Josie Valdez

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Josie Valdez
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Candidate for
Utah State Senate District 8
Bachelor'sWestminster College
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Josie Valdez was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 8 of the Utah State Senate.


Campaign themes

Valdez's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Economic Vitality

  • Excerpt:"I will push for meaningful incentives which give Utah businesses the resources needed to hire and keep new employees. Jobs that originate in Utah and stay in Utah lead to shared prosperity for all working families."


  • Excerpt:"I believe it is critical to provide the tools needed to compete in the global marketplace. I will advocate for smaller class sizes, increased teacher compensation and for providing adequate textbooks and classroom supplies."


  • Excerpt:"I am committed to protecting our environment for future generations. I will work for public policy for cleaner air, clean water and protecting open spaces."



See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Valdez ran for election in the 2012 election for Utah State Senate District 8. Valdez advanced past the Democratic convention and June 26 primary and was defeated by Brian Shiozawa (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Utah State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Shiozawa 56.8% 22,156
     Democratic Josie Valdez 43.2% 16,864
Total Votes 39,020
Utah State Senate District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJosie Valdez 54.3% 1,299
Ty McCartney 45.7% 1,093
Total Votes 2,392

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