20150815 Utah Organizing Convention

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8/15/2015 1:34:59 PM Information James Evans Good morning. We are asking our volunteers to help our deleegates get usehered in.
8/15/2015 10:03:13 AM Welcome James Evans “It’s seems like just a year ago what we were here and now we are back. So this is your last duty as a stae delegate. I want to thank all of you that have taken time out to cmoe today to make importatnt deision.
Welcome to the 2015 Orgniazaing Convention. Praryer by Chris Stewaret, then Pledge, then national anthem.”
8/15/2015 10:04:11 AM Prayer
8/15/2015 10:05:59 AM Pledge
8/15/2015 10:10:49 AM Information James Evans “What a way to start convntion. I want us to have acome to gether to be usinted as a party. I am proud to introduce Sean Yere as honorary co-char. Enid Mickelson will call the cnvetnion to order.
I will turn the time over to Enid until the end of the lection process.
8/15/2015 10:11:44 AM Introductions sean Reyes “Welcome. It si wonderful to here as honorary co-chare. I want to recongiz offciers on the statge. Mister Willy Billings. I want to recongizne Michelle Mumford. Thanks for your contriduction. And cameron robinson. Thanks. It has been my privielge to serve these past eserveral years. Let’s thank them one more time for their service. Also on the statge is Carey Diskcson and Jessica who are serving as todays Parliamentarians. Thanks to Dawn Savage an, Erica Savege, and the spencers. Thanks to the tremendous staff working for th party who work long ohours and give so much to the party.
In addtion the folowing deserver rcongintion. Thomas Whright finance chair and mumford our gernal counsel. There are many individuasl who have heepld make this a success. Please thank all of them for the ir tireless service. F
For the most critical item of business – coshair selfie.
I have done a quick job of trying to slash my speech down to fre up time. If twe cut the federal defict like I cut ths epech we would be better off.
I want to thakn those pulic officials whoa re electerd. Staff and supporters. I want to thakn you and each of yeou who traveled form all over the state. You all are the guardians of the conservicative principles of this party. Thank you for the time yo uinvesta dn how seriously you take your responsibilitie.s You are elected officials and public servants in your own right.
I hate politics. Many “”ticks”” Poicitianon alsway ask the question of how the office anc serve them. But a publica servant asks how they can serve. I know of no better service than what you do.
I ant to address some critizicms. Nationally the Demoscarst have mocked for so many caniddates.
But really there are only 17 candidates – what I say to the crcitcs. Think what you want about them. There are 17 people who would be a better president than Hillary Clinton.
Another thing. Some say Utah is divided and fractured. If we are diviend then our succeesses are more impressive. A purely repulicabne DC delegation. I even went to Emory coutny and there were Elelphonats marching int heparade. We have a leader you may disagree with but we ar successful. I have been with him up and down the state. He has worked to prectes our system. Never seeking attention for himself and only interestd in the party. If you woueld join me in thanking leadership team, please stand, James Evans.
He is a super man up and down the state. We have ahad this much success as a splintered party just thingk about what we dcand do when united. We need to be on the same team.
This is what I would say to the detractore. We have the right principles and values. Solid leadership. We are getting stronger and look out for us in 2016.
Some Democrats say we are not diverse. I don’t’ know if they have looked around our party lately.. We have a wonderful represenation. We demostrate that Replucan values speaks to values across groups. We ar eleading the way. If anyone wants to critizce the party, let me make one more observation. We have the ladership that is unprecedencted and we exert the most pressure nation wide than any other fedreal deldgation.
Governor Herbett is Chari so National Goversnors and Bramble an Chari of NCSL – we control the nation. If we had the Klingon empire we could rule the univers. I am going to foroge my report later on but will give you some highlights.
The Office recently won 5 awards for agency, and public service. We were awarded the Ethics in Governemnt waard. I enjoyed being with Mike Lee for recongintion in conservative causes. We were protcecting children in the world.. I have just secured a new attoryney to represent our interestes in th Supreme Court. We are filing lawsuits and briefs against Obama in Gun Control, Publica Lands, Specides or many areas of concern. IT is not just because of policiy disagreement but to remind tthem that thiere is a 10th aemendtemnt and there is a sacred Constustution and no person even the pResident is a above the law.
