Romney Announces Candidacy To Represent Utah In The United States Senate
OREM, UTAH (Feb. 16, 2018) – Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced his candidacy to represent Utah in the United States Senate.
“Utahns are known for hard work, innovation, and our can-do pioneering spirit. I am running for United States Senate because in these trying times there is no better moment to bring Utah’s values to Washington. Utah’s economic and political success is a model for our nation; I am ready to fight for this great state and advocate for solutions that improve the lives of Utahns,” said Romney.
In the coming months, Romney plans to visit each of the state’s 29 counties to talk with Utahns about their priorities, issues, and concerns. Utah’s dual-track nomination process includes gathering signatures for a June primary and participating in the caucus and convention system. Romney plans to participate in both the signature gathering process and the state GOP convention in April. (To learn more about Utah’s election process click here.)
Romney is uniquely positioned to serve Utah and fight for Utahns. He led the 2002 Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics and, with a team of volunteers and managers, turned the struggling Games into a success story. Romney was the co-founder of Bain Capital, a leading investment company, and the turnaround CEO of Bain and Company, an international management consulting firm. Romney currently serves on the board of directors of Marriott International and as Chairman of the Solamere Capital Executive Partner Group.
As governor of Massachusetts, Romney worked across the aisle to cut taxes 19 times, develop a health insurance program that covered all citizens, establish the John and Abigail Adams College Scholarship program for the top quarter of high school students, and balance the budget every year.
In addition to his public and private sector experience, Romney has served in several charities and as a Bishop and a Stake President in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He currently works with CharityVision in Salt Lake City and the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases in Boston. Romney earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his JD/MBA from Harvard University. He is the proud husband to Ann Romney, father to five sons, and grandfather to 24 grandchildren.