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Former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon Considers Running for State Democratic Party Chair

Former Salt Lake County Mayor and Gubernatorial candidate Peter Corroon says he’s considering running to be chairman of the Utah Democratic Party. Corroon hasn’t been heavily involved in politics for almost two years. And while he says he hasn’t made a final decision on whether or not to run for State Democratic Party Chair, he says it’s a position that definitely piques his interest.

“I have to be honest, I miss the policy debate and some of the people I got to work with," he says. "I think it’s a time now where the Democratic Party needs somebody like me to coming there and help keep things going in the right direction.”

The spot opened up when current Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis announced that he would be resigning due to health issues. Former party Treasurer Rob Miller has also shown interest in the position and will be making an announcement on Wednesday. Current Vice-Chair Josie Valdez says she likes her current position and has confirmed she will not be running for party chair. Democratic delegates will select the new chair at their state convention on April 26. 

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