Utah Democratic Party announces new executive director

The Utah Democratic Party Chair, Daisy Thomas, and its Executive Committee are proud to announce Alex Cragun as the Executive Director of the Utah Democratic Party.

Cragun will take on the position of Executive Director, exited by Lauren Littlefield, who stepped down at the end of the administration under Peter Corroon. 

Prior to accepting this position, Cragun served on the Jay Seegmiller for Congress Campaign in 2012 and Christine Passey for House 44 race in 2014, as well as Vice Chair for the Young Democrats of Utah and the Southwest Regional Director for the Young Democrats of America. Cragun is a founding member of the transit advocacy group, the Utah Transit Riders Union, and is currently a Board Member of both the Utah Transit Authority and the Emerging Leaders Initiative. 

A Utah County native, Cragun has been working in Democratic politics since 2008, starting as an intern for then-Mayor Peter Corroon’s reelection campaign. Cragun is currently the Public Affairs Coordinator for the Association for Utah Community Health, where he monitors policy and legislation affecting Health Centers in urban and rural Utah. 

“The Utah Democratic Party is focused on finding and empowering local leaders and building communities. Alex’s experience in issue-based organizing and his campaign experience in rural Utah, makes him a great fit for the Executive Director position,” said Thomas. 

“I am humbled and honored to become the next Executive Director of the Utah Democratic Party.  We have some hard work ahead of us,” said Cragun. “I will be looking to the outgoing-Executive Director, Lauren Littlefield, for guidance and the many others who came before me. Utah stands at a moment of change and I hope we can turn that moment, into a larger Democratic movement.”