2022 Primary Election

Candidate Endorsement Tracker

The Citizen Action by Public Employees (CAPE) Committee endorses political candidates and organizes political activities for UPEA. The committee is made up of UPEA members who volunteer their time to interview and endorse public employee-friendly candidates for the upcoming election cycle. The CAPE Committee ensures that public employees have a voice and are represented in the political process.

The CAPE Committee interviews candidates about their position on issues important to public employees including compensation and benefits, retirement, healthcare, and the privatization of government jobs.  Candidates‘ responses are evaluated to determine whether they align with UPEA’s lobbying efforts for public employees. If the candidate is an incumbent, their voting record on public employee issues is also considered.  After the formal interview process and discussion, the CAPE Committee members vote to determine if CAPE will endorse a candidate or remain neutral in a specific political race.

UPEA believes it is important to endorse and elect public employee-friendly candidates. These individuals determine and establish pay and benefits.  Through the power of voting, public employees can influence who will represent them on crucial issues.

The candidates listed below have been endorsed by the CAPE Committee for the primary election on June 28, 2022. This list will be updated continuously to reflect any changes as the election cycle progresses.

DistrictEndorsed Candidate
House 2Val Potter
House 11Rep. Kelly Miles
House 19Rep. Ray Ward
House 20Rep. Melissa Ballard
House 29Mark Huntsman
House 46Rep. Jeff Stenquiest
House 45Rep. Susan Pulsipher
House 67Rep. Christine Watkins
DistrictEndorsed Candidate
Senate 11Sen. Daniel Thatcher
Senate 13Sen. Gene Davis
Senate 14Stephanie Pitcher



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