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Published: Saturday, March 13 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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LCP

If Crowder is for more transparency in government and tougher ethics rules - I am in favor of him. It is time for Garn to go.

peoples champ

Crowder said that everyone makes mistakes, and thats true, but Grans "mistake' was of a sexual criminal nature, and he should leave office along with all those "representatives" that gave Gran a standing ovation after his little "confession". Call it for what it is and dont hide behind politness youll get more votes that way.

Garn must go

Garn got an applause for being caught? Seriously? A bigger man would have owned up to his mistakes BEFORE he was caught in the middle of his deceitful cover up.
Bye Bye Garn.

crowder needs...

To pay more attention. Rep. Garn sent a weekly email detailing what was going on in the House of Representatives and what issues he was working on. Obviously this guy is an opportunist who is trying to take advantage of a bad situation. Given all of the facts, I still think that Rep. Garn is a more effective legislator than Crowler could be.

to "crowder needs"

"opportunist" you dont read well.Crowder has been working for months on this.you owe an apology to Mr crowder.Further being "effective" doesnt always equal ethical.

layton

Actualy I know Crowder and he has been working on this campaign for several months,he did not just jump in the race. That is untrue. It is also untrue that Rep Garn explained in a weekly email what he was doing. That weekly email was from the GOP and was forwarded on...I get the email. Again you don't know what your talking about

voter

I am tired of the priviled taking care of their own from local to national politics.Any common sense person can do a better job than we are getting now. The Crowder candidate looks good to me.

It's simple

1. Garn was with a minor in a hot tube naked
2. Garn paid money to keep it quiet... during an election
3. He has run for reelection year after year trying to keep this quiet
4. He has come forward only after the statute of limitations

Simply put He has a pattern of showing a lack of judgement and he hasnt lived up to his responsibilities.

Garns money wont help him get past the delegates. And in a primary I think he is even more vulnerable even though he has more money than his opponent. This year people are ticked at corruption and I cant beleive voters will give him a pass.

Anonymous

What Garn admitted doing was not a mistake, it was a crime!

Stan Johnson

It seems to me that if Garn stated that he served the girl alcohol, got her naked, in a hot tub and she was only 15, he should be in jail. He is a pedophile and should be marked as a sex offender. It wouldn't surprise me if Garn was trying to pay off Crowder as well. I can't believe that anyone would even think of running for office with his record.

Not just skinny dipping

but with a 15-year-old girl. That, to me, is the really disturbing part.

Bill Witcher

Having come to know Crowder and his entire family, I'm totally confident in my vote for him to replace Garns. Although there are no perfect people, now that the truth about Garns is known, still not because of his free will but only to dodge yet another bullet, I respectfully bid Garns farewell and thanks for your service as you rightfully step down for the integrity of the position.

Nicholle

Chris Crowder has been preparing to run for office for several months now. I know him to be a very intelligent and organized person who is open to discussion. He has a great reputation both within the community of Christian Life Center and Layton Christian Academy and outside of it. His involvement with these organizations has made a huge impact on their effectiveness as well as growth. I see him as a man with integrity and eagerness to serve his community. He has my support and deserves yours as well.

It's simple

1. Garn was with a minor in a hot tube naked
2. Garn paid money to keep it quiet... during an election
3. He has run for reelection year after year trying to keep this quiet
4. He has come forward only after the statute of limitations

Simply put He has a pattern of showing a lack of judgement and he hasnt lived up to his responsibilities.

Garns money wont help him get past the delegates. And in a primary I think he is even more vulnerable even though he has more money than his opponent. This year people are ticked at corruption and I cant beleive voters will give him a pass.

Layton

If Chris Crowder can not even distinguish between a mistake and a crime then he is not ready for public office. We need leaders who know right from wrong and the courage to stand up for right and justice. Mr. Crowder dosen't sound like that kind of man. He sounds more like too many of the others that we have in elected office who their real interest is in their crown of office and self prestige.

Daniel & Lisa Unger

As many have known for quite some time, Chris Crowder has been diligently working for a position in Utah State Legislation. Mr. Crowder will not only bring new light to Layton, but he has a proven track record of integrity and uncompromising values and principals. The applause that followed Mr. Garn's late announcement is representative of how our value system has dimished and how power, money, and status seem to prevail in politics. Instead of applause, we, as tax paying citizens, should be contacting our District Attorney and asking him to investigate into this illicit conduct with a child half his age even if the statute of limitations has passed.

Christian Candidate

We should get behind good Christians that choose to run for office. The Legislature is too riddled with those who may profess religious values, but whose actions are far from Christian. For example, Representative Dougall's reprehensible treatment of an elderly woman who wished to engage in public dialogue, Senator Killpack's drunk driving and the general lack of civility, kindness and compassion for the less privileged in Utah. I am very tired of being lumped in the category of unworthy gentile and being excluded from civic affairs because I am a Christian and not a Mormon.

Garn should receive forgiveness from all of us that he represents, but forgiveness doesn't mean forgetfulness in the closed election booth.

KCProbasco

There are many mistakes in judgment and behavior that a man can repent of and grow beyond to become a wiser and more trustworthy leader. Then there are serious mistakes in judgment and behavior that evidence a much deeper rooted pathology that, even if repented of, ought to disqualify a man from positions of authority. In my judgment--and I am not afraid to judge--Kevin Garn's mistakes in judgment and behavior are clearly of the latter quality. I am deeply ashamed of the Utah legislators who rose to their feet to give Kevin Garn a wholly undeserved ovation.

Politically Correct

Tip to Mr Crowder: your referring to this crime as a "mistake" puts you in with the same crowd who gave the perpetrator a standing ovation. Not a good way to start your campaign protecting the good ole boys.

Mark S.

It's time to clean house, and I mean the whole house of Rep's. Thisas is really disturbing!! If you or I was found out doing this crime, we would be in jail. If the AG won't do his job of enforcing the law, then he should be investigated as well

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