Paytyn Needs Our Help

Join us Saturday at the Kicking Cancer’s Can event in Overlake!    This is a great way to help out, even if you’re not a runner!  Click on this link and signup, they need all the help they can get and we’re asking everyone to help regardless of party affiliation.  Come out and support the Squires Family. For more information on Paytyn, click here, for event information, click...

Happy Birthday Bev!

Beverly White, 85, has been a lifelong democrat and a Tooele resident since she was about 14 years old. She has provided years of service on both a state and county level. She is still active in the Tooele Democratic Party and has been a mentor to many of the candidates who have run in the recent elections. In 1970 she was asked by the governor to represent Tooele County for a year after Chilean Halladay died before his term was completed. She accepted and subsequently ran in her first election in 1971. She ended up being elected to the seat 10 times. During her time in office she is most proud of the work she did on legislation involving women and children including the Displaced Homemakers Act. This act helped women who had been working in the home get an education and prepare for the workplace. In 1984 she was hired to set up community service programs for the Adult Probation & Parole office where she worked until her retirement in 2005. During that time 289,124 hours of community service were completed. We have all been impacted by her life of...

Our Voices Need to be Heard

We want to remind you that the commissioners’ last town hall meeting to discuss the county’s financial recovery plan, is Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm at the Tooele High School Auditorium. We’re encouraging all Tooele County residents, regardless of party, to attend this important meeting.  It’s our county, our voice and it needs to be heard. Again, the meeting is 7pm on Tuesday, August 13 at the Tooele High Auditorium.  If you need more information, please visit call 435-277-0336, or send us an email at tooeledemocrats@gmail.com. Thank...

2013/14 Tooele School District Budget

Here is a copy of the proposed 2013-14 budget for your review.  The take away is that the district is showing a $2.9 million deficit for the next school year.  At this time, it’s not known what solution district administration will offer to remedy the shortfall. The school board is scheduled to approve the district annual budget at its 18 June meeting.  Any citizen action/input much take place before this date!  The 4 June 2013 School Board Meeting is very important! Tooele County School Board Meeting June 4, 2013 @ 6:30pm District Offices, 92 Lodestone Way, Tooele Preliminary Budget Presentation-June...

Message from our New Chair

I am a naturalized citizen, perhaps that gives me a different prospective of the American political scene. I remember when I was in Chile as a child, listening to the BBC World Service on my dad’s shortwave radio to a man that I knew to be the President of the US as he spoke to his country with startling clarity: “The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it—and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” I was struck with the man … the myth and the legend; Jackie O’s husband! It was JFK’s birthday yesterday. I was so enthralled. When Pinochet quelled the miner’s revolt in our local town, by the soldiers shooting in air, I knew that was not what Jackie O’s husband meant. When the “carabineros” chased a man from the Chilean side to the Expats side to beat him to a pulp; I knew that was not what Jackie O’s husband meant. I questioned why we had two sides of the company camp; I knew that was wrong. We were in Chile not a country called “Expat.” The shortwave radio gave me another insight into America; the landing on the moon, what Neil told the President “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind”. In my 13 year old mind, Jackie O’s husband was still the president. In college I was the champion of the underdog....

2013 Tooele County Delegates to the UDC

As promised, our list of delegates to the 2013 Utah State Democratic Convention, June 20-22, 2013.   Anderson, Nate Andrus, Douglas Bigelow, Marci Bigelow, Vonda Brown, Keith Ciervo, Patrick Clark, Brandon Clark, Jennifer Clark, Patrick Dearing, Cheryl Denman, Vernon Dexheimer Sr, Mark Dillon, Carina Dillon, Toby Driscoll, Peter Elton, Kathryn Gowans, James Gowans, Robert Graham, Denice Hunter, James Elton, James Jessie, Pat Johns-Young, Gillian Kase, Mike Kiser, Benjamin Lancaster, Bradley Lee, Valerie LeSueur, Paula McCarty, Matt Mikesell, Taylor O’Donnell, John Park, Frank Park, Randi Pendleton, Bud Pitt, William Pollock, Rick Reed, Hazel Rutishauser, Marianne Spiers, John Steelman, Jerry Steelman, Pat Swan, David Swan, Jennifer Thomas, Kendall Whitaker, Richard White, Beverly White, David Williamson, Kirt Young,...