Founded in 2020, Utah Approves is a nonpartisan nonprofit working to reform our elections to produce a government that represents you again. We believe this country has a powerful foundation in the constitution and the powers and freedoms it gives to the people. Unfortunately, we are witnessing a time of increasing polarization and a government that doesn’t listen to us. But it’s not too late, especially if we band together under a common cause. We are all fed up with corruption and feeling like our voice and vote don’t matter anymore and we’re ready to change that.

Our Mission

Bringing fairer and more representative elections to Utah through well-researched and common-sense policies.

Our Vision

A government that listens and responds to you, your needs, and your ideas on how we can improve.

Our Values

  • Accurate Representation
  • Inclusion
  • Transparency
  • Anti-Corruption

Our Team

Nate Allen – Executive Director

Nate earned his associate’s degree from Weber State University and transferred to earn his BS from The University of Utah. Nate founded Utah Approves in 2020 after witnessing how the election process wouldn’t allow many to vote for their favorite, and instead feel restricted to choosing the lesser of two evils.

Ammon Gruwell – Director of Advocacy

Ammon is a native Utahn, born in Provo, and is a candidate for state house district 15 as a member of the United Utah Party. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young University in 2015 and 2017. Ammon is an Electrical Engineer, a husband, and a father of 4 boys.

Randy Miguel – Director of Marketing

Randy has an extensive career in digital marketing for such companies as KSL, Capital Fund Law Group, and Ket-Go Digital Media. He has a degree in marketing and sales from Ensign College. He currently serves as Chair of the American Solidarity Party of Utah State Committee.

Braxton Floyd – Community Engagement Coordinator

Braxton has served his career as a manager in the private industry and has experience working directly with diverse communities. In his time in the private industry, he worked to develop programs to improve workflow and customer relations. Braxton is fueled by his passion to build and engage with local communities.