20140424 Robert Stevens

@1921 at La Quinta Inn
Robert Stevens running for congress in your district
I have been in Provo when I cam asa freshman in 1979. Masters in CS and have worked int eh valley. WordPoerforect, Noveel and own startup for last 18 years. Stayed at home and have had amore time than most to learn about government and watch news.
In 2006 I watched David Walker and his talk about our debt. He said that if we did not change din 2006 and start to practice fiscal discipline then we would reach the point of no return. He took his message to the people versus in Congress. and then he resigned.
With my programming background, we solve proglema all day long. I started to investigate and noted that if the Constistiution is divine document ehtne what went wrong?
I watch fore news and tired to follow the money. I started watching alternative news and their sites and radio. SOme of these people, thogu they have good intentions they didn’t have or make good progress.
I started to read history books and original documents. I was looking for what went wrong. I have found what is wrong and I know how to fix it.
I am going to take a bottom up approach, so image in you are in the convention in 1787 and yoga re with Groege washington and benajamae and all these greats. You had just conquered the greatest govnerment. But you didn’t want soldiers in your houses and other abuses that you fought a war for. You want a representative gonbemrent.
I want to have a senate with senators who represent our states. Then the smaller sates say that is not .. there is a problem in the small and big states. I suppose there was a lot of discussion. If we are going to have the house of repsrenstative repents us then they had to say how many repserentative should represent us.
Before then we had good vgovernmetn. We know our elected officials and felt that we were represented. Should there bee 1000, 10000 to every one? THey chose 30,000 per each representative. That was in the constitution . That ratio remanded pretty much active until the civil war. Then it was decided that if you hit 30001 then instead of having an immediate election you would wait for census.
So it got a little out of whack but they grew together until 1907 but then it looks like it was completely planned. It seems that it was planned by bankers. They set up some trusts which failed. and in 1907 there was a panic and run on the banks. JP Morgan came to the rescue and he was successful. He decided which would remain and which would fail.
In 1910 they passed an act to send Aldrich out to Europe to study banks there. He can back in 1910 they fixed the number of house of representative numbers. It has been fixed even though the population has increased.
You throw the frog in the pot and slowly turn up the temperatre. If they had continued then we would have 10600 repsenrative in the House right now.
Well that is a lot of epode and how will that help?
The founding fathers knew that most of the damage could happen in Congress. They had a term limit of 2 years. THey can fund things. If you knew your presetnatpative and you could hold them in check as well as you can.
I feel really strongly that the events happened around that era.
1912 you had the sinking of the Titanic. The country was upset and dressed. In 1913 the Federal Reserve Bank was started. It had been tried before by Alexander Hamilton bu then Adnrew Jackson chased them out. They knew they couldn’t do it unless a big event happened.
In 1913 they established the bank and the government passed the 17th amendment so that Senators were no longer sent by the State Legislature. In 1913 you could go and persuade your Senatore.
The 16th amendment was also passed for taxing.
Then they moved away from the Gold Standard.
The Federal Reserve Shareholders now have 4.2 Trillion in assets and it is up by 1 Trillion since last year. Bloomberg is spending his 50million to fight guns. What can they do with 4.2 trillion? If they keep growing at 10% per year then what happens?
What do we do about this?
I feel if we fix the House of Represntatives then all the tinges that we can fix we will fix. If I am elected or if not I want you to put pressure on the reelected officials. We should have local individuals in the area who act like the representatives directly. We will have more eyes to read the bills and debate them. And if our experiment works in our 3rd district then I believe that using viral marketing we can persuade other districts in other states.
We would have more people to keep the govenmrent in check.
That is my speech. And I will open to your questions.

?Did you ever receive and invitation from Mark HEdergrea to debate?
?Aside from job as preogramooer what other experiences?
I am problem solver. Big picture guy. Entreperenatulr guy. CEO of startup for 18 years.
I know about living in means. I never had invetstmante capital since I have started up. I knew that if I overspent it could come out of my pocket.
I am a natural entrepreneur. I don’t’ think we need incremental change but we need someone to get to the deep source of the problem nd come up with simple elemetgan solutions.
?Any congress and government experience?
I was raides in maryland. My fhter spent his life in govnerment work I was win a family of civilians. He wrote was defnee. We had lots of discussions about prepare role of governentm. I worked for DOD for a while.
My training has come from reading James Madison, Benjamain Frankiln and the Constitution of course.

Our system of govnerment was designed so that people who care about govneremnt could get in for the time that they have.

?What is wrong tight CHaffetz?
I thikn Jason has gotten to the point where he has not read all the bills. On January 13 there was a bill with 1546 pages in length. There had been a couple of pages in the fall. On the 15th they all passed it.
I can’t read a bill that big in 2 days. Mike Leee didn’t pass it. He voted agaisnts it.
In 1787 they spent a long summer and produced a comment that was 400o lines long. No one can create and debate a document so large.
-He hasn’t read the bills?
I feel that is why I sent him there. They don’t just rubber stamp things. If elected I will read the bills. If revisions I will compare the revisions. I will have a list of formulate.
Increae freedom?
Increase liberty?
Legalized plunder?
Special interests?
If I go through and it is constitutional then we can debate how much gets spent where.

?Any votes that you are not happy with?
That was the biggest one. I have not had time to go through his entree record. After 8 years of searching I found the problem and I want to get the word out. I want us to fix this problem.
If you want more, this WIRE act has me nervous. I understand the Internet and I know that as soon as you give them the power to shut down one group that opens a can of worm.s THy can polio the Internet. This WIRE act may put Free Speech on the line.
Alternative news sites will be on the line and I think there ar some who will shut it down.

?I appreciate you being willing to run and give people and option. I detest career politician and people vote for most of what they do. I like you have a progression that you can go back to. I am looking for someone who is educated and serve my principles and values not just politicians.
100 Trillion unfeneduatd liability?
I wish I had good news. Walker said there is no solution for it. Trhoughout history government usually pay off debt through hyper inflation and devaluing currency. It has never happened very easily. If you look at Zimbabwe, it is a mess.
In the best situation we would discover something the world needs, then we market that to the world and pay down. It would be great if we could start to balance th budget as fast as we can.
I have looked at the numbers and graphs. I don’t see any way of doing it.

?Securing border?
If the government wanted to secure the border they would have done it a long time ago. We have all sorts of technology and can detect a rabbit moving for miles. We could do laws to penalize for hiring illegal. THey don’t want to two this.
In Jeruasalem they had a big wall that get bombs lobbed over.
In Jerusalem they are very seruos about the border security. I am not sure that building a fence the whole way will stop it since they can climb and go under.

?Do you feel it is a priority?
I thikn the better thing it to pass laws that don’e encourage illegal. You are more likely to go to a country that offers you welfare.

?DHS? Is it necessary how do you feel in general?
THe Deparatement of Homeland Security has exceeded its bounds. We feel on guard like it is a police state. It was supposed to provide common defense across state. If you talk to government they are given a budget every year. TEven though there are some who try to reduce expenditure, most won’t THey want to increase their own budgets. That is the first thing I saw in the Deapraetemant of Defense for education – they told me to go do as much as I could to spend their budget.
DHS is to defend our country. We don’t know how many bases and how large our emprei is. We will have to retract and defend our borders agasint foreign aggressors. How many of us have flown for decades without incidents? I never fly unless I absolutely have to. Airlines can have their own defense or security.
It is completely immoral and embarrassing. I go of the pat down rather than the pictures. THeat things hdoulb e disbanded and it is awful.
Are they doing they to help us get used to the force of goernemvent and losing our rights.?

?I want your opinion because of your thoughts on money. If things done’ change do you thin our money will be worth nothing in the near future?
Since 1913 our dollar has devaluaed almost 98%. I attended a lecture by Joeal Sckousen. He is so far in to the muck. He believes that there is about 200trillion in debt that is out there. He thinks it will be like 8-10 years.
THe Federal Reserve wants to keep this up as long as they can. As long as they can keep producing money out of thin air. Every corporation in AMerica would love to take over that situation.
We are told to prepare for the worst. Hope for the pest, plan for the worst.
It is hard to know because they are a group of private indvidiaulas who have enormous power world wide and they won’t be audited.

?Securing our borders. Immigration reform with our undocumented workers now?
It is. As I have thought about his, entrepreneur do “hamster thinking.” We look at all the possibilities and we evaluate all the ideas and see how they “score.” You could start to round up and send people back. You could do it with the help of the public.
If the President really wanted that to happen then he could say you need to treat them like your own. Give them service and food abut help them go back to their country. But that is not what they want to do.
SO now you have to deal with family. You don’t want to break them up like with slavery. THey may be undocumented but have grown up here. You don’t want to kick them out of “their country.” We should be law abiding abut their are penalties.
If we decide to do reform I would like all those who were to become citizens to understand govneremnt and make the oath of allegiance. THose who go through the process make better Americans because they understand have bought in to it.

?You said that we need to respect th laws that are in place. DO you foresee any change in the way we deal with it? Or just enforce?
If I was the king then these are the things I would talk about with love and compassion. I don’t think that is what they ask to do. When you take down a free society. You create a welfare state. Youc an do that by brining in immigrants from borders. You then have a bother group of people plundering wealth in the background.
Those whoa re collection welfare will want to keep those people in power. That is how societies work. THis pater has been happening for a lead a couple of thousand years. It is too bad we don’t have long members.

?Part of congress is being able o reach across aisle. How would you do that? Obama is going great to split us up and it is a sad thing.
Your question is great.
You have to love your neighbor. You have to show love no matter what stand they take. That opens other opportunities. At BYU they teach about BoomStartup.
If I stand up then 1/5 will love, 1/5 will hate and the others are undecided. Do you want to focus on love group?
If you focus on the love group then market to swing group then they will see it. You pretty much ignore your hate group. You have to love them but ignore them.

?If you come as a Republican from Utah the rest of the world thinks we are crazy. How ill you get them to vote with you?
I am willing to vote with people and compromise.
I would not have voted for the budget there was too much plunder in there. If you have one individuatl who is firm and resolute then you would make progress in this country.

?THe last 6 years of Tea Party has not born that own. Can you expand?
THey have made lots of strides. A large majority of AMericans now know that all is not well in govneremnt. THey have not been honest with us.
We have not won the war but have won some battles and that is progress.

?THey say that Obamas ratings are going up. I am convinced that people are listening.
I would not look at the polls. The same people who push the polls are publishing the papers. I wouldn’t even bother. In the 1920s there is this guy who wrote “Propaganda” he was considered the father of PR. Edward Bearnet. THis could be used for evil too.
THere have been a hundred years and you would be shocked at how releante it is today. THere are ppoel that know it very well.
I would need to push my own change. It is a good. read.

?Woudl you have forte for the FARM bill?
I am not familiar with the Farm bill.
?It is a trillion dollar bill with entitlements 154 million in Brazil.
No. not only would I not vote for that I would publish what I thought was horrendous – the things that passed our checklist and the things that failed.

?Dept of Education?
Abolish as fast as possible. Our state never delegated those power. THere was no Amendment to do that.

