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Utah Policy: Podcast Interview with GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Burningham

Provo businessman Jeff Burningham is the second Republican to jump into the 2020 gubernatorial race. He joins managing editor Bryan Schott to discuss why he’s running, how his background as an entrepreneur will translate to political office, medical marijuana, Medicaid expansion and what changes he would like to make to the state’s education system. Listen…

Silicon Slopes: Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Burningham

In this episode we chat with businessman and Utah gubernatorial candidate Jeff Burningham. Burningham co-founded Peak Capital Partners, a real estate investment firm that now has over $2 billion in assets under management. In 2014, Burningham launched Peak Ventures, the first institutional venture capital fund in Utah County. Peak Ventures has invested in a number…

Iron County Today: Southern Utah University Hosts Campaign Launch For Jeff Burningham

Last week Southern Utah University hosted a gubernatorial campaign launch party for republican candidate, Jeff Burningham. Burningham, who has recently announced his candidacy at the Utah capital building on September 10, spoke to attendees of the launch party about his plans. He said that there needs to be new ways of thinking in the state…

Southern Utah Post: Burningham launches his campaign for governor in Southern Utah

CEDAR CITY — Smaller government, less regulations and conservative values are the messages Jeff Burningham is spreading throughout the state in his first run for office. A newbie to the political arena, Burningham officially threw his hat into the governor’s race on the steps of Utah’s capitol last week, making him the second Republican contender…

St George News: Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Burningham hosts Cedar City meet-and-greet, discusses platform

CEDAR CITY — Just four days after officially throwing his hat in the ring, Utah gubernatorial candidate Jeff Burningham visited Cedar City for an informal meet-and-greet Saturday night. Approximately 200 people gathered for the family-friendly public event, held in the Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center on the Southern Utah University campus. The attendees,…

St George News: ‘We’re all one Utah’; candidate Burningham seeks to ensure Southern Utah has voice in state policy

ST. GEORGE — After months of preparation, Jeff Burningham became the second Republican candidate to announce he will be running for Utah governor on the steps of the state capitol building Tuesday. Burningham, who markets himself as an “innovative outsider,” said running for governor was a difficult decision that he and his wife made together….

Robert Gehrke: Businessman Jeff Burningham is the 2nd Republican to enter Utah’s race for governor — here’s how to beat him

Utah County businessman Jeff Burningham became the second Republican to jump into what ultimately could be a crowded scramble to replace Gov. Gary Herbert. It’s not exactly a surprise. Burningham started raising money back in February and has been lining up staff, traveling the state and laying the groundwork to run as an outsider who…

Standard-Examiner: Businessman becomes second Republican in Utah governor race

Managing growth in the state’s cities as well as rural Utah’s frustration with federal management of public lands are also top issues, he said. Burningham runs a $2 billion real estate investment company as well as a venture capital firm that invests in startup companies. He long has been politically active, raising money for candidates…

Herald Journal: Businessman becomes second Republican in Utah governor race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Businessman Jeff Burningham announced his candidacy for Utah governor Tuesday, becoming the second Republican candidate to officially enter what could become a crowded field. The technology and real estate entrepreneur from Provo pitched himself as a political outsider who would keep the state’s strong economy running smoothly and modernize the…

U.S. News & World Report: Businessman Becomes Second Republican in Utah Governor Race

The 42-year-old said he also would conduct a wide-ranging audit of state government on his first day on the job to ensure it’s being run as efficiently as possible. Managing growth in the state’s cities as well as rural Utah’s frustration with federal management of public lands are also top issues, he said. Burningham runs…

The Spectrum: Businessman becomes second Republican in Utah governor race

Businessman Jeff Burningham announced his candidacy for Utah governor Tuesday, becoming the second Republican candidate to officially enter what could become a crowded field. The technology and real estate entrepreneur from Provo pitched himself as a political outsider who would keep the state’s strong economy running smoothly and modernize the education system. “There’s a mismatch…

Fox 13: Entrepreneur announces run for governor, promises to ‘get government out of the way’

SALT LAKE CITY — There’s new competition in the race for Utah’s next governor. Entrepreneur Jeff Burningham announced his candidacy for the 2020 election at the state Capitol Tuesday. He is a founder and chairman of Peak Capital Partners, a $2 billion real estate investment firm. Burningham says Utah’s government needs an “innovative outsider.” He…

Daily Herald: Provo businessman Jeff Burningham announces run for governor

A Provo businessman became the second officially-declared Republican candidate in the upcoming race for Utah governor Tuesday morning. Jeff Burningham announced he would be running as a Republican for the state’s highest seat, touting himself as an “innovative outsider” and a jobs-creating entrepreneur who will bring his business skills to the political arena. During an…

KUTV 2: Utah entrepreneur announces Republican candidacy for governor

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Branding himself a “job-creating entrepreneur and innovative outsider,” Utah Republican Jeff Burningham says he’s running for governor. Burningham joins Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox as the only Republicans who have officially announced their gubernatorial candidacy. … Utah has a rare opportunity to shape our own destiny instead of just letting it…

KSL.com: GOP businessman Jeff Burningham announces run for Utah governor

SALT LAKE CITY — Billing himself as a “job-creating entrepreneur and innovative outsider,” Republican businessman Jeff Burningham said Tuesday he’s running for governor because it’s time to “bring new ways of thinking to government.” Burningham, a founder and chairman of Peak Capital Partners, stood on the steps of the state Capitol to announce his first…

Deseret News: Jeff Burningham, Utah governor candidate: ‘It’s time to bring game-changing leadership to Utah’

“Therefore, What?” is a podcast that breaks down the news while breaking down barriers, challenges you and the status quo, explores timely topics and timeless principles, and leaves you confident to face what’s next. I’m Boyd Matheson, opinion editor for the Deseret News, and this is “Therefore, What?” Boyd Matheson: Very excited today to be…

Salt Lake Tribune: Jeff Burningham declares his candidacy for Utah governor

From the steps of the Utah Capitol on Tuesday, Jeff Burningham formalized his long-gestating campaign to be the state’s next governor in a speech that pitched the Provo businessman as an innovative entrepreneur and political outsider who would eliminate regulations on the private sector, modernize public education and advocate for rural communities. As governor, Burningham…

#All29Counties

I recently completed my first listening tour to all of Utah’s 29 counties. We are one Utah. Anyone running for governor must understand the issues and concerns facing each corner of our state. Each community is unique, and I intend to be a strong fighter for each one. Step one is to really listen. On…