Holly Richardson enters race for Senate 14, calls for leaders “who look for solutions”

Former state legislator Holly Richardson has joined the race for Utah Senate District 14. The seat is currently held by Al Jackson, who will not seek reelection. “Over the course of this campaign, we will have many opportunities to talk about policy, but today, I want to share the type of leader I believe we need,” said Richardson. “We need leaders who look for solutions, not just the next soundbite. We need leaders who understand that diversity and differences make for a richer, more robust conversation and are to be…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 10 – Nov 16

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Mia Love Goes to Washington Rep.-elect Brad Ashford, D-Neb., said he met Love briefly the night before and was impressed. “She started, ‘How are you, and here are all my ideas,’” Ashford said of Love. “I was like, ‘Wow, you have more…

Candidates To Replace John Valentine Distinguish Themselves at Debate

Last night’s Senate District 14 debate between candidates vying to replace John Valentine was one of the most mild I have ever seen. All four candidates are great men who have served our community and would do well as the Senator from Senate District 14. Most of the debate focused on similarities. Yes they are all very conservative, but it also highlighted some of their differences. Representation and Range of Legislation The biggest difference I spotted was how each person would represent. The person, in my opinion, with the most set agenda…

The Race to Replace Valentine in Senate District 14

With the midterm elections over, there remains one more election: the selection of a replacement for John Valentine, who resigned earlier this year when he was appointed to the state tax commission by Governor Gary Herbert.   John Mulholland met with all four of the very qualified individuals who filed as candidates. candidates and this write-up is intended to help Republican Party delegates, who will select the name to send to the Governor for appointment, get to know the candidates better. The candidates each present different talents and abilities and will all serve…

Buzz: Who will replace Senator John Valentine? [UPDATED]

Capitol at night

[UPDATED 8/14/ 2014 11:00 AM] Sumpsion announced via email to delegates that he will run for Valentine’s seat. [UPDATED 8/7/2014 9:00 AM] See update below for  Greene. [UPDATED 8/6/2014 11:00 AM]  See updates below for Philpot, Jackson, Sumsion, Kane, Stratton, Kennedy, and Herrod.  With Senator John Valentine resigning to accept Governor Gary Herbert’s appointment as head of the Utah Tax Commission, it took all of a Utah County Minute for speculation to commence on who would replace him. Here’s the list, so far (and we’ll update it as more buzz emerges)(that’s right,…