“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”– President Dwight D. Eisenhower
I believe, it is fundamental to the success of our republican system of government that all candidates, elected officials, party members and party leaders at all levels of government be independent and impartial, place the public interest above any private interest, and not give any appearance of impropriety. To that end, it is the policy of the Utah Republican Party, and the Utah Republican State Central Committee, to take a leading role in promoting the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and transparency in government.
Utah Republican Party State Central Committee (SCC)
I have served the last two years on this committee which is the governing body of the Utah Republican Party. I attended 9 of 10 SCC meetings (average 6 – 7 hours each) and preparatory meetings necessary to address the business of the Party.
I authored a URP Constitutional amendment for the State parliamentarian to be considered part of “party personnel” and therefore subject to SCC approval. It passed with a super majority (over 2/3) and made it to convention but was dropped by a motion passed by the delegates to remove all Constitutional amendments for consideration.
Why did I do this? Because it makes sense. All other relevant “party personnel” require SCC approval, including the Executive Director and Legal Counsel. Over the last 10 years, this parliamentarian has been involved in many controversies without a check. Last year, my concerns were validated by a finding of 5 Ethics Code violations by the National Associations of Parliamentarians.
WCRGOP Legislative District 7 Chair (26 Precincts)
I have served the last 2 years in this capacity overseeing a special election to replace District 7 Rep. Justin Fawson and then the District 7 election of Kyle Anderson as our Legislative Representative. I also had the responsibility of conducting caucuses in 26 Precincts.
WCRGOP Central Committee
I have served the last 2 years on this committee, the governing body of the Weber County Republican Party.
WCRGOP Executive Committee
I have served the last 2 years on this committee which oversees the Central Committee and among others, includes all elected Party officials of the Weber County Republican Party (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and the 7 Legislative District Chairs).
WCRGOP 2019 Lincoln Day Dinner Committee Chair
This is our annual fundraiser. http://wcrgop.com/ldd This year we raised $19,337 with expenses kept to ~19% of gross revenue. Our selected charity was Gods Garage.
WCRGOP Blog Administrator
NOG013 Precinct Chair
NOG013 Precinct Vice Chair
NOG013 State Delegate
NOG013 County Delegate
What about SB54?
Like it or not, SB54 is the law of the land until it can either be changed to conform with the US Constitution or abolished by a Republican dominated legislature on sound constitutional grounds.
“The challenge now is how to keep the voice of the elected neighborhood representative relevant in a signature-gathering world. We’re going to need a lot of very principled people to help us figure this one out. I hope we can count on you to be one of them.”