Tag: local elections

State School Board District 11 Debate – and Voter Turnout

You can find this post on our ABU Education Fund website, which sponsored these debates. Last night, ABU and the John R. Park Debate Society of the University of Utah co-hosted their first local legislative debate of the 2016 election season. Lisa Cummins and Erin Preston debated educational issues in their nonpartisan race for the

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The Importance of Being an Educated Voter

I’ll never forget the moment when I came to immediately regret a vote I had cast because I had not taken the time to learn about the candidate. I had just moved to a new city where an election was taking place in the very near future. I learned one thing about one of the

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A Look at Gov. Herbert’s Debate Performance

I hope everyone had the opportunity to watch or listen to the gubernatorial debate on Monday night. Although maybe not as entertaining as the debate that immediately followed, the hour-long exchange between our current Governor Gary Herbert and his challenger, Mike Weinholtz, hit a variety of issues that are important to residents around our state.

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Local legislative debates announced

Salt Lake City — Finding solid electoral information is hard enough for national races, it can be nearly impossible for local races. A Utah non-profit is trying to change that. The ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, announced today it is joining with the University of Utah’s John R.

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Look Local on November 6

Founder Josh Kanter discussed the importance of local elections in a weekend editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune. From the governor’s race to the state legislative races, county races, and state school board races, this election is about our fellow Utahns who will influence our lives on a daily basis. So far this year, Congress

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