The Right Experience for Today
Born and Raised in Utah
WHO IS DANIELLE AHN?
DANIELLE'S GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Above all else, Danielle Ahn stands for law and order. She knows that civil society and our systems of justice are strengthened when both victims and potential criminals can be confident that laws will be upheld. Society shows compassion to victims by upholding their rights and executing justice.
Danielle believes that plea deals should be used to uphold and serve justice, not to circumvent our laws and leave victims stranded. She understands the struggles that face most defendants born into difficult situations and her experiences have shaped her belief in a better and brighter tomorrow for those who reach to achieve it.
At the age of 15, Danielle and her family slept in a car on Christmas Eve and they struggled with housing insecurity and poverty throughout her teenage years until she served an ecclesiastical mission in South Korea. Despite these obstacles and her rough upbringing, Danielle worked hard to support herself and her family until she was able to escape the grasp of poverty and live the American Dream.
Danielle met and married her incredible husband, Seungwon, an immigrant from South Korea. He encouraged her to pursue her dream of attending law school and making the community a safer and better place for their future children.
Danielle proudly worked in Governor Gary Herbert’s General Counsel’s Office, after which she worked on the Korea Desk at the State Department in Washington, D.C.
Danielle graduated cum laude from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in international relations. She went on to obtain a law degree from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law with a certificate in international and business law. While in law school Danielle served as president of the student chapter of the Federalist Society and graduate vice president of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Danielle has a broad range of experience as both a litigator and transactional attorney. She has worked with her husband to grow and manage his restaurant business and has become a vital part of Salt Lake County’s diverse community. She currently serves as vice chair for the Utah Young Republicans and serves as a member of the SLCO GOP bylaws committee. When Danielle isn’t dedicating her time to serving the community, she enjoys exploring the American West with her husband and viewing live streams of some of America’s most important cases.
A driving motivation for Danielle to become a lawyer and serve the public has been her lifetime of experience with friends, family, and acquaintances who were abused or victims of serious crimes. She shares the anger and frustration of victims in the county who have been abandoned by the District Attorney’s failure to prosecute the law for violent criminals and sex offenders. For Danielle, enough is enough; it’s time to restore balance to the county’s justice system.
She believes that competent leadership, strong relationships with law enforcement, and prioritizing victims, will restore balance to the county’s justice system and help preserve our civil society. Vote for Danielle Ahn and make Salt Lake County safer.