Aimee Winder Newton is ready to bring conservative leadership and real experience to deliver citizen-driven results to the Capitol. Her goal is to ensure that Utah doesn’t become another California. She currently serves on the Salt Lake County Council – where since 2014 she’s been fighting for innovative solutions to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, to increase mental health resource coordination, and achieve full government transparency. She was elected by her peers to serve as chair of the council in 2018.
Her time on the council has also earned her the reputation of being a “budget hawk”- she won’t rubberstamp a budget. Instead, she digs deep, pores over numbers, talks with stakeholders, and then holds people accountable for every hard-earned taxpayer dollar as she oversees Utah’s second largest budget.
Aimee cares about her neighbors and Utah’s families. For over 25 years, she has shown up, pitched in, and improved communities. Aimee rolled up her sleeves to help Taylorsville become a city, and then served as a planning commissioner and school community council member – where she engaged firsthand in public education issues.
In addition to her work on the council, Aimee has been a small business owner since 2003. She values both a smart balance sheet and smart planning. She has also shouldered roles in communication and economic development – experiencing government from all angles in both the public and private sectors.
Aimee’s third great grandparents immigrated to Utah in the 1800’s and started a home delivery dairy business called Winder Dairy. It is still one of Utah’s oldest businesses. Her roots in this state run deep and she has lived in Utah her entire life. A graduate of the University of Utah, Aimee and her husband, Matt, have been married 26 years and have four children, ages 16-24.