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  Bonham, Laura
NameLaura Bonham
Coalville, Utah , United States
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Born September 15, 1958 (59 years)
Last ModifedUser 215
Apr 15, 2005 01:11pm
Info At 46 years old, I am happily married and the mother of two young children, Alec (10) and Tess (8). My husband Cody and I own a general contracting company that specializes in the construction of single-family homes in Summit County. I act as the secretary/treasurer and the administrator of our business and am also a photographer by trade. I serve as the property manager for a five-unit rental property that we also own. I am an active volunteer in my community. My grandparents and father were cattle ranchers and I was raised by a grade school teacher in Connecticut, and have made my home in Summit County for the past 21 years.

After my parents divorce, my mother struggled to raise three kids on a teacher's salary, with no alimony or child support, however she was always able to provide our basic needs and an environment for learning. She was a monument to human kindness who taught me that my fundamental responsibility is to leave this world better than I found it and to help the less fortunate. My mother also taught me that I can make the world a better place by being an active citizen; and now, I'm in a position where I believe I can make an important contribution to the Utah State Democratic Party.

I embrace the most basic conservative fundamentals - stewardship, community planning and economic sustainability- while focusing on the welfare of individuals and the environment. Through building on our common goals, and by exhibiting tolerance of each other’s differences, we can work together to improve the quality of all our lives.



Born - September 15, 1958 in Poteau, OK

1962 - Moved to mother's home state, Connecticut, with brother, Lee; and sister, Sarah

1964 - 1980 Attended:
Pomfret Community School
Putnam High School
Killingly High School
Quinnebaug Community College

1978 - 2002 Work experience:
Retail sales of photo and electronic equipment, photographer, photo lab technician,
office administrator, property manager, community volunteer.

1983 Moved to Utah.

1990 Married Cody Bonham.

1994 Alec Bonham born.

1996 Tess Bonham born.

2002 Run for State Legislature, District 53.

2004 Run for State Legislature, District 53.

Other Relevant Info:

1997 Joined Coalville Area Business Association.

1998 Elected Vice President of the Coalville Area Business Association.

1999 Joined the Coalville City Planning Commission.

2002 Elected Chairperson of the Coalville City Planning Commission.

2003 Elected Secretary of the Summit County Democrats

2003 Elected Secretary of Citizens Allied for Responsible Growth

2003 Formed the Utah Democratic Progressive Caucus

2004 Re-elected Chairperson of the Coalville City Planning Commission

2004 Southwestern Regional Coordinator of Progressive Democrats of America

I also support financially or through activism, the following:

Habitat for Humanity
Fraternal Order of Police
America's Second Harvest
Professional Fire Fighters of Utah
Utah Health Alliance
March of Dimes
Weber County Sheriff's Posse
Recycle Utah


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  11/07/2006 UT State House 53 Lost 39.12% (-15.11%)
  05/07/2005 UT Democratic Party Vice-Chair Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/02/2004 UT State House 53 Lost 36.44% (-25.17%)
  11/05/2002 UT House District 53 Lost 7.42% (-52.11%)
UT Democratic Party Chair - May 07, 2005 D Craig Axford