2016 MEDIA COVERAGE

The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosts many notable public officials and political experts every year. Follow the links below for media coverage of Hinckley Forums and other Hinckley Institute events.


 

December 19, 2016: "Utah's six electors vote for President-elect Trump despite protest" (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the protest 'really gets to the heart...'" 

December 19, 2016: "Trump's 'thank you' tour ends without Utah stop" (KSL) "But Jason Perry, head of the Hinckley Institute, said Utahns shouldn't make too much of not being included in the tour."

December 2, 2016: "Number of jobs that leave Utah--who knows?" (KUTV) "'...often hear about companies that are looking for some kind of incentive to stay,' said Jason Perry, director of theHinckley Institute of Politics..."

November 28, 2016: "Trump's claims of voter fraud 'dangerous' and erode confidence, Lt. Gov. Cox says" (KSL) "Trump's success in Utah and other states makes his latest allegations about voter fraud all the more confusing, said Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 22, 2016: "Romney still seen as top contender for secretary of state under Trump" (KSL)"'It seems so improbable that it just might be true,' said Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah'sHinckley Institute of Politics."

November 22, 2016: "Several Utahns could join Trump's team" (KUTV) "'...to say Romney was a serious contender,' Jason Perry with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah said."

November 16, 2016: "Q&A with Chris Coombs" (Salt Lake City Weekly) "He has worked as a student ambassador in marketing and outreach with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the U." 

November 13, 2016: "About Utah: Making history by prosecuting wartime rape" (Deseret News)"Just this week, Prosper gave another talk at the Hinckley Institute — this one about the documentary film recently completed about his historic three and a half years in Rwanda." 

November 11, 2016: "Presidential election exit polls show Utahns highly conflicted" (KSL) "Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said last-minute plot twists like the WikiLeaks releases..."

November 9, 2016: "Election 2016 Results and Analysis" (KRCL) Election analysis with Morgan Lyon Cotti of the Hinckley Institute of Politics

November 8, 2016: "Utah voters side with Trump" (Deseret News) "'They have been struggling with this decision,' said Jason Perry, head of the U's Hinckley Institute of Politics, and may ultimately decide it is better to 'go with what they know.'"

November 8, 2016: "Trump takes Utah, state Dems stunned by Clinton’s loss" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "'McMullin had his moment,' said Jason Perry, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. 'In the end it came down to who they know and largely to their party.'"

November 7, 2016: "Utah millennials: Who are they voting for?" (KUTV) "Five of those millennials spoke with 2News Monday afternoon at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

November 6, 2016: "Utah Dems hold edge in early voting as wild election heads for finish line" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "A Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll, completed Thursday, found 53 percent of likely voters already have voted..."

November 4, 2016: "McAdams has big lead over GOP mayoral foe" (The Salt Lake Tribune)"McAdams had the support of 57 percent of the county voters surveyed Oct. 20-27 for a Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll..."

November 3, 2016: "Students Gather for Conversation With Evan McMullin" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "On Wednesday, he spoke to over a hundred U graduate and undergraduate students, as well as members of the Salt Lake community, at an event hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

November 2, 2016: "Misty Snow has made history, but Mike Lee holds massive advantage" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "... Lee has the backing of 64 percent of likely Utah voters in a new poll commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 2, 2016: "Poll shows Herbert rolling to likely win in third and final race for governor" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "The poll, conducted for the Salt Lake Tribune and The Hinckley Institute of Politics by Dan Jones & Associates, shows Herbert trouncing Weinholtz by a margin of 63 percent to 26 percent..."

November 2, 2016: "Why Utah, alone, is seriously considering a third choice" (The Christian Science Monitor) "'Utahns want to feel good about who they’re voting for,' says Jason Perry, director of theHinckley Institute of Politics at Utah University."

November 2, 2016: "Evan McMullin pitches new conservative movement to millennials" (Radio West) "... Evan McMullin stepped up his outreach to millennials at a candidate forum at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

November 2, 2016: "McMullin says he’s received death threats from white supremacists" (FOX 13)"... McMullin told reporters ahead of an appearance at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 2, 2016: "McMullin reaches out to Utah millennials in presidential race" (Deseret News)"... students who filled the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics auditorium to hear from McMullin and his running mate, Mindy Finn..."

November 1, 2016: "Incumbent Reps. Chaffetz, Bishop, Stewart lead by huge margins" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "Specifically, a new Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics survey shows..."

November 1, 2016: "County residents want exit process for incapacitated officials, according to survey, but what’s the bar?" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "If an elected official becomes incapacitated, Salt Lake County residents almost universally believe a process should exist to remove that person from office, according to a Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll.

October 31, 2016: "Chaffetz at center of controversy over FBI director's letter about Clinton emails" (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said it's no surprise Chaffetz is 'leading the charge' on getting the word out about Comey's letter to Congress."

October 31, 2016: "New Salt Lake Tribune poll shows Love up by 12 points, but Owens says he’s closing in" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "A new poll conducted for The Salt Lake Tribune and theHinckley Institute of Politics shows Love leading Owens by 12 percentage points..."

October 30, 2016: "GOP's Snelgrove leads Kanter in Salt Lake County Council race" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "The just-released Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows Snelgrove with 50 percent support to 37 percent for Kanter..."

October 30, 2016: "Trump leads (barely) in Utah, where voters are repulsed by major-party choices" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "The poll conducted Oct. 20-27 for The Salt Lake Tribune and theHinckley Institute of Politics shows Trump still holding a slight lead in the state at 32 percent..."

October 28, 2016: "After flipping against Trump, why some Republicans are now embracing the flop" (The Washington Post) "Jason P. Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said Chaffetz appears wary of breaking in any significant way with the GOP..."

October 27, 2016: "Generous gift by Carolyn and Kem C. Gardner will make new U. classroom building possible" (Deseret News) "The building, expected to be completed the summer of 2018, will house several academic programs, the U.'s student advising center, the Hinckley Institute of Politics, food service and space for student group work, Watkins said."

October 24, 2016: "Utah: America's new political conscience as Never Trumpland" (San Francisco Chronicle) "'All of those things that are in the picture now created the perfect storm,' said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

October 24, 2016: "Mike Pence to make campaign visit in bid to shore up Utah support" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "'It's still a state that he needs to spend time in,' said Jason Perry, director of theHinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah

October 21, 2016: "McMullin surging in Utah: Indy candidate's plan for Electoral College chaos." (Fox News) "'He captured the perfect storm in terms of timing,' said Jason Perry, director of theHinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah..."

October 21, 2016: "Education system faces high turnover, teacher shortage, says new study" (Utah Business) "Utah’s education system faces high turnover rates and an impending teacher shortage, according to a study released Friday by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, the Utah Education Policy Center, and the Hinckley Institute of Politics

October 20, 2016: "Final presidential debate sparks laughs, groans and some indecision at U. of U." (The Salt Lake Tribune) "At a post-debate discussion led by Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Jason Perry, a student said he thought Trump's strongest moment occurred when..."

October 20, 2016: "Report: Salaries just 'part of the solution' for Utah's teacher shortage" (Deseret News) "In an election brief authored in partnership with the University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and Hinckley Institute of Politics, researchers called on lawmakers to address low teacher pay but also to invest in professional development and teacher." 

October 19, 2016: "New poll shows Evan McMullin leading Trump, Clinton in Utah" (FOX 13)"'What we`ve really seen, is every poll is showing Evan McMullin going up,' explained Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Jason Perry."

October 19, 2016: "Op-ed: Millennials willing to engage politically, and colleges can drive participation" (The Salt Lake Tribune) Op-ed by Courtney McBeth "My experience is contradictory to the popularized negative view of apathetic millennials after working with thousands of students over the past 15 years at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October 18, 2016: "Do you have election anxiety? Here's what experts say you should do" (Deseret News) "Morgan Lyon Cotti of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics said the doom-and-gloom rhetoric surrounding the campaigns — whether it's being spread by pundits, journalists or the candidates themselves — can contribute to stress."

October 18, 2016: "Chaffetz vs. Tryon is much like Utah's David vs. Goliath" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "A recent Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll also shows that voters have a favorable opinion of Chaffetz by a margin of 61 percent to 30 percent."

October 16, 2016: "3 questions with Bob Evans: Hinckley Institute of Politics director talks 2016 election" (FOX 13) "This week Director Jason Perry sat down with Bob Evans to answer 3 Questions about the race and Utah's role in the election." 

October 14, 2016: "McMullin campaign looking to start new conservative movement" (KSL) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said even though McMullin has ties to the state, he still is largely unknown by many voters and has lots of work to do in the little time left before the election."

October 14, 2016: "A scenario that puts Evan McMullin in the White House" (KUTV) "Jason Perrywith Hinckley Institute of Politics is watching this election closely. Ultimately he sees one of the major party candidates winning Utah- but won’t rule out anything this time around."

October 13, 2016: "Utah vote splinters as anti-Trump sentiment spreads" (ABC) "Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said it's a long shot for Clinton or McMullin to carry the state because many are likely to vote for Trump since there are core issues bigger than Trump."

October 11, 2016: "Support for death penalty stronger in Utah than nationally, poll shows" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "Some 71 percent of likely Utah voters say the state should continue to impose the death penalty in capital murder cases, according to the survey conducted by Dan Jones & Associates for The Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October 11, 2016: "Hillary Clinton campaign releases 'Mormons for Hillary' video" (FOX 13) "'The Clintons have struggled in Utah since '92 when Bill Clinton took third in that election,' said Morgan Lyon Cotti with the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October, 10, 2016: "Poll: Utah voters still favor legalizing medical marijuana, though legislative future is uncertain" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "More than half — 58 percent — either somewhat or strongly approve of legalizing medical marijuana, and 39 percent somewhat or strongly disapprove, according to a poll of 820 likely voters for The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics by Dan Jones & Associates."

October 10, 2016: "Challenger grills Salt Lake County mayor over Mountain Accord transparency" (Deseret News) "GOP Salt Lake County mayoral candidate Dave Robinson took several verbal jabs at Democratic incumbent Mayor Ben McAdams during a public forum hosted at the Thomas S. Monson Center by the Hinckley Institute of Politics and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute."

October 8, 2016: "Trump's new troubles offer Clinton opening in Utah" (CNN) "'This has been a reliably red state for a very long time,' said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politicsat the University of Utah."

October 8, 2016: "Utah GOP leaders in 'full-scale revolt' against Donald Trump" (KSL) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the scale has tipped for many Republicans in the state who stood by Trump out of party loyalty..."

October 6, 2016: "Do Utahns long for 2012 choices? Romney, Huntsman still wildly popular, poll shows" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "A poll commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics found that Romney and Huntsman had approval ratings of 71 percent."

October 5, 2016: "LDS Church influence on Utah lawmakers subtle but significant" (FOX 13) "A forum at the Hinckley Institute of Politics sponsored by the Alliance for a Better Utah discussed the influence of the religion on the state."

October 3, 2016: "Utah lawmakers discuss crossing of Mormon faith, politics" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "Sen. Howard Stephenson, Sen. Todd Weiler, State House Democratic candidate Suzanne Harrison and Utah State Rep. Brian King participate in a panel discussion at the Hinckley Institute..."

October 3, 2016: "Utah voters will lie about their presidential pick to avoid conflict" (KUTV) "'If you are a Donald Trump supporter you really don't go around telling people that you are,' said Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics." 

October 3, 2016: "Pride week celebrates LGBTQ community" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Pride Week 2016 began Wednesday, Sept. 28 with a panel discussion at the Hinckley Institute’s Pizza and Politics forum."

October 2, 2016: "Poll: More than half of Utahns say college aren't doing enough to combat sexual assault" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "Fifty-six percent of Utahns surveyed in a recent Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll believe schools aren't doing enough."

October 2, 2016: "Party or principle: Trump at top of ticket has some Utah Republican leaders squirming" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "'There's no election in recent memory where the candidates have been so disliked,' said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

September 29, 2016: "University of Utah launches Pride Week" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "...two lecture discussions with Brown Boi Project Executive Director B. Cole and a panel discussion on safe spaces, sponsored by the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

September 29, 2016: "Clinton comes out on top in first debate" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "I was able to watch the first 2016 presidential debate at the Hinckley Institute’s 'Watch Party...'"

September 27, 2016: "Doug Owens criticizes Mia Love's use of taxpayer-funded mailers" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "Love has an 18-percentage point lead on Owens, according to the latest Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute poll..."

September 27, 2016: "Not a tossup: Hadicappers now say Mia Love has the advantage over Doug Owens" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "The new Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute poll, conducted by Dan Jones & Associates in the middle of September, found Love up by 18 percentage points with likely voters."

September 27, 2016: "Utah school board candidates debate over partisan, nonpartisan elections" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "Tuesday's debate was the sixth in a series of eight planned events for state school board candidates and sponsored by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, Sutherland Institute, United Way of Salt Lake, Hinckley Institute of Politics..." 

September 27, 2016: "Utah voters could be swayed by presidential debates" (KUTV CBS 2) "In Utah, there is a larger spread with Trump leading by nine percent in the latest Hinckley Institute of Politics poll."

September 27, 2016: "Challenger Mike Weinholtz goes on offensive in 2nd debate with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A recent Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll, conducted by Dan Jones and Associates, found that 58 percent of respondents thought Utah's economy was good..."

September 27, 2016: "So. Utah responds to Clinton-Trump debate" (The Spectrum) "A Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute poll released Monday found Trump up just 9 percentage points on Clinton, 34 percent to 25 percent..."

September 27, 2016: "College students react to presidential debate" (KUTV CBS 2) "The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted the event, offering food, forms for voter registration and at least a dozen large screens to view the debate."

September 27, 2016: "College students gather to watch first presidential debate" (KSTU-FOX 13)"Hundreds of college students gathered Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spar on stage." 

September 27, 2016: "U. students cheer, jeer at presidential debate viewing party" (Deseret News)"Gambling was among a handful of University of Utah students at a debate party hosted by theHinckley Institute of Politics who admitted to changing their minds after Monday's first presidential debate."

September 24, 2016: "Hinckley Institute of Politics offers programs for everyone" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "For U students who may be contemplating internships or politics-oriented programs, theHinckley Institute of Politics is a place to start."

