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Who Gets To Be A Politician?

Renee Bright

Becoming a politician in Utah takes more than just waking up one day and deciding you want to run for office. Surprising? Probably not. But for those bold few who DO wake up with a bee in their bonnet, the path is a lot easier if you a) have a lot of free time and b) have a lot of money, which leaves out a pretty big chunk of the population. Some groups are working to help clear the path for women and people of color, though, so that the people who represent Utah might look a bit more like Utah.


  • Priscilla Martinez,  Ogden City Council District 3 candidate
  • Holly Richardson, former Republican State Representative and a member of the Real Women Run organizing committee

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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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