?In my job I evaluate reading and writing of 5th graders. THey can’t spell the same word right more. What can Congress do about that? They can’t multiply.
The Congress shouldn’t do anything. It should be at the States and the local school systems. I have often thought, let’s start it all over again. Lets keep our money but hire common defense. Sherrif, then a Teacher. We may have more things where we delegate.but don’t want to feel like a slave like we are now.
It is not a pleasant on. We have been able to get 4 of our children in to BYU. we did not watch TV. We read. Trips, and research. THey all got along and did well. But they have exceed.
I have 4, 5, and 14 year old at home.
Turning off the TV and not letting them play video games was a big decision. Every household can make their own decision. I wish I had had you as a tutor.

?Biggest issue for State of Utah?
RIght now education.

?Feelings about School Board partisan election?

20140125 UT County Central Committee

9:01 Come to order Casey Voeks
CV) Elected officials (county and state) stand for recognition.
As we head in to the legislative session please make sure you communicate with them regularly. I have come to know each of them much better and they are receptive and respond to concerns.
Moving on to the next item, I recognize our Vice Chairman and Secretary and Treasurer. Our parliamentarian Carey Dixon.
Our timekeeper is Lisa Shepherd.
Does everybody have a copy of the agenda? If there is no objection we have one change and do not have a proposed budget for approval today so we will defer to the next meeting.
A resolution has been added that we will discus after the first proposed resolution. This is in support of Senator Mike Lee and we will have that when it comes up.

Approve minutes, officer reports, . . .
Objections to proposing the resolution without Executive committee review.
We won’t be including the resolution in the agenda.
As a governing body we can overrule that and propose that we hear the resolution.

Vote: Stand for votes and there are 2/3 so it will be part of the agenda.
We also have legislative reports.

Adoption of Agenda – without objection it is adopted.
Approval of minute of November committee meeting. Seeing no corrections. The minutes will be approved as stated and read.

CV) A few things. We will hear from “Keep Our Caucus.” Also, Utah First we will hear for five minutes.
The priority of the party, we need to make sure that Jim Matheson is out of office and won’t represent the fourth district. We accomplished that without doing anything. It was all the state strategy.
I spoke with the Utah State student body president. The Association has been in support of Count My Vote. Last night I finally articulated my reason for being in support of the caucus.
The reason it is, it is not perfect, there can be problems but what I see as the great strength of the system is in the campaign. We went in to convention with about 13-15% of the vote. Then there was a change in the caucus and we went in with over 18%.
We got out there with a specific message. Some days we had 4 meals of and we took nothing for granted and did it for < $100k. There were a couple of $1000 consultants. It was a volunteer campaign team. The ability to get the message out is, it still takes time and some money and strategy. But you don't have to spend $50000 to get a mailer out to primary votes. Week two we had 20, 22, 35% and at convention 55% and the second round of vote was 70%. Mia Love has a great name for politics. Then I went to Arizona and worked with Gaither Martin. He was a great candidate and a great guy. He had a great message like Mia but we were going against a payday lender loan guy who had tons of money and the local area slaughtered him as a district because he was not a good candidate but he come to the primary and it was impossible to get done what we needed to get done for the number of voters. Our candidate ran against a weasel and we lost. The Republican ticket got creamed in the General election because he was a bad candidate. The system here in Utah while you can put tons of money in to a convention, but you get a message out. Any one can be elected as a delegate. If I can be a chair of the party at 25 years old then you can win on merit, talent and skills and not just some system that is completely fueled by big money. That is my purpose of being in support of the system. I have been a little defeated these few months. I know how hard it is to fight against big money. We have a couple of organizations that we will hear from. Before we hear from these guys I need to pass this along. You are incredible to come to these meetings. We need you to continue in this. The thing is that the good people, the people that have other things going on can get fatigued in this process. We are working hours and hours and who gets mad about where we have the school meeting. It is so easy for the people with good intentions to be fatigued. I am. We can not get attrition out. People with lives and things going on have to go places. I didn't schedule my whole Saturday to be here. But there are a few people who will last beyond the end. There are people that will throw in votes at the end. Please stay throughout the meetings. Please be elected as chairs again. I think we have come a long way. Please don't get fatigued. Some of these people will out work us. They will say how corrupt leadership is. 'they are scheming.' You have to continue this fight. Now that we had a party headquarters. Let us continue on with the fight.. I would like to hear from our former chair with the Keep our Caucus. Because we did contribute some funds I would like to hear from him, Brandon Beckham. BB) Good morning. It is a pleasure to be with you. Thank you to our chair Casey and his support. Also those on executive and steering committee. Without their support much of this would not be possible. There are two organizations. One was Keep Our Caucus and the committee was formed from mostly this body. That morphed in to a full fledged campaign on this issue. The other organization is Protect our ___. Their strategy is to target the most vulnerable areas, Cedar Hills, Saratoga Springs etc. We are focused on Utah, Davis and Weber Counties. We are working with the precincts and the media. We formed a committee and we are now a political issues committee. The Utah Republican Party contributed $5000 for the campaign. Website, shirts and fliers. We raised $1200 at an event. We are now working with the Democrats on the issue. This transcends parties and I am thankful to have the Constitutional Party with us. I would like to thank Representatives Mike Kennedy, Briane Green and Dana Layton and Senator Bramble. Mia Love also came and spoke and donated. We have been on three radio and tv stations and in the papers. Yesterday former congressman Chris Cannon supported this campaign. He was defeated by the caucus system. I agree with his statement. Count My Vote is a bold face lie. We already saw this before when we went to a direct primary. Caucus is how the nation was founded. It is the apex of democratic participation and republican government. I want to protect it and I would spend some time to support it. You can buy a $7 sign. You can get a T-shirt. $5000 is a drop in the bucket compared to $810,000 they have raised. We can take a little money and go a long way. Thank you. CV) Moving on. The other thing I wanted to tell you is that we will be passing around the cash donation box. We put the money in the little box and it stays. We really need this to continue. I noticed a few legislative chairs sponsors some food but we may want to give donuts. We are moving in such a great direction with the office and tools of the party and need to continue to support the efforts. To the vice chair, Darryl Acumen. DA) I know you are all busy. I want to start with the data strategy. We got off to a slow start but got off with an Executive Director. We got our interns in. And then his wife told him he couldn't. We have made 1050 calls. We need to do better. Casey new to get on the phones (I am busy breaking up fights) We need volunteers. How many of you will become willing to come to the office? We can hook you up with Call Fire. The office is on 800 N in Orem (address is on the website) You heard I appointed a caucus committee. They had one job to get a table at UVU. They have been paying kids to get signatures. They are doing it. We put someone in charge of that and there is no table They broke off and created a political issues committee. Casey is recruiting. Freedomworks and that has been really great and offered materials. I want to bring something up. I have been helping to float the party with my American Express card. Right now the party has to write out checks and a lot of our vendors don't take a check. But, how many of you are ready to get a prepaid debit card? . . .Message to the Executive Committee to move forward with that. I have called a lot of you. It has been humbling, not like award. It is humbling and I have talked to a lot of you guys. The kinds of people who are here. How many people here have PhD.? Directors, VPs and know a Profit and Loss sheet, and marketing experience. The kinds of people who are in this party is impressive. You have to have a lot of courage to run for the chair. They get to say that he is one of the guys who is COO of Control 4. These are busy people. To get things done requires busy people. We want to get things done. Some of you have families. I know that it is a lot to ask and is fatiguing but we do need your expertise. I'll be honest with you. The guys that ask for attention don't have the skills. Listen, years ago there was a guy named Vince Lombardi. He finally got a job with Green Bay that was bankrupt and was a dismal team. He says to his team "If we are going to succeed we have to know the basics. If you don't master the basics you don't win. This is a football." That team went on to win 5 of the next championships. They were the most successful. It is a Vince Lombardi trophy for a reason. This is a political party. It is not a conservative social club. It is not a debate society. It is a political party. In particular it is a Republican party. This is not the Libertarian or Constitution party but Republican. It is the party of Reagan, Nixon, Lincoln and yeah, of George Bush. If you have a problem with all those names you are in the wrong building. The purpose is to elect Republicans. We are having a little bit of an issue. The last Democrat just abdicated because of Casey's leadership. We need to go find some and go hunting in Salt Lake County now. We are an affiliate of the National Republican party. We have a County, State and National platform. IF one of your representative doesn't follow the county platform, then still support them. This is a volunteer job. you have got to do the job. There is more at stake. We are fighting for something larger. If you are going to do it take on a job. Make sure your job is done before you start pointing fingers. We have an oversight committee that got upset about a card. Their job was to adhere to the policies and our budget was due October first. Matt Duffin) I'm Matt Duffin and precinct chair in 13. What the Vice Chair is saying is in complete contradiction. The audit committee has only one responsibility If he wants to make allegations. DA) I concede the point. Make sure we are complying with our financial bylaws as well please. I have been told by certain people. we can't expect excellence from our volunteers. There is more at stake than statistical margins of error. You have to do the best that you can. ... So we absolutely have to do the best that we can. We appoint people to stuff and it can get out of control. If you are appointed to do a task, do it. If you are appointed to committee, lead it. Don't hold a special election ...If we put you in charge of a committee please submit a budget. If you are going to submit expenses don't submit it for more than the party has. Don't submit a budget of $220,000. If we give you budget of $4,500 for a picnic don't spend $12,000 for a concert. If you spent more you have to fund raise more. If you come up short then the event doesn't lose money. If you are going to ask for money it is inappropriate to ask for checks in your own name. Don't deposit in your personal checking account. Don't write a check to friends. and if you do something like that then don't cover yourself. It is inappropriate to do your own thing and party thing. MD) Can I be recognized by the chair? I am representing someone who is being accused these things. If he wants to drag this party in to the litigation he can. DA) I am not. I was pretty much at the end. My last point was this. I am the Vice Chair. If I raise an issue with the Secretary and Treasurer and ask a question, I believe in getting things done. If I have offended some of you then, look we have to do the same here in the party. Have a great Saturday. Kirby Glad) So I wanted to let you know what happened with the cards. I didn't forget but sent them a day late. We have some appointments that need to be ratified and these are new appointments A member of the audit committee was replaced. I will recommend that we approve the ratification of Matt Duffin and Scott Ward by a division of the question. Curt Bramble) Before we vote on an audit committee chairman I think that it is appropriate to understand (the ratifying of the appointment of the chair). CV) Move in to executive committee Lisa Shepherd) This needs to come before the body. Laralyn Ebertine) Another time? Lisa Shepherd) We need to take care of this matter. This body doesn't understand this and we need to care of this business. CV) I appreciate the members comments. 2/3 vote to move the item to the end of the agenda, please stand. (almost all). Moving back to the Secretary report. KG) Approval of precinct and district officers. You continue to serve and I recommend that we approve these appointments. CV) Vote: Approve these appointments. Unanimous. KG) We have a system of electronic voting with no cost to the county. You can use smart phones. So some people may still use paper ballots. So instead of counting ballots, my meeting went till midnight last meeting. People can use a system for free and that allows for electronically voting. Some here don't have cell phone service and wifi. This system was tested by our education committee and now I have two things 1) Would you be wiling to be on a conference call to have a test of this system? To provide training to the precinct. Then the chair has the option to use it or not. Or there might be chair who has a technologically challenged group. ?) Electronic voting, would that allow for someone remotely to use their cell phone and vote at the meeting? KG) No, it wouldn't. I recommend that we adopt as a county the position to adopt it or not. Some of the schools have cell phone blockers that we can ask them to turn off. LE) As precinct chair present this as a solution. I want us to make sure that there is no negative backlash if things had a hiccup. ...keep from voting with phone and casting paper ballots. KG) Move that we allow for electronic voting. CV) Vote: Motion passes. KG) The State has given Counties a few options. You are the governing body. When the party is to make a decision, you are going to make the decisions. One of the options is Meet the Candidates before a precinct meeting. You can file online before the meeting. In order to drive a better process. Candidate can meet an hour before. On a precinct by percent basis but it would be better to be consistent across the entire county. My suggestion is that it just turns in to a real election and allows discussion and those who want to participate can. Chad Bunn) My concern is that we are in five different buildings and in different places, tell me how as an LD Chair I would do that? KG) You have them come early to each location. Our candidates would come to the specific room they just have to come early. Ken Zab?) If you have a Leg chair who is running the building and wants to run for Precinct Chair? CV) Stay tuned. ?) Also called a neighborhood meeting. I don't know that extending the time is a good idea. CV) It is optional. Motion is that we hold the Meet the Candidates at 6pm in a uniform way across the County. ?) Can the precinct officers begin registration before and during that time? LS) I would like to amend an some have 400 show up. Stan Lockhart) Some of our locations aren't allowing us in until 6:30. If your make it a requirement then it will be a problem. ?) IN caucus our potential candidates have to be nominated. CV) That will be in the training as well. Motion to make it mandatory to open at 6pm and have a meet the candidate. Vote: motion fails with 5 votes in affirmative. KG) I like consensus so that is good :). The state party give the chair the right to appoint replacements. We have the option as a county to add other business to an agenda. I like the idea of alternates. It is a recommendation. It is better in my mind. Lisa) That motion is out of order. KG) Electronic check in. The state will leave a system of pre-filing. You can file as a candidate in advance. You have the link to go to the test system. That system is the state is providing that. Precinct and and sand county delegates. Count my Vote. Let us understand our principle. IT is a replucaln principle that a small number of epopel who work hard better stand the issue. When senator Bennett is criticizing our system when he was a group of only 100 that put is 10trillion in debt. Then the system is working properly. If the delegates only made a decision like . The principle is that it is imporatn that we spend time one on one ovnervsateion rather than just run a primary. Let us not grow shy. It is the same principle. We shouldn't be shy about about expelling tng this. CV) I want to make a quick point also about point of order. If you come to e the microphone. I focus on one thing ast a time. I will follow that through. SOemtie I can't acknowledge points of order at that moment. THat is why that is happening, I am ayeloow / Blue personality. I am nice guy. We raised 732.00 today. That put sour balance at 16883.96. You should have a copy of the proposed budget in the agenda today. If you have problems or question we will want to talk about this budget that we can pass at next EC. CV) Training for Neighhod Caucus elections. For the next She is not chairing the meeting but you can direct your questions to her. Kristin Chevrier. KC) THere are ne rules in the State Cmte. We are going to show a video clip about the caucus as well. Video then Laralyn has overview of the value and the nature of the threat and how you can preserve it. LE) I tis a great video and we have blots oa materials that can help ouhelpu your neighbored. We have to be positive and not shy away from this. We don't need to shutdown on this. We have a grew system and one of the best instate in the country. I had been asked to speak of ra few minutes. I have just been asked to speak for a few minutes. So many of you are aware of the threat. Count My Vote its not the case. THis ia sa fraud every time you use it. It is misleading. It leading to pepel thinking that you can't count your ovate any othe rway. Our neighboohd caucus system mean anyone can run. You don't have to be well paid lobbyists. or to run. Even Democrate sin some areas do have a change to yes successful. THe democrat and republican party are in system of it. Those who are familiar with are aware that this sthsy should not be scraped. This is again power grab. CMV is using paid signature gathered to get rid ofou election. THey want to get apple at of party Be aware that nyone can get on the ballot if they want to be unaffiliated. They are trying to change it so that you cant unless you have a money. If you are the average sictizen that wants to run. CMV is a hafnul of wealthy and political electete. They report to be doing it in the ame of the voters. I will say in talking to my own dad. Count My Vote is good, right? They have not been cgetting inaccurate information. THis is lack of education and understanding. THis is not about manipulation but about education. http://tinyurl.com/NeighboordElectoins Let's look at the amount soy money - follow the money. CMV had roaise over 810,000 that is over any candidate or group has raised. THis is for helping you be educated to teach your caucus. I belie it is helpful to have th e accurate information. Please donate to those organizations that is working to keep urn cacucs. THese are ordinary focllks with ordinary income. SHould the average citizen count less. The fact is that if CMV happens it will be the filtering process. THis defats grassroots. 1937 to 1947 tried direct primary and filed. It was more expensive and reduced by 10%. neighborhoodelection.org keepourcaucus.com You can do things and have a family night where you invite people over and talk about thte system. You can write op ads and letters to tehe editors. PeBe sure that you do do something. THere is a text number that you can sign up for We are ordinary and average citizens and and we can do extraorderniary things. KC) Janis Reed) from Springivlle. I am supportive of the system. Thera are someone my board who have concerns about hat. Is there any constraint when us as officers want to be pushing forward this effort or advocating or this partisan effort. KG) This is the body that makes the policy. THis body has not taken a position. nd we want to be ale to help us to take that position. KC) BB) Text 'local' to 33733 KC) The more you prepare in advance the better your caucus can be. We have details bu tit works. 1) Advertising - use yard signs. At caucus last year we had signs. If you have a garage of signs. Notes on grocery store. Education - You have a flyer what to expect and how and why they should be involved. One thing I didn't do was get a lot of volunteers to help. 2) Set Clear expectations of rpolitin leaders and elevate. They must understand the platform. You also want to 'vet the candidates'. THey usually come with an open mind to meet the candidates and then make the decision. THen yothey make the decision of who they think will be thte best. The need to be avail be to question nd training and preparing for and attending central committee meetings. THey need to run an effective con 3) Ogranicea nd good check ing 4) Valid competent balloting. The information news to bet the information. 5) The candidates are waiting to talk to this who are voted in! GET the information in. We want Happy attendees who will comeback! LD duties - If there is something you want differently with your LD then talk to them. 1) Scheduling schools. The LD CHair should have done that. If you have problems tim that come talk to us today. You can advertise with church leaders of place and time. CONfirm the hosts (Precinct Chair) will be there. I called each PC who was going to host or VC or Secy or Treas if non oe them there then I had to train someone in the PRecint. ORganization: Making a map is helpful. $3.00 per big map then the little mpsp were on small sheets. Lobby signs to help direct traffic at the site. Volunteers - use teens; ballot counters; registrars; Ziplock fo deleagte lists and donations I was in my caucus and I got a lot of compliments to> I as elected as a State Delegate. Geneerally speaking it can be done.
I had contact information on the Lid of my collection box.
LD Vice Charir and chair and we needed the volunteer s to be able to locate us. If you don’t shave any officers then you can find an adult in a building to help you.
You can either have a comy machine in each school or you can have a smart phone and take pictures so that everyone has a registered copy of it. I have insecurity with this so I make sure that I have cope s of everything before it leaves the building. The LD should pick it up.
You can collect the information how you want. Anything that needs to be turned in should be
You should get there early to get things set up. I would recommend working with the custodians as well. Beavailable though out the night.

