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What Is The ‘Utah Way’?

Renee Bright

You hear it over and over again from politicians here — “that’s the Utah way.” What they mean is that politics in this state are nice and civil, and everyone has a seat at the table. But … is that really true? We looked into who gets to be in the room where it happens and who’s left knocking at the door.


  • Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah
  • Deeda Seed, Senior Utah Campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity
  • Troy Williams, Executive Director for Equality Utah

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Sonja Hutson is a politics and government reporter at KUER.
Emily Means is a government and politics reporter at KUER.
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