ACLU of Utah - 2021 Board Election

Thank you for voting for the candidates for the 2022-2024 term for the ACLU of Utah's Board of Directors.

One of the responsibilities of ACLU members is to vote in the annual board elections. Board members are volunteers and receive no financial renumeration for their service. Candidates are nominated by the ACLU of Utah Governance Committee, board terms are three years, and board members typically serve two terms.

The new candidate for the 2022-2024 term is: Kendall Robins.

One current board member, Kass Harstad, is applying to serve a second term.

You may vote for all of the identified candidates or write in up to two alternative candidates.

If you have any trouble voting, or have questions, please call Angelica Guzman at 801-871-0329 or email her at aguzman@acluutah.org.

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Kendall Robins – Kendall Robins is retired from a varied career in the business community. Earning a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts launched him on a wide-ranging career of invention and entrepreneurship that crisscrossed the fields of medical device and plastics manufacturing, military contracting, and commercial construction. Along the way, he was president or general manager of five companies and engineering director at two firms. He and his wife and three kids have lived in Boston, Tacoma, Columbus, Miss., Hartford Conn., Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa, and Sandy, Utah. Kendall grew up in an ACLU-supporting household with parents working on foreign aid programs across several African countries, hospice work, and volunteering with the League of Women Voters. He now figures it is incumbent on him to put his time and experience into causes for the greater good. He has been politically engaged with state and federal representatives and senators, and is volunteering for the ACLU, The Road Home, and has been on the Medical Ethics Committee at St Mark's Hospital for more than 20 years.

Kass Harstad – Kass Harstad is a partner with Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC, a boutique law firm located in Salt Lake City that specializes in plaintiff-side employment law. Kass obtained her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1994, and she graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Law in 2000. Before joining Strindberg & Scholnick, Kass spent two years working with migrant farm laborers, did individual projects for the Jalisco State Commission for Human Rights in Mexico and Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, and spent five years working for a large law firm in Chicago. In Salt Lake City, she has represented numerous plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases, and she especially enjoys multi-plaintiff cases. Kass joined the Board in May 2018 and is applying for a second, three-year term.