Precinct Leaders:
Advertise, Recruit, Organize, Attend Trainings, Set up
Preferential IRV training af this meeting today. Feb 13, Mar 1, Mar 13 trainings.
Meet and Greet from 6-7pm if it works.
Read through the rules. There are differences this year.
State Party Website – Caucus more information.
After the caucuses all the per work should be turned in. Fill out al lot the paperwork because we transcribe and upload to DB.
Count, seal and sign.
Be good neighbors.

Lowell Nelson) Elections take the most time but is the most important. It can take very long time.
We want to familiarize ourselves with preferential voting so you can conduct your meeting more efficiently. You have the authority to do Multiple round or presence voting.
Most of us know multiple round balloting.
One candidate on multiple round
In preferential you can express your preference. That is the efficiency you get. It is a little more thinking for the person to do when voting.
In the long run this saves oodles of time.
You need to be able to train your counters.
We will have practice sessions so you can conduct with confidence.

THis is not electronic voting.

8 delegates in one vote? Yes
Write in?

Affiliation – you should have stickers like My Name is …
You will have people who want to register and you should highlight the critical things.
I highlight the form required areas. have a separate table to do their registration.
Out of State ballots (missionary or military) there are specific rules for these ballots.
1 validate signature on the envelope and they need to print their name on the envelope. For purposes of registration it is good to have it.
Sealed envelope.

Same Day ballot assumes IRV.

?) any sign support this year?
KC) They are not going to be doing anything. Buy a few more tables at Linln Day and WE will do that.

LS) Suspend rules to move leg report up to now in the Agenda. Then cmte reports.

KV) Motion passes. Hear from Sen Bramble and Sen Dayton.
Curt Bramble) Good morning. Had a couple of people comment. Chad Bunn challenged to dress appropriately. I have been asked to talk about Count My Vote. Polling suggests that CMV will pass. 46% of all attendees support count my vote. Sufficent portion of delegates have voiced support. Over 71% of the public most likely to vote will support CMB.
There is another alternative that would strengthened the system and would also provide a mechanism to improve. Our party has started with absentee. We could say that CMV is a default if a party does not provide an opportunity to cast votes outside of meeting.
Strenghtned participation,at neighborhood, strengthen at convention, allow unaffiliated to vote in priarmy, less thWEll over 50% of voters are unaffiliated but regularly vote Replucan. We anwat to engage them in the process. IF ar party met the criteria that we are setting forth and perhaps cahgne threshold from 60-65%.
That is the essence to preserve the system to recognize the strenagh of our party. This is about the folks who don’t have the opportunity. THere is a draft bill that is not number. The Cacus has unanimously supported the on both sides of the aisle. We are pounding a stake in the ground to preserve the system.

MD) I salute you for coming out to be involved. I honor you because the opportunity to be involved has been bought by the blood of patriots. THenk you all. THank you.
I am so honored to serve. THe legistarulat starts on Monday. I know you care about issues Not everyone can afford or spend the time to come up. But you want to be aware of what is going pin . THey are live streamed. You can listen to debates and it is archived an online and available. And we wil have best and least govnerment to maintain the freedoms give in the Constitution.
Thank yo ufor being here.

CV) Committee reports. Audit Committee.

Matt Duffin) Audit committee is charge diwth on a yearly basis pic ing an autidoty ro to a d financial review or an audit. We met and presented the options. The Exec approve 2000 to approve what it could do. We did a search in Salt Lak e an Utah counties. The finding were that 13-15 firms submitted response to rqueset. All but 2 were more expensive.
We found two firms that could do it. Based on reports and email from the firms and the audit committee chose one. and Squire and Co did it. THey were our last one. They had reviewed 2013 and should be completed for 2013 County Convention.

CV) C&B comte.

?) Viche char is Paul Baltes. WE have bene meeting monthly ;We have been reviewing propose dal form this body. THere is one propasl that is rwas ready for today but I asked to move to next agenda since today was packed an ready for caucus training. That will come forward with ohtehr that may go through the process.
My email is on the website. If you have a proposal you would like to submit you can do by phone or eamil but:
1) Is it going to fix a problems?
2) Is it worth the amount of time that is spent in the process.
If you feel so then please submit and we will review with the others.

