Election season

It is official Fall, and the leaves are changing. All around town the colors of Fall are showing up: red, white, and blue campaign signs cover fences and yards all up and down US 36. First, a note from Tooele City Hall: I visited City Hall this morning and spoke with the Tooele City code…

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Caucus information

…And Done! I just finished filling all of the precinct packets, checking them twice, and making sure that no one is overlooked for tomorrow’s caucus meetings. I’ve been fielding a number of phone calls this past week from neighbors who want to participate in the process of government. I thought I’d take a moment now…

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Caucuses and Candidates

March is upon us, and that means caucuses and candidate filings. For Tooele County Democrats, this is an opportunity to renew the party from the ground up: electing precinct leaders and county delegates is the foundation for everything we do, and essential to the success of our party and party-sponsored candidates. It is at this…

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Obama’s speech to our children

“Much ado about nothing” comes to mind when I think about the overreaction of some few, vocal parents who feel that children in public school shouldn’t be listening to the President of our country when he addresses them directly. We have a public school system because we cannot do it alone. Our children need to…

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Here’s the sign you’ve been waiting for.

Dear Neighbors, Summertime is winding down and cold fronts are ushering in a new school year. The campaigns for municipal elections will start ramping up operations as the time for campaign signs draws near. This is the time when candidates need resources, especially money and volunteers, and that’s where the Party comes in. Election Season…

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New directions, old needs

Dear neighbors, As I write this, I’m at a public hearing regarding the forthcoming Fair Boundaries initiative, which seeks to create an independent redistricting committee. When I ran for Senate last year, this was really the only item in my “personal agenda,” and it wasn’t to consolidate my power (if elected) but to consolidate Tooele…

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Democratic Values

Following our convention Saturday, I had the opportunity to talk with one of the Republican party leaders here in the county. In the course of our wide-ranging discussion, I asked him, “What do you think is the difference between our two parties here in Tooele?” “Obama,” came his earnest reply. “You’re telling me that, in…

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