Salt Lake County Commission candidate Randy Horiuchi has received endorsements from the Utah Public Employees Association and the Utah chapter of the Sierra Club, the candidate announced recently.

Horiuchi, the Democratic challenger for Republican incumbent Tom Shimizu's commission seat, said the two endorsements came after "intense" interviews with representatives of the organizations.Horiuchi said employee morale was a key issue for the state employees association, and concern for quality of life in the county was key to the Sierra Club endorsement.