CV) Chair recongnias Lincol Day Kirby Glad.
KG) How many have never been to a alLincoln Day Dinner. I was in your boat a few years agao. I do not like pospeeches, but I was in lederarhsip and went and had a great ime.
Di dyou enjoy it? (little clap)
It was a blast. It is not just about speech and meeting as friends. Itnt joust about food but hat is there. It I remember going to one and paid 50.00 before I was married. It lasted 3 horus and ouch.
We are going to move you though faster with buffet. We will play enreatinment while you eat. Pelase go online and 39/person.
In a few days you should buy before it goes up. If
Date is Feb 8th. You should be getting a postcard on mail. UCRP.org and buy your tickets. Your name will be on the list. The actual dinner started at 7 and program should be done at 8:30. We are having it at the EVEnts center. THere is convenient parking. You don’t have to go to the Ballroom.
I need authorization to pay for the food > 5000. We only buy the food based on the number of tickets. I am going to ask you to approve a check for up to 13000 of rood.
Keynote is Sena Reyes about why Republican and another speaker – Matt Walsh – If we had him come
We are also looking at a Gettysbury address person.
Recognition for some leg who have served of rover 10 years.

CV) We have the Resolution to consider.
KG) THe reason we brought this forward. We as a leadership team have activities and are spednign time and money on this topic. We want to receive direction from this body to confirm that we should continue with this effort or not.
THe reasons are in the whereas resolutions. We talked to both sides of the issue people. I hope we can reach consecus and not just a majority. The rpeincples are replucian. THer are things that are better versus primary. We are ddefeining the principles not necessarily jeu the caucus system.
Repulican principles should be defended. We should be showing the benefits and find ways to improve the system. The caucus system works best when it represents a broad

CB) I really appreciate you bringing this forward. This dovetails with the initiative we just outlined. W e need to make a clare statement The biggest conner oin talking with those are that we are not willing to change. This will send a message that their are principles and willing to change for improevemtn based on prinpcles. This is what the lggeislatioure.

Diane ?) Ways to improve I thought “without wealth or fame” is a little snarky. I am not as comfortable. THere are many people that would love to repeal 17th amendment. My thoughts are that if we remove the system it is likened to that and our representatives would not get a clr message.

CV) Passes
Dirk Palfreyman please state the resolution.

DP) Support Senator Lee, in he’s effort to constitutionally slow growth, defund obabmcare
CV) Do you want to speak to it?
DP) He is doing what he said he would do. I have been a proud supporter. He has taken a lot of heat and it would be good to show support from this body.

Paul Baltes) defeinding
CV) -read through-

Peter Lee) Are people in favor of Affordable Care Act

CV) Resolution is adopted.
KG) Adjourn
CV) The complaint is not filed against anyone in the board.
LS) Thae caompleint to be settled
?) Separate the questions.
CV) Passes

?) The committee would have to be reconvened and re-vote on chair

CV) Refer back to executive committee
LS) Postpone and take care of next meeting.
?) No reason to defer anyone except Matt Duffin. We should amend to

?) It is clear to me that this body is concerned with the confidence of putting this person.
Matt Duffin) It seems like this vote is being made.

Dave Duncan) CONfliciting allegations.
I have a received confirm at toinat he is not suing the party.

Postponing – infavor or opposed.
Standing count
Credential report was 297

Appoint scott ward – ayes have it

Moving in Executive Session. Thise who are not a par at of this committee (credentialed with wristband) All others please leave the hall.
This is not to be discussed outside of this room.

Executive Session

Conclusion is that Audit Cmte Chair is not ratified.

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20130518 UT County Organizing Convention

@1005 intro
GOod morning and welcome @1005
Hopefully we wil have as much and be productive as lats year.
Credentials is still going and you will have fair warding.
Recognize lowell, carey dickson sandy city police for security.
Stubmiling on national things (anthem, then pledge)
electronic repay testing will close soon. Please add your money to the cans in the hall.
County roll call vote. All of Utahs 29 counties.
“I am here ” Pieute county
Moving throughout agenda. Be comfortable with where we are on the agenda. If you have aq uestion raise your hand. If you are bruited deep then wave your arms. THis convention is yours. I want you to be involved and engaged through the process.
Preliminary credentials. Nowell Kinghton of weber county.
NK – The vredneitals committee met after the delegate challenged deadline. One filed by CHris CHamgerlain including chairs and vice chairs and list of automatic delegates. No evidence was given in support of th challenge. The challenge was found without merit.
1706 credietiaonal out of 3569.
Credential report was voiced voted on.
TW – First in electronic voting is the accuracy. You need to know that 100% confident that your vote was cast. We have compteld 2 audits. OVotes cast correctly and tabulated correctly.
No manipulation r reporting inacuracies.
Daryl Acumen – a couple of weeks ago our secretary posted detailed information on Facebook on how to hack our voting system. Now I was thinking about recalling drew chamberlain. Gieven the information is made bpulice. What counter measures is in place.
TW – i didn tree the information. It is disappointing to know that. We have looked in to the allegations and the only way that it can be hacked is to have a laptop with a device and in theory we are join to confirm that baby body that has a laptop and wants to use a laptop.
Video on the Electronic Voting system – (paid for by Merit Medical)
Th UT party wants to make sure that you are represented accurately . We are going to make sure you all have ae voice in their process. The central , executeive and committees and candidates are familiar with this. It is the most save and ecureNumber is not tracked by the vote
Perper can be hard to read and easily . Ballot hand counting explained. Markeings questions and. Anyone who has watched the process knows haw and it is. In the final round of voting can be only those who remaing.
With electonrinc voting we display the candidates, then you press the number. A green light will appear when you cast your vote.
Orange lights help you know what is broken. Results will only be shown once approved. We hope you enjoy voting from the comfort of your seat and not have ing to stand up and be in liens.
Ben Horsely – Make a motion as a member of the credentials. We have 7 that did onto make the deadline and they were intended to be replaced and the person they are rpelaicn is not here. We would like to supsen the rulesand accept them.
[list of delegate]
Make the motion and credential committee chair seconds the motion.
TW – THis requires a 2/3 vote of the body. Is there discussion?
Jeff thornton – Secy of our county committee and we have denied several of our delegates to go home because of the rules.
As a member of reg credentials committee I get the fact tahta the information was not relayed down. This happens every conventions. IT’s only 7 da people.
Rep Christiansen – I know the facts that the precinct chair moved away so I asks for support of the suepsnsion of the rules.
Dwayne Shepherd. – We had 3 delegates that I had to turn away. I do not support a suspension of the rules.
TW – Vote – we have not testing the voting equipment. Lets take our test vote and then we can take our 2/3 vote
Ray – I am an alternate. Our delegate was not able to be here. So I would hope that there is an accpetion for those types of last minute changes.
TW – Let’s take this for a test drive.
ELection – WE have 2399 votes.
Anthoyn Tagulumu – Where should we go for information on the cryptographic ciphers.
TW – I do not have that technogical knowledge. I will get more information to you.
AT – thank you
Jeff Strain – Do in sections
TW – I have backgond an degree in technology. If they were hacked then you would see the number 2 come back up on your clicker.
@2440 votes
Utah County – We need larger font on the screen
TW – THey are working on it.

201305618 State Convention – laptop station at the front of the meeting hall
@936 cywest communications owner – herriman; data center in Orem
@1035 – Motion to go to paper ballot because radio shack equipment.
Completely shouted out.

Test vote results are on the board Bob (the number one option won).
Voting to suspend the rules – electronically
@1044 – polls closed only 53% voted in favor which is not 2/3.
Adopting the rules – weelctroncic
Christy Achziger – (committee list) On behalf of the rules committee it is moved we adopt the rules.
* Motion – Voice vote
TW – just ironing out the kinks and del are the votes closed.
Fred Cox – Point of clarification – voice difference between what we are voting on that was online versus what is here. Allowinsg us to make chagnes based on bylaw versus convention. One version strikes out time .
TW – lets deal witht eh problees as the come up in the agenda.
TW – Rules aredopted. And we will move to Agenda.
Cherilyn Eagar – motion to amend the agenda. Very hard work has been put in. In the past we have filled the time between ballot caoutning with speeches and reports. We are now using electronic voting and don’t need to fill lengthy spacs that don’t exist. We should prioritize C&B and Resolutiosn together and put them after the candidate speeches.
TW – A lot of thought went in to the order and We have things set up. We are going to stick to our agenda.
CE – Rigse to personal privilege. It is going to be a long day. Please stay to the end.
TW –
POInt of Information – If we are about to vote to atop the proposed the agenda. Did you just rule out of order an ability to amend the agenda..
TW – point taken we can vote on the motion to amend the agenda.
CE – this is out of respect to all the delegates to prioritize.
TW – make the motion if you are going to do it. C&B handled with other immediately after the
TW – move business to before
– She didn’t want to move ahead she wanted to move immediately after.
TW – page 3 Henry and Don larsen have dropped out of vice chair.
Adopt the agenda.
Chair recognizes senator orrin hatch
Orrin Hatch – aBefore you do this day I have a schedule.
Let me just say that Dave Camps hearing yesterday was revelatory with reps sect to eh IRS problem. OUr hearing begin next twuest dy win the Finnacne commute. We are going to bring out the truth and show how really awful the IRS has been. We are talking about liberty here. THere is no agency of government. There is nothing more frightening than IRS. Pure political purposes by reviewing conservative groups and asks ro donor list to intimatege. And we have to stop that.
I wrote three letters last year to the commissioner to get me answers. They deliberately lied to me. THey are incompetent or evil and you can make a choice. Those letters put them on the spot. THey cannot say that they did not have notice of theta type of activity.
We have to get together and pull this county out of the morass that we are in. This preseidnte is interesting likable man. Look at the 3 big issues now. Can you imagine that they dropped on 100 national reporters int he guise of protecting the county. Totally violating the laws. Benghazi is not over . Theraer are facts coming out.
They do not have good answer. THis is more concerning than anything else I have seen. Hn they can pull this type of crap not he american ciztnie we have lost our freedoms. I am ogling to do my best to see the truth. And we will start next tuesday.
Ivan Dubois is the exec dir. in the lsat 5 years. He ahst taken a new position adnweill leave. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty. He has been committed and has been a terrific leader. HE is dedicated to republican principles. It’s wonderful to have popel like him and Thomas who have been learning for all these yrares.
Before I begin my introduction of the video. I want o talk about charm an race. You want to look at who might best represent all repulicanc. Promintten repulibcans and officials have wanted to thank Thomas Whrigh for what he has a done.
Rob Biship – what thomas wright did for funding has exploded.
Electronic voting
Chairman wright has thpatienc of Job the first 4-5 hours it is hard. You have to control order an procedure and prices. He supports the replucan candidate.
Gary Herbert – Nobody i s too extreme or moderate for him to work with.
? Romney – THomse s one of the greatest in running our party.
TW – Because we are going to got to start party. Iwan to thank my family. My wife and kids. Thank you.
2012 was a bittersweet year. We had our victories nationally. Here in Utah our legislature is at historic highs. Nationlly and in Utah we had some losses that sting. I have met with you at dinners and conventions. Some of us have gotten our daubers down. Some of us have been disappointed. I don’t think that it is just we are right and they are wrong.e
Here in Utah Repulican majority is safe at least of snow. In Utah we will dominate. Nevade yused to be a good state. Arizona is trending blue. Marjiojuans in Colorado and guns illegal. Utah is trending in a different direction. We need ton e awrea and welcome it.
Utah is number 4 in percentage increase in minority pollution. We can not afford to write off. The most important question is which candidate cares more about people like you. What made Reagen who he was.
Was it optima and ideas and believes. His charisma was off the charts. What making the working class vote of the Rean who won in 49 states. Itw as because they believed that people cared about people like them.
We need to show people that we care about them. Once you can face sincerity you have it made. You have to actually care about people.
I am convneicne that we can reach out to groups that people say will never be Repulican. And we can share our values in a way that we can stand our ground. Some issues are ethnic and reacil. But the urban an dual spoilt.
What about what we say to the gay community. Do we just assume we don’t have anytihgnin common and rewrite them them.
Obama won’t the youth vote. Where are the 14 year olds going to vote in the next present election. F you ask which party cares more what would they say today.
We need to expand our hioizeon. W ee nee dot embrace and care about opeople who
WHen they are are tough iseeus we can’t take outr ball and go home. Wehne it some so pteoprlbe.m WReplucialancs helped to create the mess we are obligated to help clean them up. In a notation of divide cogveornemtn we don’t get to call the shots. Our leaders have an obligation to clean up. Expanded horizon and willingness to find common ground.
I have done what I can to bring people together where we agree so we can solve problem.s Ws foul expect nothing else.
I love the caucus convention system. I am concerned that if we don’t impose reasonable changes on ourselves then we risk extreme changes by outside group.s I had eahuge respond for your decision as dedicated delegates. You will make a good and sie deciosn and you will have my full support.
I will not take my ball and go home.
We choose th wrong hill to die on.
I don’t worry about top percent of income tax. but the size of gonerment is a battle we can wins dn battle we can take.
Let’s choose our battles wisely and make Utah first.
Remember the good in pup peoplel stat and nation.

