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#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Jennifer FresquesOffice Sought: Salt Lake County AssessorIssue: Most people don't know what the Assessor does or who the current Assessor is. One of my goals would be to change that, to make the office more accessible to the public. The Assessor's office has struggled to retain and attract exper…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Brian MoenchIssue: Right now it's the pandemic and whether to open schools. Normally it's air pollution and the climate crisis. I've been involved in trying to raise awareness of the health consequences of air pollution/dirty energy, and shape public policy to improve Wasatch Front air quality. …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Samuel WinklerOffice Sought: House District 42Issue: Managing growth and what comes with it. The air has become more polluted and our roads are clogged with traffic. Our schools are overfull and I have a concern for the amount of water we actually have left. We need to manage growth to ensure th…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Iris WidlanskyIssue: School safety. My school had to shelter in place because somebody brought a gun to school last fall. Guns were invented to kill people and animals. They don’t belong in our communities.Bio: I’m Iris Widlansky and I’m a student at West High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. In …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Suzanne harrisonOffice Held: State repOffice Sought: State repIssue: Feeling heard and prioritized.Bio: I grew up in Provo where my parents both spent their careers working at BYU. I went to Timpview High School and then attended Stanford University where I met my husband, John, who was raised i…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Tim ChamblessOffice Sought: 2018 Utah State Senate District 2Issue: Climate Change impacting the nation's demographics. I have observed erratic weather and temperature changes for half a century. The time to act is now. Bio: University Professor. Taught over 30,000 in 35 years. Utah resident 49 …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Doug OwensOffice Sought: Legislature, House District 36Issue: Conservation. Started non-profit to help find common ground with people on the other end of the political spectrum. We can win friends to conservation by highlighting the importance of outdoor recreation for the economy.Bio: Doug Owen…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Olivia JaramilloOffice Sought: Utah State Representative, House District 14Issue: The impact of population growth and the economic and social changes its bringing and impacting the middle class. This is bringing to surface many issues that are difficult to deal with such as poverty and everythin…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Chase HansenIssue: How to overcome despair and human suffering. I see it around me. Complex challenges can we solves through listening and empowering others. Bio: When he was four years old Chase Hansen founded KID LABS, "a social impact corporation with a mission to be a global FORCE FOR GOOD."…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Kevin PerezOffice Held: Vice Chair Utah County DemsIssue: Electing Democrats. The job as part of the EC is to elect democratsBio: Kevin Perez is a 26 year old native from San Diego, CA who moved to Orem, UT at a young age. The son of Mexican immigrants, raised by a single mother. He has worked h…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Emily HaseOffice Held: Chair, Salt Lake County Democratic PartyIssue: Voter education. Ensuring voters are educated on how to cast ballots, and the importance of voting in down-ballot races is important for electing Democrats in all offices. Bio: Emily Hase serves as the Chair of the Salt Lake C…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Chris PetersonOffice Sought: Utah GovernorBio: Chris' government and policy experience include:· Working as a Special Advisor in the U.S. Department of Defense where he helped lead the Pentagon’s efforts to protect military servicemembers from predatory lending. The Secretary of Defense awarded …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Alan NaumannOffice Held: Chair, Environmental Caucus, Chair, Flip 7 CommitteeOffice Sought: Support Utah House racesIssue: Air Quality. Health is threatened. Need to drastically reduce burning fossil fuelsBio: Solar and EV charging contractor, Chair, Environmental Caucus, Chair, Flip & Committee…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Brian KingOffice Held: Representative, House District 28, Utah State Legislature; Leader, House Minority CaucusOffice Sought: Re-election to that officeIssue: Public education, clean air, quality outdoor life, economic development, access to health care. They are critically important quality of …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Mandar ApteIssue: Promoting peace, compassion, nonviolence and social justice. Violence affects everyone - me - you - everyone - irrespective of our socio-economic status, political views, or where we live. We have to come together to end systemic racism and promote compassion, nonviolence and h…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Susi Feltch Malohifo'ouOffice Held: Executive Director, Co-FounderWebsite: https://pik2ar.org/Facebook: facebook.com/pik2arLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susifmalohifoou/Instagram: @pik2ar#plugintodevin #UtahValues #BoldSolutions #UTpol
