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…

A Brief Look at Candidates for Utah County Republican Party Leadership

I am excited for elections for Utah County Republican Party officers. We have plenty of quality candidates who would all do fine but we must choose only one for each position. I attended the debate held on April 9th and this is some of the information I gathered. I realize that not everybody could attend so I thought I would do a write up to show the strengths and weaknesses I have found in each candidate. Secretary Kristen Chevrier: As an education officer I have worked with Kristen and she has…

Who Made The Cut: State School Board Candidates Eliminated By Committee

It is a little like trying out for the high school basketball team — those days of crowding around the coach’s office hoping and praying that you made the latest cut just posted on the door. It must be how State School Board candidates have been feeling after the Nominating and Recruiting Committee met last week to determine who would be eliminated before the interviews. Of note, all incumbents that filed for office will move forward at this point.  Many vocal opponents of the Common Core were eliminated, but the…