The United Utah Party was in its first parade of the season last Saturday. Orem Summerfest's grand parade included 100 entries, but I think ours was the best. Special thanks to Hillary and Del Stirling who created the design, bought the materials, and built most of the float. Thanks also to Diane and Larry Knight for donating the trailer for the season. And thanks as well to those who came one or two Saturdays to help construct the float and/or walked the parade route or became an actor on the float.
“This is yet another indication of the pressing need for government reform,” said Richard Davis, United Utah Party Chair. “The conflict of interest is so obvious here. It should not be legal for a public official to appoint themselves to another office.”
"A bill to prevent future incidents like this would be a critical step in restoring public trust," said Davis.
School is out. Summer is here. It is time for mowing lawns, backyard picnics, and summer vacations.
From 1929 to 2000, Mexico had a one-party system. It is true that political parties other than the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) could form and compete. And it is likely one of those parties won the 1988 presidential election, but was denied the victory due to election fraud by the PRI. But competition was stifled by the overriding influence of the governing party over not only the machinery of elections, but also all the various sectors in Mexican society.Read more
As I talk with various "movers and shakers" about the United Utah Party, I tell them about how we started, what we stand for, and what we plan to do in 2018. But I find these people are particularly interested in our candidates. It is a pleasure to be able to introduce our candidates to them.Read more
Eric Eliason, our candidate for the 1st Congressional district, informed me over the weekend that he got a voter card in the mail from his elections office that showed he was registered as an unaffiliated voter. He then compared it to one he received a month ago saying he was registered with the United Utah Party. Without his permission, someone in an elections office had changed his party affiliation so he was not longer affiliated with the UUP.
Upon hearing of this, Jim Bennett, our former Congressional candidate, then checked his party registration online and found that the same had occurred to him. He had done a video blog last year showing his new registration with the UUP. But when he checked his registration on Monday, he was now unaffiliated.
United Utah Party is very proud of the 19 candidates who have stepped forward and are willing to do their part in pioneering real change in local, state, and federal lawmaking.
Look for the complete list and information on each candidate: https://www.unitedutah.org/candidates.
Don't stop there. In order to create the right momentum to effect real change, each of these candidates needs your help. If you have few candidates running in your area, consider adopting a candidate in another part of the state. Do you have a certain skill set or resources? Consider volunteering or offering an in-kind donation.
We can do more than we realize, when we're united!
2018's state convention provided an atmosphere of agreement and progress towards a better political future for Utah.Read more