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UEA Names New Government Relations Director

1/22/2015

A staffer from the office of former U.S. Representative Jim Matheson has joined the UEA staff. Chase Clyde was named UEA Director of Government Relations and Political Action and will be a member of the UEA Legislative Team.

“I am thrilled to join the team at the UEA,” said Clyde. “I believe that a strong education system in Utah is the best investment we can make for the future.”
For the past two years, Clyde worked at Matheson’s Utah office as a field representative. In this role he acted as the Congressman’s liaison between Utah constituents, municipalities, associations, businesses, non-profits, local elected officials and other local organizations.

Clyde previously served as canvass director for Matheson’s 2012 re-election campaign, an election won by just 768 votes in the nation’s most Republican district held by a Democrat. He also managed campaigns for Utah Senator Karen Morgan and former Representative Trisha Beck.

“Working for Congressman Matheson the last three years I learned to proactively work with members of both political parties to find common ground and get things done. I look forward to working with the UEA staff and Legislative Team to fight for teachers and Utah school children on Capitol Hill. Also, I look forward to building upon the UEA’s political action arm so we can elect more education-friendly candidates from both political parties,” said Clyde.

Clyde holds a degree in political science from the University of Utah and is a graduate of Grand County High School in Moab. He is an avid explorer of Utah wilderness and enjoys hiking, skiing, four-wheeling and rock hounding.

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