Candidates – We are about to close credentials.
Each dnadaite has 5 minutes. 30 seconds then applause
Aaron Gabrileson
Marco Diaz
James Evans
AG (some 50 blue shirts) – I want to thank you for being a dleage. On behalf fyou rpencistc I want to thank you for presenting.
Your deiciosn to day will determine how far we can go and ho we ce get there.
Our best years lie ahead. Exce..ent work THomsa and our party thanks you. Being chair is a tough job.
I am Aaron Gabrielsona nd a slot like you. A loire long replucain. I have served in the US army. I graduated from BYU and we started out family in wasatch county. I am please to serve as chairman of Wasatch county. WHen I looked in the eyes of my hcildre in 2008 I got involved. I stand on my track record of beating jim matheson on my county. I want to organize and utine all our voices. What we are for and not just for waha we are against.
As the saying goins we should never doubt that a small group can change the orld.
IThere are too many that use fear and uncencity . Raiase teasel up by bringing other s down. Are we tea for leaders that a ready for the high road.
A leader that will help to excite dan motive us to ne w heights. I want you to look around this room.
Our principles oand family values . I will not ask our people to lay down our musksstes but stop pointhne tim at one another.
I do not choose to be a common mean but shooce to be uncommon. I choose to build and fail to succeed. I will never cower to earthly master. It is my heart age to act and think for myself.
This with gods help i have done and this iw what it means to be a Replubcian.
So I ask you to come and dream big today. My track record speaks of itself. Please stand with me.
Today is a perfect day to unite our party

MD – (solo) I tahas been great to be amongst you and wil your. My sepaical thank to my two opponents. I am running of chair and believe that our principles change lives and livelihoods.
On novbermb 6 of last year we all thought that mitt ronny would win. THings didn’t chagne. We didn’t take the 4th congressional. We lots mia loves seat by 780 votes. There were 3.5 million who state home .
2 out of 10 participate in the caucus prices and system. W ear here because our system works. Anyone rich or poor big name or no name. I believe that we need to oct everyone can be in this. ANyone can be state delegate.
Many of th atak have been about the mechanics of the system. My concern in this is that if we focus on mechanics then we missed. I hope that opepoel way a bay inspired from our meetings. I am so proud of being American and Replucinc.
When we inspire people they are more apt to voted nd donate. I believe we can make our party better. We need a new tone.
Mechanics of a new chair. Little talk about seeing the tone. The next chair will be the spokesperson of our party. Not only those who ware Replucican but those who are not.
Need to speak out when it is not popular or expeiednte. I will be that leader. You will know where I stand.
I want to share with you the principles that I believe in. Reagan worn 49 out of 50 star. He was kind , pcinplend and dd
I will go on ao n29 county tourna inset a positive tone. I will isetn to you. I will show up.
W need to to better with minorities and low income. I have a vision for this party. Pull out your program and I had ea plan for the first 100 days. THi sia bout a greater nation.
we can dontienu down the status quo

JE – (stan lockhart, john valentine) I am asking that you vote for me the for party chair.
I am former rpulicanc state saeantor. I nknowcked on more than 2000 doors myself and Seved as chair os Falt Lake County for years.During that time I raised apprise 1000000 and ramaticlaly increase the . I put thomas in as SL party chair. I want to underscore one point.
If you like something he did then that is when he took my advice. It is not enough o just want chair. Having a vision for the party is a short road to a dead sand. Let’s look to aflutter for sonemoen like me.
THe campaign is over now and you will take a measure and make decision and I ask that you make it base don experience.
We feel that the county is losing its way. We need to reverse the course. I want to turn the frustration to action and over abandon the fight.
VOluteert time and make a difference. Make sure that we reach out the youth.
I beamc e registered rRepbulcianca and heard Reagann speek for the first time. I told my parents and they were appalled. .
30 years later I am proud to report that a may parents vote rReplucain. My moon has on condition. I was in the Air Force
WEWACS. We lost our direction and I had to rely on the old toolsl . WBe prepared be trained and be ready.
We he area we are the party of no but we know the truth. YSy no when needed. .
We say yes to tlower takes , lostronger government. Say yes for James Evans.
By saying Yesto Evans. I ask for your vote.

TW – Nowell for creditnal final. 2522 out of 3959 at 11am.
NK – Amend the credential report.
TW – VOice vote ayes have it.

Clark Larsen – Should there be a tally?
TW – No. These results are being watched and tabulated.
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Vice Chair candidates
Wiling billings
Lowell Nelson
Rick Votaw

WB (25) – former chairman of wahingotn county. You know that I am excited about this. This is your day.
You were elected because your neighborhoods true std you. I grew up in Monroe Utah.
I miles cowes from 4-8 am. 70-80. I wasted my dad take 2-3 jobs. Scapring dead dear. We lived an worked at Best WEstern Inn. We were just doing what most you were doing. I was doing what you were doing.
I have recruited trained an eld 100s of financial individuals. I led washington county. TOgether we raised over 90000 t. We vowrked together and to register vote by mail. We sets up clubs in the high schools.
It was exciting to have 85 teenagers at our linconl day breakfast. Do you realize that 14 area olds will be voting of your next preseindte. You know the chair is the spokes man and vice charm supports. But you the delegates.
Vice chair is a leadership role. THe job is to teach educate and inprie people to think and act at higher levels. I woill work to support the party. We have a fight ahead.
FWe find ourselves defining the caucus system. It is no mistake that our elected officials are accountable to you. They are accountable for votes and budgets. You know we have the right system. It is the big money that want so tchagne it.
THey can’t buy your vote because they can’t buy you and that is the power.
I know who the opponent is. THey are not in their room and they are snot in this party. It is obama and mathesoen. Sometime se we focus on each other.
It is time to come together for party business and trim to come to ether as repulicancs. I will do everything I can to unite .
I am asking to serve the next wtwo years.

LN (solo) – Thank you delegates for your severe and ateetnedat today.
I gre up on oa cattle ranch in Idaho. I grhave an MBA. WE have three daughters and live in Highland. I have served in . . .
TWO years ago convention delegates told me that they wanted THomas Wright for chair. and they wanted me for vice chair to proved balance.
Electe republicans, push platform and follow the rules.
IThe platform is what attracts to the party. The rules allow a level playing field in the party. THis provides me asa healthy and complementary glance in party leadership.
On of the treasurers of ouraprty is the cacuss system. This forces candidates to rpovede solid
The caompaing sis base don sound ideas and not sound bites. This Treasure of ours is threatened by the erosion of delegates. Party leaders refuse in come counties based on party strength.
Party leaders prevent from things being heard at convention.
Party leaders two not take raoll call votes as central meetings so that they miss accountability.
Today I stand before you. I urge leaders to quit stealing delegate authority. You can stop this erosion by embracing rules by protecting your atuhotirty.
State party leaders could choose not to accept pointed.
Start Party leaders could bring all proper propels come to you.
THen take roll call votes ate central meetings so that you know.
Delgeatese, leistn to me. The rule of law, the very principle that we were founded on . This will protect the treasure of our party.
You have the power to roftify our syetm today. You can elect party officers who will referee the rule of Law. Pplease vote Loweelll Nelson for Vice charm.

RV (10) – Wayne NEidershauwer notation – the in county chair position I watched his commitment ant it is unmatched. I ask you to vote for him.
Dave LIfferth – I reperepesten most Eagle Mountatin and I would like to introduce you to Votaw I know.
Rick is a person who gives both time and monty. We have knocked on doors doing summer. I have spent time in fox holes with him. He is a self mae success. and I second the nomination.
RV – GOod afternoon – Thank yuou. I am not an orator of great speeches. I will share with you why I want to be vice charm. I have been told to serve.
I saved during the closing years of viteman wore. I have served as a number of volunteer. I have contiened to serve not h Central committee. During my tim in Salt Laek Count many of the programs that we have now. WHen James Evans said that we needed to make information faster I made that syetm.
When Thomas Wright came to us as his vice chair I was there to help build the maps. This helped grow from 8000 –
When the state party needed someone as an adviser thfor the college repulicban. I did this to assist and magnify the abilities of the chair. I am uniquely qualified to do this on the state level. I am the only one who can work daily at the office. I have felt the need to protect the principles of wha your ant.
This you ear your vote for party officers is a vote for the system. I will supper the chair the is selected today.
I will help counties in the vote by mail system. The way that Mia almast won was this vote by Mail.
My name is Rick Votw

TW – The reason I want bycak tags. One of our helpers had to bogo home.
62 additional delegates need to be add
2584 delegates
Vote is voice unanimous

?? – I believe the instructions for the button were not clear.
TW – Will we also be hearing from secretary before hearing results before hearing from others.