When the EPA chose to control the waters of the US this is the most outraouges event. By the way, why would we want EPA to control water? They just released 3 million gallons of toxic sludge in Utah. I will hold them accountable.
I will be vistiing the mine site this week.
I know you are taking about defunding planned parenthood. For ethical reasons we do not discoluse thinge s we are rinvatstationg. I am worling on protecting born and unbornd to the full extent of the law.
I’ve got a page of closing remarks. The cOncsitation was divinly inspried. Righte came from the monarch – Wrong. They are not from King and lOrds from the King and tois to the people. Always and forever. This is who we are as Americans and Replucans. Publicand private morality is needed. I pray for the powe to stay true to these princples.
What lies before us and and begind is tincoy compared to what lies in us. Emerson.
God bless you our party and United Staes. Good luck to all the candidates today.”
8/15/2015 10:27:11 AM Information Enid Mickelsen “Godo mornigning. I should have said Aloha to get response.
James while runing unopposed thought it would be approraite for me to run the elections. Today.
I am going to currently call it unoffically to order but we need to take care of some business.
We need to have a credentials committee report but some of you have just registered – so we will take some ations first.
We have a group of Sponsors called the Chsairmans Circle. He asked people to donate 25,000 to the party. Anyone that did that was invited to address this convention for not more than 8 minutes. We are going to ask the first of our circle members to make their presentation. You will want to share your appreciateion for their generostiy.
Governor Gary Herbert will be first to share his message with us.”
8/15/2015 10:29:47 AM Information Spencer Cox “I aprpeciated this appoportunity to adderess the group. Most people don’t’ know me as lt gove. Itt has been my privielge to meet you. I often confuse people by showing up instaed of him.
We did some ccommercials on of our intervie on the street. I asked them the question if they knoew the lt vgvero. The shows have editores usually. Who clean it up. There were 60 people we talked to and none of them knew me.
A lady in the dome. And was ased to take apicture of someone versus to be in the picture.
I thank you for your sacrifice. I want to share one more thing regarding SB54. I oversee elections. I am the one that gets sued. That is my role.
I have had people say – why not just not enforece SB54 and I took an oth.
I do not pick and choose which laws I enforece – we have a President that does that.
We are trying to figure this out and get it right. W will do it faithfully.
I have had the honor of working with Governro Heber. He cares about Utah ahdn has vision and priciple.
The governor was selected to the behte chair os fht national gove assoc. He always say that he is the only governor is runnign f for presidnet.
People are looking at Utah for leadership. There is a lack of courage that is happening in many parts of our coutnry. The states of the Union need to step forward and solve the probles.m Ist si the foundingfathers wanted.
There is one governor that is standing at the head. You know what is happendin here. It is our turn to lead.
Please welcome govenor Gary Herbert.”
8/15/2015 10:34:36 AM Information Gary Herbert “Thank you.
Who was that guy? He looked familiar…
Thank you for taking yoru tiem and being part fo the convention today. Thanks for your services Let me metnion a fewe things that ar germain to aour gathering.
Dan Jones talkead about right track and wrong trap poll. 75% thingk we are on the wrong track.
In Utah we are asked and we have about 75% in the affirmative on the right track. We have not reached the primised land but ar eheade din thre right direciotn. This ai I ag reate place fo r business. We have great quality of life and we have success here. We are being looked at.
Why Utah? What is happening? We have an opportunity to be the role model. There ar eplenty of bad role models.
We have one of our candiates who said – “”we want to achive 4% growth in UTS”” the mdedia attacked hime saying it is unrealistic. Pie in the sky. Plitico says it is impossible.
4% may be impossibel for them but they forot to tell Utah. We set a goal as the best performing economy in America. We knew wehre we wanted to go. The latest Dep of Labor says we are at 5.2% which means that for the fifth month in are row we are number 1 in America. We are going int eh rigth direction.
We need to say number 1. We need to deal with challenges. One has been aluded to. Federal overreach. IT si burdensonsme and sotly to reach. IT hets lands, ecudcation and ehalth and human services.
