build a strong, healthy, and sustainable balance sheet that will support our candidates, deliver the training envisioned by our Executive Team, and increase the number of Democrats who hold office in Salt Lake County!
My professional experience includes 18 years of responsibility for finance and budgeting. I am the Chief Operating Officer for a local non-profit with a $600,000 annual operating budget. Previously, I managed multi-million dollar state agency budgets, the largest being $27 million, and served as Actuary for the State of Utah Unemployment Insurance Fund of $797 million. I also have direct experience in the accounting system that our Executive Team uses.
My political experience includes over 15 years of working on municipal and state races. I have been a campaign manager for six races and recently ran for a municipal position in the Midvale/Ft Union area. I serve on the Salt Lake County Democratic Party Finance Committee, am Legislative Chair for HD44, and am the Regional Director for the Southeast quadrant of the County. I also have been deeply involved in candidate recruitment and am Chair of the Utah Democratic Party Public Relations Committee.
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. Accordingly, I became a Precinct Chair and then won election as Legislative District Chair for 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 and served 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 honed my ability to see both the important details and “big picture”; it also helped me develop expertise in the planning and execution of complex projects.
As Secretary to the Executive Committee, 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” will we change Utah’s one-party governance.
Tiffany Steck, Voting Member
Kael Kleinman, Voting Member
Tyrell Aagard, Parliamentarian*