For Democrats and any unaffiliated voters, there is an option on their ballot to make a choice for the Utah Democratic party’s nominee in the United States Senate race. Whoever wins this primary, wrapping up on June 28th, will go up against Senator Mike Lee in the general election.
One of the names on the ballot is Jonathan Swinton. Swinton says one of his big qualifications locally is that he is a Utah State alum and described himself as a proud, True Aggie – joking that his wife helped him with that. He talked about some of his other qualifications.
“The thing that I think makes me the most unique and qualified for this job, is I’m a Marriage and Family therapist,” Swinton said. “I own a network of counseling clinics in Utah where we specialize in helping people solve problems who can’t get along.
“And that’s exactly what we need in Washington and I think it’s exactly what Mike Lee has shown he doesn’t know how to do.
Swinton went on to explain, “I want to take those skills that I have in problem-solving and helping people cooperate in Washington, so that we can end this constant gridlock that seems to just be getting worse with our representatives.”
Swinton was a guest on KVNU’s For the People program on Thursday. Opposing Swinton on the Democratic side is Misty Snow who also appeared on For the People and will be featured on other KVNU newscasts.