Party Leadership

Richard Davis, Chair

Richard Davis is a longtime resident of Orem.  He is a professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, where he also directs the Office of Civic Engagement Leadership.  He has served on the Orem Recreation Commission and on the Orem Cultural Arts Advisory Commission.  He has sought to be a moderate influence in both major parties, but decided that neither major party would abandon their extremist views and that a new political party was necessary to reform politics.  Richard Davis currently serves as the party chair. 

Hillary Stirling, Vice Chair

Hillary Stirling is a resident of Pleasant Grove, where she lives with her husband of 22 years and their two teenage children. She has enjoyed local politics and serves on the Historic Preservation Commission there. She is a graduate of both BYU and UVU in English and in Paralegal Studies respectively and works professionally as a paralegal. In 2018, she ran with the United Utah Party for her home legislative district. Though she didn't personally win, she considered it a worthwhile endeavor and good learning experience. As Vice Chair, she looks forward to growing the party and helping other United Utah Party candidates win in the future.



Deon Turley, Secretary

Deon Turley has lived in Utah most of her life and raised a family of seven children here. Her degree from Brigham Young University is in mathematics and trained her to be a good problem solver. Over the years she has volunteered at schools and youth organizations of her children, including Boy Scouts and the Civil Air Patrol; education organizations, including PTA at the school, Council, and State levels; Utah Public Education Coalition; and the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Most recently, she has served on the Provo City Transportation and Mobility Committee and as a member of the Provo City Planning Commission.

Deon’s political affiliation has changed from Republican, to independent, to Democrat, back to Republican, and, after much frustration, to United Utah. Deon served as secretary with the exploratory committee considering the organization of a new political party. She has continued, being elected the first party secretary to United Utah in 2017.

David Bateman, Treasurer

David Bateman is a managing member with Rocky Mountain Advisory, LLC, and has nineteen years of experience in public accounting.  He has worked primarily in litigation support and fraud investigations.  He spent the first twelve years of his career in the Forensic Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He has also acted as a Special Master and as the accountant to receivers on numerous matters.  Mr. Bateman testifies regularly in State, Federal and Bankruptcy court in both civil and criminal proceedings on issues relating to fraud, insolvency and damage calculations.  Mr. Bateman currently also serves as Treasurer for the Utah Arts Festival and has served on the Finance Committee and Audit Committee for the Utah Symphony|Utah Opera.  Mr. Bateman is a Certified Public Accountant, has been accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.