Second Vice Chair Candidates

The Salt Lake County Democratic Party has an opening on our Executive Committee! The Second Vice Chair position is currently vacant. Below are the candidates who have declared to run for this position. The candidate declaration period will close on May 30, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in running for this position, CLICK HERE


Chris Bell

My name is Chris Bell and I am running for the position of 2nd Vice Chair of the Salt Lake County Democrat Party. I believe the purpose of party leadership is to reach out and increase the size of the party, increase participation within the party, and most importantly, get party members elected to positions up and down the ballot every election cycle. I believe I am up to the task of doing this, and helping the party grow at the grassroots level is something I believe in. I thank you for your time, your commitment, and your vote.


Miguel Louis Gallegos

As an American Indian 38-year-old Latino and Utah native is been my lifelong duty so far to serving my community and to support democratic values . Having worked on three presidential democratic races in field operations as well as on the traveling staff I feel I would be a great fit for this position to help support our local community

William Galloway

I am a political activist. I was the policy advisor to Mitchell Vice for us Senate for Utah. I am apart of many caucuses. I am a mixed Hispanic child. I am apart of the lgbt community. I am one of the most progressive person you will meet. Which comes from me being very philosophically minded. I am also a precinct chair for the Democratic party because I am a hard worker and go to many party events.


Dustin Gettel

I am currently a Democratic Party precinct chair, and in 2017 I was elected to the Midvale City Council as one of only 4 successful openly LGBT candidates across the state. I work for the Utah Department of Health and serve on the state’s medical review board. I earned my master’s degree in health law at Delaware Law School before coming to Utah in late 2015. I have three crazy dogs and a handsome cat I found last fall. I’m also a level 37 Pokémon trainer and am proudly #TeamMystic. As 2nd Vice Chair, I would love to focus my efforts on revitalizing and reinvigorating many of our county Issue and Identity Caucuses


June Hiatt

I currently serve at the Vice Chair of the Women’s Caucus, Chair of the functions committee, and Precinct Chair for SLC019. I am committed to collaborative work that supports the County Party, its members, and challenges the status quo. I will work hard to ensure that caucuses, committees, and working groups have the support they need for success. Our caucuses and committees are the key to moving this party forward. I am committed to supporting all Democrats, those who are currently elected, those who are running for office, and the overall success of the Democratic party in Salt Lake County.  

Sherry Nicholes

I am a life long Utah Democrat. I have time and energy to offer. I'm retired and committed to keeping the Democratic party in Utah alive! I'm known for hard work and the ability to lead AND follow!


Paul Olsen

I have been a member of the Democratic Party for at least 15 years. I have master's degrees in Economics (specifically Health Economics) and Finance. I was a volunteer with the Kathie Allen's campaign in 2017 for Utah's 3rd district and am currently volunteering for the Ben McAdams campaign for the 4th district. I also participate in a nation-wide effort to reform our country’s lacking political campaign finance laws to reduce the rampant corruption in our political system.

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William Leonard Rodgers

I moved to Salt Lake two years ago with my lovely fiancé and got involved with local politics and protests quickly. I also run Blue Utah which is my solo effort to try and get Democrat candidates and their social media on as many screens as possible as well as try to volunteer to provide help that candidates may need. That may include advertising, filming for ads, photography, and data gathering. I am also the precinct chair for precinct 59 as well as the Treasurer for the Outdoor Caucus.