Biden campaign endorses Peterson-Brown ticket in Utah gubernatorial race

Democratic candidate for president Joseph R. Biden has announced his endorsement of Chris Peterson for Utah governor.

“In a time of division, we need leaders who will stand up for working people,” Vice President Biden said. “As governor of Utah, Chris Peterson will help our country heal and make a positive difference in the daily lives of Utahns. I’m proud of his track record of fighting for consumer protections and access to health care. I stand with Chris and thank him for his service.”

Chris Peterson and his lieutenant governor running mate Karina Brown accepted former Vice President Biden’s endorsement while echoing the message of unity and democratic values that have come to define the Utah governor’s race. Earlier this month, a viral ad spread throughout the nation featuring Peterson and his Republican opponent Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox discussing the need for civility and respecting the will of the voters.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of our former vice president, Joe Biden,” said Peterson. “He has served our nation for decades with fortitude, humility, and resolve. But, whoever wins the presidential election, I will respect voters’ decision, form a productive relationship with the White House, and work tirelessly to protect the interests of my fellow Utahns.”

“It’s important to work together at the national level with elected officials, and the endorsement of the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign is another step forward in building relationships outside of Utah,” Brown said.