This article is great news. I met Boyd in Washington DC in the late 80s. He is
very good at building community and getting things done. This is very good news
for the people of Provo and the state of Utah. Don't let this chance go. Support
Gutsy entrepreneurs, dedicated workers, world-class scientists, strong community
values, and amazing natural resources are why Utah is so great. The knuckleheads
on the hill don't have anything to do with it.
Stan and Rebecca Lockhart own Utah County. Good luck taking their power away.
You will need a lot of money and luck I suppose.
I am not talking about your personal financial status--I am talking about the
status of the state as a whole. I don't see any reason not to believe the "best
managed state" statistic. Again, if anyone has an alternative explanation, I
would LOVE to hear it. Republican leadership has produced a strong economy and
a wonderful state. Can we not acknowledge the benefits of our state and the
leadership therein rather than bash for no reason on those who do their best to
I also love how Republicans love to take all the credit. There are a lot of
Democrats and Independents that deserve credit.
Speak for yourself. We had the same conditions when Democrats were leading the
state, and it seemed I did better financially. We need some balance,
and I'm not falling for the "best managed state" mantra.
Utah is the best managed state in the nation. Why? Because of strong
Republican leadership. If anyone has an alternative explanation, I would LOVE
to hear it. Thanks to the good Republicans of this state, Utah has a strong
budget, wonderful living conditions, and a great economy. We are the envy of
the nation. Why replace what's working?
I sometimes consider voting the opposite party of what I am until I remember a
little thing called party-line voting. Sometimes the best of people will go
against how they would like to vote because the party they belong to takes a
stand on an issue.
Utah County elected Bill Orton for three consecutive terms, until he was
replaced by Chris Cannon in 1996. Given the right candidates and the right
political climate, UT County voters will cross party lines. Check out the full
slate of highly qualified candidates on the UT County Democrats website. The
fact that these prominent individuals have agreed to run, some of whom have been
Republican in the past and still vote Republican on certain national issues,
shows that there is indeed a growing discontent with how far off track the
one-party system has gotten, and a growing recognition that you don't have to be
Republican to have "good values."Granted, it may take time, but the
GOP's days as a monopoly party in Utah County are numbered.
Utah county will never vote Democrat, Why waste our time running.
Boyd Petersen would be a GREAT legislator for Utah County. Being the son-in-law
of Hugh Nibley doesn't qualify him, but the fact that he is well-read and knows
how to communicate is certainly a tremendous asset. He also has a degree in
International Relations and several years experience working as non-partisan
staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and National Resources and as a
Senior Information Specialist for the Congressional Research Service at the
Library of Congress, for which he was recognized with several awards. His
experience and recognition as an excellent educator is also a great asset, given
the significance of the education issues in our state. But most importantly to
me, he would be a strong supporter of badly needed ethics reform, he has none of
the conflict-of-interest problems of the incumbent (whose husband is one of the
highest-spending lobbyists in Utah), and he would be a reasonable and
intelligent voice in the debates over education, immigration, and health care.
'sanity' and candidate are not to be used together.
Being the son-in-law of Hugh Nibley doesn't qualify this guy to do anything more
than care for Nibley's grandchildren (if that). Running as a Democrat in
Lockhart's seat demonstrates who is really "out of touch".
I am so "sick & tired" of hearing about Mormon's supposedly superior ethics,
morals,values, etc.Reality check. Mormons are slowing losing it's
dominance and control of the "voting power" of Utah residents, to non-mormon,
non-white, voters. I Love It.