Saturday, December 13, 2014

Salt Lake County Republicans Pass Resolution about Obama's Executive Order

On November 20, 2014, at a duly called Central Committee Meeting of the Salt Lake County Republican Party, the following resolution was passed to address the recent unlawful actions of President Obama:

"While we acknowledge the need for discussion and action on the current immigration issues facing the United States of America is both timely and relevant, and we further agree that immigration and immigrants have been and continue to be a tremendous source of strength and diversity within our nation, we are opposed to the recent unilateral, unlawful and unconstitutional executive actions decreed be and imposed upon our country and its citizens by the sitting President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama."

"Per his Executive Orders and through other actions and regulations initiated and enforced by the office of the President and his cabinet, we have witnessed a blatant disregard of existing laws and constitutional constraints, particularly with regard to matters of separation of powers and the rule of law."

"Therefore, let it be resolved, that the members and body of the Central Committee of the Salt Lake County Republican Party are on record as being opposed to this illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional suspension of existing laws of the United States through unilateral Executive Action regarding immigration by the President of the United States and this encroachment on our constitutional rights and liberties. We further resolve to notify and advise our State and Federal Representatives at all levels to oppose the enforcement of these illegal actions and to defend existing law and constitutional principles. So say we, this day, November 20, 2014."

Sincerely,

Dale Ash
Chair
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Salt Lake County Republican Party
PO Box 849
Riverton, UT 84065

Twitter: @slcogop
Facebook Group: SLCoGOP
Office: 801.359.4600 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Canvass Reports from Salt Lake County Republicans

The election canvass results are in! We retained all of our previously held seats and picked up the three Utah House of Representatives seats that were close!
Congratulations to Fred Cox, Bruce Cutler, and Sophia DiCaro for winning these three tight races against significantly financed Democratic opponents! As you can see below, they won by 47, 53, and 195 votes respectively!
Congratulations once again to all of our successful Republican candidates listed below:
Political Office
Candidate
Victory!
% Votes
Vote Margin
Senate District 9
Wayne Niederhauser
Re-Elected
61.4%
5879
Senate District 11
Howard Stephenson
Re-Elected
62.6%
5042
Senate District 12
Dan Thatcher
Re-Elected
60.0%
1036
Legislative District 30
Fred Cox
Pickup
50.4%
47
Legislative District 31
Sophia Dicaro
Pickup
52.3%
195
Legislative District 32
LaVar Christensen
Re-Elected
63.9%
2575
Legislative District 33
Craig Hall
Re-Elected
58.8%
833
Legislative District 34
Johnny Anderson
Re-Elected
53.4%
493
Legislative District 38
Eric Hutchings
Re-Elected
58.0%
757
Legislative District 39
Jim Dunnigan
Re-Elected
100.0%
5683
Legislative District 41
Dan McCay
Re-Elected
70.5%
3888
Legislative District 42
Kim Coleman
Retained
69.5%
2697
Legislative District 43
Earl Tanner
Re-Elected
57.5%
1038
Legislative District 44
Bruce Cutler
Pickup
48.5%
53
Legislative District 45
Steve Eliason
Re-Elected
58.2%
1377
Legislative District 47
Ken Ivory
Re-Elected
65.8%
2221
Legislative District 49
Robert Spendlove
Re-Elected
56.9%
1590
Legislative District 50
Rich Cunningham
Re-Elected
77.6%
6086
Legislative District 51
Greg Hughes
Re-Elected
65.4%
2235
Legislative District 52
John Knotwell
Re-Elected
76.5%
4190
County Council
District 3
Aimee Winder Newton
Re-Elected
55.7%
3769
County Council
District 5
Steve Debry
Re-Elected
100.0%
30333
County Assessor
Kevin Jacobs
Re-Elected
55.4%
23824
County Auditor
Scott Tingley
Retained
51.5%
6536
County Recorder
Gary Ott
Re-Elected
54.0%
17469
County Surveyor
Reid Demman
Re-Elected
100.0%
161154
County Treasurer
Wayne Cushing
Re-Elected
56.0%
26034


Straight party voting analysis is below:
Description Number % of Total
Precincts Reporting 783
Total Votes Cast 229,379 100%
Total Straight Party Votes 84,665 36.9%
Straight Party Democrat 42,801 18.7%
Straight Party Republican 38,958 17.0%
Straight Party Independent 1,791 0.8%
Straight Party Libertarian 728 0.3%
Straight Party Constitution Party 377 0.2%


We are grateful to all the GOP faithful who made this election cycle so successful.
God bless you all. God bless America.
Dale Ash

Chair

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Official Election Canvass Results Revealed for Salt Lake County

All of the votes have now been counted. The official results were announced yesterday November 18, 2014. The results can be viewed on the Salt Lake County Clerk web site at

Public Election Results

The results of three races for Utah House of Representatives have flipped.

