The Loudmouth Project

Candidate Conversation with SLC Mayoral Candidates, Part. 1

This is a special two-part Candidate Conversation focusing on the Salt Lake Mayoral race. Utah State Senator Luz Escamilla and Salt Lake City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall join Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson to discuss their backgrounds, their families, and what issues they feel are most pressing for Utah’s capital city.

In part one, we get to know Sen. Escamilla and Councilwoman Mendenhall and some of their top priorities for the city they love. In part two, the conversation continues with a deep dive on the issues that most concern them and more on who they are as people and how they deal with the pressures of public service and raising families.

Luz Escamilla’s website: https://www.luzformayor.com

Erin Mendenhall’s website: https://erinmendenhall.com

About the author, Amy

For nearly three decades, Amy has been telling other people’s stories. As a professional journalist, she’s covered everything from crime to education, spending the last 19 years in sports. As an award-winning writer and columnist, she wrote about high school and college athletics, as well as covering six Olympic Games. Born in Utah, Amy moved to Alaska in junior high and graduated from Robert Service High School in Anchorage. She graduated from both Snow College and the University of Utah, and she has worked as a journalist in Salt Lake City since 1990. She co-hosted a high school radio show for over a decade, and she co-founded Voices of Reason podcast with her Deseret News colleague Jasen Lee. She is a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a devoted foster to animals hoping to find a home of their own.

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