Natalie Gochnour: Who are the real heroes of election reform?

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  • MikeRidgway 25 years in , UT
    March 9, 2014 10:49 a.m.

    From Ms. Gochnour's own professional bio. Sorry, I can't give you the link. May I suggest Google.

    >> During Gochnour’s state service she advised Utah governors Bangerter, Leavitt and Walker, and served as the media spokesperson for the governor’s office during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. She also served as a political appointee in the George W. Bush administration, serving as an associate administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a deputy to the secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Sal Provo, UT
    March 8, 2014 10:15 a.m.

    I'm with lost in DC; I won't be voting for Bramble. He ignored the will of the people. Blah, more overcrowded poorly organized caucus meetings to attend. Speaker systems never work well either and there is not enough seating.

  • pickmerg gunnison, UT
    March 7, 2014 9:10 a.m.

    Heros no! They are all trampling on the first amendment rights of the United States Constitution. For some unintentionally, but others for self serving purposes. Can changes be made? Yes and in some ways probably should, but within the rights of the private political parties.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    March 7, 2014 8:52 a.m.

    The only heros were the signers and volunteers. They were sold down the river by the organizers.

    Definitely not Herbert, Bramble, or McCay. Most definitely NOT McKeown.

    Those in power completely ignored the will of the people as evidenced by the 100,000+ people who signed the petition, just so they could hold onto their power. NONE of them will get my vote this fall.

  • PeanutGallery Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2014 4:12 a.m.

    These people are not heroes at all. What they are essentially doing is making it much easier for the wealthy to buy their way onto the ballot. They are not “preserving” the caucus-convention system, they are gutting it. Utah voters are the losers.