Some Utah Demos back Obama |

Some Utah Demos back Obama

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

Rep. Christine Johnson, a Democrat who represents parts of the Snyderville Basin, says she will vote for Barack Obama in the Western States Primary Feb. 5.

Johnson was among 11 Utah lawmakers who endorsed Obama Wednesday.

"To have the support of these community leaders is invaluable to our grass-roots organization," Obama said in a campaign press release. "The grass-roots movement in Utah will help us succeed on [Feb. 5] and will help bring about change we can believe in."

Among the state lawmakers who support Obama are Sen. Gene Davis, Sen. Scott McCoy, Rep. Lynn Hemingway, Rep. Brad King, Rep. David Litvack, Rep. Phil Riesen, Rep. Jen Seelig, Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, Rep. Mark Wheatley and Rep. Larry Wiley.