Known to reach across party lines, Jenny Wilson says she'll lead by putting people over politics
"But the truth is that there was no election, she was selected by the
Democratic Party to fill-out the remainder of Biskupski's term. Wilson has
lost every election she has ever contested." -RiDalThis is
categorically false, and Holly Mullen very ably corrected the most egregious
error in your (mis)statement.I would only add that the manner in
which Jenny Wilson was selected to fill the remainder of former Mayor
McAdams' term was in accordance with statute, and was no different than the
S.L. County Republican Party Central Committee electing Adam Gardner to fill the
remainder of Gary Ott's term as County Recorder. Also, in
2004, Jenny beat incumbent County Councilmember Steve Harmsen to win the Salt
Lake County Council At-Large B seat; and in 2014, she beat Micah Bruner to win
the Salt Lake County Council At-Large A seat.You don't have to
like Mayor Wilson, but you don't get to make up "alternative facts"
about her with impunity, either.
Just a correction to commenter RiDal from Sandy: Mayor Jenny Wilson did not
replace Mayor Biskupski. Mayor Jackie Biskupski leads Salt Lake City, and will
hold that office until the end of 2019. Jenny Wilson was elected by Salt Lake
County Democratic delegaes to finish former Mayor Ben McAdams term, when he took
his seat in the U.S. Congress. She will run again in 2020, when the election
will be open to all of Salt Lake County voters.It's a common
mistake people make--confusing Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County leaders. I
just think if you're going to be hypercritical of someone who has taken
time out of her life to step up to run for office, has won the office
legitimately, and is working to do the best job possible for 1.2 million
residents of the county you might want to get your facts correct.Thank you.
She was elected by party officials, and those officials voted for her because
her father is one of their most faithful. Ask yourself this
question: could she win the same election if her name were Brown, Jones or
@ Midway - Salt Lake City, UT,Sorry to burst your bubble Mr/Miss
Midway, but the "worker" party is the communist party. The democrats are
right on track with that.
Incredibly prepared for what? To direct another movie?I
wouldn't care what she's prepared for. I wouldn't ever vote for
her. Just like I never voted for her Dad.I just hope she caters to
everyone in the county, not just the Avenues and the Salt Lake City east
bench.I'm not a fan of supposed political dynasties.
@ute alumniI grew up in Utah when Democrats were elected on a regular
basis. Things began to change when Ted got in. The party has changed. It’s
now the party of abortion, open borders, socialism, liberalism, planned
parenthood , confiscation of guns, global warming, .... any wonder why there
have little power, except SLC?________Exactly. I was a
Democrat for over 40 years. I always thought the Democrats were the party for
the workers. Then I realized that for supply/demand economics, that an open
borders and pro-illegal immigration platform that the Democrats support was the
worst thing for America's workers. I learned this, but it took several
years to let it fully sink in. Now, I have fully "left the Left", and
while I have lots of problems with the GOP, I can happily say that the truth of
the damage of the agenda of the Left has been fully realized by me.
She is "incredibly prepared" to do what politicians do. She has been a
liberal politician her entire life. Whether she can manage competently is
another question entirely.
That's a pretty glowing description of Ms. Wilson's successful
political career.But the truth is that there was no election, she
was selected by the Democratic Party to fill-out the remainder of
Biskupski's term. Wilson has lost every election she has ever contested.
But she comes from a local political family dynasty, so, of course,
it is assumed she has a right to rule.
Jenny Wilson may well feed "incredibly prepared" -- indeed, she probably
is that -- but I suspect that governing the most populous county in the state of
Utah is going to prove daunting. (It may be just the reason Ben McAdams decided
to do something else.)But here's wishing her the best of luck.
Best wishes Jenny. Your father was a great example.