A New Year.

As a new year begins, we should all reflect on our past accomplishments, and recommit to the goals and aspirations as we enter 2013. We have seen remarkable changes over this past year and we all should envision those things to come. Take a moment to think of all the work we dedicated ourselves to. The signs on the roadways, the phone calls and newspaper ads. The door knocking, and wearing the soles off our shoes as we walked into to the neighborhoods. We take that moment and then wink as we anticipate the challenges ahead for our community, our state and our nation.

National challenges relating to our growth and economy are right in front of us. I am however, confident that our President will continue to work on our behalf as he engages a congress who needs to move us into the future, as opposed to ensuring the President simply not get things done! President Obama will continue to reach out to chart a course that will bring our country into the future.

Our state has a responsibility to ensure the safety of its citizens as we face environmental imperatives. We each have a right to live in a healthy state free from exploitation of our land, capacity to breathe clean air and monitor the food supply to be contamination free.

Then lastly, Tooele County as the elected leaders who promised no new taxes should be held accountable to that pledge. That the citizens of 2013 are not held hostage to the poor budget planning of prior years. I acknowledge that the term used in 2012 by the county Republican Party, was the term “Demolition.” I am sure that the term was used with respect to the 2012 elections. However, the only real “Demolition” that occurred in 2012 was on real people, real jobs, real programs that were demolished due to the republican led County Commission’s poor budget planning of the past several years.

The Tooele County Democratic Party will work as hard as ever with the leadership of the county in we face the challenge, seek out new methodologies, determine potential revenue streams all to the benefit our the citizens of the county in 2013.

Thanks for taking the time to read! With great respect, John O’Donnell