Big turnover expected for 2013 Legislature, but not big changes politically

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 9, 2012 4:44 p.m.

    People must suffer to build an urgency, and awareness of independence. With welfare, entitlements, and bailouts, our country has suffered very little.

    At this point, I don't see much change in leadership this coming November, as our main suffering will be in the coming four years when it's too late.

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 9, 2012 6:40 a.m.

    Orem Parent,
    My concern with the campaign against Rep. Daw was it began during the general session, and the attack ad was copied to many in the legislature so they would know about it. It is one thing for campaign donations dry up because some companies don't like the bills run by someone in the legislature, but quite another for some lobbyist to target you if you step out of line. What is being perceived is a poorly veiled threat of intimidation.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    July 8, 2012 6:21 p.m.

    The reason for Brad Daw leaving office makes me very mad. The campaign that was run against him was disgusting. Blatant lies and misrepresentations and the voters bought it. All by some gutless wonder hiding behind an anonymous PAC.


  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 7, 2012 6:45 p.m.

    Kings Court,
    Actually, Senator Osmond created some large steps to helping many sides on public education work together.

    I hope we get more that will listen to the different sides and look for win-win solutions like Sen. Osmond tried to do.

    We don't need more in legislature that are rubber stamps of UEA, PTA, PCE, UTA, Sutherland Institute, Eagle Forum, State Board, Local Boards, Districts, Charter Schools, etc.

    They all often have a valid point and almost never all agree with what should be done to help public education. Some assume that the UEA speaks for all the teachers, which isn't always true. Certainly the PTA doesn't speak for all parents.

    In some cases that can't happen. For example, in the new district 30 in west valley, the choice is between 2 incumbents. One will be back and the other won't.

  • Carson Provo, UT
    July 7, 2012 4:50 p.m.

    vote em all out and start over!

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    July 7, 2012 4:29 p.m.

    Maybe some fresh faces will help bring some relief to public education which has been unfairly maligned by many of the old faces in the legislature.