Daisy Thomas served as the Utah Democratic State Party Chair 2017-2019, presiding over more growth in the Democratic Party than Utah has seen since the 1990s—three State House seats, one State Senate seat, and a seat in the US Congress turned blue during Daisy’s tenure.
Daisy moved to Utah with her husband and three children in the fall of 2015. Within 20 months, Daisy was able to build a reputation as a unifying political leader in the party and was elected Utah Democratic State Party Chair in 2017.
She began this journey from the bottom up, offering assistance wherever necessary to help build the Party. As the daughter of a Filipino immigrant, Daisy served as Secretary of both the Salt Lake County and State Asian-American/Pacific Islander Caucus. As a former National Delegate for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, Daisy served as Secretary of the Salt Lake County Progressive Caucus and Vice-Chair of the State Progressive Caucus. Daisy worked on the 2017 Utah Democratic Party platform and fought to include progressive planks such as the right to indigenous sovereignty, collective bargaining, universal healthcare, medical cannabis, and universal childcare.
Daisy has traveled the state and nation engaging community leaders, activists, and organizations, leading fundraising efforts for progressive causes, and speaking at rallies and colleges about civic engagement and people-first policies.