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  • published Patriots Pave a Way Forward in Newsfeed 2020-07-10 10:04:27 -0600

    Patriots Pave a Way Forward

    While celebrating Independence Day with my family, I have a patriotic playlist we listen to. It’s pretty eclectic—from Aaron Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” to “Is Anybody There?” and from the soundtrack of the Broadway play 1776 to Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

    But one song was particularly striking to me this year. It speaks of our nation being on a “long, hard ride” with “a ways to go” as we seek “better days.” It lauds the fact that “we’re not the same, but that’s what makes us strong.” And most importantly, it repeatedly affirms “this is still the place that we all call home.”

    The song is Dierks Bentley's "Home." Ironically, it was written in 2012, a year that seems almost idyllic in retrospect. Eight years later, we’re facing a global pandemic, staggering unemployment, and nationwide protests against racial inequality. We are truly on a long, hard ride with a ways to go. 

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  • published Western Utah County Town Hall in Events 2020-06-29 08:39:44 -0600

    Western Utah County Town Hall

    July 22, 2020 at 7pm

    Join us Wednesday Jul 22, at 7pm for a Virtual Townhall on Zoom.

    Chris Rawlins (House District 6),
    Emily Bergeson (Senate District 7),
    Nils Bergeson (House District 61),
    Catherine Eslinger (House District 59),
    Kate Walters (House District 56), and
    Christine Heath (House District 60),
    will be presenting. Come ask questions and learn more about the United Utah Party, a new moderate political party where you can work with your neighbors for better government in Utah: government that is responsible, reasonable, and representative.

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  • published Southwest Salt Lake County town Hall in Events 2020-06-29 08:13:02 -0600

    Southwest Salt Lake County Town Hall

    July 15, 2020 at 7pm

    Join us Wednesday Jul 15, at 7pm for a Virtual Townhall on Zoom

    Dave Lundgren (House District 41),
    Jonia Broderick (Congress District 4)
    Ryan Boudwin (House District 42), and
    Jeff Bardin (House District 43),
    will be presenting. Come ask questions and learn more about the United Utah Party, a new moderate political party where you can work with your neighbors for better government in Utah: government that is responsible, reasonable, and representative.

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  • published 2020 Elections Donations in Donate 2020-06-17 16:12:39 -0600
  • published What Are We Waiting For? in Newsfeed 2020-06-11 15:19:49 -0600

    What Are We Waiting For?

    All eyes are on the government.

    We are waiting.

    For a change, or a promise, or anything that might signal movement.

    It’s been two and a half weeks since the death of George Floyd. Two and a half weeks of daily protests. Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox met with members of Utah’s black community to listen to their stories, and the Governor said that he wanted to see change. 

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    Ed Phillips, who served as one of Utah’s longest-serving sheriffs, is now the United Utah Party candidate for the Millard County Commission. He will be holding a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, June 17th, at 7:00 PM. 

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  • published No Better Time to Work Towards Unity in Newsfeed 2020-06-04 20:48:36 -0600

    No Better Time to Work Towards Unity

    In last weeks blog post, we spoke about the death of George Floyd and what we could do to push for meaningful change towards better policing and to reduce the suffering of blacks and other people of color in America. Since that time, we have seen little movement for change from our government, either here in Utah or in our country. We’ve seen some politicians show some empathy, but many have shown precious little. We’d like to see our elected political leaders, both local and national, act more like some of these Utah community leaders, who have shown great abilities to work across political and cultural divides, and help where they can.

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    The United Utah Party is saddened by the events of the past week commencing with the tragic and wrongful death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer last Monday, but also including the reaction of some that included burning, looting, and vandalizing in a large number of cities across the nation.  We support those who exercised their American right to protest, including marching and demonstrating, in opposition to racism.  We oppose those who took advantage of those protests to cause destruction and hurt the cause of protests against racism.
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    Both Governor Gary Herbert and Republican gubernatorial candidate Thomas Wright are acknowledging that the two had a conversation where the governor urged Wright to drop out of the race and endorse Spencer Cox, who is Herbert’s handpicked successor. The discussion may also have included a promise from the governor that if Wright were to drop out now, Herbert would agree to assist Wright in a race against Senator Mike Lee in 2022. 
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  • published Death of George Floyd in Newsfeed 2020-05-28 14:30:56 -0600

    Death of George Floyd

    On May 25, George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department. The alleged crime was forgery. The police handcuffed him and put him on the ground where one of the officers began to kneel on his neck. Despite distress signals from Floyd, and despite the protests of those around him, the officer kept his knee on Floyd until an ambulance arrived to take Floyd away. He didn’t have a pulse by the time the ambulance arrived. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

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  • published The Cost of a Quick Deal in Newsfeed 2020-05-21 13:14:32 -0600

    The Cost of a Quick Deal

    During an emergency, certain rules and regulations are relaxed in the office of the Governor in dealing with the emergency. The idea is that it is an emergency, and that they need the ability to move quickly. Minutes matter when dealing with disasters, and Covid-19 is a disaster. However, there is a difference between moving quickly, and making rash decisions. 

