Running as the Democratic nominee for Utah’s Second Congressional District, Charlene Albarran visited Southern Utah University on Tuesday, November 1st. She visited with students in the Student Center as well as with the Executive Council of the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service throughout the day.
Albarran discussed her platform in comparison to her opponent’s, incumbent Chris Stewart.
Some of the differences that she mentioned included that he did not pass the Violence Against Women Act or a recent education bill, that she would have had she been in Congress. She continually mentioned that she only wanted to show the difference between her and her opponent based off of policy, nothing about character like the Presidential races have been doing.
Overall, Albarran’s platform is centered around four areas: education, employment, environment, and health care. She wants to make college more affordable, assure equal pay for equal work, and protect our natural resources.Albarran was born and raised in Idaho. She received her Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from Boise State University. She has lived in Mexico City and Salt Lake City, where she opened up foundations to help the homeless. Charlene is married to Roberto, they have two sons, and two granddaughters.