Jonathan Johnson is asking voters to “give him a thorough job interview” to see if he is qualified to become governor. With that in mind, here are a few questions that Johnson, who is chairman of the board at Overstock.com, should answer:
Are you a good fiscal manager who would ensure Utahns get a good return on their tax dollars? If so, how do you account for the fact that Overstock.com’s stock has plunged roughly 40 percent over the past year?
During your years as the chief financial officer for TenFold Corporation, why did that company’s stock tank from about $80 a share to just 45 cents a share?
Why did the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigate TenFold’s top executives for stock fraud, and why was the company’s stock delisted on NASDAQ?
It seems like Johnson has some explaining to do. Without some satisfactory answers, I think I’ll stick with a proven fiscal conservative, Gov. Herbert.