We need to stand up with self determination. We need to take responsibility in our lirves. To that end, as the NGA Chair aI have created a card with wth governonre. Fidning solutions and ways to help our lives.
I hearkedn to a quite from James Madion on Federal 45. State versus Federal govnermtn. He talked about the poweres being enumerated as dfninte and few. The opwer to tstates are numerous and indefeinte. We understand staes right sand powers. WE get our own outcomes. C
Check the budgets of the 50 states and see how we are doing. If you combine the budgets of all states it is 1..7 trillion dollars. The budget from Obama is 3.99 trillion – 2.5 times more than the combined spending of the states. WE hae it upside down. This over time the stats are just back seat drivers with the federal chaufeers. We need to put the stase back int ehdirers seat.
The publicanlands ia a big issue. The orverreach is observable. I support Bishp and cChaffetz to work with acres. We are losing lumber industrey due to beetel and forest fire. The loss of grazing. There is a better way to do it. Utah should have a bold postiion.
UI supprot Bishp in what he is doing and we should have a rold in public lands.
We have a unique challenge in Utah with education. Our mediat age si 29.2 year sof age. We are tech savvy and biluguarl. We need to keep workin on education. I a pleased to see their efforts. We are improving the graducation rates aby aroudn 5% pointes. W ewnat to make sure that Utah is in control of standsa and test curriculum. I am a Regan Replbucanand believe we can do away with Federal DofE. We can deal with eissues going foreadr. We need to work together to accomlish things.
I was introduced to a dmeeting with annumber of people.
I want to introduce Utah whose state has every other states in the rear view mirroe. Brigham Young said this is the right place.
Iam the 17th and still say this is the right place. It is the right place to live and we have the qest quality of life. Liike cream rising to the top we are the best. I asaulte you for what you do. Thank you very much.”
8/15/2015 10:44:49 AM Information Enid Mickelsen I am told that we need a few more mintues for credentials report. I am going to make one more suggestion. I let him because he is the governor and he didn’t’ know I was going to be strict. I am going to hold peole to the 8 mintues as much as we want to hear from our officals this is your Saturday too. We will know hear from Seantor Mike Leee.
8/15/2015 10:45:54 AM Information Mike Lee “Hello. Thank you very much. Thank you Jemae for runing sucha a great vonnetion. I say this every time I come here. It is great to be back in the United Staets of America.
I don’t get that kind of welcome in DC> When I furst ran in 2010 I probimited that I would serve by following the constiatusion. I probmised to stand agasint broken stat u quo. ItTHe contstiatuoin ahs makde america great.
I also promised to put the action – it was time to take the same path taken by the first generation of patriots. The Boston Tea party in 1773 was a protesta agaisnt the ogvnermetn that we do not want. Too much tax, regualste and is so far form the people that they don’tre spond to the needs.
History remembers it becaue they mad the moved from Boston to Philadelhpie. Thye need to make the new govnerment. We nee to porppse better govenremtn. That is why we are here today. A great man once said that a true soldier fights not becau eof what he hates in front of him but loves whe he has at hom.e.
A true conservative who is motivated by home isnt’a bout the govenremtn we don’t want.
I have spent the alst 4.5 years apposing policies but at the same time doing so ina way that involves proposeing better alternaties. This is the Utah way. Pricnplesa nd postiative offering alternatives.
Fighting for those in Utah and round tha oucnty for those that the status quo is leaving behind. I am pleased to responrt that earmarks are not more.
The pork grease that ofstered a genration of meals is dead. But stadly much remains before us.
Obabamacare ravagaes our system. Aek home pay is tangenat College is still too expenseive. Meanshiwle a continual stream of scandls in wathsing has been liying to them and tagerin those who are conseravatevie. Meanshilw poor families remain trapped inpoverty and the middle class is being qsqueezed tithget . Tinsiders maniputlate the law of that the expense of th emiddle class. After 7 years the chagne that was promised has not come.
The Preidsetn has become the status quos most stauchn defender. He belives that the status quo will work. If yony you will give me more money. It si that broken status quo that commits wme to run for US Senate. I set out to be different. I didn’tw want to be washingtons voice to Utah but Utahs’ voice to Wahsington.
