Damschen, Gordon, and Donaldson: A proposal to put more money into Utah schools

Written by David Damschen (State Treasurer), Natalie Gordon (School Children’s Trust Specialist), and Tim Donaldson (School Children’s Trust Director). Senator Ann Millner and Representative Mel Brown are proposing SJR12, an amendment to the state constitution that, if passed by 2/3 of the legislature and approved by voters, will increase and stabilize the distribution from the permanent State School Fund through the School LAND Trust program. A corresponding bill, SB109, details the formula that will be used for the distribution. The goal of the amendment is to insure that the distribution from…

Kathleen Bailey enters the race for Utah Treasurer

Kathleen Bailey, a former Wall Street analyst and investment manager, has entered the race for Utah State Treasurer. Bailey is the fifth to enter the race to replace current Utah State Treasurer, Richard Ellis, who stepped down, effective November 1, to take a position with the state’s non-profit college savings program.  Merrill Cook, Neil Walter, Phil Conder, and David Damschen have previously announced their candidacies for the office. Bailey earned an MBA from UCLA and worked in San Francisco as an equity analyst for two major investment banks. The GOP’s State Central Committee will meet on…

Merrill Cook running for Utah State Treasurer

Merrill Cook has entered the race for Utah State Treasurer, the Utah Republican Party confirmed to Utah Politico Hub on Friday. The former Congressman is the fourth to enter the race to replace current Utah State Treasurer, Richard Ellis, who stepped down, effective November 1, to take a position with the state’s non-profit college savings program.  Neil Walter, Phil Conder, and David Damschen have previously announced their candidacies for the office. Conder has yet to submit the paperwork to make his candidacy official, but has told Utah Politico Hub he intends to run. Cook…

David Damschen announces his candidacy for Utah State Treasurer

David Damschen has announced his candidacy for Utah State Treasurer. Damschen has been employed as Chief Deputy State Treasurer for the last seven years. Damschen is the third candidate to enter the race to replace current Utah State Treasurer, Richard Ellis, who stepped down, effective November 1, to take a position with the state’s non-profit college savings program.  Neil Walter, a financial analyst and former candidate for Congress from St. George, and Phil Conder, a deputy in the Salt Lake County Treasurer’s office have announced their campaigns for state treasurer previously. Damschen made…