revised Feb. 25, 2013)
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State Director Igor Limansky
(Nov. 2011) Consultant on creative and cultural industries for UNESCO, May-Nov. 2011. Field organizer for Environmental Defense Fund, summer 2009. Volunteer/field organizer for the Obama campaign, June-Nov. 2008; also festival director for Utah United, June-Oct. 2008. B.A. in English from University of Utah, 2008.
Utah Democratic Party
Chairman Jim Dabakis
(elected July 16, 2011) Art dealer. Taught business education in St. Petersburg, Russia. Radio and TV host. Studied at Brigham Young University, but left. Grew up in Springfield, MA. A co-founder of Equality Utah and the Utah Pride Center.
Executive Director Matt Lyon
(Aug. 2011) Left
position as campaign manager of the Becker for Mayor re-election
campaign to join the party. Finance director on the Peter Corroon
for Governor campaign, 2010. Assistant to the chief of staff of
Salt Lake City Corporation, 2008-10. President of the Young
Democrats of Utah from 2005-08. Grew up in Ogden, Utah.