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Endorsements

Erin Mendenhall is endorsed by an incredible lineup of leaders from within Salt Lake City, including:

Former Mayor Ted Wilson

“Erin Mendenhall is a real leader. Her work with the Salt Lake City Council and as a leader in the fight for clean air will make her a great mayor. She’s got my vote.”

State Senator Derek Kitchen

“Erin Mendenhall is the best candidate for Salt Lake City. She knows the city better than anyone else. Erin has served two terms as Councilwoman. She knows the City budget inside and out, she knows how our process works and where it can be improved. She is policy focused and knows how to make City Hall work for you. Erin is the candidate that is ready to be mayor from day one.”

City Council Chair Charlie Luke (District 6)

“Salt Lake City needs a Mayor who has the leadership and proven record to effectively lead and manage the City. Erin Mendenhall will be that Mayor. I’ve worked side-by-side with Erin for six years on the City Council. She knows how city government should work, and will use that expertise to repair our roads, protect and strengthen our neighborhoods, improve the quality of our air, and restore transparency and accountability to the Mayor’s office. I’m proud to endorse Erin Mendenhall for Salt Lake City Mayor.”

Councilwoman Amy Fowler (District 7)

“After 12 years of being governed by former state legislators, I believe Salt Lake City needs a mayor who knows how the city government actually works and how to deliver real results for city residents. That’s why I’m endorsing Erin Mendenhall for mayor.

“Erin and I don’t always agree, and I still think she asks too many wonky questions during Redevelopment Agency meetings, but she is willing to sit at the table and have the tough conversations. She is willing to listen, learn, compromise and work together. Through our own tough conversations we have developed a strong working relationship through truly difficult times. Erin has worked hard to build relationships in the community, with the county, and with state leaders that she will put to work for us. She would be ready to make a real difference for the city on Day One.

“If we want the city to deliver better results, we need a mayor with the right kind of experience. Erin Mendenhall has that experience and will make a terrific mayor.”

Councilmember Chris Wharton (District 3)

“I’ve worked with Erin in the trenches on funding streets, parks, public utilities, and affordable housing. She is the candidate who can get thing done.”

Ballpark Community Council Chair Amy Hawkins

“I endorse Erin Mendenhall for mayor because of her ability to communicate with empathy and precision. Whether it’s a hard decision with a handful of citizens or a policy disagreement with a roomful of legislators, Erin engages with her whole, authentic self. She listens and speaks with attentiveness and grace. She doesn’t turn away from the conversation.”

East Liberty Park Community Organization Co-Chair Jason Stevenson

“I’m really glad to endorse Erin Mendenhall for Salt Lake City Mayor. I was thinking about this: when you’re choosing your next mayor, you’re choosing someone that you’re going to go on a four-year roadtrip with. And that’s a tough decision. And you’re choosing someone who’ll be in the driver’s seat. You know, you want someone who’s going to make decisions, stand up for Salt Lake City, listen to everybody, and really just be there as someone you can trust. There are some people who are great at telling stories… you want them in the backseat. They’re entertainment. There’s other people who are really good at reading maps and knowing what’s going on… they can ride shotgun. But in the driver’s seat, you want someone that’s going to stand up for Salt Lake City, and that’s who Erin Mendenhall is. I’m very pleased to endorse her.”

East Liberty Park Community Organization Co-Chair Darryl High

Sugar House Community Council Chair Landon Clark

“I support Erin Mendenhall because of her ability to connect to the community. She understands how to utilize and listen to the community, and in turn, to help the community. Erin will make a great mayor and I’m proud to endorse her.”

Liberty Wells Community Council Chair Sara Adelman

“I’ve been impressed with Erin ever since I met her at a community council meeting five years ago. Erin has a passion not just for city policy but also for the real people whose lives are impacted by those policies. She is earnest, energetic, and extremely attentive to community needs. She understands the issues that face not just her current council district but the city as a whole. Erin has both the vision necessary to lead our city and the technical know-how to get work done. Erin is the most qualified candidate for the job, and I’m excited to work with her in her new role as mayor.”

Climate activist Bill Barron

“I’m really glad to endorse Erin Mendenhall for Salt Lake City Mayor. I was thinking about this: when you’re choosing your next mayor, you’re choosing someone that you’re going to go on a four-year roadtrip with. And that’s a tough decision. And you’re choosing someone who’ll be in the driver’s seat. You know, you want someone who’s going to make decisions, stand up for Salt Lake City, listen to everybody, and really just be there as someone you can trust. There are some people who are great at telling stories… you want them in the backseat. They’re entertainment. There’s other people who are really good at reading maps and knowing what’s going on… they can ride shotgun. But in the driver’s seat, you want someone that’s going to stand up for Salt Lake City, and that’s who Erin Mendenhall is. I’m very pleased to endorse her.”

Utah Cultural Alliance

Rating: A+

Salt Lake City’s working families proudly support Erin Mendenhall for Mayor

Salt Lake City Firefighters Local 81

“Erin Mendenhall gets it. She’s a strong advocate for public safety and regularly meets with first responders to see how we can all do better. Salt Lake City firefighters are proud to endorse Erin for mayor. She always has our back, so we can have yours.”

Utah AFL-CIO

Central Utah Federation of Labor

“There are very few people who care about working families like Erin Mendenhall. She understands the fight of working families and truly cares about the employees of Salt Lake City. I can not tell you how many times I have received calls and text messages from Erin asking questions and seeking advice on how to help employees and families in Salt Lake.”

AFSCME Local 1004

Operating Engineers Local 3

Professional Firefighters of Utah

IBEW Local 354

Communications Workers of America Local 7704