Lee Castillo

The Utah Debate Commission is finishing a poll this week that will determine which state candidates will be eligible to participate in their debates this fall. The US Congressional Seat for District 1 has four candidates running. Green party candidate, Adam Davis joined KPCW to talk about his campaign and why he wants to go to the US Congress. Carolyn Murray has this:

Local News Hour - August 24, 2018

Aug 24, 2018

Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Rotary Club's Professional Citizen of the Year Charlie Sturgis and Volunteer Citizen of the Year Craig Cooper. United States Congressional District 1 Democratic candidate Lee Castillo talks about his campaign against Republican incumbent Rob Bishop. Vanessa DiPalma Wright and Cindy Levine have details about Femme and Fierce - a pop up fashion activism party to support the Surefire Girls organization and Park City Friends of Library Co-Presidents Marlene Peacock and Jean Daly have details on next week's Used Book Sale.

Lee Castillo

The Utah Debate Commission is currently conducting polls to determine which candidates qualify for the October 17th candidate debate for US Congress District 1. There are three candidates challenging incumbent, Rob Bishop for the seat.  Democratic candidate, Lee Castillo stopped by KPCW to talk about his campaign. Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit County voters chose Mitt Romney as their Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, and Lee Castillo as their Democratic candidate for U.S House District 1 in Tuesday's primary election.  Romney will face Democrat Jenny Wilson in the race for retiring Senator Orrin Hatch's seat.  Castillo defeated Kurt Weiland and will go up against incumbent Republican Rob Bishop in November.   For State Senate District 26, Democrat Eileen Gallagher defeated Pat Vaughn.  She will face Republican Ronald Winterton in the race for retiring Sen. Kevin Van Tassell's seat.

Democratic Primary Candidates for Utah’s 1st Congressional District participated in a debate on Tuesday May 29th. David Boyle has this:

The full debate can be found at:


Both candidates were interviewed on the Local News Hour by Leslie Thatcher. Those interviews can be found below.

Lee Castillo US House District 1

After last month’s Democratic State Convention, two candidates have emerged who are running for the US House District 1.   The winner of the Primary Election in June will go on to compete with Republican Representative, Rob Bishop, who has held the seat since 2003. Carolyn Murray has this:  

On today’s program, we welcome back the Mountain Trails Report with Charlie Sturgis. House District 1 Democratic primary candidate Lee Castillo discusses his election platform against primary candidate Kurt Weiland. Park City Community Foundation Development and Special Projects Director Diego Zegarra has details on the just concluded Solomon Fund grants process which awarded almost $90,000 to 17 different organizations.

Kurt Weiland For US Congress

After last month’s State Democratic Convention two democrats moved on to the June Primary.  The winner goes on to face Rob Bishop in the General Election. Bishop has represented Utah’s 1st congressional district since 2003. The district includes Summit County and runs north and east to the state lines of Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado.  Democrat Kurt Weiland is hoping to win the Primary and move on to defeat Bishop.  Carolyn Murray has this:  

Summit County Democrats, gathered for last week's county convention, rallied around the candidates running for federal office. The contenders called for opposition to Utah Republicans and said they want to "de-Trumpify" the nation, as one candidate put it. Rick Brough has this report: