Meet the Candidate: Luke Stradinger for Duchesne County Sheriff


Luke Stradinger visited the KVEL studio this week for an interview on the Meet the Candidate Forum. Stradinger is running for Duchesne County Sheriff. He has served as a state trooper for 19 years. Stradinger’s campaign information can be found on his Facebook page ‘Luke Stratinger for Duchesne County Sheriff’, which includes videos of his goals and vision. Among these, Stradinger has stated he will work to eradicate the drug abuse plaguing Duchesne County and has also stated that he will work to unite with Sheriffs and lawmakers around the state to tighten the margins of criminal leniency that the justice system operates within. The Meet the Candidate Forum started on May 7th and is being held primarily on Monday mornings from 8 to 9am broadcast on News Talk KVEL 104.5 FM and 920 AM. The interviews scheduled for Monday, May 21st, are Joni Crane for Uintah County Commission Seat A followed by Mike Kennedy for U.S. Senate. Interviews will be rebroadcast every weekday morning from 8 to 9am starting Tuesday, May 29th, through Tuesday, June 19th.

Listen to all of the candidates' interviews here:


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.