He was speaking at the party’s convention, last Saturday, held at Centerville Junior High School, here.
Garner, of Centerville, was elected by delegates along with vice-chair Bob Koger of Bountiful, secretary Lynn Anderson of Bountiful, and treasurer Kevin Nagle of Syracuse.
Garner, 28, is married and works for a historic preservation non-profit. His previous political experience includes running Pete Ashdown’s 2006 U.S. Senate campaign, and has served as the county party’s vice chair and secretary.
He has also held other positions in Young Democrats of Utah and Utahns for Public Schools.
In his acceptance speech, Garner noted how Democrats need to “refocus on the basics: it takes 50 percent plus one of the electorate to win.”
To “find a universe of potential voters to fit those numbers,” he said. “We will find them any way possible, contact them repeatedly, and help convince them to vote for the Democratic candidate.
“It is really a matter of simple math and hard work!”
Among Garner’s goals are to expand Web presence, media coverage, as well as forming a united group and a strong support for education.
He called Democrats “decent, dependable, Democrats – You Win.” His broad range of goals cover everything from tactics – “We are going to contact every registered Democrat in the county,” including seeking money to support party efforts, among many other items.
Candidates for the state party also spoke, including state chair candidates Robert Comstock and Jim Dabakis, Paul Pugmire and Megan Risbon, who are seeking the state secretary spot, and Rob Miller of Bountiful, who chose to run for state treasurer vs. another term as county chair.
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