Most of all I wanted or rpesenestat our unique model of success. Limited goenremtn leads to unlimited opportunity. Success can be searned by everone. And n one gets left behind. Utah has the stronges teconomeny and culter in America.
WE are famous for our vigor and gfutre. Our best entrepresenuers are not exeuctives. They are young compels starting a family. The most important investment is not a bank. They are sleeping in arms or spending a week in camp. Or waiting for amission call or college accpetanace letter.
The buseinss of Utah is Utahns. It is not about a good living it is about gulind a good life.
Freedome doesn’t mean youa re on your own but that we aare in this together.
That is the insight I bring to the Senate and the debat for the last foru years. I have worked to fix borken govenremtn. It is why have led the fidght for balanced budget amenedment.
Worked to fitht gainst Obaamcare. I have fought for tax paryes and working familiyes. I have worked on welfare reforms. Regualtory reforms so that the laws are made by lawmakers and not burereaucrats.
For education reforms that make college and apreecarentishie.
For a ttrong miliatyr at Hiill Air Force base and freedom is not free.
I have fought o werfore reform by ending corporatea welfare. It is why have forught to protect life and oppose fundingfor groups that sell tissue for profits.
For the last 7 years they have been workingo n the opposte ideas. A prhase comes to mind – when you are at the bottom fo adeep hole, please stop digging.
At the end of the day we have to remember the challeges that we face are steep. WE as aprmercinas know that our best days area ahed of us. As Winston Churchill said we can be counted on to do the right thisn after everythign else. A centurey is long enough to try that.
The journey we need to maek today is to move from Boston to Philatdeflephia to maek the governemtn we do want.
Join me in the cause to restore Constitotutoinlay lmited gonverment in Amercia. WE hav to act now. Pleaes join with me to resotre contintautionally lmited govnerment to America.”
8/15/2015 10:58:54 AM Credential Boyd Pugmire “There were not challenges abrought aaiansta.
1155 pre-registered — 1945 delegates total at this point. I move the adoption of the credentials report.”
8/15/2015 10:59:44 AM Motion Enid Mickelsen It was moved by committee
8/15/2015 11:00:01 AM Vote Enid Mickelsen “Unanimous aryes.
Registration will remain open until first eelction. We ave have a final report.”
8/15/2015 11:00:28 AM Business Enid Mickelsen Next is a Rules Report
8/15/2015 11:00:45 AM Rules The rules committee pposeospe the rules that are found on 6-9 on the program. These habe veen uesed int hapst.
8/15/2015 11:01:25 AM Business Enid Mickelsen A second is not needed.
8/15/2015 11:01:36 AM Motion Lowell Nelson Motion to amend
8/15/2015 11:01:44 AM Business Enid Mickelsen “What we would like to do – if anyone has amotion to amend the ruels if you would step to the microphone and identy the rule that you wish to amend. We will see which rules require discussion. We will othersie voet on the other rules that do not need modification.
All who mwish to amend pelase step to mike.”
8/15/2015 11:02:44 AM Motion Lowell Nelson Rule H as in Happy Days.
8/15/2015 11:02:55 AM Business Enid Mickelsen Are there any other proposed amendments to the rules.
8/15/2015 11:03:08 AM Motion Nancy Lord Rule M to amend in the rules.
8/15/2015 11:03:19 AM Business Enid Mickelsen We will move to adopt rules with the excetpiton of H and M.
8/15/2015 11:03:53 AM Vote Enid Mickelsen “Please stand. None opposed.
The rules are passed with exceptino H and M.”
8/15/2015 11:04:29 AM Motion Lowell Nelson “H I wish to append the second paragraph.
In case of a tie vote by central committee it shall be forwarded to convention.”
8/15/2015 11:05:21 AM Business Enid Mickelsen That rule is part of the C&BC procedures. Out of order.
8/15/2015 11:06:08 AM Appeal Lowell Nelson I disagree and would like to debate. As the gatekeeper they have withheld the amenment. A tie voete should go thte runner.
8/15/2015 11:07:05 AM Business Enid Mickelsen Is there someone that wishes to speak agasint.
