Swapping branches: Moving between Utah’s Legislature and the Herbert Administration

Jon Cox resigned his seat in the Utah House on July 8 to take a job in Governor Gary Herbert’s office as Communications Director. Cox is a savvy and likable hand and he’ll do well in the new job. He won’t be the first legislator to join the Herbert Administration, however (nor the first Cox. In addition to Spencer Cox, the LG and Jon’s fourth cousin, the Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget is Kristin Cox, though she is not related, at least directly, to the other two. This is what we call…

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…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and the Week in Review | Aug 4-10

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 Vibrations I just got off the phone with a client interviewing me for a listing. My client’s psychic told her that the Realtor she had in mind (me) was a “go get’er”. In response, I told the client that I must have sold…