Summarized by Kent Larsen
McConkie May Run for Congress
Salt Lake Tribune 23Jan00 D2
By Paul Rolly
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- LDS Church member Kathleen McConkie says she is
considering a run for U.S. Congress against Rep. Jim Hansen. McConkie,
who uses her married name, Collinwood, in her community and in the
Church, is the niece of Apostle Bruce R. McConkie and Church attorney
Oscar McConkie. She also has yet to decide whether to run under her
maiden name, which she uses for business, or her married name.
McConkie says she is testing potential support for her run as a Democrat
against the 20-year Republican veteran. She ran unsuccessfully for Davis
County Commissioner, and her husband, University of Utah business
professor Dean Collinwood, has also run unsuccessfully for the Utah
She is an attorney and partner in the well-connected Salt Lake City law
firm Randle, Deamer, McConkie and Lee, and is the mother of 10 children.
Political involvement seems to run in the family. Her older brother, Jim
McConkie, also ran for Congress and for Utah attorney general. He is
planning to run against Senator Orrin Hatch for his Utah Senate seat, if
current Utah State attorney general Jan Graham doesn't run.