Our Condolences

We’d like to offer our condolences to the Droubay family. Longtime Tooele GOP Chair, Bob Droubay passed away this week. Bob was a dedicated leader in our community and will be remembered as a gentile, caring man....

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...

An Average Utahn Caught In A Republican Political Scandal

I meant to post this earlier, its an email from our state chair, Jim Dabakis and he touched upon it again last night at our convention. Denice, a Tooele resident, was at our convention last night, and I’m awestruck by her courage and her willingness to stand up for what’s right. Dear Democrat, This email might be a bit longer than usual, but this story needs to be told in full. This is a story (compiled by Eric Ethington) I wish every Utah voter would read. It moved me. Told in full for the first time, it is a sad story about a faithful employee, a hard-working Utah woman, who was crushed by the machine. An ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE RULED that UDOT “exceeded the bounds of reasonableness and rationality,” and firing her “amounts to an abuse of discretion.” The Governor, the Attorney General and the head of UDOT chose not to appeal the decision. An Average Utahn Caught In A Republican Political Scandal What happens when an average, everyday Utahn gets caught up in the middle of a Republican political scandal? Nothing good. Just look at the story of Denice Graham and the lives that were hurt because a campaign needed someone to blame. In December of 2009, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) was getting ready to award a bid for a billion dollar contract for the I-15 construction project in Utah County – the largest single contract ever given by the state of Utah. On December 2nd, 2009, Denice Graham, a mid-level manager at UDOT, was called by Laurie Wadsworth from Provo River Constructors, one of the companies...

2012 Youth Representative

The Tooele County Democratic Party is currently seeking a Youth Representative from each high school in Tooele County. The position will last through the 2012 Elections. Ideal candidates would be interested in politics and serving in their community. Each Representative’s duties will include attending monthly Central Committee Meetings (these are held on the first Tuesday of Every Month at 7:00 pm at the County Building),  and helping out at various community events, campaign events, and local service projects. This is a fun way to get involved in your community and really make a difference. Last year’s projects included: volunteering to clean tombstones on Memorial Day, helping out at fundraisers for local citizens, making a float and participating in local parades. This year’s projects will also include working with local candidates’ campaigns for the 2012 elections. All interested applicants need to send a resume and a short letter (up to 500 words) indicating why they are interested in being Youth Representatives for the Tooele County Democratic Party. Please include a telephone number and an email address with each application. Please send applications to 709 W. 770 N. Tooele. All applications must be received by May 1st, 2012. For more information, call 435-277-0336 or email...

2012 Caucus! It’s time to get involved!

It’s that time again, time to select the people that select the people.   The 2012 Democratic Neighborhood Caucuses are happening on March 13, 2012 at 7pm, and you’re invited!  (and your neighbors!  and friends!) Read the article in the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. Read the article from the Utah State Democratic Party. Erda / Lake Point / Stansbury Park:  Stansbury Park Clubhouse, 1 Country Club Drive, Stansbury Park. Grantsville / Wendover / Ibapah: Grantsville Senior Citizens Center, 120 South Center Street, Grantsville Tooele / Pine Canyon: Tooele County Building Auditorium, 47 S. Main, Tooele Rush Valley / Vernon / Dugway / Stockton / Ophir : Stockton Fire Station, 207 N. Connor Ave., Stockton If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 435-277-0336 or email...

Jim & John

From John O’Donnell- Utah Democratic State Chairman will be in Tooele on Wednesday February 8th and will be talking to local leaders concerning their thoughts and insights in the political process. Meeting with such leaders as Former Utah Legislative leaders as Reps Jim Gowens and Bev White, current Tooele County state and local leaders. The day will cumulate with a dinner meeting between Tooele County Democratic Party Chair John O’Donnell and a line up of those seeking election to office. These will include Democratic candidates for the County Commission, George Young and Kendall Thomas, and the state legislature Dave White and Scott Totman. Under the leadership of Jim Debakis, the democratic party is making an effort to convince members of the Church of Latter Day Saints, that the Democrat tent is wide and inclusive of those who may not have explored the party due to preconceived bias or notions. Mr. Debakis has been working diligently in welcoming comments, questions or concerns that some members of the church may have. “It is our intention” O’Donnell said, “to ensure that our community is best represented by the Tooele Democratic Party. With the help of our state committee, we can best articulate our vision, build our future, and share our hopes with each resident of Tooele...