Calling all Candidates  

2018 is here and it’s time to elect Our County, State and National Representatives

Summit County Council (2 seats)                     Summit County Auditor                          Summit County Attorney                 Summit County Sheriff               UT House Rep 53           UT House Rep 54             UT Senate 26                                      US Congressional District 1

Declare your Candidacy between March 9-15 at the Summit County Clerk’s Office in Coalville.     Details on the election process can be found here Elections     Get started with the 2018 UT Candidate Manual.   Would you like to work on a campaign this year?  Awesome!!  Contact us here.                                 _____________________________________________________________

Petitions!    Petitions!   Petitions!

Ever feel like the Utah State Legislature is just not listening?   You are not alone!   Concerned citizens across the state are working together to put many serious issues directly on the 2018 ballot.   In order to qualify for the 2018 ballot, petitions must be approved by the Lt Governor’s office, and then 113,143 signatures must be gathered from across the state by April.   Each petition requires >2000 signatures from registered voters in Summit County alone.   Contact us today if you would like to add your signature or help gather signatures with us.   There are 4 petitions working to collect signatures now –

Gerrymandering has got to go!    The Better Boundaries initiative would create an Independent Redistricting Commission to redraw districts following the 2020 census.   It also requires the commission to meet clear standards on how the boundaries are drawn.   Find out more at the website.


 

Utah Patients Coalition (UPC) is leading a 2018 ballot initiative campaign to establish a Medical Cannabis program for sick and suffering Utahns.  The initiative would allow medical cannabis dispensaries to be licensed and operated, and would allow patients to legally purchase medical cannabis with their doctor’s recommendation.  Read more here.


Every Utah Child Deserves a High-Quality Education    High teacher turnover, large classroom sizes and low per-pupil spending are limiting student success in Utah.   The Teacher and Student Success Act increases investment directly in local Utah schools, by increasing the state income tax and the state sales tax.   Click here for more details.


 

The Utah Decides Healthcare initiative would secure Medicaid and CHIP for tens of thousands of Utahns, ensuring affordable access to doctors and hospitals for our most vulnerable citizens: seniors in nursing homes, mothers and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet.   Find out more here.


February 2018 Summit County Calendar

Thursday, Feb 8 | Ask Someone to Run! – Townshend’s TeaHouse, Kimball Junction, 6:00-8:00pm

Tuesday, Feb 13 | Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Meeting –  Sheldon Richins Building, Kimball Junction Agenda

Tuesday, Feb 13 | Summit County Democrats Executive Committee Meeting – Sheldon Richins Bldg – Rm 133, Kimball Junction   6:00-7:30pm

Wednesday, Feb 14 | Summit County Council Meeting – Sheldon Richins Building, Kimball Junction Agenda


Upcoming in March …..

Tuesday, Mar 13 | Summit County Democrats Executive Committee Meeting –  Sheldon Richins Building, Kimball Junction

Tuesday, Mar 20| CAUCUS NIGHT! –  6:00pm at Ecker Hill Middle School, South Summit High School and North Summit High School

Thursday, Mar 29 | Summit County Democrats County Convention –  6:00pm Park City High School