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  • Making Sure “Moderate” Doesn’t Mean “Boring”

    Guest Opinion piece by Brent Allsop and Jim Bennett.


    In the recent State Convention, Bruce Lindsay wonderfully clarified a big problem we have with the United Utah Party when he listed synonyms for “moderate,” including “average, middle of the road, mediocre, unbiased, compromising, and boring.” We believe we can create a party that doesn’t match those synonyms. The way to do that is make this a party that directly reflects the consensus of its members.

    To date, all political parties are modeled after traditional hierarchies.  And for thousands of generations, we’ve been bred to only support what the guy at the top of the hierarchy wants.  Anything else is feared and something that needs to be destroyed.  Any group that tries to function without a hierarchy is like “herding cats” and can’t scale.

    But what if it could? 

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  • published Be a Uniter, Even in Quarantine in Newsfeed 2020-05-07 14:07:48 -0600

    Be a Uniter, Even in Quarantine

    What does it mean to be a Uniter during quarantine when group gatherings are off limits? Being a Uniter means more than being a moderate. It means we are actively taking part in trying to bring the community together. This is something that seems to be rare from the major parties. But we think a Uniter might do some of these things:


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  • published 2020 Candidates in About Us 2020-05-05 16:28:17 -0600

    2020 Candidates

    2020 UUP Candidates


    Be sure to look at the websites and get to know the stances of the awesome people running for office with the United Utah Party this year!


    State Candidates


    Brian Fabbi - State Auditor



    Jonia Broderick - CD 4



    Thomas McNeill- CD 3



    San Juan County

    Monette Clark - San Juan County Commission



    Iron County

    Piper Manesse - HD 72 (Iron County)


    Sanpete and Juab Counties

    Homer Morrill HD 58 (San Pete and Juab County)


    Larry Smith - Sanpete County Commission


    Millard County

    Ed Phillips - Millard County Commission














    Utah County

    Catherine Eslinger - HD 59



    Austin Simcox - HD 63 (Provo)



    Joseph Shelton HD 48 (Provo/Orem)



    Nils Bergeson - HD 61 (Provo, Orem)


    Kate Walters - HD 56 (north Utah County)



    Christine Heath - HD 60 (Orem)



    Emily Bergeson - SD 7 (west Utah County)



    Chris Rawlins HD 6 (northwest Utah County)



    Salt Lake County

    Ryan Boudwin - HD 42 (southwest Salt Lake County)



    Dave Lundgren - HD 41 (Riverton, Bluffdale)



    Jeff Bardin HD 43 (southwest Salt Lake County)



    Cabot Nelson  HD 25 (Salt Lake City)



    Adam Bean HD 35 (Salt Lake City)



    John Jackson HD 44 (Sandy)



    Davis County

    Ammon Gruwell - HD 15 (north Davis County)



    Davis and Weber Counties

    Shawn Ferriola HD 12 (Davis and Weber)



    Weber and Box Elder Counties

    Tanner Greenhalgh HD 29 (Box Elder and Weber County)


















  • published Change From the Ground Up in Newsfeed 2020-05-02 20:57:57 -0600

    Change From the Ground Up

    Understandably, in presidential election years the race for the presidency gets more attention from voters than races for state and local office. That applies to United Utah Party members as well. And it has led to some members suggesting that the party should be a national party and not just a local one. 

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  • donated 2020-04-28 21:06:18 -0600
  • published Principles, Not Partisanship in Newsfeed 2020-04-26 14:33:16 -0600

    Principles, Not Partisanship

    Do we open businesses to get the economy moving again or wait until testing is widespread and cases are falling and not just on a plateau? That is the question that is dividing the nation today—or at least the partisans.

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  • published Moving Forward Amidst Uncertainty in Newsfeed 2020-04-18 12:00:25 -0600

    Moving Forward Amidst Uncertainty

    All of us are sailing in uncharted waters right now. That includes the United Utah Party. We are a relatively new party still attempting to build awareness and identify supporters. This election season was our big opportunity to do so.


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  • published announces UUP Convention in Newsfeed 2020-04-08 20:21:09 -0600 announces UUP Convention

    The United Utah Party will be holding its third annual state convention on Saturday, April 18 at 10 AM. Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines still in place, the convention will not take place in any one physical location and will be held entirely online. Bruce Lindsay, former news anchor for KSL-TV, will be the keynote speaker at the convention

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  • wants to volunteer 2020-03-24 19:23:43 -0600