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  • State Chairs Message January 26, 2009 Featured Article State Chairs Message January 26, 2009 State Chairs Message January 26, 2009

      Chair’s Message   (This message was delivered by Chairman Holland at the annual Legislative Gala on January 24, 2009) I first met Barack Obama at the bottom of the... More »

  • Progressive Majority to visit Utah Featured News Article Progressive Majority to visit Utah Progressive Majority to visit Utah

    Politics in the Mountain West swings like a pendulum, says State Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Holland. And he fully expects Utah's political power to sway the Democrats' way... More »

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Draft of 2012 Utah National Delegate Selection Plan Last Updated on 2011-03-25 00:00:00 Public Comment Welcome on 2012 National Delegate Plan  Salt Lake City, UT— The Utah State Democratic Committee today released a draft of the Utah State Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan for the 2012 Democratic National Convention for public comment. The plan outlines the requirements for individuals wishing to run for delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention to be held next year in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as guidelines to which the Utah State Democratic Party must adhere throughout the delegate selection process. The public comment period will be open for 30 days from March 28, 2011 to April 27, 2011. The plan will be formally adopted by the Utah State Democratic Party after the public comment period has ended.              The state of Utah will be allotted 34 delegates to the... More »
The Governor's Mansion is Not "FOR SALE" Last Updated on 2010-05-28 00:00:00 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 Utah through difficult economic times. Sloan coincidentally is also... More »
Coal company gave $10,000 to Utah Gov. Herbert as regulators rushed decision on strip mine Last Updated on 2010-02-03 15:53:34 On the same day Gov. Gary Herbert sat down with a coal company that complained regulators were taking too long to issue a strip-mining permit, his campaign aides were cashing a $10,000 check from the company. The donation from Alton Coal Development LLC was revealed in a Jan. 11 filing by Herbert's political-action committee. Alton's pleas did not go unanswered. At the September meeting, state regulators agreed to fast-track a decision for Alton to operate the mine near Panguitch, despite opposition from residents. Herbert's office said Wednesday he never ordered regulators to give their approval and didn't know about the company's donation. A Panguitch shop owner characterized the payment as a blatant effort by the coal developer to influence a decision by the Herbert administration. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out," said Bobbi Bryant, owner of the... More »
State Senate Republican leader arrested in DUI Last Updated on 2010-01-15 12:24:06 FROM DESERET NEWS MILLCREEK — Senate Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack, R-Syracuse, was arrested early Friday for investigation of DUI. In a statement released by the Senate, Killpack said, "I am deeply sorry for the impact this incident will have on those who support and trust me — my colleagues in the senate, my constituents and, most importantly, my family. I am a firm believer in responsibility and personal accountability, and am prepared to accept all personal, legal and political consequences for my actions." According to the Utah Highway Patrol, Killpack was pulled over near 700 East and 3300 South about 12:15 a.m. after a member of the UHP's DUI sqaud noticed a vehicle "with a poor driving pattern." A trooper stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of the Supersonic Car Wash and the trooper noticed a strong odor of alcohol as soon as he... More »