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Democratic Values Award 2024 Recipents




At Politsauce this year we announced our 2024 Democratic Values Awards winners:

Robin Hough and Jim Bradley!


Read below to find out why they were nominated and the community impact they have made to deserve this award.


Robin Hough


Born in Kansas and raised in Texas, Robin graduated with honors from The University of Texas with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She spent the first ten years of her professional career in the healthcare field helping trauma victims. She later made a career change to corporate relocation and eventually started her own company where she helped hundreds of families relocate and integrate into new communities.


Thus began her feet-on-the-ground experience in community-based service.


It has continued in other areas ever since, including:

  • Twenty-year volunteer for Family Promise

  • Refugee volunteer mentor to a family from Southern Sudan

  • Committee Member and Treasurer for Boy Scout Venture Crew 9410 

  • Member of the Board of Directors of The Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts

  • Chair of the University of Utah Bennion Center Advisory Board and past Chair of the Bennion Center Scholarship Committee


You probably know her best though for her service as the former president of the Women's Democratic Club. As president, she recognized the success and growth of the WDC over the past 125 years and the potential for Utah Women and Men to:

  • Encourage women who run for office

  • Support Utah Democrats running for public office,

  • Provide a forum for vigorous discussion on key issues

  • Advocate for balanced, open and transparent government

  • Fight for equal rights for and equal opportunity for all

A mother of two, grandmother of three, caretaker of dogs, fish, wild birds, and squirrels, and wife of a still dazzled and devoted husband of 30+ years, Robin enjoys adventures, yoga, gardening and fly fishing. Her fortress of solitude is a small cabin on the Provo River in Woodland, UT.


Jim Bradley


Jim Bradley is a member of the Salt Lake County Council serving as an At-Large member since 2001. Between 1991 and 1994, he was also the Chairman of the former Salt Lake County Commission. He will be retiring from the Council at the end of this year.

Among numerous awards he has received over twenty-eight years of service to Salt Lake County, several of which he is particularly proud.

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in the United States, awarded him their 2010 National Award for County Arts Leadership.


In 1993, the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau formally recognized his “Efforts In Securing Community Support and Funding for the Renovation and Expansion of the Salt Palace Convention Center.”

 

His career-long advocacy for protecting the natural beauty of the Wasatch Mountains and the environmental quality of life for the citizens of Salt Lake County has been recognized with many awards, including: The Pfeifferhorn Conservation and Leadership Award, the 2013 Alexis Kelner Award, and the Black Diamond Silver Ice Pick Award. 

“I have been extremely fortunate in my years as an elected official to have had the benefit of a professional staff whose contributions to the process guided me in the right directions and whose efforts provided the substance for thoughtful policies and effective government programs and services. I am forever thankful for their willingness to serve with me and for their friendship.” - Councilmember Bradley


Thank you so much to our 2024 Democratic Values Awards winners. Your long legacy of service to our community is inspiring.

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