Former Rep. Craig Frank says he may still be a lawmaker

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  • MikeRidgway Tooele, UT
    Jan. 15, 2011 7:58 a.m.

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  • micawber Centerville, UT
    Jan. 15, 2011 7:09 a.m.

    @Tired Of The Mess:

    How is it to the Democrats advantage to have someone appointed who lives in the district? The Utah County Republican party will make the appointment. Presumably, it will appoint someone who represents its interests.

    What do you think needs to be done to "fix this"?

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 15, 2011 4:42 a.m.

    So Tired Of The Mess in Clearfield, just how do you figure the "Democrats don't want it fixed"? Why is it to the Democrats advantage????
    Your comment is totally in left field and confusing.
    The fact of the matter is Rep Frank was led astray by his own party and his own lack of diligence.
    Don't sweat it Tired, the Republicans will figure a way to make sure Rep Frank is seated, ethically or not.

  • Tired Of The Mess Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 14, 2011 9:00 p.m.

    It is a sad day when 2500 people are not represented by who they voted for, and now we are discovering that they (by law) weren't even voting for a real legal candidate anyway? It seems to me that someone was sitting down on the job when it came to boundaries if people were also voting outside of their district. To me thats the real kicker. Something needs to be done to fix this, and of course the Democrats don't want it fixed, it's to their advantage-but not the voice of the voters to replace Frank........Still the same partisan politics that are dividing the country as we speak,and I don't even live there so I don't have dog in this fight, it just appears very partisan to me the way this is being handled, not the way the voters intended in the least.

  • stowaway Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 14, 2011 1:30 p.m.

    Frank has made a big deal about how he is a man of integrity since he alerted officials about the mistake when he discovered it. But that seems to have ended when he was faced with real consequences. Graciousness has been replaced by a fight for his seat, political maneuvering and an insistence that he still be called "representative."

    If Frank wants to stay in the Legislature, the answer is simple: He can file for office in his district of residence and challenge Rep. Dougall in two years. (Like that will ever happen.)