September 24, 2016: "Both Trump, Clinton 'have a lot to prove' to Utah voters in first debate" (KSL)"'The candidates, in the state of Utah, have not had a tremendous amount of support,' said Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics. 'People are just not out proselytizing. … It's just not happening.'"

September 23, 2016: "Tribune poll: Most Utahns want Swallow to stand trial, nearly half say Shurtleff should have, too" (Salt Lake Tribune) "New poll results gathered by Dan Jones & Associates for The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah found that 48 percent of likely voters believe the Shurtleff prosecution should have gone to trial."  

September 21, 2016: "School Debate: District 13" (KSL) "The debate was hosted by the Utah Education Debate Coalition, which is made up of the Utah Association of Public Charter School, theHinckley Institute, the Sutherland Institute and the United Way Salt Lake.

September 21, 2016: "Utah voters split on Bears Ears monument as leaders dig in to fight it" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The pushback against a monument designation comes as a new Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows Utahns are split over a new national monument, with about 43 percent opposing the idea and 40 percent backing it.

September 21, 2016: "Utah school board candidates describe distrust, healthy tension between lawmakers and educators" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Both candidates participated in a debate Wednesday evening at the Weilenmann School of Discovery, sponsored by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, Hinckley Institute of Politics, Sutherland Institute, United Way of Salt Lake and KSL."

September 20, 2016: "New Tribune-Hinckley poll: Rep. Mia Love extends her lead over Doug Owens" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A new Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll released Tuesday shows that Rep. Mia Love has extended her lead over Democrat Doug Owens to 18 percentage points." 

Fall 2016: "Cultivating Political Passion" (Continuum) "One of the most visible places on campus that connects students to political opportunities is the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

September 13, 2016: "What can we expect from the presidential debates?" (Good4Utah) "Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah joined GMU with what she expects to see [in the presidential debates]."

September 12, 2016: "Utah Muslims face challenges in America, but love its freedom" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "'The governments we see in the Middle East are using religion to control the people,' he said Monday at a panel discussion on the campus of the University of Utah hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics. 'When you are not obeying the king or the president, you are not obeying Allah.'"

September 12, 2016: "Trump lead over Clinton in Utah widens slightly in new poll" (KSL) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Trump may be on his way to winning Utah's six electoral votes in November, but that doesn't mean Clinton is going to give up on focusing attention on the state."

September 7, 2016: "KUED, Hinckley Institute of Politics launch new weekly series" (Utah Policy)"KUED has launched a new weekly half-hour public affairs series in partnership with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

September 1, 2016: "Evan McMullin tells Utah crowd Trump is a 'treat to democracy" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "Calling himself the "only true conservative" in the presidential contests, independent candidate Evan McMullin told a group of about 50 people gathered at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Thursday that a vote for him is a vote to show the world that "conservatism isn't bigotry."

August 31, 2016: "GOP v.p. candidate Pence, independent presidential candidate McMullin to stop in Utah" (Deseret News) "McMullin, a Utah native who is meeting privately with several state leaders Thursday morning and speaking at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics at 2 p.m., is hoping to offer voters that alternative."

August 11, 2016: "Trump has 'tremendous problem in Utah,' gets Gov. Herbert's vote" (Deseret News) "University of Utah political science professor Tim Chambless, the academic outreach coordinator at the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics, questioned the governor's decision."

August 11, 2016: "Trump admits trouble in Utah" (KUTV) "Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said Trump is in trouble in a state that hasn't voted for a Democrat in over 50 years. 'This is a state that should be solidly in his camp - at least based on our history,' said Perry."

August 11, 2016: "The Doug Wright Show" (KSL) Hinckley Institute of Politics director Jason Perry talks about Hillary Clinton's appeal to LDS voters.

August 8, 2016: "BYU graduate launches independent bid for White House" (KTVX) "He doesn't have the things you need to really have an impact. You need to have a name people know, they don't yet," said director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics Jason Perry."

August 8, 2016: "The 2016 Utah Electorate" (KUER) Morgan Lyon Cotti of the Hinckley Institutejoins a RadioWest panel to discuss what matters to Utah voters this election year.

August 2, 2016: "That poll showing Clinton leading in Utah? It doesn't exist" (Washington Post)"The Salt Lake Tribune doesn't have a story about a new poll at its website. The Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah doesn't have any mention of it either."

August 2, 2016: "The Doug Wright Show" (KSL) Hinckley Institute of Politics director Jason Perrytalks about the prospect that Utah could be a swing state in 2016. 

August 2, 2016: "Gary Johnson apologizes for comment on violence in early Mormon history" (Fox 13) "It's not entirely clear to me what event he was referring to in his comments. It certainly elevated the discussion, certainly has a lot of people wondering what he meant and he has some explaining to do if he wants to mitigate these comments," said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. 

August 1, 2016: "Reading the political tea leaves" (KRCL) Discussing local and national politics after the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, with Matthew Burbank, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, University of Utah; Morgan Lyon CottiHinckley Institute, UoU; and Bryan Schott, UtahPolicy.com.

July 29, 2016: "Utah delegate and political expert weigh in on DNC" (KTVX) "Dr. Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah and Hillary Clinton Utah Delegate Rudy Miera joined Good Morning Utah to talk about the event.

July 26, 2016: "Hillary Clinton to receive historic nomination" (KTVX) "Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics says it's a moment all Americans can appreciate." 

July 26, 2016: "Bill Clinton, who is said to be readying a trip to Utah, takes humanizer role in DNC speech" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "Utah hasn't handed its electoral votes to a Democrat in more than 50 years, but a Tribune-Hinckley Institute poll in June showed Hillary Clinton tied with Donald Trump, each carrying 35 percent of likely voters in the state." 

July 26, 2016: "Utah Democrats see opportunity in frustration over Clinton, Trump (Deseret News)"Jason Perry, head of the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Utah voters are going to end up picking the candidate they 'dislike the least' when they cast their ballots in November."

July 23, 2016: "What's the Impact of the Republican National Convention?" (KTVX) "Jennifer Napier-Pearce with the Hinckley Institute of Politics joins Chief Political Correspondent Glen Mills to talk about the impact of the RNC."  

July 23, 2016: "Gary Johnson Polls: As Libertarian Candidate Nears 15 Percent Mark Needed to Join Debates, New Poll Shows Johnson Could Win in Utah" (The Inquistr) "To win over Utahns, Trump need to tone down the hard-line rhetoric when it comes to immigrants and religious minorities,' (Hinckley Institute director Jason) Perry told The Salt Lake Tribune. "  

July 22, 2016: "Trump winning Utah converts, but he has a long way to go" (The Salt Lake Tribune)"That, along with perhaps dialing down the typical Trump style, could be the recipe for success for the Republican nominee in Utah, said Jason Perry, executive director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah." 

July 22, 2016: "How Are Utah Delegates Feeling After RNC?" (KTVX) "Many say Donald Trump delivered a rousing address during the last night of the Republican National Convention, but will his words be enough to help him resonate with Utah voters? Jennifer Napier-Pearce from the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics." 

July 21, 2016: “Writer apologizes for copying phrases for Melania Trump speech” (The Villages Suntimes) “Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Wednesday that "although the Trump campaign has not indicated a timeline, it is clear there are active discussions about the state of Utah and who would be best to come here.” 

July 20, 2016: Utah GOP delegates finally fired up -- but over Cruz, not Pence" (KSL) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Wednesday that "although the Trump campaign has not indicated a timeline, it is clear there are active discussions about the state of Utah and who would be best to come here.”

July 19, 2016: "Republican National Convention" (KRCL) Conversation on the Republican National Convention, with Tifanie Fitzgerald, Brady Quinn and Nic Dunn from Utah Young Republicans, and Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

July 19, 2016: "Trump's track record with women makes some female delegates uneasy" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A poll for The Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics last month found that Trump actually trailed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in red-state Utah by five points among women, 37 percent to 32 percent." 

July 16, 2016: "Utah Republicans heading to national convention unsure of Trump" (Deseret News)"Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he believes voters are looking for a candidate to put their minds at ease amid the violence happening around the world and at home."

July 15, 2016: "Will VP pick help Donald Trump win over Utah Republicans?" (KTVX) "Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Jason Perry says it's a safe pick. 'It helps him in the areas where he has been perceived to be weak. He's really the opposite of Donald Trump in a lot of ways,' said Perry."

July 14, 2016: "Indiana Gov. Mike Pence could help Trump in Utah; will Huntsman also play a role?"(KSL)"The current head of the Hinckley InstituteJason Perry, said Pence 'gives them some more comfort' with the top of the ticket because of his experience in Congress and as a governor, as well as his style." 

July 12, 2016: "Utah's Lee could be leading fight for brokered Republican convention" (KUTV) "This is the big show before the show," said Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of politics. He says the rules meeting is where "everything is up for grabs."

July 10, 2016: “Why Utah Doesn’t Like Trump” (Time Magazine) “What is making Donald Trump popular in other states is exactly what’s making him somewhat unpopular here in the state of Utah,” said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah. “That straight-talking brashness that has made Donald Trump popular in many parts of the states … is not the kind of politician we usually see in the state of Utah.”

July 5, 2016: “Utah Republicans lash out at Clinton in wake of FBI announcement” (KSL) “Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and a former state and federal prosecutor, said declining to file charges "is not the same as saying someone didn't do something that shouldn't have been done.”

June 30, 2016: "Utah's Lee decries Trump's 'religiously intolerant comments,' attacks on best friend Cruz's family" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Utahns are no more excited about presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was tied with Trump in a recent Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll." 

June 29, 2016: "Democratic Candidates Named Misty Just Made Transgender History" (Slate)"Despite a Gallup survey from March 2015 that calculated Salt Lake City's LGBTQ population as the seventh-highest in the nation, Lee leads Snow 51 to 37 percent among likely general election voters according to a poll commissioned by the Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics in early June." 

June 29, 2016: "Historic Primary Includes Petition Candidates" (KTVX) "Morgan Lyon Cotti of theHinckley Institute of Politics notes the change will likely be positive in bringing a wider range of candidates." 

June 28, 2016: “Two State School Board incumbents may go down, returns show” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The new election method was met with a series of statewide debates, sponsored by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Sutherland Institute and KSL.”

June 28, 2016: "Utah's Misty Snow makes history as Democrats' transgender Senate nominee" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A poll in early June, commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, found that Lee holds a 51 percent to 37 percent lead on Snow." 

June 28, 2016: "Herbert trounces Johnson in Utah governor’s primary, flipping the script on convention results" (Salt Lake Tribune) "In a poll conducted for The Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics earlier this month, Herbert was beating Weinholtz 55 percent to 34 percent." 

June 25, 2016: “Op-ed: Here’s hoping the big caucus turnout is sign of awakening Utah voters” (Salt Lake Tribune) “These voters showed up to rally around a candidate, to make a statement and to join a community. They met their neighbors and talked issues and debated policies. And those images of participatory government are a beautiful sight in a state that has been in a slump when it comes to voter turnout.”

June 24, 2016: “Utah’s Congressman Who? Rep. Chris Stewart is the state’s unknown politician” (Salt Lake Tribune) “"It means he has a great opportunity in the state of Utah to make sure he tells his story well," said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah, who notes that Stewart's understated persona is unusual in politics.”

June 21, 2016: "Rating Change: Utah GOP Congresswoman Less Safe for Re-Election" (Roll Call)"The June 2-8 automated poll conducted by SurveyUSA for The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute showed Owens with a 51-45 percent advantage ina hypothetical general election matchup." 

June 20, 2016: “Chaffetz: I’m going to be ‘kid in a candy store’ as Oversight chairman with a President Trump” (Deseret News) “Chaffetz, speaking at a forum on the 3rd District primary race hosted by the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, said he's backing his party's controversial pick for president, Trump.”

June 17, 2016: “Informed decisions: Are Utah taxpayers paying too much or too little?” (Deseret News) “Jason Perry, vice president of government relations and director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, will moderate the event, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the S.J. Quinney College of Law's Moot Courtroom at the University of Utah.”

June 17, 2016: “Utah Republicans are sour on Trump, and Libertarians sense opportunity” (Los Angeles Times) “Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute, said that while most Republican voters in other states had coalesced around Trump once he effectively won the nomination last month, Utah voters “are definitely bucking the trend.”

June 17, 2016: "Libertarians say election turmoil creates opportunity for their party in Utah" (Fox 13) "In a poll released this week by the Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, 13 percent of voters plan on backing Johnson while Clinton and Trump are deadlocked at 35 percent each."

June 17, 2016: "Surprising Utah Poll Showed Clinton and Trump Tied. But it Missed One Thing…" (Independent Journal) "The poll, conducted by Survey USA for the Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, found among Utah voters ages 18-34, Johnson leads with 32%, followed by Clinton at 26%, and Trump at 16%, with 24% undecided."

June 16, 2016: “It’s a tossup: Handicapper says face between Mia Love and Doug Owens can go either way” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Sabato's Crystal Ball, part of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, moved the race from its "lean Republican" category in large part because of a new poll — commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics — which found Owens with a 6 percentage-point advantage over Love, a freshman Republican with an outsized national reputation.”

June 16, 2016: “Informed decisions: Weighing Utah’s need for water, roads and mass transit” (Deseret News) “That's the consensus of several focus group meetings between state policymakers, business leaders, economic experts and community members. Those discussions were facilitated through a collaboration between the University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, in partnership with the Deseret News and KSL Broadcasting.”

June 15, 2016: “Making informed decisions: The key issues in education for 2016” (Deseret News)“Members of the discussion headed by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and the Hinckley Institute of Politics hope early childhood education will be addressed again in the Legislature, understanding the "integral" role that families play in educating children.”

June 14, 2016: “Tribune poll: Utahns give failing grades to Common Core, SAGE testing in schools” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Hinckley Institute Director Jason Perry said the large number of poll participants who answered "not sure" suggests continued confusion about what the tests, and the standards they're based on, are.” 

June 13, 2016: “Morning Digest: A new poll gives Democrat Doug Owens a 6-point lead against GOP Rep. Mia Love” (Daily Kos) “On behalf of the Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah'sHinckley Institute, SurveyUSA takes a look at the rematch between freshman Republican Rep. Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens in Utah's 4th Congressional District, and they have some very good news for Team Blue.”

