Salt Lake Tribune Candidate Profile Makes Front Page - Dr. Kathie Allen for Congress Salt Lake Tribune Candidate Profile Makes Front Page - Dr. Kathie Allen for Congress

Salt Lake Tribune Candidate Profile Makes Front Page

Kathie made the front page of Sunday’s Salt Lake Tribune!

The Tribune‘s Courtney Tanner interviewed Kathie about her childhood, her practice, her musical hobbies, and (of course) her campaign for Congress.

From the article:

From the school auditorium’s sixth row, Kathie Allen quietly waved a piece of paper with “DISAGREE” written in red marker.

For months, she’d been disappointed by President Donald Trump’s campaign, frustrated by his rhetoric and irritated by his inauguration. And now her congressman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, was standing onstage and defending him.

“By far Donald Trump was the better choice,” he said during his raucous town hall in February. “There was no possible way I was ever going to vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Allen joined in as the crowd booed. And then, standing there in the tightly packed audience, she decided to run for office.

“I just was fed up with it,” she explained.

The 64-year-old Cottonwood Heights resident has practiced family medicine for 30 years. She can play the accordion without looking at sheet notes. She sang Balkan music in the 2002 Winter Olympics. But she has never been a candidate before.

In the nearly eight months since her launch, she’s proven to be a renegade newcomer to politics, hauling in an impressive mound of donations, becoming a social-media maven and winning the Democratic nomination in the special election to replace Chaffetz since he stepped down early in June.

Sure, it’ll be a feat for Allen to pick up votes in a district where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats nearly 6 to 1. She knows it.

“I don’t think there’s a single day I haven’t heard that,” Allen said. “I just think it’s the right thing for me to do.”

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