Former Mayor of Big Water, Utah, Willy Star Marshall sounds the Call to the UTLP’s 50th Anniversary Convention. (Note: Reno will mark Willy’s 20th national Libertarian Party convention, having served as a delegate or alternate to every national LP convention since Denver in 1981 (with the exception of Saint Louis in 2010.))
Approximately 50 delegates participated in the Utah Libertarian Party State Convention, held in Layton, UT, Saturday 9 April 2022, following the Karl Bray Memorial Fundraising banquet which had been held in the same venue the prior evening.
The convention began with a contested debate between two candidates, Jimmy Hansen and Lucky Bovo, each seeking the party’s nomination for the United States Senate seat currently held by Mike Lee.
Following the debate, which had been moderated by UTLP chair Barry Short; Hansen, a High School physics and astronomy teacher from Heber City, UT, received the nomination.
Michael Stoddard received the party’s nomination for US House District 3.
Former UTLP chair, and current chair of the LNC’s financial Audit Committee, Joseph Buchman received the nomination for Utah State Treasurer.
Adam Feller (District 7), and current UTLP chair Barry Short (District 28) received the party’s nominations for Utah State Senate.
Jacob Johnson (District 9), Brent Zimmerman (District 16), Daniel Cottam (District 20), Jeremy Baker (District 51), and past UTLP Chair W. Andrew McCullough (District 52) received nominations for the Utah State House.
Attorney J. Robert Latham, also a past UTLP state chair, received the party’s nomination for Washington County Attorney.
Richard Jensen was nominated for the State School Board (District 14), Christopher Orozco for Granite School District (Seat 5), and Jenny Stoker for the Davis County School Board (District 6).
Fuzzy Nance received the nomination for Carbon County Commissioner-Surveyor, Sarah Patino for Tooele County Council (District 5), Brian Rowley for Weber County Commission (Seat B), and Michael Franchek for the Summit County Council (Seat E).
The following were elected as delegates to the national party convention:
Jeremy Baker, Joe Buchman, Riana Coombs, Reed Coverdale, Justin Evans, Emilee Follett, David Iglesias, Brad Lammi, Phil Lammi, Rob Latham, Kelsey Lippold, Willy Star Marshall, and Barry Short (delegation chair).
More information about the Utah Libertarian Party, founded by Karl Bray in 1972, can be found at the party’s website HERE.
PS Willy would like to find anyone who has been to more national LP conventions than he has, and in the absence of that, discover who has attended the second largest number of national LP conventions. Interested IPR readers are encouraged to leave related information in the comments below.