Utah State Senator Luz Escamilla

Utah State Senator Luz Escamilla is one of the two remaining candidates in the Salt Lake mayoral race – which is making history as, for the first time in the city’s history, two women face off for the job – the other candidate being city councilwoman Erin Mendenhall. Senator Escamilla is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in business marketing and a Master of Public Administration. The Senator is a Democrat and represents District 1 which takes in much of the west side of Salt Lake City and Capitol Hill. She is the Minority Whip in leadership of the Senate Democrats. In a very tough and hard fought campaign Michael Brownstein was able to spend a short amount of time with Senator Escamilla.

Candidates.vote: What ended up inspiring you to get your start in politics?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: Injustice.

Candidates.vote: What book are you currently working on reading, and what’s the best part of it?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: “The Little Prince”

Candidates.vote: What would you consider your greatest failure, and on the flipside, your greatest success?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: I don’t believe in failure, I believe all and every experience is an opportunity of growth

Candidates.vote: What college did you attend, and what made you go there?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: U of U, Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing and Master of Public Administration

Candidates.vote: What’s your all-time favorite movie?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: Pride and Prejudice or 50 First Dates

Candidates.vote: What comfort food do you go for and why?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: Asian Food

Candidates.vote: What’s your favorite place to visit in Utah?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: Red Butte Gardens

Candidates.vote: Hot dogs or hamburgers?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: Hot dogs (Mexican style)

Candidates.vote: What newspapers/magazines/periodicals do you read, and do you read them in paper, or digitally?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: Time (paper) 

Candidates.vote: What was your first ‘real job’? What did you learn from it?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: Retail, a boutique selling clothes.

Candidates.vote: Do you have any pets, and if so, what are they?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: Yes, Meow a beautiful rescue kitty.

Candidates.vote: What music do you enjoy listening to?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: K Pop!

Candidates.vote: What’s your preferred way to spend free time and why?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: Time with my family.

Candidates.vote: What is something you respect about your political opponents?

Mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla: Their determination to put their name on the ballot. 

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