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Daniela LarsenBio: National Geographic Certified Educator. Passionate about exploring the world through science and the human story. Current projects include creating online education, marketing the right causes, conservation and historical preservation. Executive Director The Hutchings MuseumWe…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Elizabeth WeightOffice Held: State RepresentativeOffice Sought: State RepresentativeIssue: Fair, safe, and sustaining employment. I have had the opportunities for education and employment that provided income to support a household and also health and retirement benefits. What my security has do…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Alex MilesIssue: Immigration. Specifically DACA. My girlfriend is a DACA recipient. We need to act with compassion and empathy and find a solution that leads to a pathway to citizenship with all recipients.Bio: I am Alex Miles. I was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. I graduated from Lyon College …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Jacob DunfordCW: SuicideIssue: Suicide prevention/mental health and building safe spaces for everyone. I am personally affected by this issue by: my own coming out story as a gay man, my work in the LGBTQ+ non profit space (Encircle & LOVELOUD), and all the amazing people I have been able to lea…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Meaghan MillerOffice Sought: Utah House District 54Bio: Meaghan Miller lives in Wasatch County with her husband Dylan and two sons. Someone's left shoe is always missing and Fiona the dog sheds constantly. She received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Colorado Mesa University, and…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Sydne JacquesIssue: I am dedicated to bringing more respect to the good people that build our communities, and to help people realize you do not have to have a college degree to be "successful". I work with these incredibly talented people and I'm annoyed that as a society we look down on them. …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Katy OwensOffice Sought: Utah Senate District 19Issue: Access to healthcare that families can afford has been an issue the community for a long time, but I think the events of this year have brought into focus just how important this is. I have a younger brother who was born with a number of hea…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Steve SimpsonIssue: Poverty, education, support for rural Utah. Affected in almost every way; employment, socially, emotionally.Bio: Owner of Twin Rocks Trading Post and Cafe, Bluff, UtahWebsite: twinrocks.com#plugintodevin #UtahValues #BoldSolutions #UTpol…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Karen MayneOffice Held: State Senate/minority leaderIssue: Work place safety. Workers Rights. Save Communities Community Health. I have lived in my district entire life. Taking care of my friends, family, and neighbors. Trust in elected officialsBio: Served District 5 for 12 years. Retired Grani…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Colleen CoppleIssue: Police Community Relationships. We facilitate police community task forces to address police reform issues. There are solutions that can reduce unjustified use of force events that result in loss of life or serious injury for officers and communities.Bio: Colleen Copple is t…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Alicia GettysIssue: Effectively solving social problems and measuring impact. Unfortunately "Charities do sometimes faileth." I have volunteered for organizations and left thinking, "Did that really help?" or even worse, "Did my good intention, leave people off worse than they started?" Tools ex…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Colleen CoppleIssue: Police Community Relationships. We facilitate police community task forces to address police reform issues. There are solutions that can reduce unjustified use of force events that result in loss of life or serious injury for officers and communities.Bio: Colleen Copple is t…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Babs IsakOffice Held: Bernie Sanders National Delegate Utah CD3Issue: COVID-19. I am a Medical Technologist BA MT for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) with a Background in Epidemiology. I see a need and I'm trying to help fill it.Bio: Lifelong Outdoor Enthusiast and River Gui…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Dave BierschiedOffice Held: City Council Moab President Moab Chamber of Commerce.Issue: Fair representation of the diverse group of residents of SE Utah at a National level.Because of political bias we haven't had a say in local issues for many decades.We need statesmen and not politically conne…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Karina BrownOffice Held: City of Nibley Planning CommissionerOffice Sought: Lt. GovernorBio: Karina is President of the Cache County Friends of the Children's Justice Center Board and was a founding sponsor of the Medicaid Expansion ballot initiative (Proposition 3) adopted by Utah voters in 201…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Tara BenallyOffice Held: NonOffice Sought: NonIssue: A number of things.It's within my community and within my Nation.Working together and Keeping an open mind and putting differeences aside. Bio: I will do my own intro. ( If that's ok?) It's a native thing.Website:Twitter:Facebook: Tara Benally…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Jeff MerchantOffice Held: Utah Democratic Party ChairBio: The son of a Pakistani immigrant, Jeff was born and raised in Utah and has been a life-long Democrat. He got his start in politics working on a congressional