June 13, 2016: “Clinton Running Even in Utah” (Washington Monthly) “The new Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah poll is just the latest piece of evidence that Donald Trump has a major problem with the Mormon community.”

June 12, 2016: “Hillary Clinton Polls: Even Deep-Red Utah Could Turn Blue as Donald Trump’s Unpopularity Points to November Blowout” (The Inquisitr) “A recent poll from The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah found that Clinton and Trump are tied at 35 points in Utah, a state that hasn’t gone to Democrats in 52 years.”

June 11, 2016: “Poll: Trump’s unpopularity could swing Utahns to Hillary” (Salt Lake Tribune) "For a state where the majority of voters have supported Republican presidential candidates since 1964, the fact that Trump is in a dead heat with Hillary Clinton suggests Utah voters are still very reluctant about a Trump presidency," said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute."

June 8, 2016: “School board candidates talk testing, teacher morale and party politics at Layton debate” (Salt Lake Tribune) “…the second in a series of school board debates sponsored by KSL, Sutherland Institute, Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools.”

June 8, 2016: “Poll shows Utah could be a wild card in presidential election” (Fox 13) "Utah voters are very ambivalent," Tim Chambless with the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics said, reacting to the poll. 

June 6, 2016: “State School Board candidates face off during debate in St. George Tuesday” (KCSG)“The Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, Sutherland Institute and KSL/Deseret News have teamed up to host public forums with the candidates.”

May 6, 2016: "Romney 'dismayed' by presidential choices, won't run as independent” (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Romney refusing to support Trump and raising the possibility of a third-party candidate entering the race could put pressure on Trump to do what it takes to unite the party."

May 5, 2016: "Former Sen. Bob Bennett dies" (Capital Hill Blue) "He also became a resident scholar with the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and penned regular opinion columns for Salt Lake City newspapers.”

May 2, 2016: Huntsman to GOP: Time to support Trump (KSL) “If the Republican Party does want to pull this off with Donald Trump as their nominee, they’re going to need people to cross the aisle,” said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

April 27, 2016: "Trump close to clinching has Utah GOP flinching" (Fox 13) “It means that Utah is in a minority status in regard to supporting a candidate who cannot on the first ballot win his party's presidential nomination,” said Tim Chambless of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

March 24, 2016: "Mike Lee, Mia Love: Take congressional power back.” (Salt Lake Tribune) "At the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics on Thursday, Lee pitched "The Article 1 Project" a network of lawmakers with the goal of writing and passing bills aimed at restoring the balance of three co-equal branches of government."

March 23, 2016: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KSL Newsradio to speak on the results of the Utah presidential caucuses.

March 21, 2016: "Violence as protesters clash at Donald Trump rally" (Irish Examiner) "Limited polling shows Trump running second to Cruz, but ahead of Kasich, said Jason Perry, director of theHinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

March 21, 2016: “Cruz, Sanders top picks in Tuesday’s Utah caucuses, poll says” (Deseret News)“‘People are watching what's happening in Utah,’ said Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah'sHinckley Institute of Politics.”

March 21, 2016: "Kasich responds to anti-Trump 'split the map' strategy" (Examiner Gazette)"Limited polling shows Trump running second to Cruz, but ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, saidJason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

March 20, 2016: "Donald Trump greeted by protesters blocking road to Arizona event" (Indian Express) "Limited polling shows Trump running second to Cruz, but ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

March 20, 2016: "Donald Trumpís Arizona campaign obstructed by protestersí road block" (Live Mint) "Limited polling shows Trump running second to Cruz, but ahead of Kasich, said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

March 19, 2016: "Donald Trump's appeal with Mormons to be tested in Utah" (Standard-Examiner)"Limited polling shows Trump running second to Cruz, but ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, saidJason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

March 17, 2016: "Trump, Sanders, Cruz, Kasich all campaigning in Utah" (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Trump has his work cut out for him with Utah voters. Polls have shown Trump trailing other Republicans."

March 17, 2016: "Trump, Cruz, Kasich, Sanders all campaigning in Utah this weekend" (KSL)"Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Trump has his work cut out for him with Utah voters. Polls have shown Trump trailing other Republicans."

March 16, 2016: "Debate scrapped after Donald Trump says he wonít show in Salt Lake City, and Kasich follows suit" (Salt Lake Tribune) "'For the Republicans right now, every state becomes an important victory and every state that Donald Trump doesn't win makes it much more likely we end up in a contested convention,' said Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

March 14, 2016: "What Does a Brokered GOP Convention Look Like?" (KTVX) "Jason Perry, the Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said that's why every delegate is so important, even here in Utah."

March 14, 2016: "Fox News to host Republican presidential primary debate in Salt Lake City" (KSTU) "University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics Jason Perry said a local debate has made Utah more politically relevant, which may be why John Kasich and Marco Rubio have announced plans to campaign in Utah this week.”

March 14, 2016: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KTALK radio discussing Real Women Run and the importance of women being involved in politics.

March 11, 2016: "2016 Legislative Wrap-up" (KUER) "Friday, weíre live at the University of UtahísHinckley Institute of Politics for a look at Utahís 2016 legislative session."

March 11, 2016: "Trump says he's not interested in participating in Salt Lake presidential debate" (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the presidential candidates 'are well aware' of the debate schedule but acknowledged 'there has been a lot of talk recently about whether that would happen.'"

March 10, 2016: "Utah's Rep. Chris Stewart calls Trump 'our Mussolini'" (KUTV) "Stewart addressed the Hinckley Institute of Politics, the same arena given to Mitt Romney last week."

March 8, 2016: "Gov. Herbert cautions there may not be a presidential debate in Salt Lake" (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he's 'heard the discussion about whether or not this debate will happen in the state of Utah.'"

March 7, 2016: "News roundup: Mitt Romney: Trump ëmost likelyí to be GOP nominee" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Rep. Chris Stewart visits the University of Utah and speaks at the a Hinckley InstituteForum."

On March 3, 2016, Governor Mitt Romney delivered a special address to the Hinckley Instituteregarding the state of the 2016 presidential race. Approximately 23,000 media hits directly mentioning the Hinckley Institute were generated, including in the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, the BBC, and others

February 27, 2016: "Mitt Romney trades jabs with Donald Trump" (KSL) "Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, former head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Romney may have spurred Rubio to stand up to Trump at the debate, and continue to go after him on the campaign trail."

February 24, 2016: "Utah to hold presidential preference caucus" (KSL) "Jason Perry, director of theHinckley Institute of Politics, said it is something parties and voters are prepared for."

February 23, 2016: "ASUU candidates clash over funding, feasibility in first debate" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "The second and final candidates’ debate, which will focus more on academic and student life issues, will be moderated by current ASUU President Ambra Jackson and Vice President Anthony Fratto at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics in OSH."

February 18, 2016: “U Lobbies State Legislature for Three Percent Raise for Faculty and Staff” (Daily Utah Chronicle) Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and vice president of government relations, said the goal is to attract and retain qualified faculty and staff at the U.

February 16, 2016: “Medical marijuana supporters want to put the question to the people” (KSL)Jason Perry, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said the process isn't easy.”

February 15, 2016: “Checking trust fund on tax form will help overcome homelessness” (KSL) “…she said during a panel discussion on homelessness last Thursday at the University of Utah'sHinckley Institute of Politics.”

February 14, 2016: “Mayor Biskupski addresses shake-up of local government” (KTVX) Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KTVX’s Inside Utah Politics to discuss the Salt Lake City mayoral transition and the presidential primaries.

February 14, 2016: “Utah officials hit the presidential campaign trail” (Salt Lake Tribune)“‘Candidates can never shake enough hands on their own. They need people to advocate for them. They need people to vouch for them,’” said Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah'sHinckley Institute of Politics.”

February 13, 2016: “Scalia’s death leaves major void in high court, Utah legal experts say” (KSL) “To Kirk Jowers, former director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, such partisan opposition is to be expected and he said it is highly unlikely the president will be able to fulfill his wish to install the next Supreme Court justice.”

February 12, 2016: “Dalai Lama scheduled to speak at the U. June 21” (Deseret News) “University co-sponsors include the Office for Global Engagement, the Asia Center, Global Social Work, Global Health/Health Sciences, the Hinckley Institute, Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy and the Tanner Humanities Center.”

February 11, 2016: “Smithsonian Internship” (@theU) “And if you’re interested in doing a clinic in Washington, D.C., the Hinckley Institute of Politics streamlines the process of living out there by providing housing and a support network.”

February 9, 2016: “GOP frontrunners could help/hurt voter turnout” (KTVX) “Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said that having a divisive candidate can have an impact on other races on the ballot.”

February 6, 2016: “Utah holding presidential caucus, not primary election” (Deseret News) “Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said even though Utah is voting about midway through this election cycle, the outcome of the caucuses may still be significant.”

February 3, 2016: “Bill: Utahns should be asked to weigh in on Medicaid expansion” (Salt Lake Tribune) “A recent Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll showed a plurality of Utah voters — 44 percent — supported Medicaid expansion at a state cost of $78 million, while about 39 percent opposed such a move.”

January 31, 2016: "Appointments, Resignations, Deaths" (Chronicle of Higher Education) "Jason Perry, interim director, to director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

January 29, 2016: "News roundup: Romney fundraises for Paul Ryan in Florida" (Salt Lake Tribune)"According to a Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll, Utahns are split on Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood."

January 28, 2016: "Hinckley Institute Inducts Former Senator Bob Bennett Into Hall of Fame" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Former Sen. Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah) was named the Hinckley InstituteResident Scholar."

January 28, 2016: "News roundup: Joe Scarborough as Trump’s VP? He isn’t ruling it out" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Former Sen. Bob Bennett was inducted into the Hinckley Institute of Politics’s Hall of Fame at the University of Utah."

January 27, 2016: "Lawmakers, Utahns wary of Lake Powell Pipeline’s unknown cost" (Salt Lake Tribune) "In a poll commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, only 6 percent of surveyed Utah residents back the pipeline project regardless of cost, while 26 percent oppose it."

January 27, 2016: "News roundup: GOP wondering how it let Donald Trump get this far" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll shows the majority of Utahns support government action to restrict emissions and improve air quality."

January 27, 2016: "Longtime Utah Sen. Bob Bennett inducted into Hinckley Hall of Fame" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Former Sen. Bob Bennett, 82, looking pale and somewhat frail after a successful bout with cancer, focused on youth and the future of politics Wednesday as he was inducted into theHinckley Institute of Politics' Hall of Fame at the University of Utah."

January 27, 2016: "Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett inducted into Hinckley Institute's Hall of Fame" (Deseret News) "When former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett was inducted into the University of Utah'sHinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame Wednesday, he told students to remember 'true believers' are a danger to society."

January 27, 2016: "Former US Sen. Bob Bennett honored by political institute" (Associated Press via Cache Valley Daily) "Bennett was inducted Wednesday into the Hinckley Institute of Politics' Hall of Fame."

January 27, 2016: "Former US Sen. Bob Bennett honored by political institute" (Associated Press via Daily Herald) "Bennett was inducted Wednesday into the Hinckley Institute of Politics' Hall of Fame."

January 27, 2016: "Former US Sen. Bob Bennett honored by political institute" (Associated Press via KSL) "Bennett was inducted Wednesday into the Hinckley Institute of Politics' Hall of Fame."

January 27, 2016: "Former US Sen. Bob Bennett honored by political institute" (Associated Press via Washington Times) "Bennett was inducted Wednesday into the Hinckley Institute of Politics' Hall of Fame."

January 26, 2016: "Longtime Senator and U Alum Robert Bennett to be Inducted into Hinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame" (Utah Policy) "The Hinckley Institute of Politics will induct former Sen. Robert Bennett into the Hinckley Institute Hall of Fame on Jan. 27."

January 26, 2016: "News roundup: Utahn files suit challenging Ted Cruz’s natural-born status" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll shows a majority of Utahns disapprove of lawmakers taking votes in secret."

January 26, 2016: "Hinckley Institute Allows Students to Host Forums, 'Develop Poise and Confidence'" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "The decision to employ students for this position is meant to benefit all involved parties, said Hinckley Associate Director Jayne Nelson."

January 26, 2016: "Improving Utah’s air might require bigger action now ‘low-hanging fruit’ is gone" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A new poll, commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, found that 58 percent of Utah voters support government action that would restrict emissions and improve air quality."

January 25, 2016: "News roundup: Campaigns have spent huge money on TV ads — for nothing" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The new Tribune/Hinckley Institute Poll found that 91 percent of residents want that lawmaking done in public, not in closed door GOP caucuses."

January 25, 2016: "Poll: Utahns want legislative debate out in the open" (Salt Lake Tribune) "It's not the kind of lawmaking that Utah voters approve of, according to a new poll for The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

January 24, 2016: "Utahns divided on public-lands transfer, Lyman punishment" (Salt Lake Tribune)"They also are split over the appropriateness of San Juan County Commission Chairman Phil Lyman's 10-day jail sentence for leading the Recapture Canyon ATV protest, according to new polling by The Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 22, 2016: "Mike Weinholtz enters race for governor" (KTVX) "Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics Jason Perry says he has an impressive business resume."

January 22, 2016: "Editorial: Computers over teachers? Not the question" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A poll of 989 registered voters commissioned by the Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics asked if the state should buy a computer for every student."

January 22, 2016: "Editor column: Taking your temperature before the lawmaking begins" (Salt Lake Tribune) "During the past week, and continuing into the first days of the session, we will report on the findings of our survey, a collaboration with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah and conducted by the respected political pollster SurveyUSA."

January 21, 2016: "Most Utah voters support legal medicinal marijuana; guv says it’s possible" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Utahns appear, by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, ready to embrace some form of legalization, according to the new poll conducted by SurveyUSA for The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

January 21, 2016: "Editorial: State funds for homeless would be fair and effective" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A recent Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows that feeling has widespread public support."

January 21, 2016: "Poll: Most Utahns uninterested in buying classroom computers for every student" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The poll, commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, was conducted between Jan. 6 and Jan. 13 by SurveyUSA."

