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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 7:10 p.m. MDT

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canyonsdad
Salt Lake City, UT

$1,000 and a quarter of a candidate's budget is no "small amount of money." Seems there's some truth to the call. The unions should not be controlling our schools. Return the money.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Hasn't the Canyons School District/Board been political and controversial since day one?

baerman
Spokane Valley, WA

I know mccarty personally and he's the last person who would ever knowingly initiate calls like these. He's got the school board on the right track. The high school looks beautiful.

joyfulnoise
draper, UT

Mr. McCarty asked for the endorsement of the Canyon's Education Association and didn't get it. I think he is jealous that the teachers support Chad Iverson. There is obviously a reason they didn't support Mr. McCarty. The teachers in the district know best what is going on with the Superintendent and the School Board, and they don't like it at all. They would vote Chad in in a heartbeat. And to "bearman's" comments, who would take the time to get a list of names, numbers, and spend the money for a robo call and not let Mr. McCarty know about it? Hmm, makes you wonder who is behind the call doesn't it?

Lovemykids
Draper, UT

I was one of the "lucky ones" to receive this phone call with no identifying information as to who was sponsoring this call. Because it didn't give a "fair and balanced" view of both candidates, I can only assume that it was to taint my view towards Mr. Iverson. Now who would want that? To me, it appears either his opponent or someone who wants to see Mr. Iverson's opponent win. I'm sad to see that politics in Utah, of all places, has become slimy. The call came from a cell phone/landline number that could not be identified. Wonder why that is... As well, prior to that I received a "trolling" call 30 minutes before I got this one asking who I was voting for at all different levels in Utah, but this race was particularly mentioned. Again, the number was not identifiable. I know Mr. Iverson who is a man of good character and principle--he has my vote!

beehive801
Salt Lake City, UT

Actually, the call speaks the truth. Iverson doesn't deny one word and actually confirms its accuracy in an email I got yesterday. Even in this newspaper article, he says he does indeed oppose the ethics code and admits he got funding from the union. @lovemykids: Supt Doty is a "man of good character and principle" but Iverson has had no problem labeling him a "bully" for the past several months, damaging his reputation and attacking his character. Talk about incivility. Iverson has been slinging mud for months. No wonder he opposes an ethics code. I'm glad someone finally called him on it and is now speaking the truth.

It's too bad that the children in the district don't have their own PAC to give money to his opponent. But as an elementary principal, Paul McCarty is still standing for kids every day. My vote is for McCarty. He's done a good job. Plus, @ baerman: you're right. We finally have a new high school and middle school in Draper. We've been waiting for a long time. McCarty delivered.

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