Utah: a shining state on the hill

The Utah Compact is a bipartisan and moderate set of principles for immigration reform, signed in 2011 with support from leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These principles are diametrically opposed to what Republicans stand…


How can a Democrat win in Utah?

I’m going to be very frank for a minute. It’s not easy to be a Democrat in Utah. We lose a lot. I’m tired of losing. Are you? When we lose, so do poor, sick Utahns who don’t have access to Medicaid because the Republicans in the legislature won’t…


Fear leads to hate

We are a nation of immigrants. That’s not fake news. That’s not political correctness. That’s a fact. It’s real life. And it’s one of the core principles that made America great from day one. There is no excuse--none at all--to benefit so richly…


Health care is a right

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


You have a voice on health care

With all the drama coming from the White House these days, it’s easy to forget the President and his party just took major strides toward destroying the American health care system. TrumpCare is opposed by every major group of health professionals…


How you can defend the Constitution

We are in the midst of a Constitutional crisis. The White House is in chaos. The President of the United States is just over 110 days into his presidency, and he’s already delivered classified information directly to the Russians, fired his national…


Finding My Political Voice

I'm Utah’s political newcomer. I’m running to be the democratic challenger to unseat Mia Love in Utah’s Congressional District 4. I've never held public office before, but I'm not new to the issues that are impacting the families of Utah and…


Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my official page. My name is Darlene McDonald and I’m running for the United States House of Representatives to represent Utah District 4. This congressional seat is currently held by Representative Mia Love. Who am I? I’m new…


Wishing Everyone a Happy Easter

I’m going to admit, for the past 23 years Easter has been a holiday I have never looked forward to. Twenty-six years ago, I went into early labor and gave birth to twin boys. Marcus was delivered first, weighing only 2 pounds, 11 ounces. Malcolm was…