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Brady Quinn collection on Evan McMullin presidential campaign

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8949

Scope and Contents

Contains campaign literature from the 2016 presidential campaign of Evan McMullin in the state of Utah collected by the local Utah campaign manager, Brady Quinn. The campaign literature includes a vinyl banner, a tall stand banner, a yard sign, a signed life-size cutout from the waist up of Evan McMullin, bumper stickers, advertisements, campaign handouts and write-in reminder cards.


  • 2016


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Brady Quinn collection on Evan McMullin presidential campaign must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Brady Quinn is a Republican communications strategist and political consultant in the state of Utah.

Brady Quinn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 22, 1991. He went to BYU and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations. He worked in various positions from 2013-2017 including a case manager at eBay, Vice President of Marketing at Campworld, planning commissioner for South Jordan City, and development officer at Intermountain Healthcare. After some political consulting, Quinn was contacted by Joel Searby, Chief Strategist for the Evan McMullin for President Campaign, and was asked to run the Utah operations for the Campaign. As Utah operations director for Evan McMullin for President Campaign, Brady Quinn organized 5,000 volunteers and numerous events for the candidate from August to the end of the election. Quinn was elected to the Salt Lake County Republican Party Executive Committee.

Brady Quinn is currently living in South Jordan.

Biographical History

Evan McMullin is a former CIA operative, independent presidential candidate, and current founder of Stand-Up Republic.

Evan McMullin was born in Provo, Utah on April 2, 1976 to David and Lanie McMullin. After watching a Robert Redford movie as a young man he became determined to be in the CIA. He attended Brigham Young University from 1997-2001 and graduated with a BA in International law and diplomacy. He joined the CIA as an operations officer in the Middle East. In 2010, he left to pursue a career that would allow him to have a family. He got an MBA from University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and was hired at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker for 3 years. While attending business school he volunteered with the Mitt Romney presidential campaign which led the Republicans on the House Foreign Relations Committee to take notice and hire him as the new advisor on counterterrorism and later the policy director for the House Republican Conference. He resigned from these posts when asked to run as an independent presidential candidate in 2016. After his defeat, McMullin created Stand-Up Republic, an organization that defends American Democracy.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

2 oversize items (3.1 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Brady Quinn, local campaign manager, in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Brady Quinn; December 2016.


Utah political history (21st Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy, V.b.v.8, 2016).

Processing Information

Processed; Hayley Gorham, student manuscript processor; 2017.

Register of Brady Quinn collection on Evan McMullin presidential campaign
Hayley Gorham
2017 October 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States