Civility. It is an impressive thing, really. Because in a world of I’m right and you’re wrong, well, civility is just inconvenient.
As a candidate, my intent was to run and get elected on a platform of important community issues. I aim to engage with people about transparency in government, sustainable economic growth, improvement to education through local control and better management of infrastructure and resources. As the conversation continues I hope to represent District 7 and be a champion and voice in the Utah State Legislature.
Instead the discussion has largely become about one thing: why I would choose to gather signatures, which has led to accusations about my integrity, my patriotism, my dedication and my loyalty to the party.
Gathering signatures was a legal means to an end. I looked at the situation and saw pending litigation and infighting. I spoke with an attorney who said it was possible that the convention route could be subject to penalty if a judge saw fit. So, I analyzed the situation and made a call: I would do both.
I chose the option of doing twice the work with the hopes of the same result.
I did this because I was committed to the seat, to the opportunity of serving my community.
It wasn’t, as many have accused, because I was trying to carry a torch against the First Amendment. As a former journalist, as an American, I am very committed to the freedoms outlined in our Constitution, not the least of them being freedom of assembly.
It wasn’t, as I’ve been repeatedly accused... Read more, click below.
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1531 N 775 E North Ogden, UT 84404