Former state representative and congressional candidate finds a new role. Carl Wimmer takes job as high school resource officer

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  • Seek to understand Sandy, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 12:16 a.m.

    jotab it is not accurate to say he worked against public education. Just because someone can see that non-public education can be a good thing for families, and that other options may serve some students better, does NOT make them against public education. That simple-minded logic is detrimental to the discourse on public ed that needs to take place.

    Your comment confirms the reality that there are many people who can only see the world one way - theirs - and their bias is unproductive and irrational.

    Mr. Wimmer will most likely enroll his children in public schools, and he is on the payroll of the public schools. This is simply proof that he is not against public education, as you stated. Clearly, he views himself as a partner with public education, now as a parent and as an employee.

    But that doesn't mean there aren't problems with public ed that need to be addressed. Carl will have a close-up view and maybe he'll come up with some good ideas on how to help.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Aug. 10, 2012 5:36 p.m.

    Apparently, To be a liberal you must be mean spirited and make derogatory comments to all you politically and ideologically disagree with.

    I am glad I am not liberal.

  • jotab Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 10, 2012 3:37 p.m.

    Kind of ironic that someone who worked so hard against public education and their employees as a legislator is now working in that arena.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 10, 2012 12:06 a.m.

    Carl Wimmer is one of the good guys, passionate and articulate in his defense of freedom and personal responsibility. He was a good legislator, willing to advance an agenda despite criticism from some, winning most of his fights.

    He will be an excellent resource officer, and I hope to see him back in the legislature someday.

    He lost his bid for Congress simply because the other candidate, Mia Love, is a superstar who will hopefully knock out Jim Matheson.

    I had not known about his two special needs foster children. That takes a special type of caring and generous family to take on responsibility like that, and the fact that it is not well known indicates that Carl and Mrs. Wimmer are really doing it for the best of reasons, not as a cheap political stunt.

    Well done!

  • Lead Farmer OREM, UT
    Aug. 9, 2012 9:59 p.m.

    For the sake of Wimmer's family, I hope he will just focus on earning a decent living like the rest of us. Whether fair or not, the electorate doesn't like him. Despite running longer and harder than every other candidate in the CD4 race he couldn't even muster 30% of the vote among state delegates. If that's not enough of a sign that he should quit running for office, I don't know what is.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Aug. 9, 2012 7:33 p.m.

    I guess as a peace officer he can now wear his "piece" on his hip anytime now and not create any consternation among the public. Hopefully he wears a uniform with it.