Utah County businessman Jeff Burningham has expressed an interest in running for Utah’s governor. The Republican will be in Northern Utah this week to meet with potential voters and listen to what concerns Utah residents have.
Burningham will host a dinner at Chuck-a-Rama in Logan on Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. and then will attend the Legislative Town Hall meeting which will discuss wildfires at the Historic Cache County Courthouse at 7 p.m.
Burningham will be in Brigham City Thursday morning when he attends a GOP Breakfast at Bert’s Cafe. Later that day, he will attend a Morgan County GOP event at Deb’s Spicy Pie in Morgan.
In a campaign video, Burningham and his wife, Sally, highlight the need for an innovative government in a changing time.
“The season for management is past. The season for leadership is upon us,” he says. “Now is the time for Utah to lead out, and we need to lead out. There is more growth coming to our state than has ever come before.”
“He plans and he has a vision for the future. He can see what he wants things to be like, or what they should be like, or what would be the best for the future,” Sally says. “He makes a plan and he gets it done. He’s done it over and over and over again. He’s done it for our family, he’s done it in his personal life, he’s done it in his businesses and he will do it for Utah.”
State records show Burningham has raised just over $570,000 for a potential run, with over $105,000 coming from his own personal donations. Burningham and his partners operate venture capitol firm Peak Capital Partners.