Hosted by Southern Utah University’s Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service, the candidates for Iron County Attorney, Iron County Commission seats A and B, Iron County Sheriff, and State House 71 gathered in the Great Hall on June 6 to discuss current issues and the future of Iron County.
The night began with a candidate meet-and-greet, allowing attendees to learn more about each person and their platform. Each candidate was given time for a brief statement on stage, most of which were full of ideas for preparing Iron County for the future.
Mary Weaver Bennett, Director of the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service and Southern Utah University’s expert on Utah politics, shares her thoughts on the forum with the Iron County primary candidates.
“There was a tremendous turnout, over 100 members of community came to hear the candidates’ pitches,” said Bennett. “I’m excited to see this level of interest in our local elections. The evening was structured to allow audience members unlimited time to interact with the candidates and to get every question answered. It was the way politics should be - full of good fellowship and mutual respect.”
Bennett’s professional experience spans over 25 years in a range of Washington, DC institutions including the US House of Representatives, and the US Senate. She is familiar with the media and available for an interview. Simply visit her profile.
Mary Bennett Director of the Micheal O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service
Specializing in U.S. campaigns and elections, government relations, and public policy and advocacy