Ahead of Pete Buttigieg’s visit to Salt Lake City today, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill endorsed Pete Buttigieg for president.
“We’ve made progress towards criminal justice reform in Salt Lake County, but it’s going to take bold action at the federal level to drive change across Utah and the United States. That’s why I’m proud to endorse Pete Buttigieg for President of the United States,” Gill said in a statement. “As mayor of South Bend, he never shied away from tough conversations, and as president, he’ll prioritize restorative justice to work to reduce incarceration across the United States. Pete understands the importance of belonging –– he will be a president for all of us, not only those that support him. I enthusiastically endorse Pete Buttigieg for president of the United States.”
“This endorsement comes as momentum continues to build for Pete on the ground in Utah,” Buttigieg’s campaign wrote in a statement. “Earlier this week, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson and former Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson announced their endorsement of Pete. And Pete for America also announced a major ramp-up of organizing work in Utah.”
Starting Monday, the campaign will have a presence in every Super Tuesday state, including Utah. Roughly 2,000 active volunteers in Utah have held more than 100 events to grow support for the campaign.
Tonight’s town hall with Buttigieg will be held at the Union Event Center, 235 N. 500 West, Salt Lake City. RSVPs are required at mobilize.us/peteforamerica/event/216953/