Press Release: More Utah Republicans Announce Their Support For Carly Fiorina

Monday nineteen more Republican leaders announced they are joining the leadership team supporting Carly Fiorina in Utah.

These men and women understand that Carly Fiorina is the most qualified presidential candidate the Republican Party has seen in a long time. She ran a company with more employees than any state government, making her the most impressive, experienced executive in the field. Carly’s proven, real-world leadership experience gives her a first-hand understanding of how the economy works. She has more foreign policy experience than her opponents, having done business and charity work with world leaders in every part of the globe. Carly has effectively communicated a bold, conservative blueprint to get our economy back on track and defeat ISIS, and she is the only candidate who will hold Washington accountable and reign in our massive federal debt. Her personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which has gotten her through her fight with breast cancer and the loss of her daughter, makes her the kind of leader these Utah Republicans want in the White House. 

Francis Gibson, Utah House Majority Whip:
“Carly Fiorina is the only candidate in my mind who can stand for conservative principles and effectively and appropriately speak out against Hillary Clinton’s failures as Secretary of State. I hope all of America will support Carly, allow her to be heard and share her vision for America.”
State Sen. Howard Stephenson, Draper:
“Carly Fiorina has more wisdom and compassion than all of the other candidates combined. And in today’s complicated world, we are in desperate need of a wise, proven leader to get us back on track. Carly not only has the gumption and the grit take on the complicated challenges we’re facing, she will also put realistic solutions into action. Carly also has the greatest ability to defeat Hillary Clinton and I am proud to support her candidacy.”
Dan Liljenquist, Former Utah State Senator:
“Every four years, presidential candidates, Republican and Democrat, unveil ‘new’ plans, ‘new’ strategies to combat America’s crippling entitlement commitments. But nothing ever gets done. For the last 25 years, we’ve had Republicans and Democrats in the White House, in Congress, but no one has the guts to look at the numbers, see that our debt is climbing and proclaim we are on a path on which we cannot continue. It’s time we give a citizen leader who has successful executive experience a try. We must elect Carly Fiorina to the Oval Office to turn our country’s spending around.”
Willie Billings, Former Utah Republican Party Vice Chair:
“Carly Fiorina has established herself as a leader in both technology and foreign policy, having led one of the largest global technology companies in the world. Both of these competencies are critical traits for our next President, and Carly is uniquely qualified for the job.”
Richard Snelgrove, Salt Lake City Councilman:
“Surveying the field, Carly is the clear choice. She’s a level-headed executive with real management experience who will bring much-needed change to Washington, D.C. I trust Carly – she brings common-sense solutions to our national discussion – and I believe she’ll actually get things done. With Carly leading in the Oval Office, she’ll put our country on a clear path to success. I truly believe that under her leadership, America will be on track to reach new levels of flourishing.”
Steve White, Former Utah County Commissioner:
“Carly Fiorina is not just an outsider, but she also has credible business experience and will streamline the federal bureaucracy as Reagan did.”
Janice Auger Rasmussen, Former Mayor of Taylorsville:
“As a seasoned business leader, Carly Fiorina has an unmatched grasp of our economy and understands how to manage some of the largest organizations in the world. She has a strong grasp on our most pressing foreign policy issues as well as relationships with world leaders. I am confident Carly has what it takes — and more — to confront critics with strength and poise. She would be one of the greatest presidents this country has ever known.”
Mel Nimer, President of the Utah Log Cabin Republicans:
“As a small business owner and accountant I deal with a large variety of business owners and managers that have great ideas and a lot of drive, but they don’t really know how to manage people and prioritize the real necessities for their business. Carly does and has proven this with a variety of different companies and industries – and with worldwide exposure. She knows how to motivate people, make hard, fiscally-sound decisions, and is willing to reach out and listen to others with special insight and talents – no matter their political leanings. I’m excited to support Carly Fiorina in her campaign for the presidency.”
Jodi Holmgren, Director of Business Development/Marketing for a leading law firm in Utah and Nevada:
“As a business woman, I am particularly impressed by Carly Fiorina and the race she is running. She’s a respected figure in the private sector and a role model for women in business everywhere. Carly has the executive experience, proven leadership and record of achievement to assure me that she will be our generation’s greatest president. I am confident Carly is the candidate capable of getting our economic engine running again.”
Kathleen Bailey, Investment Manager and Former Candidate for Utah State Treasurer:
“Carly Fiorina is the candidate who is best positioned to lead the United States globally. She was CEO of a huge technology company with operations in 150 countries and is fluent in the language of global business. She also advised the CIA, the NSA and two Secretaries of State and has a deep understanding of international policy and security issues.”
Amy Edwards, President of the Utah School of Phlebotomy:
“I am supporting Carly Fiorina because she understands how to get government out of the way of America’s businesses. As a small business owner, Carly’s message of innovation, entrepreneurship and simplification of the tax code resonates with me. As a wife and mother, it’s important for me to support someone who is not afraid to talk about her faith in Jesus Christ, even during her campaign. I am urging all of my friends, family and colleagues to support Carly because she embodies what the Founding Fathers envisioned for a righteous and just leader for our country.”
Kathryn Zwack, Technology Marketing Consultant:
“I witnessed Carly Fiorina’s leadership first-hand when I was working with HP on a number of marketing projects. She was able to bring together two very different cultures—Hewlett-Packard and Compaq—to grow the largest tech company in the world. To me, this demonstrates that Ms. Fiorina can bring people together—people from all over the world and get them working together toward a common goal. I think that is something the country really needs right now.”
Brian Allison, VP of Worldwide Alliances, Commvault:
“Carly Fiorina has established herself as a leader in both technology and foreign policy, having led one of the largest global technology companies in the world. Both of these competencies are critical traits for our next President, and Carly is uniquely qualified for the job.”
New UT Leadership Team Members:
Majority Whip Francis Gibson, Mapleton
State Sen. Howard Stephenson, Draper
State Rep. Justin Fawson, North Ogden
Dan Liljenquist, Former Utah State Senator, Bountiful
Willie Billings, Former Utah Republican Party Vice Chair, Hurricane
Richard Snelgrove, Salt Lake County Councilman
Steve White, Former Utah County Commissioner
Jennifer Johnson, Elected Member of the Utah State Board of Education (District 8), Murray
Janice Auger-Rasmussen, Former Mayor of Taylorsville
Mel Nimer, President of the Utah Log Cabin Republicans, Midvale
Heidi Thorn, CEO Navitus Sustainable Industries, Salt Lake City
Jodi Holmgren, Director of Business Development/Marketing for a leading law firm in Utah and Nevada, South Ogden
Kathleen Bailey, Investment Manager and Former Candidate for Utah State Treasurer, Bountiful
Kristen Brown, President of Republican Women of Summit County, Park City
Amy Edwards, President of the Utah School of Phlebotomy, Salt Lake City
Helen Redd, Former Utah Republican Audit Chair, Holladay
Kathryn Zwack, Technology Marketing Consultant, Park City
Brian Allison, VP of Wordlwide Alliances, Commvault, Park City
Ashlee Burt, Founder of Springboard Utah, Sandy 
Together, these Republicans join a growing group of Americans nationwide who have been moved to support Carly’s candidacy because of her willingness to challenge the status quo and take on the professional political class. They will help to continue to build a grassroots network of support in Utah and communicate why Carly’s unique and impressive background is what we need in the next president of the United States.