Shannon Rhodes our Chair grew up in Box Elder County and is a graduate of Utah State University. She works locally as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in healthcare. Shannon got more involved in politics when she ran for both the Cache County Council in 2018 and then Hyde Park City council in 2019. She served as our Vice Chair of the Cache Democrats prior to taking on the role of chair. She would love for Cache Democrats to be a social group that supports one another, provides inclusion and equality for all, and continues to grow to get local Democrats elected.
Rhonda Wright is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and has lived in Hyde Park for over 20 years. She and her husband Jay have three children. She is substitute teacher and loves being involved in public education; she has served on PTA boards and school community councils for the past 14 years. She also helps coordinate fundraising events for the Smithfield Chamber of Commerce; these events benefit children and schools in the Smithfield area. Her goal for the Cache Democrats is to raise visibility for local candidates and to show our friends and neighbors that we have more in common than we may think.
Our secretary, Andrea Thompson, was born and raised in Cache Valley. She enjoys tending to her garden, learning about our nation’s founding document, and singing loudly in the car. The feeling that prompted Andrea to become involved in local politics is expressed in Terry Tempest Williams’s book Red: “Each of us belongs to a particular landscape, one that informs who we are, a place that carries our history, our dreams, holds us to a moral line of behavior that transcends thought. And in each of these places, home work is required, a participation in public life to make certain all is not destroyed under the banner of progress, expediency, or ignorance. We cannot do it alone. This is the hope of a bed rock democracy, standing our ground in the places we love, together."
Bio coming soon.