Candidate for Governor @ State of Utah
Aimee Winder Newton is the only candidate in the Utah governor’s race who brings elected experience, business experience, and a fresh perspective to state government.
Her focus includes improving education, ending the teacher shortage, strengthening Utah’s workforce, and creating long-term plans to tackle growth issues like housing, air quality, transportation and water.
Aimee currently serves on the Salt Lake County Council – where she’s overseen the state’s second largest budget and fought for innovative solutions to intergenerational poverty, mental health, and criminal justice. She was elected by her peers to serve as chair of the council in 2018.
Her 25 years of local government experience also includes helping to incorporate Taylorsville City, serving on a planning commission and school community councils, and working for the city government in communications and economic development.
Aimee and her husband, Matt, have four children, ages 15-23. She has been a small business owner since 2003.