January 21, 2016: "Jason Perry selected as new director of Hinckley Institute of Politics" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Jason Perry is the new director of the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 20, 2016: "U. names new director of Hinckley Institute of Politics" (Deseret News) "The University of Utah has named Jason Perry the new director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 20, 2016: "News roundup: How Donald Trump could beat Hillary Clinton" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Meanwhile, the Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll found 55 percent of Utahns support spending money to expand services for the homeless."

January 20, 2016: "Wages are rising, and Utahns are upbeat on the economy" (Salt Lake Tribune)"Utahns are overwhelmingly positive about the state's economy and more than half of workers received a raise in the past year, according to a new poll commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 19, 2016: "News roundup: Sen. Orrin Hatch appears as an answer on 'Jeopardy'" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Tribune government and politics editor Dan Harrie, Hinckley Institute of Politicsdirector Jason Perry and others join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the results of a new poll commissioned by the Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

January 19, 2016: "Utahns like Herbert, not legislature, according to new poll" (KSTU) "Hinckley Institute of Politics director Jason Perry said the findings aren’t too surprising given the debates the legislature has to take up."

January 19, 2016: "Poll: Utahns want more resources for homeless housing and services" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The statewide poll, commissioned by the The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, was conducted Jan. 6-Jan. 13 by SurveyUSA."

January 19, 2016: "Poll: Utahns give thumbs up to governor’s performance, thumbs down to Legislature" (Salt Lake Tribune) "That's according to a statewide poll by the The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, conducted by SurveyUSA."

January 18, 2016: "The Race for the 2016 Nomination is Speeding Up" (Utah Policy) "Jason Perry, Director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, says we are finally reaching decision time in the 2016 election season."

January 18, 2016: "Mia Love avoids playing celebrity card in Congress" (Salt Lake Tribune)"'Certainly, she has not been as prominent in the press as some may have thought, but that isn't an indication of her not doing what really needs to be done during that first period in Congress,' saysJason Perry, a former top aide to Gov. Gary Herbert and now director of the University of Utah'sHinckley Institute of Politics."

January 18, 2016: "Jason Perry Named Director of U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics" (Utah Policy)"The University of Utah has named Jason Perry the new director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 17, 2016: "Poll: 4-way tie among GOP presidential candidates in Utah" (Salt Lake Tribune)"That's according to a statewide poll by The Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics, conducted by SurveyUSA, that interviewed 989 registered voters between Jan. 6-13."

January 16, 2016: "Trump, Cruz erupt in bitter fight at GOP debate" (Tech Bits) "'What it tells me is that people here are not at all behind Donald Trump', said Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 15, 2016: "University of Utah lobbyist named permanent leader of Hinckley Institute of Politics" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The University of Utah's lobbyist will head the school's Hinckley Institute of PoliticsJason Perry, who had been serving as interim director, will keep the job, the school announced Friday."

January 15, 2016: "Jason Perry Named Director of Hinckley Institute of Politics at University of Utah" (Newswise) "The University of Utah today named Jason Perry the new director of theHinckley Institute of Politics."

January 15, 2016: "BYU devotional speaker; SheTech Explorer Day at UVU; Lego League tournaments" (Daily Herald) "Prior to the session, students will attend training at the capitol hosted by the Hinckley Institute."

January 15, 2016: "Trump barely tops Clinton in new Utah poll" (KSL) "'What it tells me is that people here are not at all behind Donald Trump,' said Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 13, 2016: "The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The U.S. & China: A Crossroads of Perceptions" (KCPW) "Robert Griffiths spoke at the Hinckley Institute back on October 19, 2015."

January 11, 2016: "U Students Apply for Prestigious Scholarships" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "...saidGina Shipley, program manager for the Hinckley Institute of Politics, the campus office U students work with to apply for the Truman scholarship."

January 4, 2016: "Mitt Romney still being asked to run in '16, even by a presidential candidate" (KSL) "The former head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics said while that doesn't mean anyone else in the race will follow suit..."

January 3, 2016: "Rep. Jason Chaffetz eyeing a new title — governor" (Deseret News) "'Chaffetz right now is probably the single most formidable political candidate in the state,' Jowers, the former head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said."

January 3, 2016: "Becker leaves office confident he made a difference" (Deseret News) "Tim Chambless, a University of Utah political science professor affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Becker lived up to his ambitious agenda, and he was able to do so with a lean budget during tough economic times."

January 2, 2016: "The view from Washington: From budgets to Benghazi, Utah's lawmakers packed a punch" (Deseret News) "Chaffetz and Love may be getting the most attention, but it’s Hatch, the senior member of Utah’s delegation, who has the most influence in Washington, said Kirk Jowers, the former head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

 

2015 MEDIA COVERAGE

The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosts many notable public officials and political experts every year. Follow the links below for media coverage of Hinckley Forums and other Hinckley Institute events.


December 28, 2015: "My view: Kirk Jowers: Hail to the chiefs" (Deseret News) "Kirk L. Jowers is the former director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and now serves as dōTERRA International, LLC’s vice president of corporate relations. Ellesse S. Balli contributed to this article."

December 26, 2015: "U Student Dies in Accident Dec. 24" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Lusk was involved with the Lassonde Institute and Hinckley Institute of Politics at the U."

December 16, 2015: "Utah: ATM to presidential candidates" (KUTV) "University of Utah professor, Dr. Tim Chambless, of the Hinckley Institute of Politics says, another thing that will make Utah more important, is the Trump Factor."

December 12, 2015: "The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Erica Payne, The Agenda Project" (KCPW) "She spoke at the Hinckley Institute on December 2, 2015."

December 3, 2015: "U Student Aarati Ghimire Takes Social Work to New Places" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "'What is unique about Aarati’s situation is that she was born in Nepal and moved to the U.S.,' said Courtney McBeth, associate director at the Hinckley Institute."

December 2, 2015: "Who Gets to Vote?" (City Weekly) "'This is unprecedented,' says Tim Chambless, a professor of political science at the University of Utah who is also affiliated with the U's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

December 1, 2015: "Did Jeb Bush Orchestrate a Pre-emptive 'Strike' Against a 2016 Romney Bid?" (Charisma News) "Kirk Jowers, a longtime Romney intimate who direct[ed] the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, told the Utah newspaper the assertion that Bush killed Romney's bid 'could not be further from the truth.'"

December, 2015: "A Changing Nepal" (College of Social Work) Hinckley Intern Aarati Ghimire has been working to help survivors rebuild her home country.

November 30, 2015: "GOP gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson runs first radio ads" (Deseret News) "'He's trying to define himself. How to do that? Well, here's a sensational issue,' said [TimChambless, who's associated with the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 23, 2015: "Governor Herbert visits U., talks politics, tuition" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Gov. Gary Herbert spoke to U students on Monday about his goals for Utah at the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 23, 2015: "Gov. Herbert and Utah’s congressional leaders consider limiting intake of Syrian refugees" (KSTU) "Herbert spoke at the Hinckley Institute of Politics Monday at the University of Utah campus."

November 20, 2015: "From Becker to Biskupski: Salt Lake City Hall readies for shift to new mayor" (Deseret News) "Tim Chambless, a University of Utah political science professor affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said mayors typically usher in brand new personal staff members, and also consider replacing staff in departments that are more political."

November 19, 2015: "News roundup: Trump, Carson continue to lead the polls nationally" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The Hinckley Institute of Politics will host Sen. Mike Lee, as he’s interviewed live on Doug Fabrizio’s KUER radio show on RadioWest on Nov. 23 at 11 a.m."

November 15, 2015: "Two U Students in France Safe and Accounted for Following Attacks" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Drew Rouse, interning through the Hinckley Institute of Politics, was not in Paris during the rampage that killed at least 132 people."

November 13, 2015: "Some Republicans look to Mitt Romney as 'new hope' for 2016 presidential race" (Deseret News) The Deseret News reported just two months ago that Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, formerly of the Hinckley Institute, said some Republicans would possibly call for Romney to enter the race.

November 13, 2015: "Latinos could decide the White House" (KTVX) "'They have to get that number (Romney's 27%) up and so to the degree which they can get their policies in line with that population is really going to define the success of whoever gets the nomination,' said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 23, 2015: Nepalese Student Gives Back. "I really appreciate Courtney McBeth(associate director at the Hinckley Institute of Politics) and Ruth Gerritsen-McKane, director of BSW field education at the College of Social Work, for helping to set this up for me. They both knew how much I wanted to do my practicum in Nepal and my love for social work. Long story short, The Hinckley Institute introduced me to CHOICE Humanitarian and the College of Social Work supported the idea of me doing the social work practicum in Nepal."

"On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., former Salt Lake City mayor Ted Wilson, Jason Perry of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Weber State University political scientist Gary Johnson and Tribune reporter Chris Smart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Salt Lake City's mayoral race, Prop 1 and other Election Day results."

November 4, 2015: "News roundup: Jeb Bush slides to single digits in latest poll" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Former Salt Lake City mayor Ted Wilson, Jason Perry of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Weber State University political scientist Gary Johnson and Tribune reporter Chris Smart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Salt Lake City’s mayoral race, Prop 1 and other Election Day results."

November 3, 2015: "Biskupski Apparently Stops Becker's Bid for a Third Term" (Utahpolicy.com) "Becker outspent Biskupski by a nearly 2-1 margin in the effort to win a rare third term in City Hall. The last Salt Lake City Mayor to do that was Ted Wilson, who resigned in the middle of his third term to head up the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah."

November 3, 2015: "Journalist and “Nightline” Host Ted Koppel to Speak at U on Cyberattacks" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "The event is hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics and will be held in the OSH auditorium."

November 3, 2015: "If the Lights Went Out In America" (KUER) "Ted Koppel will be participating in a conversation with veteran KSL TV News anchor Bruce Lindsay on Wednesday, November 4, at 3:00 p.m. at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the University of Utah Campus."

November 2, 2015: "News roundup: Speaker Paul Ryan: Republicans ‘don’t have a vision’" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Jason Perry, the interim director of the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, talks about his goals for the organization."

November 1, 2015: "A Conversation with the Hinckley Institute's Jason Perry" (Utahpolicy.com) "Jason Perry, interim director of the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah, stops by to discuss his plans for the organization with Managing Editor Bryan Schott.

October 30, 2015: "Utah Republicans still in search of a presidential pick" (Deseret News) "[TimChambless, affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, acknowledged it's 'a political fantasy.'"

October 28, 2015: "Democrats battle in close mayoral race in Utah’s capital" (Associated Press) "But while he’s been in office, Salt Lake City has skewed more liberal and diverse, making it ripe ground for Democrats to square off, said Tim Chambless, a professor at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October 25, 2015: "No.1 job ranking belongs to Salt Lake area, not just city as Becker claims" (Salt Lake Tribune) "But Becker likely will not pay a price for political sleight of hand, said Tim Chambless, a University of Utah professor of political science who also is affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October 23, 2015: "Hillary Clinton leads presidential field in Utah donations" (Associated Press) "Clinton's superiority reflects her national name recognition, well-organized campaign and the length of time she's been fundraising, said Tim Chambless, a professor at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October 19, 2015: "U Students Encourage Others to become Politically Active" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Aside from political clubs, other ways to stay informed include the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ ongoing “Pizza and Politics” series, which gives students an opportunity to engage with local politicians and to discuss relevant topics."

October 16, 2015: "Latest Medicaid expansion plan 'incremental'" (Deseret News) "Kirk Jowers, the former head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and an adviser to Herbert, said the governor may end up having to accept a more limited plan."

October 14, 2015: "S.L. mayoral candidates square off in TV debate to break voter tie" (KSL) "The next mayoral debate will be held at noon Tuesday at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October 14, 2015: "Design Presentation" (City Weekly) "Mayoral debate: Hinckley Institute of Politics..."

October 14, 2015: Hinckley Institute Interim Director Jason Perry appeared on KSL Newsradio's Doug Wright Show speaking on the importance of the Salt Lake City mayoral campaign.

October 12, 2015: "Hinckley Institute of Politics to screen award-winning documentary about honor killings" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "This story, along with several others, is part of an award-winning documentary titled 'The Price of Honor,' to be shown at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m."

October 12, 2015: "Biskupski makes first TV ad buy, but are the airwaves her best option?" (Deseret News) "However, Tim Chambless, a University of Utah political science professor affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, questions whether TV ads are the best medium for either candidate."

October 12, 2015: "Women of the Mountains Conference Draws International Lecturers" (UVU Review) "Morgan [Lyon] Cotti, [Local Program Manager] at the University of Utah Hinckley Institute, works with the nonpartisan nonprofit Real Women Run to help women get elected to political office."

October 9, 2015: "Republican Rep. Charlie Dent calls for 'bipartisan coalition' to select new house speaker" (Dispatch Times) "'All this last week Congressman Chaffetz was saying that McCarthy had a math problem, turns out he was exactly right about that, he did, How do you get to that magic number, how do you get to 218 votes,' said Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Jason Perry."

October 6, 2015: "Huntsman tweet makes clear, he felt betrayed by Chaffetz" (KSTU) "Interim Director of the Hinckley Institute Jason Perry said both men are great leaders, but it's clear they are no longer great friends."

October 5, 2015: "Pride Week at the U" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Another Pride Week event, 'Pizza and Politics' with CeCe McDonald, will take place Friday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics in OSH."

October 5, 2015: "Pundits say Chaffetz 'dark horse' campaign to win Speaker of the House is not 'impossible'" (KUTV) "At the University of Utah, the interim director of the Hinckley Institute of PoliticsJason Perry sat to talk about Chaffetz and his chances saying 'it is a longshot, but Congressman Chaffetz is really great at counting votes.'"

October 4, 2015: "Rep. Chaffetz launches run for House speaker; Utah Democrats wonder ‘who will he represent?’" (KSTU) "'The Republican Party is very disunited, very divided,' said Tim Chambless, Associate Professor at the University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October 2, 2015: "Report: multiple sources suggest Rep. Jason Chaffetz may enter race for House speaker" (KSTU) "'Jason Chaffetz is someone who is very ambitious,' said Tim Chambless of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October 1, 2015: "Lawmakers discuss questionable politics in development of UtahAccess+" (Deseret News) "Also raised during a discussion on UtahAccess+ at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics on Thursday was the possibility that the new plan is a 'political tactic' of House leadership to hamper Medicaid expansion in Utah."