TW – State party chair – 2545: James Evans 1521 59.76%, 860 AG, 164 MD
Kristen Brown
THomas clay
MIcelle Mumford

Leanord Hansen – can’t hear.
TW –

KB – Good morning Dixon Brown Sinro and vice chair of college ruplicans at BYu. My familial is successful due to her leading. I can think of no person more qualified than my mother.
KCB – Good morning. I am Krsiten Cannon Browna nd I am usually surrounded by Blue. I appreciate your service. It is this type of dedication that makes our party successful. It is because of this group.
I was a White House intern for Ronald Reagn. I have been a Finanical Ananlyt of rMet Life in New York I have lived in Eurpo end candid and have seen who government can squelch
I am a founding board member of REW of summit women. We have 3 qualified candidates. A man and two women. I unlearns al the facates of a comapign. I know what it take so win.
I can maintain accurate data . I will see to it that we have complete transparacney. I will fight of re th
caucus system. That your representation of the your neibohgors voice works.
I will dedicate the tim and effort to them eth commute successful. THis i not adjust another board to sig on. This will be my number one priority.
I ask for you vote. Krsiten Cannon Brow for secretary.
Thomas Clay – Wasn’t o be your next secretary. Two main questions prop ask me are why are you running and What can I do for you.
We have an attack on our system. that has given us the bets run state. In CA it is 15 billion in debt. This si a system where normal bpoelle like us can run.
I plan on running in the future and the only way that I can win is by reaching out to the people directly and throughout eh causcu system. I can’t afford commercials and will have no influence in the spruces.
I have been working on system for over 30 years. Oabams’ s presen was fantastic. We have been hesitant to use them. These keypads are the perfect examples. This si t smoothest run convention and I like that. With my background of technologies. I set up web portals not use sites.
THis is where we can listen to people and set up online meet gins between peel. A cople of people to hundreds.
Twitter feeds and Facebook. These are tools are good and new have hesitated to use them. By my various unscientific survey. wWe doulsave 3000.00 for shote who get mail versus email. WOur children deal with tweeter feeds. We need to do them to communicate with them.
Last weekend at the West-side meet and greet. I asked a stuend how can we get the message out to youth. We need to talk with them in a language they understand. We need to put it in words. People
DOn’t leave the party because of ideals but because we do something sand they get mad.
Iw ant to put our knowledge in to pracice.
When I am watching TV and hera stomaching like we are elitist that is not what we do.
I know who to get the word out.
Thomas Clay and I want your vote.

Michlle Mumford – GOod afternoon. I m grateful for the supper of those standing behind me today. Especially my husband. I also want to than those who serve in our armed services.
The pleaders up here kwkno me and my experience. I have served th party as SL Vcice Chair. I have used my experience as a lawyer in helping with the legistlarutre. I have worked on campaigns with local oriffices. I have takne my kids in tow and am active in social media and we .
We can reach aout and motivate.. I am running for secretary because I want to beat democrats.
I have been involved in politics since I wa s12 where I hlepd in the school. N
We need to support eh Caucus system. TCandidates with big ideas can challenge the establishment. I trust you and see how diligent you are to make informed decisions. Where else two we make an informed hcoie.
Once when I ran for local office. I will help us work through our disagreemntsn. We can work together. I bill bring my same happy warrior. I will make records and information available. My
My m morst improatn roll is to beat Jim Mathson. He is the guy who voted for Obamacare and he voted for it. We don’t want IRS to administer our health.
I will help get them the support to beat back Obaomacare. How many of you feel the oppression. The federal government chave become too big and too corrupt.
I wa on wall street on 9/11. I wa a clarifying relief when I awa the freedom tower go up. THis is the time for our children. THis is the vision energy and organization.
Micheele Mumford and I ask for you vote.

Vice Chair willing billing and votaw
WB – 1018 40.19 RV – 799 31.54% 716 for Lowell
1 min. speeches
Willie B I am honors to be considered for their sytesm. I have a passion for this system. I understand the root problem. I fyou ask 100 people about the system most of them haven’t even heard about ti. I want to upgrade the teenage repulcanes. It has been over 20 years this is not just a Wastach front party. It is a utah state party. I have the time and resources to put in to it. I work hard and represent you. Thank you very much.

Rick V – 18 years ago I moved here nd didn’t ealize that I have moved to heaven. I know James Evans inside and out. I really want to hel phim and move together as a team in the past.
aim ready to serve as your vice chair and help James move things forward. You want the job don ant get the job to me. Hel pme, help James.
Thank you.
vice chair vote
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TW – Chairman Awards: Kitty Dunn worked on Hatch campaign and the other award will go to someone who worked on Liljenquist campaign. Once the decision was made they came together. L
Lte’s make diferrernce be strong. Lets come together and do what’s right of rustah. Thank you.
Chairman sara: Holly Richardson – I am an avid follower of HOll on the HIll. TSHe wired tirelyessy in the campaisngs. She came together to make th party to ge better. Join me in welching Holly to receive the chairmans award..

HR – We have heard a lot today. Lat years example onI campaigned hard but Orrin Hatch is not the enemy his is our Senator. I am proud to be friends with Kitty dunn and work with her and ask you to do the same. Thank you.
TW – Final Waard goes to Mike McCauley. he has done the are work to keep us honest and keep the party moving the direction with very strict federal comapaing laws. They require a lot of experience to make happen. Plesas join me in Thanking Mike McCauley foes Party Trearurer.

MM – I am so sick of him telling me what to do. I am out on the floor holding out cans. We would love to had eyou participate. Thank you so much for wallowing me to be t reasruet. Thank you.


Michelle 78.72% Brown 15.65% Clay 5.63

Second round in Vice Chair
Willie Billings 68.84% Rick 31.16%

Clair Ellis – please look at page 5 for other committee members.
THere is a typo on about 4 of the proposals. I wil point them out as we go along.
TW – While we are waiting to bet the text changes I will ask Governor Herbert to come up to the Stage in the meantime.
Utah is more than just a pretty place to visit. WSJ – Utah is the brightest star on our flag.
GH – THis is a new video that we are presenting to people around the world. I sm so grateful to be in Utah. Thaksn for all the ork you area doing.
This does not come and the outcome doesn’t happens ith out personal choices.
Limited government and employer th pirate sector.
Lead follow or get out of the way. We see leadership in Washington. We are leading and will continue to lead.
W need to get outcomes that empower the popel to become better than they are. Under Herbert Bell we have seen the results.
When I was in office it was at 84. and is now 4.7%. Our job growth is 3.5%.
Our GDP is 4%. Every sector of our economy is growing again. except one and that is government. That is gflatlines. We have fewer employees than in 2001.
We have rem braced regulation reform. We have 1096 regulations. And we found out 368 had no public purpose and we have eleimitedn them and mofieid them.
We cut our unemployment insurance by 26 millions.
Our phrase i that we need to gonverment off your backs and out of your wall test.
We have put 300 million it do education. We have realigned with a global market place We are makin sure that we have the work force for tomorrow.
What have thou done for a us lately. People redconginze utah in ways as never before. Nationla dn international level.
Just last week I wa sin Louisian and US Chamber of Chommerce names uds the number one boom state and the only state to rank in the top 6 of all.
Art laffter – economic adviser for Reagan. As we look at all the states for the economic future Utah is number one for the firfht year in a row. We are living the American Dream. We are not satisfied and moplacent. We are going to keep on dreaming and planing ahead and growing jobs.
Let me just say thank you. I am supporters of the caucus convention system. I wouldn’t be heard.
For making us the brighter star on the flag. God Bless you all American and God Bless the Sovereign state of Utah.

TW – Earlier heard Senator Hatch mention Ivan Dubois. He has served with 5 different chairman. We volunteer on weekend but Ivan workes weekend. Ivan was here until 1 am last night. I want to recognize.
We got him a gift card at the Montage.
Hear from Quin Monson. I had a lot of questions from you and Quin is join to give you poll results.
MChristent – Point of Order – Vote by Acclamation was skipped.

TW – Good point. When Mike McCauley withdrew.

Quin Monson – A brief Overview. I conducted a pre and post survey of you delegates.
Methodology – 400 of the 2012 attenders. Interviewd 5/10 – 5/14
Y2 Analytics marketing materials . . .
Party sponsored the survey. THey paid for it and gave us the list. We had complete autonomy. Most important measures are to ask in different ways.
1 – High suppert for existing system
2 – Support more participation by rank and file
3 – strong support for 60-70 percent
4 – strong support for 66%
5 – mised results
1) 76% for basic system
4) 77% of the delegates
— get in to primary 51 against 49 for

Clair Ellis – proposals submitted are in front of you that were referred to state convention. Others are sent to the central committee. The first proposal is sent without a recommendation. We forwarded it because it had already been voted on with a 2/3 vote from central.
James Evans – clarify the removal of 7pm
Fred Cox – I attended floor debates and I wanted to hear how each person argued. I was important to be at that meeting. We need to change people participating remotely.
We need to restore the time to 7:00pm. You are allowing for the caucus time to be changed and variable.
TW – Motion to amend
If it is amended then it will require a 2/3.
James Evans – I appreciate his points. The reason for striking caucus to have 7:00pm. We are trying to give opportunity to increase participation.

Carl Powell – locally based caucus system. We are going to amend it to be controlled by the state.
Question – Does this change allow the state to change Davis Countys’ process?
TW – No

‘la verkin’ – I think that it should be in favor to fthe people and not the state and they should be able to make choice.
We have tried to get the state party to set some uniformity.
Against – The way this is worded the state central committee can dictate what it should be. Where the locals can decide. The central committee can dictate what the agenda could be
POI – It doesn’t state a time format for when those designations should be made. The
TW – There is a lead ‘notice time. That is what has been done int he past. It has been for consistency.

Proposal #1 Voice Vote – No’s have it
Lisonbee – We would have discussion on the caucus convention.

Proposal #2 The Resolution
Against – You cannot add proxy voting if it is not part of our bylaws.
Favor – I would be willing to accept amendment and it is a resolution.
Against – Keep research and throw away the rest with the list.
VOTE : Ayes have it. It is amended.
Favor – All this resolution is promoting research
Against – Because of my constitution. They don’t’ want online registration. They won’t register pre-caucus. I like online caucus streaming.
FAvor – This is non-binding and this is the opinion of this body. We want to see our system approve. Those who are meeting at state central committee.

Motion – Remove on the list of items
Voice Vote – Fails

Proposal #3
Report by C&B COmmittee – Shuna Jo Larkein. Submitted by Mickelsen. It did not pass with a2/3 vote and wear sent here and requires q 2/3 vote for passing.

Arturo Morales – We had another vote this morning. And this failed 60 for 65 against.

