Jenny Wilson (D-UT)

Jenny Wilson is a 2018 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Utah. She is a fifth generation Utahn and is currently serving her second-year term on the Salt Lake County Council. Wilson has experience at all levels of government. She has served as press secretary to U.S. Rep. Les AuCoin (D-OR) and as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bill Orton (D-UT), a Blue Dog Democrat. She also served as an aide to the Utah state legislature and was a candidate for Salt Lake City Mayor in 2007.

Background and Achievements

In addition to her service in government, Wilson has broad experience working in the private and nonprofit sectors, serving in key positions for the Sundance Institute and Film Festival, the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Voices for Utah Children and the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center. She has served on numerous boards of trustees and community positions.  Most recently, Wilson directed and produced a documentary film, THE GRAND RESCUE, which aired on PBS stations throughout the United States. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and her graduate degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Positions on Key Issues

  • Advocate for immigration reform to aid refugees and immigrants to the path of citizenship
  • Supporter of environmental protection
  • Advocates for economic protection of the middle and working class
  • Advocate for women’s equality and civil rights

Prospects & Opponents

Jenny Wilson is running against Republican conservative candidate Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is anti-accessible healthcare for all and anti-abortion.


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