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: and

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.


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:,,, and

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:,, and

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.

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.

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

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
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 or call 801-671-9195 or email

Wanda Amann for Salt Lake County Clerk
8254 Stonewood Dr
Sandy, UT 84093

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.

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.

More Information and Speeches --- Scott Tingley

Here is Scott Tingley speaking in Magna:

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

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:

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  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.

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.

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

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.

Wanda Amann for Salt Lake County Clerk

Here is Wanda's web site.  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.

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."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Utah House District 43 Debate -- Internet Streaming and Downloading a Podcast

If you missed the debate last week on October 14 featuring Earl Tanner and Diane Lewis and would like to hear it, click below. The recording is available at the KCPW web site. The debate was very interesting and informative about issues affecting Utah citizens.

KCPW Debates 2014

Meet the Candidates Event October 23

There will be a PTA Sponsored Meet the Candidates Event tomorrow evening at Elk Ridge Middle School in South Jordan. (near Bangerter Highway and 9800 South) 6:30 -- 8:30 PM. For more information check out this link:

My understanding is that it will be open house style. You can circulate among the candidates and ask them questions.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Voting Information

Here is a link to the Salt Lake County Clerk Election Website with early voter and other information about voting. Early voting begins today!

Re-elect K. Wayne Cushing as SLCo Treasurer

Today I received the following message from Wayne Cushing. I have met him and I wholeheartedly endorse him to continue as our county treasurer. He has an excellent record of collecting and utilizing our tax money. -- Jeanette

"Dear Jeanette,

A typical complaint about government is not being able to do more with less. Coming from the private sector, in 2010 you supported my election based on my qualifications. I am pleased to report back that in the measurable Treasurer categories we have been successful as you will see below. We have done more with less.

In a non-Presidential year, our worry is that there will be a low Republican and unaffiliated conservative turnout to the polls and that we could passively lose some offices. Although you can be relied upon to show up, we would ask that you actively encourage others to vote. We have several races that can make a major difference in our local government.

Today, early voting is extended from the Government Center to several valley locations. Our website, has a link to the early voting locations. Also, the donate button works and every little bit helps. You have my promise that we will continue our success and are always willing to work harder and smarter.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Debate for Candidates for House District 43

Watch the House District 43 Debate Thursday October 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM
at Mountain America Credit Union Offices at Jordan Landing -- 3782 West 7800 South.

Earl Tanner vs. Diane Lewis

Or tune in and listen to the recording the next day Friday October 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM at KCPW 103.5.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Debate Between Mia Love and Doug Owens

Tuesday, October 14 (6pm): KSL 5 News at 6pm and KSL Primetime 5 (6:30pm) will be pre-empted for the 4th Congressional District debate between Mia Love (R) and Doug Owens (D).

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mia Love Campaign Headquarters

This morning I visited Mia Love's Campaign Headquarters. It is at 27 West 7200 South in Midvale, next door to America's Best.
I asked how the campaign is going. It is going very well, especially after last night's rally with Mitt Romney at Thanksgiving Point.
Sadly Mia's father-in-law has passed away and the funeral is on Saturday.
Here is Mia's website.

I have some Mia Love yard signs and flyers. Let me know if you want them.

Meet the Candidate Events for Today Thursday October 9

Thursday: 10:30 am
South Jordan Senior Center 
10778 S Redwood Rd, So. Jordan

Thursday: 6:00 pm
Granger High School
3580 South 3600 W, West Valley City

Thursday: 6:30 pm
Jordan High School Gymnasium
95 East Beetdigger Blvd, Sandy, UT
(East side of State Street and 9800 South)

There will also be an informal cottage meeting at my house at 7:00 PM.
1856 W. Drake Lane
West Jordan, Utah

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Precinct Cottage Meetings

I will be holding two political cottage meetings at my home (1856 W. Drake Lane).
They will be Thursday October 9 at 7:00 PM and Thursday October 23 at 7:00 PM. 
Please come for informal discussion about the issues and the candidates and reports of the county and state conventions and central committee meetings. Invite your family members and neighbors also.
If you would like to put a candidate sign in your yard, please let me know.
Jeanette Drake
Precinct Chairman