Republicans Fred Cox, Sophia DeCaro and Bruce Cutler thought that they had lost on election night. But now they have learned that they won. All those vote-by-mail ballots and provisional ballots made a difference. Truly, every vote counts!

Here is a news article that tells more about this.

Utah Democrats lose 3 House seats they thought they'd won.



Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014 General Election Results in Salt Lake County

The Salt Lake County Republican Party is grateful for all of the commitment, sacrifice, hard work, and principled campaigning that resulted in a very successful 2014 Campaign Season. Thank you to all of you who were involved in the vetting, selection, and campaign process that led to GOP victory in 2014!

Ballots that still need to be processed include 10,156 ballots mailed or delivered to polling locations, 550 paper ballots cast at polling locations, and 9,717 provisional ballots.

We likely have retained all of our previously held seats and picked up the 4th Congressional District! Congratulations to all of our successful Republican candidates listed below!



We are grateful to all Republicans who donated time, effort, money, phone calls, and conversations with family, friends, and neighbors to generate these positive results.

We express special thanks and gratitude to all those who ran hard but did not win. It takes courage and a willingness to sacrifice a lot of time, money, and personal interests to run for office. These candidates served the GOP, the election process, and their neighbors of other or no party affiliation by taking the risk to run. We thank all of you listed below and wish you well as you get back to your regular lives! We hope the final count moves three of you into the win column!



We are still very close to picking up seats in the following three tight races! There are still 695, 750, and 1148 ballots yet to count respectively in the following three races, so we may end up winning one or more of these seats! We will know for sure on November 18th at 4 PM when the final count is certified.



We should view our overall results as a significant achievement. The off-presidential election year is the best time for Democrats to pick up seats. They didn't do so and we still may end up picking up the three seats listed above. We did gain the 4th Congressional District! Congratulations Mia!

All this despite intense efforts by the Democratic Party to:
  • Target huge sums to unseat Republican incumbents
  • Improve their vote by mail enrollments
  • Go door to door to get out the vote
The State GOP and Salt Lake County GOP successfully countered these efforts by Democrats. We organized, signed up mail in enrollments, called and went door to door to get out the vote, and raised money to support our candidates. We got out and voted! Again, we are grateful for all who helped.

We are excited and thrilled with successful results for the Republican Party nationally and the potential for Republican principles to redirect the course of this great nation. We must ensure the prosperity and success of our children and grandchildren. American constitutional freedom is the greatest hope for economic success and liberty for every child in the United States of America and for generations yet unborn. It is a beacon of hope and a light on a hill to families throughout the world who struggle for freedom under repressive governments that keep them from achieving their full potential. We stand ready with our Republican platform, principles, and dedication to constitutional rule of law, to be the guardians of the freedom, liberty, and future success of all Americans. We commit to stand tall to shine the light of liberty throughout the world to those seeking freedom from government oppression.

God bless all of you who stand ready to preserve and protect the Cause of Freedom.

God bless America.
Dale Ash
Chair
Salt Lake County Republican Party
PO Box 849
Salt Lake City, UT 84096

801-359-4600

chair@slcogop.com

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Today is the Day! November 4, 2014

Voters of Precinct WJD030 will be voting at this polling place:

West Jordan LDS Stake Center
2666 West 7000 South
West Jordan, Utah

Hours are 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM



Friday, October 31, 2014

Utah GOP calls out Doug Owens for Making False Claims

The Utah Republican Party sent out the press release below following today's 4th district debate between Mia Love and Doug Owens:


For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Contact: James Evans


Utah Republican Party Exposes Myths Told by Doug Owens during Today’s 4th Congressional District Debate


Doug Owens continues to offer no solutions, just attacks. He also made several factual misstatements during today’s debate. Here are a few of them:


MYTH #1: "I certainly have never made a comment about my opponent’s faith. I have never attacked my opponent personally."