September 27, 2015: "Addressing homelessness, assisting local businesses rank as top issues in S.L. City Council races" (Deseret News) "The next District 6 debate will be at noon Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Hinckley Institute."

September 21, 2015: Hinckley Institute Interim Director Jason Perry appeared on the Doug Wright Show to discuss the Sam Rich forum featuring bestselling author Michael Lewis.

September 20, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on the inaugural Inside Politics on KTVX. They discussed the role that Utah elected officials play in national politics, as well as Utah's role in general in national political science.

September 17, 2015: "Exploring Europe with Hinckley Internships" (Utah Chronicle) "Courtney McBeth, director of Global Internships at the Office for Global Engagement and Associate Director at the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the European internships are the most popular."

September 16, 2015: "Utah basketball: Larry Krystkowiak sounds off on recruiting, cheating and more" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Krystkowiak's address on a rainy Wednesday was a part of the Hinckley Institute's Sam Rich lecture series."

September 16, 2015: "Becker courts Republicans; Biskupski grabs support from labor groups" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Although GOP numbers are relatively small in Salt Lake City, they do turn out to vote, said Tim Chambless, a University of Utah professor of political science who also is affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

September 15, 2015: "Dan and Pat Jones Honored by Utah Foundation" (Utahpolicy.com) "He was closely associated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, and taught and sponsored thousands of Hinckley interns over the years."

September 14, 2015: "Trump looms large in 2nd GOP debate for Utah GOP, Dems" (Deseret News) "University of Utah political science professor Tim Chambless of the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics said even if Trump is just seen as 'the face' of the GOP in 2016, Republicans could be hurt."

September 13, 2015: "Herbert Praised for Bipartisan Approach" (Utahpolicy.com) "'Members from both parties were instrumental in passing the legislation,' said Morgan Lyon Cotti, the state and local program manager at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

September 9, 2015: "In the shadow of shiny science and business buildings, Utah’s arts and humanities students await campus upgrades" (Salt Lake Tribune) "One of the school's largest classroom buildings and home of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, OSH is also known as the "worst building on campus," notes student newspaper The Daily Utah Chronicle."

September 4, 2015: "6 Governors Who Choose Pragmatism Over Ideology" (Governing) "'Members from both parties were instrumental in passing the legislation,' said Morgan Lyon Cotti, the state and local program manager at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

September 5, 2015: "Mitt 2016? GOP angst keeps Romney talk alive" (Deseret News) "Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, the former head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said seeing Trump rise to the top of national polls has plenty of Republicans pining for Romney."

September 2, 2015: "Party Animals" (City Weekly) "Tim Chambless, a professor of political science at the University of Utah who is also affiliated with the U's Hinckley Institute of Politics, says he's not surprised that the feud between Evans and Weiler is ongoing."

September 1, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Jason Perry spoke on KSL Newsradio regarding presidential campaign donations and to whom Utahns are donating.

August 27, 2015: "Opinion: Count My Vote and SB 54 – Winning a Battle, Losing the War" (Utah Political Capitol) "This group, led by former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt (Republican), Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers, Zions Bank President Scott Anderson, Josh Romney, Jon Huntsman, Sr., and many of their past staffs, were out of power, derided by a new establishment – even the then-chair of the Republican Party, Thomas Wright, was surprised at the Bennett upset."

August 26, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti spoke to KSL Newsradio regarding the 95th anniversary of women's suffrage.

August 24, 2015: "GOP Rhetoric on Immigration is Complicated Topic for Congresswoman Mia Love" (KUER) "'Mia Love became a citizen immediately when she was born in this country under the 14th amendment, section one,' says Tim Chambless, associate professor of political science at the [Hinckley Institute]."

August 11, 2015: "Biskupski gets most votes in Salt Lake City mayoral race, advances to general election" (Deseret News) "Tim Chambless, a University of Utah political science professor affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Tuesday's results show Biskupski 'has a very fair shot.'"

August 11, 2015: "It's Biskupski vs. Becker in face-off for SLC mayor" (Salt Lake Tribune) "University of Utah political scientist Tim Chambless, who also is affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said at this juncture the outlook is dire for Becker."

August 11, 2015: "Biskupski garners most votes in SLC mayoral race, advances to general election" (KSL) "Tim Chambless, a University of Utah political science professor affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Tuesday's results show Biskupski 'has a very fair shot.'"

August 11, 2015: "Donald Trump trails behind Jeb Bush in Utah polls" (KSTU) "Political Science Professor at the University of Utah’s Hinckley InstituteTim Chambless, says the poll shows Utah Republicans are less skeptical of the idea of a third President Bush than Republicans nationally."

August 7, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti spoke to KSL Newsradio recapping the first Republican debate of the 2016 election cycle.

August 7, 2015: "Utahns weigh in on GOP debate" (KTVX) "'The first hour was basically just really individualized questions and a lot of them were really tough questions and that gave voters a chance to learn more about each candidate,' said Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

August 6, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti spoke to KSL Newsradio regarding the first Republican debate of the 2016 election cycle.

August 6, 2015: "2015-2016 Governors Races Give Democrats (a Little) Hope" (Governing) Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti provided information regarding Governor Gary Herbert for this article.

August 6, 2015: "Op-ed: Hatch is an indispensable senator of immense accomplishments" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Kirk L. Jowers is the former director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and now serves as doTERRA International LLC's vice president of corporate relations."

August 5, 2015: "Becker still way ahead in money race for Salt Lake City mayor" (Salt Lake Tribune) "When it comes to the incumbent's bulging campaign fund, the question is whether aggressive spending can overcome Becker's low poll numbers, according to Tim Chambless, a University of Utah professor of political science, who also is affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

August 4, 2015: "Hillary Clinton to make brief stop in Utah" (KSL) "Utahns don't have much love for the Clintons, [Hinckley Institute] political science professor Tim Chambless said, noting Bill Clinton had a third-place finish in the 1992 presidential race in Utah behind third-party candidate Ross Perot."

August 3, 2015: "Hillary Clinton making brief fundraising stop in Utah" (Deseret News) "Utahns don't have much love for the Clintons, [Hinckley Institute] political science professor Tim Chambless said, noting Bill Clinton had a third-place finish in the 1992 presidential race in Utah behind third-party candidate Ross Perot."

July 31, 2015: "Salt Lake City mayor's spokesman placed on administrative leave after online comments" (Deseret News) "Tim Chambless, a University of Utah political science professor affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said it's difficult to predict the legal outcome of the investigation."

July 30, 2015: "Poll: Salt Lakers unhappy with police chief’s ouster" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Burbank's departure could be seen as a sea change in the race for mayor, according to Tim Chambless, a University of Utah political science professor who also is affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

July 29, 2015: "The Path to Repeal Obamacare With Just 51 Votes" (Sentinel Republic) "But Tim Chambless, a [Hinckley Institute] political science professor, said he was skeptical Lee’s plan would have much impact."

July 27, 2015: "Lee takes on new strategy in fight against Affordable Care Act" (Deseret News) "But Tim Chambless, a [Hinckley Institute] political science professor, said he was skeptical Lee's plan would have much impact. He said even an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act passes, the president is certain to veto it."

July 27, 2015: "New position for Governor Herbert gives Utah louder voice on national stage" (KTVX) "'It's a huge position for the governor, but it's also a huge position for the state of Utah,' said [director] Jason Perry with the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

July 22, 2015: "Poll shows tight race between Becker, Biskupski" (Deseret News) "But [Hinckley Institute] political science professor Tim Chambless said Biskupski could very well have already taken a considerable lead."

July 22, 2015: "Tribune poll: Biskupski leads Becker in Salt Lake City mayoral race" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The numbers aren't encouraging for Becker, said Tim Chambless, a University of Utah political science professor who also is affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

July 21, 2015: "4th District campaign already down and dirty as Doug Owens announces another run for Congress" (Deseret News) "Another U. political science professor, Tim Chambless, labeled Hansen's strong words as a 'pre-emptive strike' in the campaign. Chambless, affiliated with the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he expects the race to be close."

July 19, 2015: "My view: Going forward, deals should involve framework for empowering Iran's civil society" (Deseret News) "In 'The Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble' (http://nucleargamble.org), a study I published in partnership with the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, we showed that attacking Iran’s nuclear infrastructure would result in 5,500 to 85,000 immediate casualties."

July 14, 2015: "Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker enters 2016 presidential race" (Lidtime) "[Hinckley Institute] Professor Tim Chambless said it shows a fractured Republican Party, and leaves the door wide open for any number of candidates to become the front runner."

July 13, 2015: "New program encourages women to get involved in politics and business" (KTVX) "Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics says it's a step back from recent years when it seemed the tide was turning."

July 13, 2015: "Gov. Herbert's re-election campaign off to an early start" (Deseret News) "'We have a situation where the governor has probably been advised to be proactive rather than reactive,' said [TimChambless, the academic outreach coordinator for the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

July 13, 2015: "Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announces he's running for president" (KTVX) "'Potentially we could have anywhere between 20 and 25,' said Tim Chambless, Academic Outreach Coordinator at Hinckley Institute of Politics and Professor/Lecturer in Department of Political Science."

July 7, 2015: "Local biz: New executives at doTerra and Young Living Essential Oils" (Daily Herald) "dōTERRA, a leading global essential oils company based in Pleasant Grove, announced the addition of Kirk Jowers to its executive management team. Most recently, Jowers held the position as Director of the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah, a position he held for ten years."

July 6, 2015: "Biskupski out-raises Becker after ouster of police chief" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Although it may be difficult to draw direct parallels to the former police chief's ouster, the latest fundraising report does show a trend in Biskupski's favor, said University of Utah political science Professor Tim Chambless, who also is affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

July 6, 2015: "dōTERRA Welcomes Kirk Jowers to Its Executive Team" (Benzinga) "dōTERRA, the leading global essential oils company, is pleased to announce the addition of Kirk Jowers to its executive management team. Most recently, Jowers held the position as Director of the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah, a position he held for ten years."

July 1, 2015: "Jowers works final day as U of U Hinckley director" (KUTV) "Kirk Jowers worked his last day on Tuesday as Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

June 29, 2015: "UVU officially announces plans for autism center" (Daily Herald) "“dōTERRA is honored to be involved in this project,” Kirk Jowers, [Hinckley Institute director and] vice president of dōTERRA corporate relations, said. “The work UVU is undertaking with the new autism building is critical for countless families."

June 29, 2015: "dōTERRA Partners With Utah Valley University on Autism Support Center" (PR Web) "'We are honored and excited to be involved in the creation of the UVU autism support center,' said Kirk Jowers, [Hinckley Institute director and] Vice President of Corporate Relations for dōTERRA."

June 29, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live on KSL Radio's Doug Wright Show to discuss the Supreme Court ruling that keeps independent redistricting commissions legal and the implications for the future.

June 23, 2015: "Hatch heralded for advancing expanded trade authority; Lee skips vote" (Salt Lake Tribune) "'Senator Lee is between a political rock and a governmental hard place. Whichever way he votes he's going to irritate part of his political base in the middle of a political campaign,' says Tim Chambless, associate professor of political science at the University of Utah['s Hinckley Institute of Politics]."

June 22, 2015: "News roundup: If your parent is a senator, you’re 8,500 times more likely to become one, too" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Rep. Jason Chaffetz participates in Hinckley Institute of Politics seminar and meets with representatives from Grand, Emery and Carbon counties. He later tours Vivint."

June 22, 2015: "The table is turned on Utah civics teachers at annual Huntsman Seminar" (KTVX) "They are finding those ways at the 2015 Huntsman Seminar in Constitutional Government for Teachers, hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

June 21, 2015: "2015 Sam Rich Lecture: A Conversation with Michael Lewis" (Utahpolicy.com) "The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute is thrilled to present the 2015 Sam Rich Lecture, "A Conversation with Michael Lewis" in conjunction with the David Eccles School of Business."

June 21, 2015: "About Utah: Siberian born, American treasure" (Deseret News) "Since then she has painted the likes of World Bank president James Wolfensohn, University of Utah President Arthur Smith, Hinckley Institute director Kirk Jowers, Salt Lake City mayors Deedee Corradini and Rocky Anderson and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, among many others."

June 11, 2015: "At least 6 GOP hopefuls expected at Romney's Utah summit" (KSL) "The summit lineup 'is further proof that Mitt Romney has become our country's most compelling public figure, as well as the GOP kingmaker,' said Kirk Jowers, outgoing head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.

June 10, 2015: "Romney to host at least 6 GOP presidential hopefuls at annual Deer Valley summit" (Deseret News) "The summit lineup 'is further proof that Mitt Romney has become our country's most compelling public figure, as well as the GOP kingmaker,' said Kirk Jowers, outgoing head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.

June 8, 2015: "Natalie Gochnour: New Delta flight presents economic growth opportunities for Utah, Western Europe" (Deseret News) "Utah’s language proficiency has been very evident as the governor’s former chief of staff, Derek Miller, director of the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah [Kirk Jowers], and a member of the governor’s security detail all speak Dutch."

May 31, 2015: "Utah football: Parker Erickson goes pro in Washington — as staffer for Rep. Jason Chaffetz" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The customer was Kirk Jowers, longtime director of the Hinckley Insitute of Politics, and 'I didn't realize how big a deal he was until I was in his office and saw the pictures on the wall of him with presidents,' Erickson said."

May 25, 2015: "Gov. Herbert stepping up pressure on GOP to settle 'civil war'" (Deseret News) "Kirk Jowers, the outgoing head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and a founder of Count My Vote, said the governor 'is in the same boat as all Republican elected officials. They want their party to comply with law.'"

May 20, 2015: "Letter: Sex ed, not catchy billboards, will reduce teen pregnancy" (Salt Lake Tribune) Hinckley Institute Administrative Program Coordinator Molly Wheeler penned this op-ed.

May 20, 2015: "Salt Lake Chamber Celebrates Hinckley Institute’s 50 Years" (Utahpolicy.com) "For five decades, the Hinckley Institute has championed student and community civic engagement."

