Buzz: Rep. Francis Gibson urges legislators “not to start leadership” races, yet

With Rep. Don Ipson’s kick-off of the leadership race in the Utah House of Representatives yesterday, some are wondering if it’s a bit premature. In an email to his colleagues in the House, Rep. Frances Gibson asked: “Do we really want to start leadership races now?” After expressing his appreciation for the work done by his colleagues as a body, the long few weeks through the convention cycle, and that there is some who may be weary of being asked to take sides against friends in leadership elections, Gibson called from…

BUZZ: Don Ipson opens campaign for Majority Leader post

In an email to members of the Utah House of Representatives, Rep. Don Ipson (R, St. George) asked his colleagues for their consideration as Majority Leader. Ipson is currently Majority Assistant Whip.  Others seeking the nomination include Rep. Greg Hughes (R, Draper), who is currently Majority Whip. From: Don Ipson <dipson@le.utah.gov> Date: April 17, 2014 at 12:46:24 PM MDT To: LH REPUBLICANS <LHREPUBLICANS@le.utah.gov> Subject: Announcement to Run for Majority Leader Fellow Republican Caucus Members, if I am re-elected by the people of District 75 in November, I would like to serve you as Majority…