April 25, 2020
UDP State Convention - HD53 Candidate
The Utah Democratic Party held their State Convention virtually on Saturday, April 25. In addition to finalizing the Democratic candidate nominations for US Congress and State-wide races, the State Delegates confirmed the new platform, and the UT House and UT State Senate Candidates. Cheryl Butler will be the Democratic candidate in November for Utah HD53. The complete list can be found here.
April 1, 2020
Social Distancing Causes Campaigns to Go Virtual
As Utah's counties implement social distancing directives, to ensure that residents "Stay Home and Stay Safe," political campaigns are adjusting. Caucus nights were cancelled in many counties. In an exception, Summit County successfully held both its Democratic Caucus night and County Convention virtually, with voting conducted by phone and online. Local campaigns have also adjusted. Cheryl Butler, candidate for HD53, is ramping up social media and will be using videos and virtual meetings to connect with voters, until such time as it is safe to conduct more traditional, in-person events.
March 20, 2020
Utah HD 53 is an Open Seat
In a surprise announcement, the current HD53 Rep will be relinquishing his position with the Utah House of Representatives. This creates a vacancy, and open seat for HD 53. Cheryl Butler, Summit County Democrat, will be on the ballot in November. The Republican candidate will be determined at their April convention.
March 13, 2020
Cheryl Butler Declares Candidacy
Cheryl Butler declared her candidacy today for Utah House of Representatives, District 53. A resident of Summit County, Cheryl is retired, after working 34 years as an engineer and senior manager with Chevron. She is married with 5 children and 2 grandchildren. Butler is active in the local community, serving on the Boards of multiple civic organizations. Cheryl says that she wishes to use her family, corporate and community experience to be an effective public servant. She intends to actively communicate with District 53's diverse residents which reside across five counties from Idaho to Colorado, then working to ensure that their voices are heard.