*** For Immediate Release ***

Democratic Nominee for Utah Governor Chris Peterson Endorses Joe Biden for President

August 21, 2020—Salt Lake City, UT Today, Democratic candidate for governor Chris Peterson is announcing his endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States. Former Vice President Biden officially accepted the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination Thursday night.

“Vice President Biden has served our nation for decades with fortitude, humility, and resolve,” Peterson said. “It’s time we elect a president who will stand with every American at every turn in our road to recovery. We need Joe Biden now more than ever: A leader with strong morals who can lift us out of this recession, just as he did in 2009. Today, I’m proud to call myself a Democrat and I’m proud to support Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.”

Joe Biden won the Democratic Party’s nomination over Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Vice President Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, marking the first time an African- American and Asian-American woman will be nominated for a major party ticket in American history. Having served in public office for over 40 years, Joe Biden has built his reputation on bipartisan legislation and by fighting to preserve America’s moral character.

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are a powerful team that will help unite America and lead us into a bright future,” lieutenant governor candidate Karina Brown said. “Joe Biden’s commitment to his family and country is plain to see after decades of dedicated public service. I’m excited to see Kamala Harris on the ticket with Vice President Biden. Her leadership and intelligence is a light for so many folks in our country.”

Peterson will announce his endorsement of Vice President Biden at 10:30 a.m. today, August 21, in a prerecorded address. Peterson and Brown are available for press interviews regarding their endorsement of Joe Biden.

CONTACT: Ermina Mustafic
PHONE: 385-229-7448
EMAIL: ermina@petersonforutah.com
WEBSITE: PetersonforUtah.com

About Peterson for Utah

Chris Peterson is a fifth generation Utahn with deep pioneer roots who has spent his career fighting for working families. A professor of business law at the University of Utah and recognized authority on consumer protection, he has worked tirelessly to help industry to improve the lives of their employees and customers.

Lt. Gov. candidate Karina Brown is President of the Cache County Friends of the Children’s Justice Center Board and was a founding sponsor of the Medicaid Expansion ballot initiative (Proposition 3) adopted by Utah voters in 2018. She also serves on the Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Cache Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee.

Democrats advanced Chris Peterson for Utah with 88.4% of votes during the Democratic Primary Convention in April.