Kristin Chevrier – It can not be forwarded.
TW – It was forwarded earlier

Enid Greene – If you make it easier for if you have to get 40% of the delegates or 1/3 of the delegates. In fact this used to be 70 – 30 and as incumbents objected. This was an incumbency protection act. Let’s go back to what we did 15 years ago. A super morjoirty and you can avoid a primary and you.
Against – Arturo there are those whoa want to raise to 2/3 or 70%. It will be an elite group. Their rethread is that if we don’t do it then they will create another system. All threats and discussions are on this. We asked our party leadership for facts on this. We need a plan of action and consqueestnces.
If we give in to blackmail today then who will stand tomorrow. Vote not to increase threshold. 60% works for Utah.
Favor – Dwight string ham – We should not vote out of fear. THis is allowing us to change the rules. If we raise the threshold. then it is because it is not to another route. Bring it down to two . Then it is just a matter of numbers. We don’t need to be a anny party.
That is a good enough reason to give to them.
Against – Fred Cox – If you look at the survey, that 77% that thinks they want it. Only 42% are somewhat in favor. 2/3 were happy with 60% threshold. RIght now we have good people that run against incumbents. If the incomenbt does not believe they are at risk to lose then they don’t listen to the delegates. If we carais the threshold then more reaches go.
Motion to AMend – Where it says 2/3. It is in order to make an amendment to that order. It is the scope is inside the range.
Appeal the decision of the chair – NO!
Todd wailer (FAVOR) – I have been a delegate since 1998. We used 70% threshold. I am here to tell you that I think it was a mistake to bring down to 60%. The system is under attack is a for reason.
Against – Lisa Shepherd – Incumbent protection act. If you get in to a primary then we end out with bloody candidates and it reflects the caucus vote. This only affects statewide and congressional seats. It will take the campaign managers and we may be creating flyover counties.
Favor – I support this agenda. 2/3 i have seen it work We had a situation that had a lady running agsint establishment. It went to a primary because she was unknown but won with the biggest landslide. At 60% we make it much easier to allow special interest to control our caucus.
Against – Jacqueline Smith – ASa candidate against Rob Bishop we both agree that this would create flyover. This was a good balance between 50 and 2/3. We are not a democracy we are a republic.

POINT OF ORDER – Abberration when he central committee voted on this. it create an issue. If the ctnerl 2/3 this morning then we would have accepted.
/23 bfrom convention.
Because it failed why are we having a vote. It was sent a central committee ciT has gone through the agenda. i had done before.
TW – Within the meeting
We are still going to vote on it.

Standing Vote – looks like Against had majority
Electronic Vote

Question – 2/3 requirement?
TW – Yes 2/3 required.
44.68% yeas 55.32%

Proposal #4 – C&B report – no recommendation 2/3 required.
James Humphrey – Motion to postpone indefinitely and requires a majority vote.
TW – Motion accepted
Voice Vote – AYES!!

Senator Mike Lee – Thankyou so much. IT is grew tot be back in the fgeraets fast win the uionoi. 3 years ago President obama asked us to truest him with his system. 3 months tago asked us to rust our with his gun.s Then said beware of anyone that uses caution with government aortyrrancy.
Thane last week happened. What we asswa with the IRS and sty AP with Benghazi. We should bw worried. Ti si our greatest fear. Targeted, spying and lying to you.
I had great bi-partisan moment last week when I agree with David Axelrod. He said in “press obama defense the government is just too fast for hiim to control. IIt’s not his fault.
If one man can’t a mange 4 trillion govenrmtn then why 5 trillion.
We have to come together tfor what we are for. What we are for maters and is important. It is not just limited govenremtn but is robust civil society. WFree markets and robust institutions in Family, Churches , sysnagosu and other foluvery groups. We nee dot learn from these scandals, regardless of who is in charge it will happen. We have to reign in government. OTehrsie it is too easy to happen.
It is the nature of human being s to abuse pweoer when they have it. I invite each of you to join this nobel cause to build a strong society.
As we come together and have didsucssion with neighoer family and coworkers. We can bring it home to where it works best at the local state level. Govd Bless Sovereign sState of Utah and Bod Bless America.

Rob Bishop – Thank you for allowing me to be here. Sorry I didn’t have an earlier appointment so I could leave. Some say that we should just bget along and pass something. Washington got along swimmingly when Peolosi, Reid and obama were in place.
Freidns ifs that is the cost of getting along I am not willing to pay the price. WIth an administration that has new enemy list. The House Replubclaincs seem to be the only thing that stands between you and the excess of this administration. We accept this because the Replucnacn philosophy does not need to chagne. I n the entire history of this state there has veoonly been 5 in sub ocmmitee chairs. We now have 3.
it is because we do not have rigid seniority system. We have term limit system. The next congress will have a new chair. WThis ommitte is extremely important so before I return to teaching here I want to be chairman of the committee. I wawnt you to know that I appreciate you being here. You care about the party and good government. In every time of our country heroes war brought forward. I want to work with you. The people who were here today got it. God Bless
CHris Stewart – Thank you. Some of you are wrnoering who is that guy. I can’t imagine how honored my parents are – I know my mom is there in Heaven. my sone is sharing a satege with some many of these others. I am so humbled and honored to be the newest congressman from Utah. Wveryone asks me whats it like. I will tell you what I have learned.
DC is out of touch and out of control nd they are out of money. THe only things we have too much of is arrogance and now we find out that we have too many IRS agents. I am going to sidebar. I have never been more outraged.
There are certain foundational things that you have to accept. If your guy doesn’t win and your cause doesn’t win and you accept that. The sam is true to be respected.
When you have distrectsa nd target their personal private and religious believe. That undercuts all good government. We have to address that.
We hd ermergcnay procedures as a pilot. I have implemented the same thing with my staff. Why am I here?
Clear and converstive voice to reduce size and power.
Increase personal freedoms.
Save ourselves from financial insolvency and bankruptcy.
Protouect and defend our national security.
That is what I am fighting for now. Thank you for givine me that on honor.
Novbmer 6 was a bad night for many of us but we area going to have a chance to lead again. We are going to be vigven that chance again. lead as a Replucancan not a ads dEMocarst . that is what will save us. GOd bless you and the UnitedsStates of America.

John Dougall – It’s great tone here to day. Iw ant to remind us that we want to avoid the tyranny of good intentions. When it comes to limintgin cognverment it is actions that matter. Especitlaly when it comes to defending family values n religious values its actions that matters.
Don’t just talk about it but put your words to action.

Richard Ellis – We have ahd improtatn things to take care of and I want to thank you for being here. I tis an honor to serve as your state treasurer. I echo the things that government herbert shared.
I spent this last week in Pittsburgh and it is great what is going pin here. We are meting with the ratings next week and we have a great story to tell them.

Sen Neider a houser – it is a pleasure to be here today to talk ago utthe state legistlarture. We have a Replubclian Govern and a super majority plus Replican. This is because we have consertive principles. We have fiscal conservatism. We awn tot balance budget. We have some concerns with what is doing on in Washington.
I want to talk about Utah though. i ahd a constituent send me an email. He was concerned about the solvency of taste State of Utah.
What are our unfunded liabilities? Medicaid, transportation (matintentnace).
We have today a funded liability of 76%. This is troubling for us and for you. Thanks to Sneator Dan LIljenquesit and dealt with this issue. We now have a tiered system that will get rid out our defined beneficent and will become 100% funded over the next few years. This will put us on financial sound ground.
Are we borrowing? THNo. We never borrow for operations and pension payments. We cut first if we need to. Instead of raising taxes or borrowing money we cut. If we do borrow it is for buildings and roads and it is for 7 or 15 years. The reason we have a AAA bond rating.
Is that states income enough?
We have some challenges aged. seven if we don’t expand Medicaid it is growing at a significant pace andd is taking more budget. It will take up all transpaortion and education funds so we have to address these issues now. 27% of our budget is from federal funds. Do you think the federal government is going to conteinu with this. We are going to have to deal with less funds. We had a some great legislators with Ivory and Henderson

Lockhart – Thank you fstayind and being so dedicated. You have elected a strong delegation in DC> CLearly it is an uphill climb. Let’s be honest the real action is here in Utah. The real action is int he states. Because of the hard work we have a balanced budget. We have 100s of millions in rainy day funds. We have insfratstruct and make goods and services abailav.
Busines friendly evneintonermena nd investing new dollars in education. We are actively pusihin back against the intrusive federal govenremt. We are join to face th challenges head on. We must protect the elands and resources. Our schoolchildren are now longer served by old education. We need to face the realities of todays world. We nee dot make sure opoliciesi support growth.
We have work to do. Utah’s House of Represntative has never been afraid to address the big problems. I am honored to represent the 64 hours offiec.e
I hope that you have ahd the opportunity to rind your representative and talk with them because they are getint gut job done.
I am happy to be speaker of the house as we solve the issues of the day.

TW – Our next speaker has become a national icon. Mia Love is a star and will consinteu to be a leader in this nation.

Mia Love – Well the first tuesdya in November was a tough night for the 4th district and it was an ven tougher morning. That is what it would bmena for our families, values and country. Some want do change our values. OThers want to take 4 years off. Genearl Bgeorge Patton is the test of success is who high you bounce when you hit the bottom. How resilient will be be in the face of overwhelming opporutiotns?
That is the only thing that will allow us to climb again.With all the challenges we face as a country. Are we going to persistent or panic. Will we make sexless or will we look for opprtutniety to get it back. You just have to show up everyday. We need to climb higher than we ever climbers before.
yes, it is true that we face serious challenges. Some wills ay that everything is lost. Our economy is in cliden and if youlistne to the beat of the negativity you may not want to get out of bed in the morning.
One year agao I stood in this room sand right here you launched me on an adventure that we will never forget a. Your egnernarioty and supporter were inspiring.
TOgerhe we are able to raise Utah’s voice and Utah’s values to the world.
I want you to picture your sone , daughter, grandchild. Pictuer those who look at the taks and then look at you and say “I can do that.” Strive for mor sand better. We must strive and we will csucceeed.
So my message to all of you today is that we have been here before and we have overcome because have struggled because we do strive for more.
OuAs a party we will unite. We will show everyone ehta we will never give up. We stand up after being knocked down. It means together we stand up and we look at the seemingly impossible task and say we will do that.
We have never been a nation of fear blame and failure. We can look forward to our goals. Our greatest is our family principles and folvuteer organizations.
People like you who do good. I can support my city and raise my voice. I was raised by patriots, not the federal government. Because you, you delegates were the source of my confidence and I wanted you to be the first to know that I am officially entering the race for Utah’s Fourth congressional seat. applause and stand!!
I don’t know about other states but you and I have unfinished business with Jim Matheson. Combinding my confidence ewe are stronger than ever and we will win.
Then we can do what we set out to do. REdcue debt, balance budgets, power back to epopel, better education, unleash entrepresenter and help seniors. We will work hard to ensure the future for our children and grandchildren.
We live in a time and country where were should be inspired. As a country ask as individuals we will not budget our way in to the night. We will stand up and stand out. as examples of all that is good and right in America.
I have never felt such honor as standing with you this past year. As we march forward to a better tomorrow and brighter trays. I invited you to join and you voice, commitment and bounce.
Utah will be that shining city on a chill. This country, this ameriac is a place to possess for years to come. I know you and huoru struggles. I have been with you on the battlefield.
May god bless all of you, those stat oe SUtah and the Unitied Staets of America

Enid Mickelsen –

Having a candidate who is not our party nominee have floor time… I love Mia Love
This is Bruce he asked me to show you this picture. Shortest speech of the convention.
When I look at wha tis going in our country I don’t feel like starting with a Joke. We have a chairman who understands that we were way behind technologically. That is being addressed and will never happen again. H
He undersatansdd that we need to raise more money. He is doing an extraordinary job and we are supporting him. I have thought a lot about the roles we play.
When you have to fill out the IRS you have occupation. Stend, attorney, moomo and other things. I started thinking about what I am going to put on that IRS form later on. We are seeing an erosion of our fundamental rights by our Presendient and administration. This is not hyperbole and red meat. This is not exaggeration.
We know we didn’t have enough time to save our Americans. How did you know there wasn’t going to be enough time.
The AP phone tap and now they found out that they have been used and they don’t know what to do about it. WHen you think about an administration that swoops up phone records of 20 different different reporters including the House line that should give you a cold chill.
We have a service Center in Ogden here. They didn’t send the dirty work to CUT but in OH, DC and CA. If there is a heavier hand of government that clenches their hand round the neck, then there is nothing worse that hearing you have an IRS audit.
When the President uses the IRS to discourage the free exercise of idea in this country. then we are dangerously close to become ing a theird world country.
Wht do I do for a living? From now on when I file I am going to say – “Patriot” That is not more important than mom or wife but my country needs me to stand up and say proudly that I am a patriot. we are all patriots and we will not stand for our rights to be undermined in our rights.
Join me in being a parties and Repulican party and a bastion of freedom from those who would take it away from us in the name of doing good.
Thanks for letting em represent you at the RNC.

