Brown, President of the Cache County Friends of the Children’s Justice Center Board, is excited to join the Peterson for Utah Governor Team
Nibley, Utah — Today the Peterson for Utah campaign announced Karina Brown as its choice to be Utah’s next lieutenant governor. 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. Brown also serves on the Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Cache Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee. She is a Planning Commissioner for the city of Nibley, Utah. And she is the co-founder of the Cache Valley United for Change organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement.
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“Karina is a natural leader and tireless community organizer,” Peterson said. “Her public service to people in need, her leadership on recent successful ballot measures, and her experience in rural small business development make her the right choice for our state.”
“The Peterson and Brown ticket for governor and lieutenant governor is a powerful combination because of our advocacy work,” said Brown. “His work in consumer protection and my success in helping to expand health care coverage will resonate with Utahns across the state.”
Brown also currently serves as Co-Chair of Cache Celebration of Women’s Suffrage 2020, an organization working to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. The organization is dedicated to educating Utah students about voting history including the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and 1870 when Seraph Young of Utah was the first woman in America to vote under an equal suffrage law. The Women’s Suffrage 2020 curriculum includes an educational exhibit available to school districts across the state. “With the division in our politics, celebrating the democratic process and our freedom to make a difference is more important than ever,” explained Brown.
Brown has an M.S. in Human, Environmental, and Consumer Resources from Eastern Michigan University and a B.S. in Family Resources and Human Development from Arizona State University. She is currently pursuing a Public Leadership Credential from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
“I look forward to listening to the concerns of Utahns as I work hard to earn their vote,” said Brown. “Now, more than ever, people are feeling anxious and we must reach out to them during this challenging time and let them know their voices are being heard.”
Brown is married to Dr. Karl Brown, a physician and Air Force veteran and is a mother of four fabulous children in Nibley, Utah (Cache Valley). Her hobbies include fitness, spending time with family, listening to audio books, and playing violin and guitar.