Politics Up Close: Real Women Run, LDS Dems and Auditor Controversy

(KCPW News) With only five in the Senate and 13 in the House of Representatives, the Utah Legislature ranks 43rd among the states for the number of women lawmakers. But a new initiative from the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and the YWCA of Salt Lake City aims to get more Utah women into government and public policy-making. We talked about the Real Women Run campaign with the Hinckley Institute’s Lindsay Zizumbo and former State Representative Lorie Fowlke of Orem.

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Also, the Utah Democratic Party is hoping to find more success in recruiting candidates and voters from the state’s dominant LDS faith. We learned more about the LDS Dems Caucus from Caucus Vice-Chair Crystal Young-Otterstrom.

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And Salt Lake County Auditor Greg Hawkins told us why he’s prepared to sue the county if Mayor Peter Corroon’s plan to remove employees and responsibilities from his office goes forward. We also spoke with Chief Deputy Auditor Lonn Litchfield.

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For our previous conversation with Mayor Peter Corroon about the auditor controversy, you can listen to this episode of CityViews.

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