C&B Proposals
Proposal #1
Clair Ellis – under our party constitution delegates are allocated on Repuluican strength. Salt Lake and Wasington counties have made a local decision to assign one s tate per precinct. County parties may allocate according to their judgement. It will have to be done by the bylaws.
This enables the large counties to do what they are doing without being disrupted
Against – I am against this proposal because of the second part. I don’t’ want them to be able to combine. we got from 3 precinct chairs who weren’t coming to us having 5 that showed up. I want my precinct heard every time.
Favor – Purely for the effect that if we are trying to find and bring more people to understand what we do, then this gives that opportunity to those that are not greatly represented.
Against – There is an issue with smaller precincts but this is not the right way. Franctionla amounts could be utilized. The allocation might also not be even. Some precincts would get partial. This problem needs to be solved this proposal does not do it.
Favor – So every square inch has to be allocated a precinct. If we combine like we do in Utah County we need to be ablet o do this. In rural counties is a way that we are able to allow a delegate.
Against – POINT OF INFORMATION – What is the Republican Strength formula?
TW – it is based on how they vote for the top four elected officers.
Motion to Amend – SKyler Birdside (motion fails)
Against – Weber County – this same sponsor comes up with something to gerrymander a way for precinct delegates will be selected. If there are problems that need to be addressed but let’s not make this in to a gerrymander thing Chicago style type politics. Deserving precinct to less deserving
Favor – This affects our county a bit. Park Valley and Grass Creek. He has one that is 90 miles from the next precinct. We should drive it down to the grassroots at the County. This is something that each county should take a look at.
Vote – Stand -> Electronic
Fails – 990 to 782

Proposal #2 – 2/3 vote required
Arnold Gaunt – line up the rules with the practice except where I had to apply the rule and others don’t. So I wanted to clean it up.
Voice Vote – clear AYE

Proposal #3 – 2/3 vote required
Lisa Shepherd – This allows us to allow the county’s government documents
POINT OF CLARIFICATION about the paragraphs
Against – If an alternate is available they should be appointed.
Favor – I wanted to address the concern – that issue is in your county bylaws. I want to say in favor that the candidates have access to the delegates. THis is a county decision as a “may” not a “must.”
Against – I would like to speak against this one. We have not alternates in SLCounty for good reason. The state central committee had some intimidation but I think we should leave this with the chairs.
Favor – I think this puts the counties in the driver seat. Some counties do this so the precincts to be in the driver seat. It also lets the people make the choice locally. There can be pressure for the chair to appoint certain people.
Against – Power grab from the precinct chair.
Voice Vote – clear AYE

Proposal #4 – majority required
John Hohlbauch – preferential voting is explained in Roberts Rules. This allows our precincts to have the option. I heard horror stories of balloting from other precincts. Mine only took four for me.
Against – I feel that the discussion is multiple rounds is better. It may take longer and keeping people feeling they have a voice.
Favor – THis is very important. It reduces the time for balloting. No on is going to come back to 6 hours. When I first was there I didn’t understand it. But it is very powerful and reduces the time. The precinct is in the drivers seat.
Against – Historically it has been better to make the decision locally. However consistency in training is very important. If we are to adopt a proposal like this then that would be a significant challenge. We must be consistent.
Favor – I think the move today to support power at the precinct level is good. THis is generally good and allows them the option. If there are valid concerns then they can choose not to.
Against – I am not opposed to the IRV per se. I think this should not be in the Constituion versus the bylaws. As I have researched and studied math and tabulation then I am concerned.
I think this experiment belongs in bylaw and not in Constituion.
Favor – I have been in a precinct where we were the only one. One lady have to leave to take care of the kids. The only legitimate concerns relate to training on the website.
Against – I am a fan of IRV but in this implementation the math can arise from the two county delegates. In an election where there is more than one victor.
When there is only one then there is no problem. But when you have multiples then it gets to be a real problem with once of seven versus two of seven.
Voice Vote – clear AYE

Proposal #5 – 2/3 required
Arnold Gaunt – I have had interest in for a long time. On the central for 8 years. One of the things I have noted in being on that committee it has regularly adopted amendments and bylaws that are disconnectedd from the delegates.
Voice Vote – clear AYE

Proposal #6 – 2/3 required
Motion to Postpone – clear AYE

Proposal #1
Marco Diaz – We reach out to every one. It needs to be balanced.
We want to say, hey we welcome you to the party and want to make it a broader more welcoming party.

Minor Amendment – Larry Meyers: Slight change
Remove the portion of the paragraph that refers to square themselves with the law.
Favor – I like this amendment since we like so much of the rest of this but that portion is not going to get support.
Amendment – I recognize Larry’s motion as a friendly amendment.
Voice Vote – clear AYE

Against Amended – Item 6 and 8 it indicates only Hispanics.
Favor – I used to be against the Dream Act and then I spoke with some. THey are very assimilated and very American and they just don’t have a passport. Seeing these people they perpetuate the poverty in country. We need to fix immigration.

Motion to Amend – Move immigrants in place of Hispanics.
Voice Vote – clear AYE

Vote – clear AYE

Ben Horseley – Move to Adjourn
Voice Vote – FAILS

Propsal #2
Exact wording of the Compact. The co-sponsors are good friends and people you know. The Compact contains important values. It balances justice and mercy. Good policy will include both. The Compact is not an amnesty document. It is not a reference to any particular piece of legislation. A declaration of five principles. Carefully vetted by many.
Against – We just passed #1 which addresses immigration. We failed this in Utah County. In 2011 and 2013 had a legislature that failed there as well. I move to
Motion to Postpone:
Against – We need to reach out. We have rejected every reasonable reform. It is time to recognize. Why are we so much against immigration.
Favor – We have just passed a first resolution that deals with compassion and this body has adopted of its own accord. The Compact has a lot of language that is conflicting with the prior. Let’s table and move on to other issues.
Against – With due respect the assertions are inaccurate. The compact does not speak about Amnesty. The Utah County voted on platform change. Both of these resolutions came in separately. TO the extent that we want to focus on our needs we should support the Utah Compact and vote on this issue.
Favor – I believe in the language as I understand it. It does not use the words wrong. The language is too vague. I support the motion the Postpone.
Voice Vote – not clear
Electronic Vote – 51.4% for

Proposal #3
CHerilyn Eagar – Next week congress is voting to defund the state of Utah. Here in Utah if we expand Medicaid we will be in an unstatusatiable position. We would stand to lose and the State of New York would gain. That is unfair to our star. Over 131,000 in Utah are uninsured in Utah and we would add 58% of them to the roles.
My father was a doctor and he said that one day the medical care would change once Medicare was passed. So I am speaking out strongly on this issue today. let’s support our delegation and pas this resolution.
Against – I want to make it clear that I do not support Obamacare. We have to be careful when we are talking about this issue. We have to consider who is involved in this. Because of recent legislation he was not qualified. He had to be rectified and he si a quadriplegic. I just want us see that considered here.
Favor – I am a medical provider and am for this. If you look n the editorial. I have worked witht he uninsured. I have struggled I would not change the system though and would not require you to pay for me.
Against – If this were a resolution to repeal obamacare then this would not be hard. But this resolution says that you need to take our tax money and instead of using it to take care of our people in Utah. We are going to pay for it one way or another.
Favor – Obamacare is nothing more than train wreck of more expenses and less benefits. By voting for this we do not want it and do not want to pay for it.
Against – Nobody wants to see Obamcare dead more than I do. We would oppose without taking the entire law. I wrote a college paper on the subject so I had to read the 2000 pages. If we oppose the expansion then we put the people who are required to go in on it to be at the IRS.
Favor – I took a look and the Supreme Court and we need to reject just the one piece.
Eagar – THis is a tax not an earmark.
Standing Vote – Ayes have it

Proposal #4
Eagar – Point of PErsonal Privilege – spell name correctly please.
Common Core is a set of one size fits all with a national tracking database. We think this is weakening the federal privacy laws. This also is leaving legislators out of the process. THe RNC passed by common consent. This is set up for Utah specifically.
Chaffetz endorses this. Senator Grassley has submitted a proposal to defund. I would like to conclude with a couple of important thoughts here. One of the national committee members said that if we believe in local control then oppose common core. We don’t have to give up on high standards to have local control.
POINT OF ORDER – WHen there are proposals we are voting on all?
TW – Yes
Against – 27 year educator I have challenged common core. The original documents. THey are not a curriculum outline. THey do not mandate assessments. Total control is left up to the local control. Our core can be local. Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.
Rob Biship – as a person I don’t like the Core. As a Congressman I think the decisions should be made by the state.
My concern is not witht ecommon core, but this administration is using this as a Hook and that should be clarified.
Against – I teach High School politics and have taught for 26 years. I voted for Norm Bangerter. The Common Core is a sset of goals and standards that does allow for local control. They choose their own goals. We just believe that they can have more. Lets wait for a better resolution.
Favor – While I respect the comments. My daughter goes to Maeser. She gets A’s except mathematics. During the last several weeks we had a long meeting so that we could chagne her position and classroom. THey cannot allow her to change her class because of COmmon Core. That is what the Counselor said in our meeting.
Against – I teach sixth grade. I taught this year. My sone asked me about it. I don’t think our curriculum has been diluted. I looked at the common core facts then you need to read about it. This Resolution is full of opinion. If you haven’t studied it then you have missed.
Favor – I want to just talk to delegates. In 2010 Marco Rubio the Administration bypassed cCongress when they changed NCLB IF people adopted Common Core. Mitt Romney disagrees because the Administration will move control.
Against – Not a congressman or teacher but just a mom. I support the standards because they support rigorous. This is a state led reform. It is coming from our states to solve a problem. I support my local board that creates the curriculum. I am voting no on this resolution.

Electronic Vote:
James Evans – THank you so much. As I traveled the state I know how long you have ago drive.
Have a safe trip and I look forward to working with you.

Heather Groom – Please support the blue. Make this an opportunity of blue.
TARS – We are the teenage republicans and get them ore educated about what is going on. We await to thank everyone who has given their time, energy, efforts and teams.
Especially for the 50.00 today at our booth. We are happy to have someone int he office
We are the key voters in the next election.
1044 versus 550 on Common Core

Marco Diaz

I am thankful to lead the effort in Utah -.
Utah College repulicancs weill go to DC and we will have a good time.
The platform I ran on was
Recruitement, grassroots, fundraising
We want to beat Jim Matheson. We need to have an army ready to help our nominee to take back our nomination. We need backers to help us do that.
Nay and all help we would appreciate.

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