The 5th generation Utahn was raised in Salt Lake County and went to the University of Utah and is now a law professor. He told Hatch:
I’m running for governor because I believe some balance needs to be restored to our government. We need practical solutions that are in the public interest. I believe I have expertise and talent that will help get that to the people of Utah.
Peterson will take on the Republican nominee for governor in this fall’s election. Utah has not had a Democrat in the highest seat in the Beehive State since 1985 but that doesn’t deter Peterson from believing he’s the individual who will end the Republican streak. He tells Hatch his governing philosophy and tackles the issues of rent deferment, homelessness, and how the state and the federal government should work together.