Utah is a great place to live, get an education, raise a family, have a career and enjoy retirement. We believe it can be even greater. The Alliance for a Better UTAH works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency and accountability in Utah government.

Balance. Whether in public discourse or in the state legislature, reasoned policy emerges from good faith discussions where all points of view are given the opportunity to be heard. We take balance seriously by making sure alternative viewpoints are heard not only in the halls of power, but in the press, the blogosphere and across social media.

Transparency. Citizens have the right to know what their elected officials are doing. We help keep government transparent and information flowing freely by monitoring compliance with open records laws, improving access to campaign finance information, and creating a direct communication bridge between Utahns and their elected officials.

Accountability. “Power tends to corrupt,” said Lord Acton. We couldn’t agree more. Whether it is monitoring the inner workings of the executive branch, keeping our eyes on individual legislators, or making sure state boards and committees are listening to their constituents, we hold elected and appointed leaders to the common sense ethical standards shared by the majority of Utahns.


To drive a public narrative that empowers Utah’s electorate and holds public officials accountable.


An ideologically balanced Utah where public officials act with integrity, transparency, and for the common good, and an informed and engaged citizenry seeks progressive change of and through the political process.

ABU Accomplishments Timeline

Better UTAH Board

Josh Kanter, CHAIR
Sheryl Allen
Paul Dougan
Terrell Dougan
Max Farbman
Nathan Florence
David Irvine
Rochelle Kaplan
Jonathan Klein
Matt Lyon
Kelly Nelson
John Netto
James Roberts
Jonathan Ruga
Karen Shepherd
Diane Stewart
Troy Williams
Crystal Young-Otterstrom

ABU Education Fund Board

Josh Kanter, CHAIR
Rochelle Kaplan
Crystal Young-Otterstrom

Join us for the 3rd Annual ABU Breakfast

Internship Opportunities

Karen Shepherd Internship for Ethics and Good Government

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