In a report written for the Salt Lake Tribune, Realtor Scott Corroon exposed that the Utah Association of Realtors, through its political action committee, has contributed $100,000 to the re-election campaign of Republican Gary Herbert.
The donation constitutes the largest contribution to date from a single entity to Herbert’s campaign. Mayor Peter Corroon hasn’t received a single dime for his campaign from this statewide membership group. Corroon’s response to the UAR gift to Herbert is that the governor’s mansion should not be “For Sale.”
In defending the contribution, UAR president Chris Sloan only mentions that Herbert was a Realtor and has seen
The UAR offers no perspective on Corroon, the
Sloan and Lerron Little, current president of UAR, and the PAC’s trustees are irresponsible in throwing away $100,000 raised from member contributions. These trustees should be bipartisan and more disciplined in directing member funds, focusing on more appropriate efforts such as state and national legislative issues that impact Realtor practices and real property rights.
In a state that values strong ethics and high values, Governor Herbert willingness to accept such irresponsible donations is evidence that he is part of creating a special interest driven Republican Party that does not share the interests of Utahns across the state. The Governor’s Mansion is not up FOR
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