In a meeting in Salt Lake City on Saturday, the Utah State Progressive Caucus voted overwhelmingly to endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.
Caucus chair and Murray City School Board Member Elizabeth Payne said she believed Sanders was the best candidate for education.
“From making sure teachers are paid a living wage to no child going hungry at lunch,” Payne said prior to the group’s endorsement.
Recent polling conducted by Suffolk University in the Beehive State shows Sanders with a double-digit lead. In 2016, Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the state by more than 58 percent.
The primary in Utah will be held on Super Tuesday on March 3.