May 19, 2015: "Poll: Congressional delegation not impressing Utahns" (KSL) "A favorability rating above 50 percent is 'pretty good' when the body you represent has a less than 10 percent approval rating, said Kirk Jowers, head of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

May 19, 2015: "Congressional delegation not impressing Utahns, poll shows" (Deseret News) "A favorability rating above 50 percent is 'pretty good' when the body you represent has a less than 10 percent approval rating, said Kirk Jowers, head of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

May 18, 2015: "Celebrating 50 years" (At the U) "'The Hinckley Institute has played a pivotal role for strengthening Utah politics, government and policies since its creation. It has also become increasingly important to our nation and world over the past decade as University of Utah students continue to expand their presence,' said Kirk Jowers, the institute’s director."

May 14, 2015: "News roundup: Marco Rubio says America's standing has 'deteriorated' under Obama" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Congrats: To the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, which turns 50 years old this week and celebrated with a gala last night at Rice Eccles Stadium’s Sky Box to tout the success of Robert H. Hinckley’s goal making "every student a politician."

May 13, 2015: "The Hinckley Institute of Politics Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence" (Utahpolicy.com) "Prominent state, national and global leaders will join with students and alumni Wednesday evening to celebrate the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ 50th anniversary."

May 13, 2015: "The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Divestment from Fossil Fuels" (KCPW) "The discussion was recorded on April 13th, with an audience of students and faculty, in the Hinckley Institute caucus room."

May 13, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live in studio on the Doug Wright Show regarding the Hinckley Institute's 50th anniversary.

May 13, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live in studio on X96's Radio from Hell regarding the Hinckley Institute's 50th anniversary.

May 13, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live in studio on KUER's RadioWest regarding the Hinckley Institute's 50th anniversary.

May 13, 2015: "News roundup: Utah’s Mike Lee open to Supreme Court appointment" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Rep. Mia Love hits a Congressional Black Caucus meeting and later talks with students from the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

May 13, 2015: "Rosewater" (KUER) "Bahari is in Utah as a guest of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, which is is celebrating its 50th anniversary at the University of Utah."

May 12, 2015: "Governor Brown Announces Appointments" (Imperial Valley News) "Mijic was a graduate fellow for the Pew Charitable Trusts Children's Dental Campaign in 2009 and was a staff assistant at the University of Utah, Hinckley Institute of Politics from 2008 to 2009."

May 8, 2015: "News roundup: Candidates who turned presidential losses into gold" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Happy Birthday: To former state Reps. Phil Riesen and Rep. Kenneth Sumsion, Spencer Jenkins the public information officer for the State Board of Regents, Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers, and state Sen. Mark Madsen."

May 6, 2015: "The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: How Congress Really Works" (KCPW) "The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 6, 2015)"

May 2, 2015: "Utah: Young, tolerant, and surprising" (The Economist) "The sexual-discrimination bill passed largely because the church supported it, says Tim Chambless, a political scientist [and Outreach Coordinator] at the [Hinckley Institute of Politics at the] University of Utah."

April 29, 2015: "Thank you!" (KCPW) "Earlier this month, we raised over $25,000 for the station thanks to a $10,000 matching grant generously donated by the Hinckley Institute’s Wayne Owens Fund, and thanks to you!"

April 28, 2015: "Mike Lee dodges potential challenger with Romney ties" (Salt Lake Tribune) "He conducted polling to show that former Utah Govs. Mike Leavitt and Jon Huntsman Jr. stood a chance, as did Kirk Jowers, the director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, and Josh Romney."

April 21, 2015: "Josh Romney: I won't run against Sen. Mike Lee, but another Republican should" (Deseret News) "Previously, Romney had considered a bid for Congress against then-Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, and for lieutenant governor on a ticket with Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

April 20, 2015: "Jowers set to leave Hinckley Institute after a decade of work" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "On his first day as director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics in 2005, Kirk Jowers got an angry phone call. ... Courtney McBeth, associate director of the Hinckley Institute, and Morgan Lyon Cotti, the state and local program manager, said Jowers leaves a legacy behind him."

April 18, 2015: "Two minutes, any topic; students compete in public speaking event at U of U" (KSTU) "The Hinckley Institute of Politics at the U of U hosted the speech competition, and director Kirk Jowers said public speaking is something that is important but often inspires fear."

April 17, 2015: "Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - April 17, 2015" (Utahpolicy.com) "Kirk Jowers announces he is stepping down from the Hinckley Institute of Politics to take a job in the private sector."

April 17, 2015: "News roundup: Clinton flies commercial, carries own bag in ‘everywoman’ push" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Topping the news: Kirk Jowers, often called the most quoted man in Utah politics, announced that he is leaving his position as the director of the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics for a corporate job with doTERRA."

April 17, 2015: "Kirk Jowers leaves U.’s Hinckley Institute for job in private sector" (Direct Sellers Society) "One of Utah’s most popular political pundits, Kirk Jowers, announced Thursday he is stepping down as director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics for a job in the private sector."

April 16, 2015: "Kirk Jowers leaving Hinckley Institute of Politics at U." (Salt Lake Tribune) "Kirk Jowers — sometimes called the 'most quoted man in Utah' on politics — is leaving as director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, a job he held for 10 years."

April 16, 2015: "Kirk Jowers leaves U.'s Hinckley Institute for job in private sector" (KSL) "One of Utah's most popular political pundits, Kirk Jowers, announced Thursday he is stepping down as director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics for a job in the private sector."

April 16, 2015: "Political expert Kirk Jowers leaving University of Utah" (Associated Press) "Well-known political science professor Kirk Jowers is leaving the [Hinckley Institute of Politics] to join a Pleasant Grove-based essential oils company."

April 16, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live on KSL Radio’s Doug Wright Show to discuss his departure from the University of Utah to accept a job with doTERRA.

April 16, 2015: "Kirk Jowers stepping down from U.'s Hinckley Institute" (Deseret News) "One of Utah's most popular political pundits, Kirk Jowers, announced Thursday he is stepping down as director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics for a job in the private sector."

April 16, 2015: "Kirk Jowers stepping down as Hinckley Institute director" (KUTV) "After 10 years, Kirk Jowers is stepping down as director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

April 16, 2015: "Kirk Jowers leaving Hinckley Institute for doTERRA" (Utah Politico Hub) "In a email this morning, Kirk Jowers announced his departure from the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

April 16, 2015: "Political expert Kirk Jowers leaving University of Utah" (Cache Valley Daily) "Well-known political science professor Kirk Jowers is leaving the University of Utah['s Hinckley Institute] to join a Pleasant Grove-based essential oils company."

April 16, 2015: "‘Most Quoted Man in Utah’ to Leave Post at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics" (Newswise) "Kirk Jowers, a well-known professor of political science at the University of Utah who has been dubbed the 'most quoted man in Utah' during a decade-long tenure as director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, is leaving his post to pursue a career in private industry."

April 16, 2015: "Political expert Kirk Jowers leaving University of Utah" (Daily Herald) "Well-known political science professor Kirk Jowers is leaving the [Hinckley Institute] to join a Pleasant Grove-based essential oils company."

April 16, 2015: "Kirk Jowers Leaving Hinckley Institute of Politics" (Utahpolicy.com) "Kirk Jowers is leaving the Hinckley Institute of Politics after a decade at the helm of that organization."

April 15, 2015: "Hinckley speech contest wows crowd" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "But Wednesday night, 31 contestants in the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ HIP Talks event conquered that fear for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize."

April 14, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live on KSL Radio’s Morning Show to discuss Hillary Clinton’s entry in to the 2016 presidential race.

April 13, 2015: "Join Us: One-Day Pledge Drive!" (KCPW) "This pledge drive, as an extra incentive, the Hinckley Institute’s Wayne Owens Fund has generously donated a $10,000 challenge grant."

April 13, 2015: "Utah firing squad law doesn't deter tourists" (Associated Press) "Morgan Lyon Cotti, [Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager and] University of Utah public policy professor: 'Perhaps the public hasn't even realized that this is a part of the past and it didn't seem like that big of a sea change since it's still been in the news and still been in recent history.'"

April 13, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KSL News live discussing the upcoming US general election.

April 12, 2015: "Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Can Republicans ever win the presidency?" (Deseret News) "Karl Rove is an almost favorite son of our state (Olympus High School graduate and political intern at the U. of U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics)."

April 12, 2015: "Mike Lee could be a lock for re-election to Senate" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "The four men best positioned to beat Lee were Chaffetz, Romney, former Gov. Mike Leavitt and Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

April 10, 2015: "Josh Romney Could Be Powerful Foe for Utah Sen. Mike Lee" (Newsmax) "Kirk Jowers, who has ruled out his own campaign as a possible Lee successor and who heads the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, told The Deseret News that he does not believe Romney will run, even with his name recognition."

April 9, 2015: "Professor discusses myth of choice as a factor in Utah’s gender wage gap" (KSTU) "Berik addressed the issue at an event hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Thursday."

April 9, 2015: "Utah ranks among the worst states in the country for women in part due to gender gap" (KTVX) "Dr. Berik held a lecture today at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah to discuss 'Equal Pay: Debunking the Myths Behind the Gender Wage Gap.'"

April 9, 2015: "Gender pay gap wider in Utah than US' (KUTV) "Thursday the Hinckley Institute held a forum to discuss the pay disparity and what can be done to change it."

April 8, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live in-studio on KSL Radio’s The Doug Wright Show to discuss the 2016 Utah U.S. Senate race and the 2016 presidential race.

April 8, 2015: "Josh Romney, Sen. Mike Lee could be a close race, survey finds" (KSL) "Kirk Jowers, the head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said in all his interactions with Romney he doesn't believe Romney will challenge Sen. Lee in 2016, despite having a viable shot if he chose to run."

April 8, 2015: "Poll: Josh Romney would be a tough opponent for Sen. Mike Lee" (Deseret News) "Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he doesn't think the Romney son will run even though his name recognition would make him a strong candidate."

April 8, 2015: "Sen. Mike Lee still looking strong in Utah" (Breitbart) "Sources said he has spoken with Josh Romney, the son of former Gov. Mitt Romney, and [Hinckley Institute director] Kirk Jowers, as well as Beattie."

April 7, 2015: "University of Utah students get an explanation for their higher tuition" (Salt Lake Tribune) "About 50 undergraduates and master's students filled the room typically reserved for Hinckley Institute of Politics events."

April 4, 2015: "4 People Who Say Ted Cruz Will Never Be President" (Care2) "'I give him almost zero chance of winning the nomination,' said Kirk Jowers, with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, told a Utah news station, adding that Cruz is a 'dangerous candidate' for the Republican Party."

April 1, 2015: "Obama expected to stay overnight in Utah for HAFB visit" (Deseret News) "Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he has no doubt Obama will get a better reception from the state's GOP leaders than Bush did from former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson."

April 1, 2015: "The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Was the War in Afghanistan Worth It?" (KCPW) "Recently the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a debate: 'Was the War in Afghanistan Worth it?'"

March 30, 2015: "Hinckley Institute hopes to break record" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Last year, the Hinckley Institute of Politics held a record 116 forums and it hopes to exceed that number this year."

March 28, 2015: "Training session aims to boost female representation in Utah politics" (KSTU) "Several representatives and city council women gathered at the Hinckley Institute to speak about their experience and answer questions, and the room was filled with women of all ages who had a wide variety of education, occupations and aspirations."

March 28, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti was interviewed on KTVX regarding the Real Woman Run spring training.

March 27, 2015: "Training Aims to Reverse Declining Numbers of Utah Women in Politics" (KUER) "Morgan Lyon Cotti is the State Program Manager at the Hinckley Institute of Politics, where the training takes place."

March 26, 2015: "Tea party movement still strong, Harvard professor tells U. students" (Deseret News) "Speaking at the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics, Skocpol said the tea party has pulled the Republican Party to the extreme right, particularly on health care, immigration and global warming, preventing political compromise."

March 25, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was the guest on “What’s Up Utah” on KTMW 20.

March 24, 2015: "Hinckley Institute speech contest: two minutes to win it" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "The Hinckley Institute of Politics and ASUU are sponsoring HIP Talks, a university-wide speech contest in which students can talk about anything they want, as long as they keep it within the two-minute time frame."

March 23, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live on the Doug Wright Show on KSL Radio to discuss Senator Cruz's presidential candidacy announcement and Jonathan Johnson's chances against Governor Gary Herbert.

March 23, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live in studio as the Political Insider on KSL Evening News at 6 with Deanie Wimmer and Dave McCann to discuss the U.S. presidential race.

March 23, 2015: "Sen. Mike Lee not ready to endorse Ted Cruz for president" (KSL) "Kirk Jowers, head of the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics and seen as a possible Republican challenger to Lee, said not endorsing Cruz is the right decision if Lee wants to win re-election."

March 23, 2015: "Local expert says Ted Cruz won't win Republican nomination, but can be disruptive" (KTVX) "'I give him almost zero chance of winning the nomination,' said Kirk Jowers, with the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

March 23, 2015: "Sen. Mike Lee not ready to endorse Ted Cruz for president" (Deseret News) "Kirk Jowers, head of the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics and seen as a possible Republican challenger to Lee, said not endorsing Cruz is the right decision if Lee wants to win re-election."

March 23, 2015: "Real Women Run Offers Spring Training for Women Ready to Run for Public Office" (Utahpolicy.com) "This free training takes place at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the University of Utah campus."

March 22, 2015: "Why Is Utah's Top GOP Strategist Trying to Take Down the Governor?" (National Journal) "'[Herbert] is about as untouchable as it comes,' said Kirk Jowers, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

March 19, 2015: "Former Utah senator 'optimistic' about pancreatic cancer outlook" (KSL) "Former Utah Sen. [and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar] Bob Bennett said he and his doctors are “optimistic” about his pancreatic cancer, though his tumor is currently inoperable."

March 16, 2015: "News roundup: Poll: Utahns favor Bush, Clinton in 2016 but 'don't know' beats them both" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Kirk L. Jowers, the director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, says extending the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program is critical to the state of Utah."

March 14, 2015: "Op-ed: Home-visiting program is getting Utah families off to a good start" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Kirk L. Jowers is the University of Utah's Director of the Hinckley Institute of PoliticsDr. Morgan Lyon Cotti, State Program Manager of the Hinckley Institute, contributed to this column."

