Salt Lake City’s 1st lesbian mayor gives endorsement in race to replace her

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ABOVE: Jackie Biskupski, Salt Lake City’s first openly lesbian mayor, assumed office in 2016. (Photo from Facebook)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) | Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is endorsing Utah Sen. Luz Escamilla to replace her as leader of the capital city.

The Deseret News reports that Biskupski cited Escamilla’s record working on behalf of minority groups as a state lawmaker.

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Salt Lake City mayor’s post-Pulse security costs raising questions

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – More than a year has passed since Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski was appointed two personal bodyguards in wake of the massacre at Pulse in Orlando.

The Deseret News reported July 28 some City Council members think it may be time to evaluate the cost of the security detail and whether it’s necessary.

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Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski Nov. 17 became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the conservative state where the Mormon church and a small town judge delivered setbacks last week to the LGBT community.

The victory by Biskupski marked another milestone for LGBT people in Utah who have made major strides in recent years.

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