TRUTH: When speaking to a group of Democrats back in April, Doug Owens personally attacked Mia Love by saying, "I don't think Mia Love represents LDS values, frankly."

Earlier this month, a reporter questioned Owens on whether he still stands by that statement. He responded by saying, "I stand by what I said, absolutely."

Sources: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile/57869168-68/corroon-democratic-democrats-district.html.csp and http://www.good4utah.com/story/d/story/doug-owens-hopes-to-serve-utahs-4th-congressional/77369/p_xqOHcflUSqWwm5gTnemQ


MYTH #2: "I have out-fundraised Mia in the state of Utah."

TRUTH: As of the latest FEC report, Mia Love has fundraised $477,833 from Utah donors. Doug Owens has fundraised $440,997 from Utah donors.

Doug Owens has just 566 Utah donors. His Utah supporters give an average of $779.

Mia Love has 2,541 Utah donors. Love's Utah supporters give an average of $188. Her base of financial support in Utah is clearly much broader than that of her opponent.

Source: www.fec.gov


MYTH #3: "There is no such thing as a federal monopoly on student loans."

TRUTH: The Department of Education has a huge monopoly on the student loan marketplace as a consequence of the 2010 federal takeover of the student loan industry. As explained in the Wall Street Journal, "The Department of Education became the originator of roughly 90% of U.S. student loans thanks to a provision passed along with the Affordable Care Act in 2010." Countless other publications agree with the Wall Street Journal on this point.

Moreover, Doug Owens admitted in today's debate that he supported the federal government's elimination of private student loan lenders "as a cost-saving measure." His position backs the Obama administration's 2010 takeover of the student loan marketplace, a takeover which has done nothing to stop tuition rates from skyrocketing and has resulted in fewer student loan options for student borrowers.

Sources: http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324662404578332633167660430, http://www.sfgate.com/business/networth/article/Feds-take-over-student-loan-program-from-banks-3193888.php, http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/10/student-loans-hcera-leadership-education-fox.html, and http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765611230/Student-loans-fuel-rising-tuition-costs.html?pg=all


MYTH #4: "Mia supported the government shutdown."

TRUTH: Mia Love did not support the government shutdown. This is a ridiculous allegation that has no basis in fact. Mia has stated repeatedly that she would not have supported a government shutdown. Her long-standing position on the shutdown is as follows: "I would have voted against funding Obamacare and voted to keep open the rest of the government."

Source: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/14/did-rising-conservative-star-mia-love-really-reject-tea-party-label/, http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613137/Few-fireworks-in-Love-Owens-debate.html, and http://fox13now.com/2014/05/20/feisty-first-debate-between-mia-love-and-doug-owens/

Newsweek Article about Mia Love

I recommend this article for everyone who wants to know more about Mia Love. It tells a lot about her background, her education, how she joined the LDS Church and about her family.

http://www.newsweek.com/2014/11/07/utah-love-280643.html

Mia Love Reaches Out to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

I have felt like we need to reach out to the deaf and hard of hearing more than we do. I have decided that whenever I am in a group of people and the speaker says, "Can you all hear, do I have to use the microphone?" that I will request they use the microphone. Because probably there is someone there who didn't hear the question. It is the same thing for when they ask if someone needs subtitles for the movie. We would extend kindness and help to someone in a wheelchair or on crutches. Let's do the same for disabilities that are not so visible.

Please read this letter to the editor which tells how Mia Love has reached out to the deaf and hard of hearing.

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/1759186-155/love-mia-deaf-hearing-doug-reach

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tomorrow October 31 is the last day for early voting

I voted yesterday.
I took my vote-by-mail ballot to West Jordan City Hall and deposited it in the red ballot bag. That is as close as the mail box in the parking lot.
The hours for voting at West Jordan City Hall are 1:00 to 7:00 PM. You can vote either today or tomorrow. The next opportunity to go to the polls and vote will be Tuesday November 4 at the LDS Church on the corner of 70th South and 2700 West between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

Mike Lee: It's Time to Show Up

Our opportunity to determine the direction of this country is right here, right now, in this election.

