Utah and the Presidential Election - Rescheduled for Wednesday, October 26, at 10 a.m. MT!
Please join former Utah legislators Rep. Jim Nielson, Rep. Holly Richardson, andAlliance for a Better Utah founder Josh Kanter at an existing event, "Utah and the Presidential Election" scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the Utah State Capitol Building. The event will be hosted by Drew Clark, founder of the Utah Breakfast Club. Please help spread the word for this FREE event - and RSVP HERE!
Utah is in a unique position with this presidential election. In previous presidential elections, the state has been the most Republican in the country. But Election 2016 may be an exception. We'll gather business, political and thought leaders in Utah to discuss the unique circumstances of the presidential contest, and how the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and independent candidates might fare.
Please register to attend this FREE event and webcast live from the Utah State Capitol on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The event will be streamed live at 10 a.m. MT (Noon ET/11 a.m. CT/10 a.m. MT/9 a.m. PT). If you are attending in person, please arrive at the Auditorium of the State Capitol Office Complex by 9:30 or 9:45 a.m. MT.
- Josh Kanter
Josh is chair of the board of the Alliance for a Better Utah, which he founded in 2011. Professionally, he is President of Chicago Investments, Inc. and Vice-President of Windy City, Inc., closely held investment management firms, and counsel to the Chicago law firm Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum & Nagelberg, specializing in securities, corporate and real estate law. He is also Vice‑President and a Director of the Kanter Family Foundation, a not-for-profit private charitable foundation and President and Director of Art Enterprises, Ltd., owner of a contemporary art collection.
Josh moved to Salt Lake City in 2002, and he served on Governor Huntsman’s Utah Methamphetamine Joint Task Force Subcommittee on Public Awareness. He is a member of the Salt Lake County Justice Court Nominating Commission. In 2010, Josh co-chaired the Corroon for Governor finance committee, and in 2012, he was elected as a Representative of the Granite Community Council. Josh has received aHeart and Hands Award from the Utah Nonprofits Association, and in 2011, was named to the Community Foundation of Utah’s E-5-0, an annual selection of 50 “enlightened entrepreneurs.”
Josh received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and graduated magna cum laude from Emory University in 1984. Thereafter, Mr. Kanter received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987. He has been a board or council member of numerous non-profit groups, including the Temple Har Shalom art committee, the University of Chicago Law School Campaign Planning Group, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.Methamphetamine Joint Task Force Subcommittee on Public Awareness. He is a member of the Salt Lake County Justice Court Nominating Commission. In 2010, Josh co-chaired the Corroon for Governor finance committee, and in 2012, he was elected as a Representative of the Granite Community Council. Josh has received aHeart and Hands Award from the Utah Nonprofits Association, and in 2011, was named to the Community Foundation of Utah’s E-5-0, an annual selection of 50 “enlightened entrepreneurs.” He and his wife Catherine live in Sandy with their two children.
- Jim Nielson
Jim Nielson is a former member of the Utah House of Representatives. When he ran for office in 2010, he introduced himself as a husband and father of five, who had been born and raised in Utah and an 18-year resident of Bountiful; an architect and business owner by profession, and vigorous advocate of traditional values and strengthening our communities.
By the end of his service he had become a grandfather and welcomed another wonderful daughter-in-law to the family. Shortly after his term ended, he and his wife Marilyn reached 22 years in their Bountiful home.
In both campaigns, he was endorsed by by the National Federation of Independent Business. The NFIB is the professional association of small businesses, which are the engines of our economy. He is an advocate for 2nd Amendment rights, was pleased to receive the endorsement of the NRA Political Victory Fund for both campaigns. And in 2012, the Utah Business Coalition named him one of Utah's Top 30 Business-Friendly Legislators. Since his re-election campaign, he was named Downtown Champion two years in a row (in 2013 and 2014) by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. He even had a couple of banners with his name and picture on them hanging on light poles in the central business district.
- Holly Richardson
Known affectionately as “Holly on the Hill,” Holly writes a blog by the same name. She is a common-sense conservative who has been active in Utah politics for 13 years. She has been active in the Republican Party, including: precinct chair, legislative district chair, county and state delegate, State Central Committee member, and as a member of the Utah House of Representatives. In May 2013, GOP state party chairman Thomas Wright recognized her dedication with the “Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Service.”
She lives in Pleasant Grove, which she has chosen to raise her large, diverse family because of shared community values. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Holly believes that service improves lives and has been an active volunteer in her community and her church for many years.
She served on the Pleasant Grove Beautification Commission, volunteered with the county as a master gardener and food preserver, served on the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, and presided as chair of a professional licensing board. Governor Gary Herbert nominated Holly for her appointment on the State Records Committee. She was also awarded the prestigious Silver Beaver Award by the Boy Scouts of America.
She graduated as a Registered Nurse (RN) from Brigham Young University and subsequently obtained a degree in Midwifery. She was one of Utah’s first Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives, and has been an adjunct professor in BYU’s College of Nursing and was the president of the Midwives’ College of Utah. She is an unparalleled advocated for families; she and her husband Greg are the parents of 24 children.
- Drew Clark, Moderator:
Drew is the founder of the Utah Breakfast Club, a monthly gathering that aims to enhance advantages and confront challenges of life in Utah. A Utah attorney specializing in telecommunications and technology, he is currently also serving as a consultant to the Gary Johnson-Bill Weld presidential campaign. He is on leave from writing his weekly column for theDeseret News, and he previously served as Opinion Editor of the publication.
He has led efforts nationally to promote progress in broadband communications. As a journalist, has written widely for Ars Technica, GigaOm, National Journal, Slate, the Washington Post, and for UtahBreakfast.com and BroadbandBreakfast.com. He is also the founder of the Broadband Breakfast Club in Washington, D.C. Drew has been involved in community service in McLean, Virginia (as a member of the McLean Community Center governing board); Springfield, Illinois (where Executive Director of Broadband Illinois, and a board member of the Sangamon Valley Youth Orchestra); and Orem, Utah, where he is a currently a member of the City's Public Works Advisory Commission.
October 26, 2016 at 10am - 11am
Utah State Capitol Office Complex - Auditorium
450 N State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
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