Utah Democrats commend DNC primary calendar changes

On Saturday, members of the Democratic National Committee voted overwhelmingly to change the Democratic presidential primary calendar for 2024. This change would put South Carolina first on February 3, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on the 6th, Georgia on the 13th and Michigan on the 27th. 

“I was proud to stand with the rest of the Utah delegation and the vast majority of DNC members to support this new primary calendar last Saturday in Philadelphia. This history-making change will ensure that our party’s nominating process reflects the diversity of our country,” said Chair Diane Lewis. “By placing Nevada as a very narrow second in the process, important Western issues, such as water and drought, will be elevated in importance among presidential candidates, benefitting Utah as well. This calendar is a win for our party, our state, and our country.

This change was strongly supported at the DNC winter meeting by Utah’s DNC members, who include Chair Diane Lewis, Vice Chair Oscar Mata, and Committee Members Darlene McDonald and Ross Romero.