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For Davis County GOP Chair


For Davis County GOP

Managing Responsible Growth

Davis County is the third largest county in Utah and one of the fastest growing. From 2010 to 2020, the population change was +23.1% and this number will likely continue to increase. This is a great opportunity to welcome new people to our community with open arms, but we must ensure conservative leadership stays intact. I am confident that we can continue to navigate these changes in a way that allows us to welcome new Republicans into the fold and give them a true sense of belonging. It’s critical that we ensure the principles that drive our community are in place for generations to come. As we continue to grow, we need to remain committed to our values and work together to maintain our traditional way of life.

Increasing Fundraising Opportunities

Before moving to Utah, I worked as an Executive Officer for the Veterans Health Administration in Washington, D.C. In addition to leading operations for hundreds of employees, I managed a budget of $140 million. I know how important it is to have the necessary funding to help Republicans continue to advance and secure victories, especially as Democrats find creative ways to approach races in conservative strongholds. My goal is to bolster fundraising and help our fellow Republicans gain access to the tools they need to win. With the right resources, we can support candidates who share our values and ensure that Davis County remains a stronghold for conservatism.

Providing Opportunities For Success

In addition to fundraising for members of the party who are interested in running for office, I will improve our communications strategy by investing time and effort into keeping the Davis County GOP website updated. My goal is to make sure we’re always providing helpful information for those who are interested in learning more about our mission. We can’t rest on our laurels.  As surrounding areas continue to expand, Davis County will undoubtedly experience growth that underscores our need to recommit to Republican values. Through youth programs that teach conservative principles and opportunities to assist fellow conservatives, we can work together to ensure our community is branded the way it should be and that our principles are passed on to future generations.

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For Davis County GOP Chair

With more than a decade of work in the healthcare industry, and service to the United States Air Force Reserve, Yemi Arunsi is a standout candidate for Davis County Republican Party Chair. From humanitarian missions to volunteer opportunities, Yemi continually upholds the Air Force core value of Service Before Self.

Yemi Arunsi has dedicated his career to the healthcare industry and United States Air Force Reserve, continually demonstrating a commitment to giving back.

Although he was born in New York, Yemi’s appreciation for America was born out of his upbringing in Nigeria during a time of unrest. These experiences influenced his gratitude for the Constitution of the United States and the example it sets for the rest of the world.

Yemi earned two bachelor’s degrees and two master’s degrees before working in the Department of Veterans Affairs for a decade.

As the Davis County Republican Party Chair, Yemi will approach the topic of rapid growth in a way that allows everyone to be heard. His experience lends itself to improving fundraising efforts and helping his fellow conservatives win key races. While acknowledging the importance of welcoming newcomers, he hopes to reinforce the county’s commitment to Republican principles and service-driven leadership.


Although Yemi was born in New York, he spent most of his childhood in Nigeria. His love and appreciation for America were born out of his upbringing during a time of civil unrest. His father was a politician in Nigeria, but eventually saw his career upended after a military coup. These experiences influenced Yemi’s gratitude for the Constitution of the United States and the example it sets for the rest of the world.

Upon returning to America for college, Yemi was a young man trying to follow what he says is so ingrained in Black culture. He registered as a Democrat and dealt with an internal battle as he realized his views didn’t align with the progressivism of the party. He quickly changed his status while pursuing higher education and committed himself to a life centered around service and conservative values.

Yemi holds a B.S. in Healthcare Management and an M.S. in Health Informatics from Northeastern University. Additionally, he completed his B.S. in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) at Dartmouth College.

After completing his education, he worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in several management and advisory roles. After coming across a case concerning a Prisoner of War who declined thousands of dollars in monthly benefits, he was struck by the selfless nature of the veterans he served. This prompted him to contact a recruiter in order to earn a commission in the United States Air Force Reserve. Since joining, he has successfully completed three different activations, including a humanitarian mission to provide medical, dental, and mental health services to low-income families.

As the Davis County Republican Party Chair, Yemi will approach the topic of rapid growth in a way that allows everyone to be heard. He acknowledges the importance of welcoming new conservatives into the fold, but wants to ensure the community remains committed to Republican principles. Yemi will work to bolster fundraising efforts and will maximize every opportunity for his fellow conservatives to win key races. Above all, his goal is to protect and secure the reputation of Davis County as a loving and service-driven community that works together.

Yemi continues to work in a healthcare leadership role in Salt Lake City. He also volunteers as a community advocate serving at-risk youth and is the Vice Chair for his precinct in North Salt Lake. In addition to service, Yemi values faith and family as his top priorities. He and his wife, Kristin met in Holladay, Utah. They have one child.