Utah’s political action committee representing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally community, Equality Utah, announced their endorsements for the 2013 election year. Elections in off years are generally for municipal races and, potentially, issues and ordinances.
Candidates in cities and counties across the state were given surveys about their positions on issues important to the LGBT community. From the surveys, the PAC interviews the top respondees and forwards recommendations to the Equality Utah board of directors.
Financial contributions, which come from member donations and the annual Allies Dinner, are also determined by the board.
This year, these endorsements are:
Cherie Wood, South Salt Lake
Dave Sakrison, Moab
Jerry Rechtenbach, Taylorsville
JoAnn Seghini, Midvale
Nick Castleton, Eureka
City Council Candidates
Boyd Marshall, South Salt Lake
Brigham Mellor, Farmington City
Diane Turner, Murray City
Erin Mendenhal, Salt Lake City
Lars Norfelt, West Valley City
Lisa Ramsey Adams, Salt Lake City
Marcia White, Ogden City
Sharla Beverly, South Salt Lake
Stan Penfold, Salt Lake City
Sterling Beck, Provo City
Turner C. Bitton, Ogden City
Elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5 or by mail and some county clerk offices beforehand. equalityutah.org.