race that took him across the state. As an attorney, he has worked on environmen…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Darren ParryOffice Sought: Congress - Utah District 1Bio: Darren Parry serves as the Councilman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, a Utah Tribe with Headquarters in Brigham City, Utah. Councilman Parry has served on the council on 2 separate occasions and has been currently serving…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Christopher WhartonOffice Held: Salt Lake City CouncilBio: T. Christopher Wharton is an attorney and senior partner from Salt Lake City, Utah who focuses on family law, criminal defense, and LGBTQ advocacy. He is licensed to practice in federal and state courts in Utah and is certified to appear…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Cheryl ButlerOffice Sought: Utah House District 53Issue: Today - that issue is responding to COVID19I support the stabilization efforts underway in Summit County - staying home, wearing a mask when I'm out in public, and avoiding visiting my elderly parents. It can be difficult and frustrating. …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Jennifer Dailey-ProvostOffice Held: Utah House of RepresentativesOffice Sought: Utah House of RepresentativesIssue: The issue that is helping my community is the coronavirus pandemic. There is a lot of activity from state, government, and business leaders in trying to address the rising public h…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Carol Spackman MossOffice Held: State RepresentativeOffice Sought: State RepresentativeIssue: Good public schools. I spent most of my life as an educator in the community I represent, my daughter teaches at Skyline, where many of my constituents’ children attend. My community expects me to be an…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Sherwood (Woodie) NeissIssue: Access to capital. I have a vested interest in the success of the JOBS Act. We need more eyes, ears and dollars focused on small businesses.Bio: Mr. Sherwood Neiss co-authored the “Crowdfunding Exemption Framework” which became the basis of Title III of the U.S. JOB…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Kiyan BanuriIssue: The most issue that is most important to my community is the compounding effects of the COVID-19 pandemic during Ramadan, as well as Islamaphobic rhetoric posited by public officials during the pandemic. As a Muslim, and an active member of the Muslim community, the cessation …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Philippe CousteauIssue: Environment. We are all suffering as our climate changes, our ocean health declines and the war on science continues to make us less healthy, less resilient and less sustainable. We need to recognize that the war on science must stop and that we must build a sustainable s…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Scott N. HowellOffice Held: Utah State SenateIssue: Healthcare and Education. I am concerned about my grandchildren receiving the best healthcare and education. Making sure healthcare if affordable. Providing the best quality education.Bio: Scott N. Howell currently is a consultant providing gov…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Karina BrownOffice Held: City of Nibley Planning CommissionerOffice Sought: Lt. GovernorIssue: Healthcare Access - Medicaid Expansion is available for people in need. Complete expansion up the 138% of the poverty level went into effect 1/1/20. I was one of the five signatories or sponsors of Pro…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Priyanka BakayaBio: Priyanka Bakaya is Renewlogy’s CEO and is an entrepreneurial environmental leader. Bakaya worked in the energy research sector and in electronic waste, which led to her researching plastic waste technologies during her time at MIT. Bakaya also worked in venture capital on sta…
 
With questions submitted in advance, Devin answers 10 questions in about 10 minutes.Topics include healthcare, the war on drugs, education, rural communities, water and ethics.Questions from Carol Fineagan, Sean Thomas, Richard Davidson, Janis Baker Ferre, Nate Blouin, Walt Sorenson, Margie Broschinsky, Jake Garn, Cindy England and Richard Swart.#p…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Jamie CheekOffice Sought: Utah's 1st Congressional DistrictIssue: Healthcare. Everyday I see people who can't afford or access healthcare. Growing up my family was on Medicaid. Growing up in a small town, my mother hated using it because "everybody knew everybody." I honestly believe this is why…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Jared AndersonOffice Sought: Utah 3rd Congressional DistrictIssue: PovertyBetter monetary income is an idea to bring hope back into the lives of the American people. I’d equate it to what the G.I. Bill was after the 2nd World War. I support it wholeheartedly.Bio: Jared is a father, husband, stud…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Jazmin MayIssue: Immigration and Education. I am a DACA recipient. We need to find a pathway for Dreamers and their parents to obtain citizenship and grant us equal opportunity in this country.Bio: Jazmin May has a passion for community work and advocacy. She believe that every member of the com…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Thandeka Tutu-GxasheIssue: Currently I would guess the spread and impact of Covid19 infections and the impact on our lives and the devastating impact on our economy and all that flows from that. Also what will life be like post our country lockdown. Mainly just socially and the curtailment of on…
 
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