Meet the Candidate

We interview candidates for local and state elections

Utah Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Hughes

It's an election year and Utah candidates are trying to conduct their campaigns amid the social distancing requirements. Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Hughes reached out to Uintah Basin Citizens by phone to share his thoughts about the Coronavirus health crisis, economic recovery, and rural Utah's future. This interview aired on Newstalk 104.5 FM and AM 920 KVEL Thursday evening, April 2nd 2020.

Apr 2, 2020 Episode Permalink

Doug Durbano (R) Candidate Utah's 1st Congressional District

Constitutional Law Attorney, Private Businessman and Republican, Doug Durbano addresses his views on our Constitution Republic form of government, the shrinking rural American legislative voices and more. Durbano feels that corruption is rampant and it's time to stand up for change. This 26 minute interview is informative and entertaining. We invite you to listen in.

Mar 16, 2020 Episode Permalink

Thomas Wright (R) Utah Gubernatorial Candidate

Thomas Wright was elected twice as Chairman of the GOP where he served from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Wright is the owner, president and principal broker of Sotheby's International Realty in Park City. Under his stewardship, Summit Sotheby's has grown from 135 million in 2008 to 2.2 billion in 2019. He is the son of Utah Republican nominee for governor, Bob Wright who was defeated by Scott Matheson in 1980. Thomas has chosen Ut. Congressman Rob Bishop to serve as his Lieutenant Governor if elected. Thomas Wright lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Caroline and 4 kids.

Mar 2, 2020 Episode Permalink

Utah Lieutenant Gov. Spencer Cox

Gubernatorial candidate Spencer Cox reached out to citizens of the Uintah Basin on Monday, February 17th to discuss his position on issues facing rural Utah citizens. Spencer Cox is one of 6 candidates campaigning to succeed Utah Governor Gary Herbert, who is not running for re-election. Mr. Cox addresses issues pertaining to rural Utah citizens.

Feb 24, 2020 Episode Permalink

Howard Wallack (R) Candidate Utah's 1st Congressional District

Howard Wallack proudly proclaims he has never held a political office. He is a former school teacher and has owned and operated a successful trucking company. He feels that due to his experience in business and the classroom he is in a better represent the hard working citizens of the Uintah Basin in Congress.

Feb 11, 2020 Episode Permalink

Utah Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Hughes

Utah Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Hughes addresses questions relevant to citizens of the Uintah Basin including, Ural Utah's shrinking legislative influence, public lands, Utah tax reform, how to address Utah's growing population with rural infrastructure expansion and much more. Mr. Hughes served in Utah House of Representatives since 2003, he served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2015 to 2018. He served as Chairman of the House Education Committee, UTA Board of Trustees. He sponsored the resolution calling on President Trump to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument declaration. He also fought to compel the federal government to honor our statehood promise to transfer title to our public lands.

Feb 3, 2020 Episode Permalink

Kerry Gibson Candidate Utah's 1st Congressional District

Kerry Gibson (R) Utah's 1st Congressional District visited the citizens of the Uintah Basin this week. Kerry Gibson and his wife Katrina have raised 6 children on their family farm in West Weber County. Kerry has serviced the citizens of the State of Utah as Utah Agriculture and Food Commissioner and Deputy Director at the Department of Natural Resources. He has served as Weber County Commissioner and as a Utah State Representative. Here he discusses his values and his stance on issues facing citizens of the Uintah Basin.

Jan 24, 2020 Episode Permalink

Tina Cannon (R) Candidate Utah Congressional District 1

Tina Cannon (R) candidate for Utah's Congressional District 1 currently held by Representative Rob Bishop. Tina is a 4th generation Utahn who has spent her life in the 1st Congressional District. She and her husband David have raised their 4 children in Davis, Weber and Morgan Counties. Tina has run an accounting firm for the past decade and her husband David is an aerospace engineer.

Jan 16, 2020 Episode Permalink

Utah Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Burningham

Utah Gubernatorial Candidate, Jeff Burningham, pictured here with his wife Sally, visited the Uintah Basin Tues, Oct. 29th to share his vision for Utah and where the unique needs of rural Utah fit in.

Oct 30, 2019 Episode Permalink

Katie Witt (R) Candidate for US Congress - Ut. Dist. 1 Bishop

Kaysville City Mayor Katie Witt announced she is entering the race to earn the Republican nomination to represent Utah’s first congressional district. In March of this year, Representative Rob Bishop announced he will not run for re-election in 2020.

Oct 9, 2019 Episode Permalink

Rob Bishop

Rep. Rob Bishop  Ut. (R) U.S. Congress Ut. House Dist. 1 KVEL Interview 6-25-18 

Jun 25, 2018 Episode Permalink