September 25, 2017

To caucus or not to caucus: a CMV v PONE debate [video]

One issue that voters may actually have to address during an otherwise sleepy mid-term election year is the future of the caucuses, or neighborhood meetings where the political parties select delegates to vet party candidates. It’s a system unique to Utah, where neighborhoods meet regularly (once every two years) to select representatives that will attend […]

Picking the Best Candidate for Utah Attorney General

Tomorrow, the Republican Party will forward three names to Governor Gary Herbert who will appoint one of them as Utah Attorney General. All have great qualities, but only one of them has the right balance to manage the office, restore the public trust, and win reelection next year against a vigorous Democratic challenge for the […]

Candidates for Utah Attorney General: Bob Smith

A candidate for Utah Attorney General, Bob Smith is seeking appointment by Governor Gary Herbert to replace former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, who resigned December 3. This is the eighth in a series of brief profiles on those who  have filed to run for one of three Republican nominations to Governor Gary Herbert’s for appointment the spot. As information on each individual […]

[UPDATED] Candidates for Utah Attorney General: Brian Tarbet

[Updated 2:30 PM 12-11-2013]: Added American Lands Council 2013 Questionnaire Attorney General Candidates Transfer of Public Lands Responses by Brain Tarbet (embedded below). A candidate for Utah Attorney General, Brian Tarbet is seeking appointment by Governor Gary Herbert to replace former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, who resigned December 3. This is the seventh in a series of brief profiles on those who  have filed […]

[UPDATED] Background on All Candidates for Utah Attorney General

[Updated 11:00 AM 12-13-2013] Posted “Picking the Best Candidate for Utah Attorney General,” an endorsement of Sean Reyes. Also, added Lieutenant Governor’s letter regarding residency requirements (see below). [Updated 2:20 PM 12-11-2013] Posted Reyes, Smith, Mumford, and Wilkins responses to American Lands Council 2013 Questionnaire Attorney General Candidates Transfer of Public Lands (see below) [Updated 12:00 […]

[UPDATED] Candidates for Utah Attorney General: Brent Ward

[Updated 4:55 PM 12-11-2013: Added letter from Ward dropping out of the race (embedded below).] [Updated 1:40 PM 12-10-2013: Added letter from Ward to GOP SCC regarding Swallow relationship (see below).] [Updated 10:00 AM 12-10-2013: Added statement from Steve Urquhart at Ward’s request (see below).] [Updated 3:30 PM 12-5-2013: Inserted updated comments by Steve Urquhart regarding Ward’s connections […]

Candidates for Utah’s AG: Bret Rawson

[UPDATED: added information on Rawson’s family, interests, and employment with Bountiful police.] Bret Rawson is one of the candidates for appointment by Governor Gary Herbert to replace Utah Attorney General John Swallow, who resigns December 3. This is the second of a series of brief profiles on the individuals who are known to be considering running for the AG […]