Darlene McDonald for Salt Lake County Council

My name is Darlene McDonald and I’m running as a Democrat for Salt Lake County Council




What do I believe?

I believe in economic justice.
I believe Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid must be protected.
I believe in immigration reform and that families should not be torn apart.
I believe that everyone should have access to healthcare and that it is a right and not a privilege afforded to just a few.
I believe in science.
I believe climate change is real.
I believe in diplomacy and that war is not the answer.
I believe in education and that we must invest in our future by investing in education.
I believe a strong economy creates jobs.
I believe we must train our workforce for the jobs of the future without giving empty promises for jobs lost to automation and technology.

Unite For Healthcare Rally

Darlene McDonald's powerful speech at the June 10, 2017 Unite For Healthcare March and Rally at the Wallace F. Bennett Federal building in Salt Lake City.

Posted by Darlene McDonald For Salt Lake County Council on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Who am I?

Hello and welcome to my official page. My name is Darlene McDonald and I’m running for the Salt Lake County Council – member at large seat A.

I’m passionate about issues that impact the everyday lives of the people of Utah, the people of this country, and people around the world.

Since I entered the race, residents have spoken with me about air quality, resources for adults with disabilities, and the on-going opioid crisis that’s devastating too many of our families. As councilwoman, I will work hard to ensure all residents of Salt Lake County have access to the same services and opportunities that allowed me to thrive.


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Darlene and Michael McDonald run into Daughter after Evacuation from Puerto Rico

The first thing that caught Michael McDonald’s eye was the woman’s hair — significantly longer than it was when his daughter embarked on her Mormon mission to Puerto Rico in May, but the same tawny brown curls. “I said: ‘Is that her? Is it really her?’ I couldn’t quite believe it,” Michael…

Healthcare Is a Right

President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, known as “Obamacare,” was based on a conservative idea. This conservative idea was proposed by the conservative Heritage Foundation in the 80s, proposed by Republicans as an alternative to “HillaryCare” in the 90s, and successfully…

Team Utah

There’s a lot to divide us Utahns. BYU or Utah? Mormon or not? Democrat or Republican? It’s pretty easy to focus on what divides us. It can be a lot harder to remember what unites us. We should all remember the wise words of our last eloquent and patriotic president: The pundits, the pundits like…

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