On Thursday, September 29th, the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at Southern Utah University hosted a networking event for Misty K. Snow. Snow is the first transgender woman to become Utah’s democratic nominee running for U.S. Senate. Her opponent is Incumbent Republican Senator Mike Lee.
Roughly 30 students, staff and faculty members were in attendance. Snow gave an educated speech on what she believed to be the issues that hinder Utah, the nation, and especially the millennial generation she identifies with. Her presentation was detailed and thorough. She addressed issues on clean air and energy, free higher education, raising the minimum wage, and women’s rights.
Snow ended her presentation with a personal story about the courage and determination it takes to run for office, even when the cards are stacked against you. “If I, a cashier for Harmon’s grocery store, can do it, anyone can.”
Misty K. SnowIn an article published by the Salt Lake Tribune, Snow is quoted, “A lot of people have told me whether I win or lose, I'm already making a difference just by running.”
Snow feels that her campaign is bigger than herself and will help pave the way for future non-traditional and millennial candidates.is a Utah native who has lived her entire life in Salt Lake County and has a strong connection to this state and its people. She is part of the new millennial generation that recently became one of the largest voting blocks in Utah and the nation.