FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UTAH GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE MIKE WEINHOLTZ NAMES KIM BOWMAN AS RUNNING MATE
SALT LAKE CITY, April 18, 2016 – Utah gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz today announced Kim Bowman as his choice for lieutenant governor to complete his campaign ticket.
“I am deeply honored and excited to join Mike as his running mate for the state’s highest executive office,” Bowman said. “In Mike, I see the leader that Utah needs. With my Salt Lake County Council campaign, my vision of improving the lives of Utah families was focused on one county. By joining Mike’s campaign, that vision expands to all 29 counties in Utah.”
After the Utah Women’s Democratic Club Gubernatorial debate this morning, Weinholtz will join Bowman at the Capitol to complete the filing with the Lt. Governor’s office at 1 p.m.
“I’m very impressed with Kim. Spending time with him over the last few months, it’s clear that we share a passion for putting people first,” Weinholtz said. “Aside from obvious benefit to the gubernatorial race, Kim joining our team removes the burden of a primary in Salt Lake County, and shores up party unity.”
About Kim Bowman
Kim Bowman has been an elected member of the Greater Avenues Community Council since 2013, and is the current Chair-Elect. Politically, Bowman has served as parliamentarian and chief legal counsel in the last two Salt Lake County Democratic Party Executive Committees, as a Democratic delegate, and as a legislative district officer. Bowman has government, business and legal experience which have prepared him to seek the office of Lt. Governor. He is currently a division manager at the University of Utah Health Science. Prior to working for the University, he practiced law in Salt Lake City. He has also worked as a budget analyst for Salt Lake County’s Aging and Adult Services Division. He has served on the boards of community nonprofits and associations, including the RiteCare Children’s Learning Centers of Utah and the Utah State Bar Young Lawyers Division. Bowman is the Chair of this year’s Avenues Street Fair, a free community event that draws thousands of visitors and features more than 200 booths and two stages for live music. Bowman is a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserve and a member of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). Bowman graduated first in his JAG school class, receiving the Highest Academic Achievement Award and the American Bar Association Outstanding Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Student Award.
About Mike Weinholtz
Mike Weinholtz has been a CEO in the healthcare staffing industry for over 26 years, including the last 18 years CHG Healthcare Services. He is a respected leader and recognized expert on building positive, people-centric organizational cultures. He credits his business success to this unique, values-driven approach to leadership. Prior to moving to Utah, Weinholtz co-founded two other healthcare companies: Healthcare Staffing Solutions, of Tampa, Florida, and CareerStaff Unlimited, of Houston, Texas. Weinholtz has served on the board of directors for various charitable organizations including the United Way of Salt Lake, Rowland Hall School, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, the ACLU Board of Directors and the Women’s Leadership Institute of Utah. He is a member of the Promise Partnership Regional Council for Education. He received his Bachelor of Science in management from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL. He has been a guest lecturer for the University of Utah’s EMBA and PMBA programs. For more information visit http://www.mikeforutah.com/