Daisy Thomas is a dedicated wife and mother of three, Jasper, Lily, and Tesla, living in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
Daisy has pushed Democratic values since college, where she studied Religion. She served as Asian Student Union Political Director and founded Asian VOICES, a GOTV/civic engagement initiative. She also founded the Society for Academic Religious Studies and served on the Interfaith Council. For eight years, Daisy was Managing Director of an online media outlet that saw upwards of 11 million unique visits per month. As a member of the Junior League in Florida, California, and Utah, she has served as Chair of Human Trafficking Awareness, Board Secretary, and Special Events Co-Director.
While homeschooling her children in Utah, Daisy helped open and organize the Utah for Bernie Sanders office. She was elected Precinct Chair, Secretary for the Utah Democratic Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, and National Delegate for Bernie Sanders. Daisy also serves as Chief of Staff of Utah Progressives, as an appointed member of the Utah State Democratic Platform Committee, as Board Secretary for the Salt Lake County Democratic Progressive Caucus, and as a voting member of both the Salt Lake County and State Central Committees.
Daisy is dedicated to this party because she believes that the disconnect that many of us feel in the wake of the 2016 defeat is not a permanent divide. Daisy knows that her skills, passion, and energy will help heal that division because it is already happening. She knows how imperative it is to capture the energy that made itself known last year, as well as how important our current volunteers and staffers are, and when we know how to communicate effectively with each other, we see how much we need one another.
If we want to grow this party, we must build trust in the communities we live in. We need someone who can be the glue to bind the various factions that emerged from the 2016 primary, while at the same time understanding how and when the governance of the party structure comes into play; someone who is able to reach across the spectrum of democrats to find our commonalities, instead of focusing solely on our differences, and above all else, someone with the will and temperament to serve Utah Democrats, and that someone is Daisy Thomas.