A 42-year-old Salt Lake County
Politics has always been a large part of Newton’s life. Newton ran for student body vice president in high school, lead the College Republicans and served on a nine-person county council that had five Republicans and four Democrats.
The speakers at the convention made an impact on Newton. She was a huge fan of vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence as well as Mr. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.
As the ceremony was ending and balloons and star-shaped confetti came down on the convention floor and Newton took to her cellphone to smile for a selfie. “His brutal honesty might be the thing I hate, but I’m starting to realize it can be the thing I love,” she said. “Sometimes, we just have to compromise.”
She took a deep breath and said: “I’m in.”