Peter Corroon

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Peter Maitland Corroon
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Chairman of the
Utah Democratic Party
Assumed office
April 2014
Preceded by Jim Dabakis
Mayor of Salt Lake County, Utah
In office
November 2004 – January 2013
Deputy Nichole Dunn
Preceded by Nancy Workman
Succeeded by Ben McAdams
Personal details
Born (1964-07-16) July 16, 1964 (age 51)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Amy Corroon
Children Pete Jr., James, Sophie
Residence Salt Lake City, Utah
Alma mater Golden Gate University School of Law
New York University
Carnegie-Mellon University
Occupation Politician
Profession Realtor
Religion Roman Catholic
Website County mayor website

Peter Maitland Corroon (born July 16, 1964) is an American politician in the Democratic Party, current Democratic state party chair in Utah,[1] and the former mayor of Salt Lake County, Utah. He was the Democratic candidate for governor in the Utah gubernatorial election, 2010, losing to Gary Herbert by a 33 point margin. He is first cousin to Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and former head of the Democratic National Committee.

Early life, education and career[edit]

Corroon graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1986. He obtained a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law[2] and a master's from New York University in real estate.[3] For a time, Corroon ran a small development company.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

In November 2008, Corroon was re-elected to a second term as Salt Lake County Mayor over Republican challenger Michael Renckert with 66% of the vote. In January 2010, Corroon announced his candidacy for governor of the state of Utah to challenge incumbent Republican Gary Herbert.[4] In May, he announced his running mate would be Republican State Representative Sheryl Allen. Despite their eventual defeat in the 2010 Election, they were the first "bipartisan" gubernatorial ticket in Utah history.[5]

In addition to being mayor of Salt Lake County, Corroon also serves as a board member for the National Association of Counties,[6] the United Way,[7] the Economic Development Corporation of Utah,[8] the Utah Technology Council[9] and the Utah State Board of Tourism.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Corroon to succeed Jim Dabakis as Democratic Party chair". Fox 13 Salt Lake City. 
  2. ^ California State Bar Membership Records
  3. ^ Arthur Raymond (9 January 2010). "Democrat Peter Corroon set to launch run for governor". Deseret News. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Corroon to run for governor". Salt Lake Tribune. 
  5. ^ "Corroon announces Rep. Allen as his running mate". KSL. 
  6. ^ "NACo Board of Directors". National Association of Counties. 
  7. ^ "United Way Board of Directors". United Way of Salt Lake. 
  8. ^ "Economic Development Corporation of Utah Board of Trustees". Economic Development Corporation of Utah. 
  9. ^ "Utah Technology Council Board of Trustees". Utah Technology Council. 
  10. ^ "Board of Tourism Development". Utah Office of Tourism. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nancy Workman
Mayor of Salt Lake County
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Ben McAdams