March 13, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti was interviewed on KSL regarding the end of the Utah legislative session.

March 13, 2015: "2015 Legislative Wrap-up" (KUER) "Friday, we’re live at the Hinckley Institute of Politics for a look back at the 2015 Utah legislative session."

March 13, 2015: "Sen. Jim Dabakis, House Speaker Greg Hughes discuss 2015 legislative session" (KSTU) Sen. Dabakis and Rep. Hughes were interviewed at the Hinckley Institute following the conclusion of the Legislative Wrap-Up forum.

March 11, 2015: "Sen. Lee adds Huntsman Jr., bank CEO Scott Anderson to reelection committee" (KSTU) "Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics in Utah, said a race between Huntsman Jr. and Lee would have been one to watch."

March 9, 2015: "Hinckley Institute honors the people — not the party" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "However, the Hinckley Institute of Politics has made it its goal to remain non-partisan."

March 9, 2015: "Capecchi speaks to Hinckley Institute audience about genetics" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "On Monday, March 9, the Hinckley Institute of Politics honored Dr. Mario Capecchi in their Outstanding Professor Lecture Series."

March 5, 2015: "Utah legislature to consider medical marijuana" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Morgan Lyon Cotti, [Local Program Manager of] the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the conservative climate of Utah is a powerful force working against SB259."

March 5, 2015: "ALEC leader meets with Utah leaders, U. students" (Salt Lake Tribune) "She and Hinckley Institute director Kirk Jowers discussed a few pieces of innovative legislation Utah lawmakers are working on this year, including the 'Right to Try' bill that would allow terminally ill patients to use experimental drugs; a milestone compromise on antidiscrimination between the LGBT community and LDS Church leaders; and a plan to reform the criminal-justice system with reduced sentences and better treatment for drug offenders."

March 4, 2015: "Where Her Truth Is" (Mormon Women Project) "Morgan Lyon Cotti grew up with a mom who worked in politics. These early experience shaped in own future as she stepped into advanced education and made choices about work, marriage, and motherhood, managing the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

March 2, 2015: "ASUU candidates talk constitution, platforms" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "The candidates for ASUU president and vice president debated about their platforms and the U’s student constitution in the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Monday."

March 1, 2015: "Letter: Don’t let them protect ‘extreme’ Lee" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Through their antiquated caucus system they were able to oust the moderate, [Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar and former] Sen. Bob Bennett."

March 1, 2015: "Bob Bennett: Climate change question should change from 'Is it real?' to 'How bad is it?'" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

March 1, 2015: "Club for Growth plots role as 2016 kingmaker" (Politico) "The Club already plans to spend money to help Mike Lee win the GOP convention in Utah, where he toppled incumbent Sen. [and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar] Bob Bennett five years ago and could now face a challenge from a more moderate Republican, as well as Pat Toomey, the former president of the Club who is seeking a second term in Pennsylvania."

February 27, 2015: "Mexican ambassador to speak at the U" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Kendahl Melvin, [a HinckleyInstitute staff member, said it took a partnership with the entire state of Utah to pull off the event."

February 26, 2015: "Herbert considering executive action on Healthy Utah" (KSL) "Morgan Lyon Cotti, who studies the state Legislature as a member of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Hughes' steps to block the bill through his position as speaker has led to a dramatic standoff between Hughes and the governor."

February 26, 2015: "The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Terrorism and the Media" (KCPW) "And Kirk Jowers (moderator), is Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

February 26, 2015: "Gov. Herbert increases pressure on House to hear Healthy Utah" (Deseret News) "Morgan Lyon Cotti, who studies the state Legislature as a member of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Hughes' steps to block the bill through his position as speaker has led to a dramatic standoff between Hughes and the governor."

February 26, 2015: "Former senator announces cancer diagnosis; officials respond" (St. George News) "Former Sen. [and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar] Bob Bennett announced Wednesday that he is battling pancreatic cancer."

February 25, 2015: "Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett diagnosed with pancreatic cancer" (Reuters) "[Former Sen. and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar BobBennett, 81, said in a statement quoted by the Salt Lake Tribune that doctors were hopeful that a "combination of chemotherapy and radiation can shrink the tumor to a point where it will become operable."

February 25, 2015: "Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett diagnosed with cancer" (The Hill) "Bob Bennett, a Utah Republican who served three terms in the Senate [and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar], will begin treatment for pancreatic cancer this week, he said in a statement Wednesday."

February 25, 2015: "Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett has pancreatic cancer" (Deseret News) "[RobertBennett is also a resident scholar at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

February 25, 2015: "Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett getting treatment for pancreatic cancer" (KSTU) "Former Utah Senator [and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar] Bob Bennett announced Wednesday he has pancreatic cancer and will be seeking treatment to reduce the size of a tumor so that it may be operated on."

February 25, 2015: "Former Utah Sen. Bennett diagnosed with pancreatic cancer" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Former Sen. [and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar] Bob Bennett of Utah confirmed Wednesday that he has pancreatic cancer and will start treatment Friday."

February 25, 2015: "Former Utah Senator diagnosed with cancer" (KTVX) "Former United States senator from Utah [and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar] Bob Bennett has been diagnosed with cancer."

February 25, 2015: "Former Sen. Bob Bennett diagnosed with pancreatic cancer" (KSL) "[RobertBennett is also a resident scholar at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

February 25, 2015: "Former Sen. Bob Bennett Announces He Has Pancreatic Cancer" (Utahpolicy.com) "Former Sen. [and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar] Bob Bennett said via his Facebook page Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer."

February 25, 2015: "Ex-US Sen. Bob Bennett announces cancer diagnosis" (Associated Press) "Former U.S. Sen. [and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar] Bob Bennett of Utah has announced that he’s been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and will start treatment this week."

February 24, 2015: "Steve Scalise raises big money with special PAC" (The Advocate) "Their number grew from 87 in 2000 to 405 in 2012, with total receipts increasing from $52.5 million to $1.07 billion in that period, according to Samuelson and lawyer [and Hinckley Institute director] Kirk Jowers, both with the Caplin & Drysdale firm in Washington."

February 24, 2015: "Oscar speech sparks talks about gender pay gap in Utah" (KTVX) "'The first thing people think of with Provo is that it's one of the most conservative places in the state and there may be a huge cultural difference on that wage gap,' said Hinckley Institute of Politics State Program Director Morgan Lyon Cotti."

February 23, 2015: "Hinckley forum explores U.S. and Latin American relations" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Valenzuela spoke at the U as part of the 17th Annual Siciliano Forum sponsored by the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

February 23, 2015: "McCarthey Family Foundation Announces $2,500.00 Essay Competition for Students at Colleges and Universities in Utah" (Utahpolicy.com) "...Kirk L. Jowers (Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics and Federal Relations, University of Utah)..."

February 23, 2015: "Robert Bennett: Are Republican congressional leaders capable of governing?" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

February 23, 2015: "Latinos in Utah" (KUER) "As part of the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ Siciliano Forum on US-Latin American Relations, we’re asking what those changes mean for the Latino community and for Utah."

February 23, 2015: "News roundup: Utah's Mike Lee is the most 'extreme' senator" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Rep. Chris Stewart meets with constituents in his Salt Lake City office, talks with the University of Utah College of Engineering and speaks to students at the Hinckley Institute Forum."

February 17, 2015: "The Future of U.S. and Latin American Relations at Center of 2015 Rocco C. And Marion S. Siciliano Forum" (Newswise) "In recognition of this complex and changing landscape, the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah will present the 17th Annual Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum, Considerations on the Status of the American Society."

February 17, 2015: "Huntsman confirms he will not try to oust Mike Lee" (KUTV) "'This probably would be the blockbuster senate race of the country,' said [Hinckley Institute Director] Kirk Jowers who says a race would bring national attention to Utah."

February 17, 2015: "Effort to Delay Onset of Count My Vote Election Reforms Stalls" (City Weekly) "But Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, who helped lead the Count My Vote process, told the committee that the date brokered in the compromise was not accidental."

February 17, 2015: "Committee kills bill to delay Utah’s Count My Vote candidate-selection compromise" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Kirk Jowers, [Director of the Hinckley Institute and] a co-founder of Count My Vote, said his group always insisted that the compromise take effect in 2016, the year of presidential, gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races in Utah."

February 17, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live on KSL Radio’s Doug Wright Show to discuss the potential match up between Senator Mike Lee and Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. in the 2016 U.S. Senate primary race.

February 17, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KRCL 90.9 FM to speak about the state legislative session as well as challenges to Count My Vote/SB54.

February 17, 2015: "Bill to Delay Count My Vote Compromise Fails in House Committee" (Utahpolicy.com) "Kirk Jowers, [Director of the Hinckley Institute and] one of the founders of Count My Vote, said delaying the compromise until 2018 was brought up during negotiations over the compromise last year."

February 17, 2015: "Utah GOP claims 'Count My Vote' compromise law could keep them off the 2016 ballot" (KSTU) "Kirk Jowers, a co-founder of Count My Vote [and Director of the Hinckley Institute], told FOX 13 he did not believe the Utah GOP’s threat of not being able to make the ballot in 2016 because they are unable to comply."

February 16, 2015: "Huntsman apparently hasn't ruled out run against Sen. Mike Lee" (Deseret News) "Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said that 'it's no secret that many business groups and other individuals have had the sharp knives out for Mike Lee.'"

February 16, 2015: "Huntsman could run against Lee in 2016 Senate race, Republicans say" (KSL) "Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said that 'it's no secret that many business groups and other individuals have had the sharp knives out for Mike Lee.'"

February 16, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live on KSL Radio’s Scott and Maria Show to discuss the potential match up between Senator Mike Lee and Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. in the 2016 U.S. Senate primary race.

February 16, 2015: "Political experts talk about potential race between Sen. Mike Lee and former Utah Gov. Jon Hunstman Jr." (KSTU) "Kirk Jowers is the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. 'I think it would be the single most intriguing and most covered race in the country,' Jowers said."

February 16, 2015: "Robert Bennett: The vote on war should never turn into 'policy by bumper sticker'" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics." 

February 13, 2015: “'Count My Vote' warns lawmakers about undoing deal” (KSTU) "[Hinckley Institute Director and] Count My Vote co-founder Kirk Jowers told FOX 13 on Friday that he believes the bills seeking to undo the compromise will not pass."

February 13, 2015: "Count My Vote supporters call legislation undoing agreement 'troubling and alarming'" (Deseret News) "Kirk Jowers, a founder of Count My Vote and the head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said volunteers and contributors to the initiative effort are concerned about what they see happening this session."

February 11, 2015: "U of U alum to speak about his reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan" (KTVX) "It starts at noon on Wednesday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

February 9, 2015: "University of Utah Alum David Schwendiman to Speak on Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan" (Newswise) "Schwendiman is also speaking at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics on Feb. 11 at noon."

February 8, 2015: "Robert Bennett: Islamic State group's big blunder with Jordan" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

February 4, 2015: "Freedom rider speaks at Hinckley on importance of social activism." (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a civil rights activist, Freedom Rider and lunch counter sit-ins participant, spoke at [a Hinckley Institute] forum on Tuesday."

February 8, 2015: "Kirk Jowers: the Hinckley Institute's main man" (Deseret News) Every semester [director Kirk Jowers] watches them walk by the Hinckley Institute of Politics offices on the University of Utah campus, checking out the displays, not sure what to make of everything, wondering if they would like it, if there might be something that could prove useful to their lives.

February 4, 2015: "Salt Lake Acting Company to Host Free Panel Discussion, 2/15" (Broadway World) "Tim Chambless is an Associate Professor/Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and the Academic Outreach Coordinator for the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah"

February 4, 2015: "In party lacking diversity, all GOP needs is Love" (E&E News) "Even though it was a wave election for the GOP, in the end, Love barely won 'in a district that was gerrymandered for a Republican candidate to expect to win 62 percent of the vote,' Tim Chambless, a Hinckley Institute of Politics professor at the University of Utah, said in an interview last month."

February 2, 2015: "Hinckley Institute chooses Chaffetz as Politician of the Year" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute, introduced Chaffetz as 'the happy warrior,' who enjoys his work in Congress."

February 2, 2015: "Robert Bennett: Cut Hollywood some slack when it comes to 'political' bio-pics" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.

February 1, 2015: "Chaffetz Discusses Romney, Congressional Oversight" (Utahpolicy.com) "Rep. Jason Chaffetz discusses his disappointment that Mitt Romney is not running for President in 2016, his plans as chairman of the House Oversight Committee and Utah's growing clout in Congress [following his remarks at the Hinckley Institute Politician of the Year forum]."

January 31, 2015: "The Case for Mitt Romney" (National Journal) "Mitt's 2012 statements on foreign affairs would be a clear asset in a race against Hillary Clinton, says Romney family friend[, director of the Hinckley Institute,] and former leadership PAC chairman Kirk Jowers."

January 30, 2015: "Utah officials disappointed that Romney is sitting out 2016" (Times Free Press) "Kirk Jowers, a close friend of Romney's and director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Friday morning that Romney had a brief flirtation with a third run because he thought he had the best chance of winning the White House, a belief based on favorable polling."

January 30, 2015: "Romney shocks supporters and opponents by decision not to run" (KUTV) "Kirk Jowers of the Hinckley Institute of Politics was Chair of the Romney Leadership PAC."

January 30, 2015: "Romney decision not to run again disappoints some Utah supporters" (Deseret News) "'I wanted Mitt to know I would do whatever he wanted and give whatever he needed,' said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and the chairman of Romney's leadership political action committees."

January 30, 2015: "Mitt Romney tells supporters he will not run for president in 2016" (KSTU) Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed by Fox 13's Max Roth regarding Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president.

January 30, 2015: "Utah officials 'disappointed' with Romney's decision not to run" (KSL) "'I wanted Mitt to know I would do whatever he wanted and give whatever he needed,' said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and the chairman of Romney's leadership political action committees."

January 30, 2015Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live in studio by Deanie Wimmer on KSL News at 6:30 regarding Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president.

