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Representative Brian King Formally Launches Utah Gubernatorial Campaign with Video "For The Better"

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) - Today, Representative Brian King (D - Salt Lake City), officially launched his campaign to be the next governor of Utah. 

Brian’s roots in Utah run deep. He proudly carries the legacy of his great-great-grandfather, Hyrum Smith, brother to Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Raised in a household of ranchers and lawyers, Brian developed a commitment to justice. As a practicing attorney, he fights to get mental health coverage for families. From serving as an LDS Bishop to being the Utah House Minority Leader, Brian has always worked for the better. 

King said: “You’re not alone in feeling like your party has abandoned you. You aren’t alone in feeling that no party speaks for your priorities and values. I'm running for governor to offer an alternative – a government that prioritizes the public good over personal interests, delivering results, not rhetoric, and a culture of courage and character, not contention – for the better.” 

Governor Cox and the Utah Legislature have, in recent years, passed legislation and governed in a way that disrespects the individual rights and freedoms of Utahns. “We deserve a governor who is accountable to the people of this great state, not their political party – a governor that will stop government overreach, respect personal liberties, and lead with courage,” said King. “We need a governor who will stand up for our Constitution and our people. I’m the person to do that.” 

Watch the campaign launch video: “For the Better”. To learn more about Brian’s campaign for governor, visit


Brian King represents District 23 in the Utah State House of Representatives. Elected in 2008, he also served as the House Minority Leader from 2015 to 2023. In addition to his role in public service, Brian is a practicing attorney and business owner. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Ann, accompanied by the delightful presence of their dog, Cora. Brian has four daughters, three stepchildren, and three grandchildren.

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