The high point of power for the Utah Socialist Party (founded in 1901). In ten years the Socialists elected a state legislator, city councilmen in Salt Lake City and Cedar City, and in smaller communities such officers as mayor, councilmen, and sheriffs. Despite the Socialist Party's radical reputation, 40 percent of its men are Mormons, including a bishop and his first counselor. Of women socialists, 28 percent are Mormons.
[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]