Thursday, May 17, 2018

Are You Ready for the Primary Elections? (From the State Republican Party Newsletter)

Are you ready to vote in the Republican Primary Election?

The June 26 Primaries are fast approaching, Mailed Ballots will start hitting  mailboxes in 3 weeks.  

Now is the time to check your current Address and Registration status with either your County Clerk or the State Elections office.  You can follow this link to check and update your information online:

Next, get to know the Candidates.  We have included many links to Candidate Websites and Social Media accounts.  Debates, Town Halls and other events are happening every day.  Click Here:

Finally, whether you choose to vote by mail, absentee or in-person, Remember to Vote!

On May 3rd, the UTGOP conducted a survey regarding the upcoming Primary Election. 3447 People responded and an overview of the responses is shown below.

To review the complete survey results please follow this link: 

Q1. Will you vote in the Primary Election? 
The survey started off by asking if people would be likely to vote in the primary election.    

98% of people who participated in this survey say it is likely that they will vote in the upcoming Primary Election. Interestingly, about 8.5% of those who took the survey said they dislike primary elections. This means that at least 6.5% of those who are going to vote in the upcoming primary dislike primary elections. 

Q2. What is your opinion of Primary Elections? 
Some responses people submitted who indicated they liked Primary Elections included; “it helps narrow the list of candidates”, “it helps us to get to learn about the candidates”, and “I like to have a voice in who is running in our party”. People who dislike Primary Elections think that “Primary elections are often decided by who can raise the most money, rather than who is the best candidate”, “delegates are most diligent and capable in choosing the best candidates at convention”, and that “it divides the party and gives the Democrats a chance to win”. More responses in the Full Survey Report.

Q3. Any thoughts or ideas you would like to share that could improve Primary Elections? 
Question 3 asked for suggestions on how we can better improve primary elections those responses are recorded in our longer report online. 

Q4. If your preferred candidate doesn't make it through the Primary, will you support the Party's Nominee in the General Election? 

Q5. What is your preferred method of voting?
Q6. Which method will you use to vote this Primary Election?
Questions 5 and 6 asked about voters preferred and actual methods of voting. In question 5, 34% of voters said they prefer to vote in person. While 53% of respondents prefer Mail Ballots, that grows to 58% who say they will use that method this election. 

Q7. What are your preferred methods of learning about candidates and issues? Choose all that apply. 
In Question 7 Respondents were asked to choose their preferred sources of candidate information. The top two selected choices were tied at 22%, for Candidate websites and Town Hall/Meet and Greet Events. Followed by information shared by Family and Friends at 15%. With these three taking a 59% share of total responses, it is clear that the respondents prefer to get their information directly from the Candidates themselves or from family and friends. The remaining choices show how other methods commonly used by nearly all campaigns do not hold as strong an influence over the voters’ opinions. Preferences for Television News and T.V. Ads to learn about Candidates, got 10% collectively. Other options that received low percentages included Campaign Flyers, general internet searches and Social Media. The lowest at 2% was Candidate Billboards and Yard Signs. 

Conclusion: Nearly 100% of those that responded to this survey indicated that they would vote in the upcoming Primary Election, even though one in five dislike Primary Elections. Many diverse responses were received and are available for review on the full posting online. These show a strong and invested interest by the voters to discuss and shape the future of Elections and Politics in Utah. 

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Salt Lake County Meets and Greets 2018

Thank you to Adam Gardiner for posting this on Facebook. Here are some Meets and Greets being provided by the Salt Lake County Republican Party. Usually these are informal events where you mingle with everyone else and ask the candidates questions.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018 Precinct Elections at Caucus

Here is a list of those selected to represent our precinct in the political process for the next two years.

Precinct Chair           Jeanette Drake

Precinct Vice Chair   Merlene Cook

Secretary/Treasurer  Joyce Mabey

State Delegate         Mark Payne

State Delegate          Lorraine Colledge

County Delegate      Mark Payne

County Delegate      Steve Stringham

County Delegate      Glade Hatch

A big thank you to everyone who attended the West Jordan District 030 Precinct Caucus Meeting on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at West Jordan Middle School.  We had 30 people attend. We are all busy people but hopefully we can all pick some way to serve our country and our community by participating as responsible informed citizens in our political process. Many important decisions will be made in this election year.

Petition gathering is going on right now for candidates for office and for the Keep My Voice initiative. If you would like to sign the petition for Mitt Romney to be on the ballot to represent Utah in the United States Senate, please contact Joy Newbold. If you want to sign the Keep My Voice Initiative Petition contact Jeanette Drake. 

For more information about Keep My Voice go to

The annual Salt Lake County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner will be Wednesday March 28, 2018.

The Salt Lake County Republican County Convention will be Saturday April 14, 2018.

