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Equality Utah’s Endorsed Candidates Have Mixed Results

Equality Utah came up with three wins and four losses in the 2007 municipal and county elections. The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender political action committee announced their endorsements in this year's municipal and county races shortly after the primary election.

In the Salt Lake City Mayor's race, Ralph Becker garnered Equality Utah's endrosement and also won the race with 64 percent of the vote.

In the Salt Lake City Council District 2 race, Michael Clara, who was endorsed by Equality Utah, lost by 160 votes with 46 percent of the votes. Van Blair Turner won the election.

In Salt Lake Council District 4, the political action committee endorsed both candidates, Nancy Saxton and Luke Garrott. Garrott won against the incumbent Saxton with 57 percent of the vote.

EU-endorsed J.T. Martin won the race to represent Salt Lake Council District 6 with 53 percent of the vote against Roger McConkie.

Both West Valley Council candidates endorsed by Equality Utah lost their races. Adam Leffler lost to Carolynn Burt with only 35 percent of the vote. Clint Child lost to Russell Brooks with 41 percent of the vote.

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