For those of us who believe in freedom, democracy, and the rule of law: now is not the time to be a sideline observer.

Our cause is no different today than it was when Ronald Reagan led our conservative movement: Freedom. Security. Prosperity. This is our common purpose.

Today, these things are in jeopardy and the American people know it.

We have it within our ability turn things around. But it must start this November, with this election, your vote, and your help.

It is right now that we must unite as Republicans and ensure conservatism is alive and well in the Senate.

In crucial states our nation’s biggest issues are on the ballot:

National Security is on the ballot
Amnesty is on the ballot
Obamacare is on the ballot
Obama’s lawlessness is on the ballot
Fiscal responsibility, the national debt, and out-of-control spending are on the ballot
Respect for life is on the ballot

Send a message to Barack Obama today, and help me in bringing more conservatives to the U.S. Senate.

The only message we need is one of victory come November.

For the cause of liberty, Conservatives have never been afraid to stand up.

And this November, it’s time to show up.

Mike Lee
US Senator, Utah
Friends of Mike Lee, Inc.
10 West Broadway, Suite 500 | Salt Lake City, UT 84101
www.LeeForSenate.com/

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Final Mia Love Debate


Polling Location

This is the polling location for precinct WJD030 for the 2014 General Election on November 4, 2014.


Poll Location: West Jordan Stake LDS
Address: 
2666 W 7000 S
West Jordan, UT 84084
Hours: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM 





Wanda Aman Endorsed by Governor Gary Herbert

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, Oct 29, 2014 -- Candidate for County Clerk Wanda Amann announced today that she has received the endorsement of Governor Gary Herbert in the race for Salt Lake County Clerk. In making his endorsement, Governor Herbert said that Wanda Amann is the best candidate to look out for Salt Lake County's voters and potential voters.
"I am supporting Wanda Amann for Salt Lake County Clerk. Wanda is a strong defender of the right to vote," said Governor Herbert. "We need someone with the vision to help reverse Utah's declining voter participation trend. Wanda's proven leadership, background, and skills qualify her as the best person to reverse this trend. She is the best choice for Salt Lake County Clerk. Please vote Wanda Amann on November 4," said Governor Herbert
Wanda Amann responded, "Governor Herbert understands the importance of the office of County Clerk. He knows that Salt Lake County must lead the State of Utah in election innovation and I am thrilled to have his support for my campaign. Utah's voter turnout has fallen drastically over the 24 years that the current County Clerk has been in office. I know that our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy are dependent on increased voter involvement. I want to implement my business experience to make the Clerk's office more customer service oriented. I will provide citizens with streamlined easy access to information about all the processes, candidates and issues so they can easily register to vote, navigate the election process and be informed voters. I would be honored to be your next Salt Lake County Clerk."
Wanda stated, "The County Clerk is responsible equally to all citizens, voters and candidates regardless of affiliation. It is critical that elections be conducted fairly and securely. However, statistics show the decreasing voter turnout has been particularly significant among Salt Lake County Republicans. This election is expected to have voter turnout at an all-time low, so I encourage all voters to make your voice heard and VOTE. This year you can register at your precinct polling location on Nov 4 and vote the same day."
Wanda Amann, who holds a BS degree in Business Economics from the University of Utah is a successful business woman who has 30 years customer service and marketing experience with local, regional and national corporations. She participated extensively on Mitt Romney's 2012 Presidential Campaign where she oversaw caucuses in many states and supervised several of the highest attended polling places in the last weeks of the election.
For more information about Wanda Amann visit her website at www.Vote4Wanda.com or call 801-671-9195 or email Wanda@Vote4Wanda.com.

Wanda Amann for Salt Lake County Clerk
8254 Stonewood Dr
Sandy, UT 84093
801-671-9195

Right to Work Issue

According to the National Right to Work Committee, Doug Owens has not returned his survey.
Mia Love has replied Yes to all nine questions on the survey.


http://www.righttoworkcommittee.org/survey/



50 Reasons Why You Should Vote

I like to read this. Thank you to Kat Bullington for writing it. It makes me grateful that I can vote.  Please visit the web site. And please VOTE!!!!


