The Mathesons are stalwarts in Utah politics; a strong Democratic family from Parowan. Gov. Scott Matheson could have been governor for as many terms as he wanted or as health would allow.

It was a sad and disappointing day when Jim Matheson chose to compete for District 4 instead of the one he was popular in, District 2.

It is increasingly sad and disappointing for Utah that we can't send both Matheson and Mia Love to Congress. What a feather that would have been in Utah's bonnet and a huge boost to Utah's public image.

T.G. "Bud" Mahas

Salt Lake City