A brief look at the candidates for Utah County Commissioner

The Utah County Convention is upon us again (SATURDAY APRIL 16!), and Utah County has several very qualified candidates running for one county commissioner seat. As Utah County has only three commissioners, each of these seats is extremely important. Find my previous post, about the Utah Senate 14 candidates, here. Scott Ward http://votescottward.com/ Scott Ward comes with a business background and a Masters in Public Administration. He wants to make sure he understands the issues that you need to deal with and likes using things such as business models and process workflows to…

Craig Frank elected as new Utah County GOP Chair

Craig Frank outpaced three other candidates in a run-off election to become the new Chair of the Utah County Republican Party. The former state representative defeated outgoing UCRP secretary Kirby Glad, Cory Maloy, and Wendi Baggaley. Here were my observations attending the 2015 Utah County Republican party convention. The most controversial part of the convention apparently happened during the central committee meeting. As an attendee, I was grateful for the lack of explosive arguments over the agenda during the main meeting. As a writer, I was a little disappointed. Just…

Major changes proposed for Utah County Republican Party

On Saturday, the Utah County Republican Party will consider changes to the organization’s bylaws. John Mulholland weighs in on the changes. As the Education officer for LD 56, I feel my duty to provide share my opinion regarding the proposed changes to the Utah County Republican Party (URCP) bylaws. These changes will be discussed this coming Saturday and the quarterly central committee meeting. I have served on the central committee in Cache County before moving here. There was a huge difference between how meetings were run and especially how much time…

Book Review: Mia Love — The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, by Matt Canham, Robert Gehrke and Thomas Burr

With Mia Love: The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, a biography of Mia Love by Salt Lake Tribune reporter Matt Canham,  with Robert Gehrke and Thomas Burr, readers are fortunate to find a glimpse into the history and biography of Utah’s newest Representative to Congress, the first black, Republican woman to be elected to the United States House of Representatives. The book (which you can find at mialovebook.com or at the Amazon link below) is not authorized by Mia Love or her campaign. Americans should be so lucky as to have…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and the Week in Review | Sept 8-14

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from the #UTPOL 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. Good luck, but Not Really At the end of the event we each wished each other luck in our respective campaigns…but not too much.–Rep. Jeremy Peterson after a debate with his opponent. Curse You, Partisan Spell Checker Your spell check is an anarchist. “@BjaminWood:…