January 30, 2015: "Utah officials disappointed that Romney is sitting out 2016" (Daily Herald) "Kirk Jowers, a close friend of Romney's and director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said on KSL Newsradio's 'The Doug Wright Show' Friday morning that Romney had a brief flirtation with a third run because he thought he had the best chance of winning the White House."

January 30, 2015: "Utah Republicans say they are disappointed Romney won't run again" (KTVX) "Long time friend and former Chairman of Romney's Leadership PAC [and Hinckley Institute Director] Kirk Jowers adds, 'I'm a little sad to be honest.'"

January 30, 2015: "Romney says 'no' to 2016 presidential race" (KNRS) "Romney's leadership PAC chairman [and Hinckley Institute director] Kirk Jowers says it was a difficult decision for the former Salt Lake Olympics president." 

January 30, 2015Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared KNRS Talk Radio’s Rod Arquette Show to discuss Mitt Romney’s announcement that he would not be running for President in 2016.

January 30, 2015: "News roundup: Mitt Romney to offer ‘an update’ on 2016 this morning" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Rep. Jason Chaffetz joins with Doug Wright on The Movie Show and speaks at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute to accept the "Politician of the Year" award."

January 30, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared KNRS Morning Talk Radio to discuss Mitt Romney’s announcement that he would not be running for President in 2016.

January 30, 2015: "Well he's announced it..." (KNRS) "Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley [Institute] of Politics at the U of U will be on the program today at 4:20 and GOP National Committee member Bruce Hough will be on the program today at 5:05 to discuss the ramifications of Romney's decision to not run."

January 30, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live on KSL Radio’s Doug Wright Show to discuss Mitt Romney’s announcement that he would not be running for President in 2016.

January 30, 2015: Rep. Jason Chaffetz appeared live on location with KSL Radio’s the Movie Show to discuss his being honored as the Hinckley Institute’s “Politician of the Year.”

January 30, 2015: "Rep. Jason Chaffetz vows pursuit of facts on Benghazi" (SF Gate) "The Republican from Utah who recently won a fourth term in Congress spoke at the University of Utah during an event where he was honored as the state's politician of the year by the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 30, 2015: "Rep. Jason Chaffetz vows pursuit of facts on Benghazi" (KSL) "The Republican from Utah who recently won a fourth term in Congress spoke at the University of Utah during an event where he was honored as the state's politician of the year by the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 30, 2015: "Rep. Jason Chaffetz vows pursuit of facts on Benghazi" (Deseret News) "The Republican from Utah who recently won a fourth term in Congress spoke at the University of Utah during an event where he was honored as the state's politician of the year by the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 30, 2015: "Rep. Jason Chaffetz vows pursuit of facts on Benghazi" (Daily Journal) "The Republican from Utah who recently won a fourth term in Congress spoke at the University of Utah during an event where he was honored as the state's politician of the year by the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 29, 2015: "Let Mitt the Mormon be Mitt the Mormon" (Newsworks) "Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] a family friend, says that if and when Mitt runs again, "(it) will be very liberating for him to talk about his faith."

January 28, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared on KSL Newsradio to discuss his work as Chair of the Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Democracy and its campaign finance recommendation and the bill attempting to enact campaign finance limits being tabled.

January 28, 2015: "Mitt Romney's presidential bid is inspired by his faith, says friend" (Christian Today) "The Times spoke to Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute,] Romney's PAC leadership chairman and a fellow Mormon.

January 27, 2015: "Blueprint for a better future" (Deseret News) "Kirk L. Jowers is director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. ... Ellesse S. BalliHinckley Institute communications coordinator, contributed to this article."

January 27, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared on KSL Newsradio to discuss the New York Times article about the role faith may play in Mitt Romney's potential 2016 presidential campaign.

January 27, 2015: "Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – January 27" (Saint Petersblog) "Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] a Mormon family friend who lives in Utah and chaired Mr. Romney’s leadership PAC, said that Mr. Romney’s contemplation of a third bid is motivated by an 'almost devout belief that he needs to do something for this country.'"

January 27, 2015: "Here's One Big Way Mitt Romney's 2016 Campaign Would Be Different" (Business Insider) "Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] a family friend who chaired Romney's leadership PAC, argued Romney's previous White House bids opened up the opportunity for the candidate to offer a more complex picture of himself."

January 27, 2015: "News roundup: Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million in 2016" (Salt Lake Tribune) "SLC Mayor Ralph Becker has a panel discussion at the Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy: Forecasting the Future event [cosponsored by the Hinckley Institute] at The Leonardo."

January 27, 2015: "Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy: Blueprint for a Better Future" (City Weekly) "During the Sundance Film Festival, when thousands gather in the mountains of Utah through the power of film, thought leaders from business, government, and community will explore the intersection of clean air, clean water, and clean energy [at an event cosponsored by the Hinckley Institute]."

January 27, 2015: "Romney's Third Presidential Run Would Be Motivated By Mormon Faith, Friends Say" (Christian Times) "Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] a Mormon who chaired Romney's leadership PAC, recently told the New York Times that Romney's consideration of a third run is motivated by his 'almost devout belief that he needs to do something for this country.'"

January 27, 2015: "Summit on air pollution, climate change during Sundance week" (KSTU) "'In January it’s so obvious that we need to make changes but when we get to March and it’s not as immediate it’s not as obvious so we start getting to the governments so hopefully we can reinforce the need to make those changes,' said Kirk Jowers, director of Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 26, 2015: "NYT: Romney's Mormon Faith Reason He Might Run Again" (Newsmax) "Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] a Mormon family friend who lives in Utah and formerly chaired Romney’s leadership PAC, said that Romney’s consideration of a third campaign is inspired by an 'almost devout belief that he needs to do something for this country.'"

January 26, 2015: "Will Romney put more emphasis on his Mormonism in a 2016 campaign?" (Vox) "The public already knows about his faith, so it's likely that he won't be as reticent to discuss it, as Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] a Mormon family friend, explained to the New York Times."

January 26, 2015: "Inside the Antonio Weiss fight — Left wins big in Greece — Big snow on the way?" (Politico) "Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] a Mormon family friend who lives in Utah and chaired Mr. Romney’s leadership PAC, said that Mr. Romney’s contemplation of a third bid is motivated by an ‘almost devout belief that he needs to do something for this country.’"

January 26, 2015: "Mitt Romney's Mormon Faith Driving Him to Consider 3rd Try at Presidency; Will Decide in '2 Weeks'" (Christian Post) "Romney, 67, rarely spoke about his Mormon faith on the 2008 and 2012 campaign trail under advice from his advisers, but according to Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] a fellow Mormon who chaired Romney's political action committee, religious beliefs drive his strong sense of nationalism and his desire to serve."

January 26, 2015: "Mitt Romney to decide on 2016 run in two weeks and allies say his faith is driving him to declare – but GOP rivals say he should stay out because he’ll lose" (Daily Mail) "His contemplation of a third presidential campaign comes from an 'almost devout belief that he needs to do something for this country,' Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] a fellow Mormon and the former chair or Romney's political action committee told the New York Times."

January 26, 2015: "Robert Bennett: Obama's State of the Union address had plenty of style, little stage-setting" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.

January 25, 2015: "National News at a Glance" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) "Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] a Mormon family friend who lives in Utah and chaired Mr. Romney’s leadership PAC, said that Mr. Romney’s contemplation of a third bid is motivated by an ‘almost devout belief that he needs to do something for this country.’"

January 25, 2015: "U student shares her story at the White House" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Last spring, Spanvill participated as a Hinckley Institute intern at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington DC."

January 25, 2015: "Romney’s Consideration of Candidacy Is Closely Tied to His Faith, Allies Say" (New York Times) "Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and] a Mormon family friend who lives in Utah and chaired Mr. Romney’s leadership PAC, said that Mr. Romney’s contemplation of a third bid is motivated by an 'almost devout belief that he needs to do something for this country.'"

January 23, 2015: "Details of Bush and Romney conversation starting to emerge" (KUTV) "Romney insider Kirk Jowers[, director] of the Hinckley Institute of Politics[,] is the chairman and lead council of the Romney Leadership PAC."

January 23, 2015: "Sundance: Leilani Munter is racing for the green — the eco-version, that is" (Salt Lake Tribune) "She is also the keynote speaker at Tuesday's Better Future event at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City [cosponsored by the Hinckley Institute], a gathering of political and environmental leaders who will discuss clean air, clean water and clean energy solutions."

January 23, 2015: "Forum focuses on prison reform in Utah" (@theU) "A panel of state leaders in criminal justice reform convened earlier this month at the Hinckley Institute for a timely discussion on nationwide efforts in prison relocation, enhancing public safety, controlling corrections costs, and holding offenders accountable."

January 22, 2015: "Four GOP heavyweights in Utah Thursday; Bush has meeting with Romney" (KSTU) "So, what does all of this talking in 2015 mean for 2016? It’s quite a bit, according to Tim Chambless of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 21, 2015: "New bill would change consent definitions in sexual assault cases" (KTVX) "A panel, including ABC 4 Utah's Kim Fischer, state lawmakers and a prosecutor put domestic violence and sexual assault issues front and center at the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 20, 2015: "News roundup: Poll: Republicans want to see Romney, Bush run" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics has invited the Tribune’s Matt Canham and Robert Gehrke to take part in a forum on the book "Mia Love, The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star."

January 20, 2015: "News roundup: Poll: Republicans want to see Romney, Bush run" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Real Women Run[, cofounded by the Hinckley Institute,] held a nonpartisan conference on Saturday to encourage women to participate in elected political office and help them learn to balance public service and family life.

January 19, 2015: "Robert Bennett: Obama's Paris snub jilted a key ally" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics." 

January 18, 2015: "Princeton professor to deliver keynote for U.'s Martin Luther King Week" (KSL) "...campus and community panel discussion: “Restricted Rights: Militarization of Contemporary Policing,” Jan. 20, noon-1 p.m., Hinckley Institute of Politics, Orson Spencer Hall, Room 253, 260 Central Campus Drive..."

January 18, 2015: "'Real Women Run' encourages involvement" (KUTV) "The event was sponsored [and cofounded] by the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah and the YWCA."

January 18, 2015: "Women's group teaches to balance public office, family life" (KSL) "The next [Real Women Run] training will be March 28, at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics[, which cofounded Real Women Run], focusing on forging a successful campaign."

January 17, 2015: "Members of ‘Real Women Run’ share memories of Becky Lockhart" (KSTU) "A training session [at Real Women Run, cofounded by the Hinckley Institute] designed to help women get involved in politics was held Saturday, and many of those who attended spoke fondly of Becky Lockhart—who passed away Saturday due to a neurodegenerative disease."

January 17, 2015: "More women in public office means finding balance in family life" (Deseret News) "The next [Real Women Run] training will be March 28, at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics[, which cofounded Real Women Run], focusing on forging a successful campaign."

January 17, 2015: "Experts say prison reform best way for Utah to control costs" (KSL) "That's the best way to control prison populations and taxpayer costs, Jerry Madden, a former Texas state representative, said during a panel discussion on prison reform and public safety at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 17, 2015: "Experts suggest prison reform instead of new Utah facility" (Correctionsone.com) "Two experts in Texas prison reform were part of a panel [at the Hinckley Institute] discussing how to control costs in the criminal justice system in Utah as the state seeks a new site for its state prison."

January 15, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers and Right on Crime public policy director Marc Levin appeared live in studio on The Doug Wright Show on KSL Newsradio. They discussed Utah prison reform and relocation.

January 15, 2015: "What leaders are saying about prison reform in Utah" (Daily Herald) "Two Texans, Marc Levin, policy director of Right on Crime; and Madden were representing the reformed Texan prison system Thursday morning at a Hinckley Institute forum."

January 15, 2015: "Texas experts say prison reform best way to control costs" (Deseret News) "That's the best way to control prison populations and taxpayer costs, Jerry Madden, a former Texas state representative, said during a panel discussion on prison reform and public safety at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 15, 2015: "State lawmaker says current system is setting offenders up to fail upon release" (KTVX) "Prison reform and public safety was a timely panel discussion Thursday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 15, 2015: "Hinckley forum explores topic of prison reform" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Paraphrasing his own Salt Lake Tribune op-ed on prison reform, Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute, opened the panel."

January 15, 2015: "Utah Right On Crime: A conversation with Texas Right On Crime architects" (Sutherland Institute) "Sutherland’s Derek Monson had the chance to sit down with [Hinckley Institute forum panelists] Jerry Madden, the 20-year Texas state legislator who spearheaded criminal justice reform in his state, and Mark Levin, policy director for Right on Crime, for a discussion about criminal justice reform efforts in Utah."

January 15, 2015: "News roundup: Sarah Palin on Mitt Romney third bid: ‘We need new blood’" (Salt Lake Tribune) "SLC Mayor Ralph Becker attends the Wasatch Front Regional Council and the Hinckley Institute Policy Session at the State Capitol."

January 14, 2015: "Women in politics: the ‘Real Women Run’ campaign" (KSTU) "She invites Utah women to attend a full day of education and training about running for political office on Saturday, January 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. [at the Hinckley Institute.]"

January 14, 2015: "Princeton professor headlines U.'s Martin Luther King Week" (Deseret News) "...campus and community panel discussion: “Restricted Rights: Militarization of Contemporary Policing,” Jan. 20, noon-1 p.m., Hinckley Institute of Politics, Orson Spencer Hall, Room 253, 260 Central Campus Drive..."

January 13, 2015: "Real Women Run Announces Winter Training" (Utahpulse.com) "The panel on family impact includes Jenny Wilson, [Hinckley Institute Local Program Director] Morgan Lyon Cotti, and Heather Pehrson."

January 12, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live in studio on The Doug Wright Show on KSL Newsradio. They discussed Mitt Romney potentially running for president and Count My Vote developments.

January 12, 2015: "Robert Bennett: Republicans are on party probation" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 12, 2015: "The Increase of Islamist Attacks is Alarming" (International Policy Digest) Ambassador John PriceHinckley Institute Resident Scholar, penned this article.

January 10, 2015: "Weber County lawmaker takes on Count My Vote" (Standard-Examiner) "Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute and] co-founder of the Count My Vote initiative, thinks Jenkins is headed the wrong way with his legislation."

January 9, 2015: "Romney tells donors he's considering 2016 run, reports say" (KSL) "Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, told KSL Friday, 'I think he’