50 Reasons


Mia Love Campaign

Did you miss the Love/Owens Debate on KSL? You can view it here:

October 14 Debate

Here is an interview with Mia Love on Fox 13:

Fox 13 Interview



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Volunteers Needed to Call Salt Lake County Republicans

The Salt Lake County Republican Party is in the process of calling all active 80,000 active registered Republicans to urge them to vote. You can call from your own home using your computer. If you are available to help please click on this link:

Calling All Republicans


If you would prefer to go to a call center to volunteer, the address for the call center is 5248 Pinemont, Bldg C, Room C110, Murray UTAH. Turn north off 5300 S just west of the freeway by the Pavillion Inn, Take the next right and follow the road around a 90-degree turn. The building is a non-descript white clapboard office building with a white wood bridge ramp. The office is downstairs. For more information call 801-359-4600.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Letter Supporting Aimee Winder Newton for County Council District 3

Here is a letter to the editor of the Salt Lake Tribune.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541321-82/newton-county-lake-salt.html.csp?fb_action_ids=10203542701222715&fb_action_types=og.likes

More Information and Speeches --- Scott Tingley

Here is Scott Tingley speaking in Magna:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5fLyAWXTR8&feature=share


Here is Scott Tingley speaking to Utah Alliance of Government Employees members and Salt Lake County Employees:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj4Wq4QydhM&feature=share

Vote for Scott Tingley for Salt Lake County Auditor

I strongly support Scott for Salt Lake County Auditor. I have met him personally at the County Convention and other Republican events. I talked with his co-workers in the Salt Lake County Assessor's Office. He is a nice guy and very well qualified. He has the specialized training and the good common sense to do a very professional job as county auditor. He will help insure that Salt Lake County is well managed. He will save the taxpayers money.

Here is more information:

http://www.scottforcountyauditor.com/

https://www.facebook.com/scottforcountyauditor



October 28 Last Day to Register to Vote

Tomorrow October 28 is the last day to register to vote. If you are not yet registered, you can do it online at vote.utah.gov  or in person at the Salt Lake County Clerk's office. There will be drive-by voter registration this afternoon at the County Complex 2100 S. State St. in the back parking lot. Voter turnout is projected at 30-40%. That is not nearly high enough. This is an important election!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Learn about County Government in the state of Utah

There is a program on ABC channel 4 on Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM called The County Seat TV. The host is Chad Booth. Past episodes are available at their web site.

http://thecountyseat.tv/

Another good web site with lots of information is sponsored by the Utah Association of Counties. Here is a link to information that has been created for teachers and students in Utah.

 http://www.utahcountiesmatter.org/for-teachers/

There are several informative short videos about county government and the responsibilities of county government officials.

And of course, the most informative web site to help you choose how to vote is

Vote.Utah.gov



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Watch out for ballot mistakes!

CHECK YOUR BALLOT! Whether you vote by mail or vote by machine with early voting or on Election Day November 4, please make sure that you closely check your ballot before you cast it. It was reported just yesterday that at least some of the ballots in Salt Lake County are not correct. Patrice Arent, a Democrat elected official and a candidate for re-election, discovered that she was not listed on her ballot. She is in house district #36 and was given a ballot for house district #40. It is important to become an informed voter and know exactly what should be on your ballot.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Utah Delegation Press Conference to Support Mia Love and Denounce Negative Campaigning

Here is a link to a press conference featuring Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Chris Stewart, Representative Rob Bishop and supported by Representative Jason Chaffetz.

http://love4utah.com/2014/10/22/to-the-citizens-of-utahs-fourth-congressional-district/

Wanda Amann for Salt Lake County Clerk

Here is Wanda's web site. http://vote4wanda.com/  She is also on Facebook (Wanda Amann) and has sponsored several events on Facebook. Here is a link to her answers to questions from Utah Family Magazine. http://utahfamily.com/Election14_Candidate.php?ID=169.

I have met Wanda on several occasions. I was impressed that she participated in the 2012 Presidential Campaign in other states and I believe she knows a lot about the election process. I am impressed that she is a go-getter and very pro-active.

Here is a quote from her web site about her civic service experience.

"In addition, Wanda has invested hundreds of hours in civic service. She is uniquely qualified to oversee the County elections and services as evidenced by her significant involvement with the 2012 national political campaign in UT, CO, NY, IA, MO and NV. Wanda supervised 15 polling locations for three weeks and 34 precincts for the Presidential Caucus. All of her activities were entirely self-funded."