Washington County Republican, Democratic conventions, details

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Republican and Democratic Conventions will be held this weekend, marking the next step in the 2014 election season.

Democratic convention

The Washington County Democratic Party Convention will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Fossil Ridge Intermediate School in St. George. The convention affords Democrats from Washington County the opportunity to elect the delegates that will represent them at the state convention later this month.

Additionally, candidates will have booths and a chance to address the convention, as well as answer questions from their constituents.

“We are at a critical crossroads for our state and for the country as a whole,” said Dorothy Engelman, former Washington County Democratic Party chair and candidate for Utah House District 74. “As we continue to recover from the massive recession which began in 2008, this is not a time to stop the forward momentum of the Democrats in Utah to improve the lives of all Utahns and to assure that all voices are heard. Although the Democratic Party is a minority party in Utah, its members are passionate about the issues confronting our state. The delegates from Washington County who go to the state convention will reflect not only the concerns of our citizens, but also bring exciting ideas for solutions.”

Event details and contact information

  • What: Washington County Democratic Party Convention
  • When: Friday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fossil Ridge Intermediate School, 383 South Mall Drive, St. George
  • Contact/more info: 435-879-1558 or visit the Washington County Democratic Party website.

Republican convention

The Washington County Republican Party Convention will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Gardner Center Ballroom on the Dixie State University campus. Registration and electioneering starts at 7 a.m. Please allow plenty of time for parking and checking in at the credentials table.

Lisa Marie Thorpe, head of communications for the county’s party, said that over 400 county delegates and 15-20 candidates will be in attendance. Candidates will have a chance to present their case to the delegates, who have spent the last several weeks researching them and will narrow the field by selecting one candidate to represent the Republican party in each race in the upcoming election.

Event details and contact information

  • What: Washington County Republican Party Convention
  • When: Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: Gardner Center Ballroom, DSU campus, 225 South 700 East, St. George
  • Contact/more info: 435-467-1040 or visit the Washington County Republicans website.

Find a list of all candidates who filed for Washington County offices here. Find a list of all Utah candidates who filed for state and federal offices here. Note: These fields of candidates will be narrowed down at the forthcoming conventions and state primary elections.

The 2014 general election will be held on Nov. 4.

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