CategoryElection

Thanks for the support

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A few days ago my wife and I were discussing the election. She turned to me and said, “It could have been worse. You could have got fewer write-in votes than Grizzley the Philadephia Flyers Mascot.” For those unaware, I ran for Summit County Council as a write-in candidate. In the end, I received 1,159 write-in votes — which exceeded my wildest expectations. Unfortunately, with...

I’m running for Summit County Council. Let’s work together to make a better Summit County!

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I’m excited to formally announce that I am running an unaffiliated write-in bid for Summit County Council Seat E. The tipping point for running was that there are seven positions up for election in Summit County and all races are unopposed. That’s not how it should be. Elections are a time when we should be debating ideas. We should be talking about how things are going and what we...

Who does the Park Rag endorse for Mayor?

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Who does the Park Rag endorse for Park City Mayor? Absolutely no one. Each election cycle we hope the Park Record will make the decision to stop endorsing candidates. Yet, it never comes. This year the Park Record endorses Andy Beerman for Mayor. Their reasoning: For six years he has been on the City Council as it has confronted tasks like growth and affordable housing He is a consensus builder...

How Summit County’s ballot manipulates the vote

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Like many people around Park City, you’ve may have already sent in your ballot for next Tuesday’s election. You may have even cast a vote for or against local initiatives called Proposition 9 or Proposition 10 (on transit and buses). If you have voted, thanks! It’s one of the cornerstones of our democracy. What worries me, though, is how that cornerstone of our democracy can be...

We are now the “Sign Nazis”

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Last night we talked about political signs and the need to have them taken down (when they are in violation of the law). Today we filed our first formal complaint against political signs. It’s actually quite easy thanks to Summit County’s great reporting tool. So, yes, you too can join us in our witch hunt against illegal election signs. Frankly, it’s something we really wish we...

Election Sign Violations

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During the last election, we wrote about election signs that violated Summit County and Park City laws. It is illegal to put election signs in the “public right of way.” This basically means most signs you see along the side of the road violate election law. In the case of past election cycles, we really only reported on the egregious acts. For instance, there was one candidate who...

Tracking People Running For Election… and Their Promises

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With the deadline for submitting names for the November election just under a month away, we thought it may be a good idea to keep track of who was running for what, what their goals are, and election promises they make. Thankfully Phil Kaplan just happened to assist our efforts by announcing he was running for School Board. We’ve put up a page for Mr Kaplan, along with information...

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