Past Party Participation
County Region Chair (East)
County Executive Committee Member
County Bylaws Committee Member and Chair
State Central Committee Member
State Executive Committee Member
State Audit Committee Member and Chair
State Constitutional Defense Committee Member
I have also served in many other party positions, including:
County Convention Fundraiser
County Investigative Committee Chair
County Lincoln Day Dinner Chair
County Constitution Day Picnic Chair
State House Race Campaign Manager
State Convention Volunteer Chair
State Convention Rules Chair
State Convention Fundraiser
Additional Information about the Candidate
My name is Helen Redd and I'm a grateful American and proud Republican. I live with my husband and the youngest of our three children in Holladay. I am a practicing attorney. I have volunteered extensively in my children's schools, served in my city government, worked in my church and given much of my time and energy to the Republican Party of Salt Lake County and Utah.
My votes on the State Central Committee (SCC) have been governed by my commitment to best representing the delegates of Salt Lake County, the grassroots of the Republican Party. I believe that the caucus-convention system is the best mechanism to empower Republican grassroots participants.
I was honored to be appointed by my fellow SCC members as one of five members of the Constitutional Defense Committee (CDC). The CDC was created by the SCC to manage the SB54 lawsuit. (The SB54 lawsuit was brought by the Utah Republican Party to challenge a state law circumventing the caucus-convention system by providing a signature path to the ballot.) The SCC created the CDC with the following mandate: manage the SB54 lawsuit according to the will of the SCC without incurring further debt to the party. At the time the CDC was created, the party already owed approximately $400,000 in SB54 lawsuit costs.
I am pleased to report that the CDC managed the SB54 lawsuit to its natural end without incurring any new debt. As the SCC required, all ongoing costs were paid through donations raised by the CDC. In fact, remarkably, the CDC was also able to facilitate the extinguishment of the existing $400,000 debt through donors. Eliminating that debt may very well have saved the Utah Republican Party. The state chair and others had publicly asserted that the $400,000 debt would likely force the party into bankruptcy.
I have worked hard to defend and preserve the caucus-convention system, contributed to the financial health of the state party, and cooperated with fellow SCC members in successfully resolving an internal party issue. If reelected to the SCC, I pledge to continue my work to the best of my abilities.
How would you like to improve the Party
I would like to improve the party through my continued commitment to the effective and civil governance of the Utah Republican Party.
The State Central Committee (SCC) is a diverse body composed of very committed and passionate Republicans elected from across our wonderful state. There are many different opinions on how our party should best be governed. But that doesn't mean we can't work together to make the right decisions for the Utah Republican Party. As a member of the SCC, elected by my county's delegates, I believe that I have a duty to respectfully work with every other member of the SCC for the ultimate benefit of the party. And it is absolutely possible to do so!
For example, at the last SCC meeting held in March 2019, I submitted a proposed bylaw amendment on behalf of the Audit committee, which I chair. It was a great amendment, which would not only allow the Audit Committee to produce a more meaningful and useful annual audit, but also reduce the party's audit cost by up to $8000 per year. The proposed amendment was the only vote that passed unanimously at that meeting. Along with the Audit Committee, I had worked very hard to explain the amendment to my fellow SCC members and address their questions and concerns. As a result, the proposed amendment enjoyed the complete support of the officers, the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and the voting members of the SCC in attendance.
I am grateful that even in the demanding environment of the SCC, we can all work together to improve the party and move forward successfully. We can't always expect complete agreement - and we wouldn't want that. But we can and should expect that the members of the SCC work together. And the SCC has shown that it can. If reelected, I commit to the delegates of Salt Lake County that I will continue to work with all SCC members to govern the Utah Republican Party in the effective and civil manner that the Republicans of Salt Lake County and Utah deserve.