The Utah Republican State Convention will be Saturday April 21, 2018.

Check the links on this blog for more information. If anyone has information they would like to see posted on this blog, please contact Jeanette Drake at

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

West Jordan City Voter Information Pamphlet

The West Jordan City Voter Information Pamphlet is now available online. If you prefer a printed version please call West Jordan City Hall or check at the library. Or you can also print it yourself.

 Here is the link 2017 West Jordan General Election Voter Information

"Please take the opportunity to study this pamphlet, so that when you cast your vote you will be able to make a sound, intelligent and informed choice on your decision."  -- Melanie Briggs, West Jordan City Clerk

Monday, September 18, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Special Election for District 43 for Utah House of Representatives

The campaign and election for our new representative in the Utah House was very interesting. There were multiple opportunities to vet the candidates. All four candidates held meetings or breakfasts for the county delegates. We had plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss the issues.

The election was held last night, September 14, 2017, at West Jordan City Hall. Thank you to the Salt Lake County Republican Party Officers for making the meeting convenient and efficient for us.

According to the list I received by email there were 106 delegates who could have represented their precincts and voted. There were 53 who actually showed up and were credentialed.So that is 50%. (One person left early before the final voting and that is how we ended up with a tie.) However for precinct WJD030 all six delegates who live in our precinct showed up. So we had 100% representation.Thank you for showing up and voting, Merlene, Adam, Ty, Bruce, Skip, and me.

The fact that the election was close and my own research show that all four candidates were excellent. All four represent conservative values. We are fortunate to have quality individuals who are willing to serve our community.

Congratulations to Cheryl Kinrade Brocksmith Acton who will be replacing Adam Gardiner as our representative in the Utah Legislature.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

We Need to Let Our Representatives Know that We Support Them


Exposed: The Democrats' Plan of Disruption and Intimidation

Democrats are planning an all out effort of mayhem and disruption to undermine the results of the 2016 elections.  They've put together a training handbook for protesters with detailed instructions to harass and intimidate. They are targeting Republican members of Congress for defeat in 2018.

The UTGOP is shining a light on the Democrats' hypocrisy and we've posted their manual on our website.  We want you to know what the American people are up against.  To view the protesters' training handbook, click here. 

The handbook is deceptively entitled "Indivisible", but the Democrats' plan is just the opposite - their modus operandi is dividing the American people.  The handbook bears the names of former Democrat congressional staffers, but is clearly the work of hard core agitators who have taken Alinksy's "Rules for Radicals" to new levels of disruption against the democratic process.

The New York Post reports:

"An Obama-tied activist group training tens of thousands of agitators to protest President Trump's policies plans to hit Republican lawmakers supporting those policies even harder this week, when they return home for the congressional recess and hold town hall meetings and other functions.  

Organizing for Action, a group founded by former President Barack Obama and featured prominently on his new post-presidency website, is distributing a training manual to anti-Trump activists that advises them to bully GOP lawmakers into backing off support for repealing ObamaCare, curbing immigration from high-risk Islamic nations and building a border wall...." 

This effort is a disrespectful slap in the face of the American people.   Donald Trump is the duly-elected president.  And the GOP members of our state's congressional delegation – Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart, and Mia Love - were all re-elected by huge margins, defeating Democrat candidates who supported Obamacare and the rest of the progressive agenda.

The New York Post article continues:

"These aren't typical Black Lives Matter or Occupy Wall Street marchers, but rather professionally trained organizers who go through a six-week training program similar to the training — steeped in Alinsky agitation tactics — Obama received in Chicago when he was a community organizer...."

The Democrats hope to force their progressive agenda through with their tactics of intimidation, but together we can block their plan. Show your support for our Republican members of Congress - call their offices and tell them to stand strong against the Democrats.  Here are the numbers to call:

Rep. Rob Bishop
Washington D.C. Office
123 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone:  202-225-0453

Ogden office (Utah Office)
1017 Federal Building
324 25th St
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-625-0107

Rep. Jason Chaffetz
Washington D.C. Office
2236 Rayburn House
Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone:  202-225-7751 

Provo, Utah (Utah Office)
51 S University Ave.
Suite 318
Provo, UT 84601
Phone:  801-851-2500

Rep. Chris Stewart
Washington D.C. Office

323 Cannon House Office Building
WashingtonDC 20515 
Phone: 202-225-9730 

Salt Lake City, UT (Utah Office)
420 East South Temple #390
Salt Lake CityUT 84111 
Phone: 801-364-5550  

Rep. Mia Love
Washington, D.C. Office
217 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3011

West Jordan, UT (Utah Office)
9067 South 1300 West Suite 101
West Jordan, UT 84088
Phone: 801-996-8729


James M. Evans
Chairman, Utah Republican Party