8/15/2015 11:07:38 AM Question Do you see that the couements can be amended?
8/15/2015 11:08:08 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen Yes at the appropriate time.
8/15/2015 11:08:55 AM Motion Enid Mickelsen Anyone in favor the motion of the chair?
8/15/2015 11:09:11 AM Motion Nancy Lord Isnt’ there a proviiono in the current ruels for a 2/3 over rule.?
8/15/2015 11:09:33 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen There isa question of notice. When people fiel for office and how to be nominated. This body can not suspend rules for notice. IT would be manifeestly unfair to suspend notice rules.
8/15/2015 11:10:14 AM Question Nancy Lord Information. In Bylaw 7.5 reads that suspension shall be 2/3.
8/15/2015 11:10:44 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen “Point of order is out. Since we cannot change notice.
Here is what I am going to say. This motion si out of order. It seesk to change the rules that happened before this convention.
You can change the rules for the ture as long as it has been presented correctly.
If you support the ruling of the chair please stand.”
8/15/2015 11:12:06 AM Vote Enid Mickelsen “This requires a majority. There is a clear majoirty. The motion is out of order.
I call for the adoption of Rule H.
Ayes have it.”
8/15/2015 11:12:50 AM Point of Information Is this the same Nancy Lord that bgouth lawsuti against ht party?
8/15/2015 11:13:13 AM Answer Nancy Lord “We asked the judge to tell the party to follow their own rules. This rather than skimmingo nff seats to delgates and officials. We asked the jusdget to follow the rule.
The e rule did not include the rule.
I have the right to respond.”
8/15/2015 11:14:09 AM Motion Nancy Lord “Proposed amdnetment to rule M – the sentence that exists in the bylaw 7.5
Add suspension of the rules shall be by 2/3 of conventnion delegates present when a quorum is present.”
8/15/2015 11:15:20 AM Business Enid Mickelsen “Do we have a problem with notice?
You cannot add a rule that suspends things like we can suspend notice – ti will not apply to items that could not be suspended.”
8/15/2015 11:16:13 AM Appeal Nancy Lord I appeal
8/15/2015 11:16:18 AM Business Enid Mickelsen It is my ruling that the spsension can exist but will not apply if the rule is not legitatme.
8/15/2015 11:16:59 AM Answer Nancy Lord “There is no previous notice in the Bylaws. What is in Bylaws overrides Roberts.
You promied that you would bring something back the next year. You said it was wrong that C&B rsuppress. I have a recording of the convention that you said it.
I appeal your ruling based on Bylaw. The amendmenrt was received and should have been noticed.
The 2 to 2 vote killed it before it came to vonention. IT should have come before us. We should not be punished for that vote.”
8/15/2015 11:18:56 AM Point of Information “I am not aperson who understands of lot of rules.
Why was the suspension ommited if we have the quorum and we are a governing body?
Why not give us the power if it is withn our power.”
8/15/2015 11:19:47 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen “This is the governing boyd o fthe party along with elected officers, state central and exectuve committee.
These changes are directed in a certain way. This is what we have set up. The last convention agreed to those rules. When we don’t’ have something that applies we go to Roberts. The protections are there to protect the body so you know what you will vote on.
You are saying that we as a body should be able to jump over those rules. We canonot do that by changing the agenda.”
8/15/2015 11:21:39 AM Debate “That ability to change something. We want to give that to us.
I want this.”
8/15/2015 11:22:05 AM Business Enid Mickelsen We have the ability to do certain things. But we can’t change anything at anytime.
8/15/2015 11:22:40 AM Point of Information Cherilyn Eager There are times when suspended but that is not now and I just hope this body will listen to all the deliberations that is happening now. We have to go through serious considerations – laborious work.
8/15/2015 11:23:46 AM Debate “Speak on the negative of this proposal. We have ahd an opportunity to be prepared. We have looked through chapter and vers of utah law. We have looked on canddiates and papers to get best judgeemnt. With notice.
TO just come here without that then that would not be fair to review without jus the pressure of the moment. I believe this is a poor decision to vote this through.”
8/15/2015 11:25:04 AM Point of Information Lowell Nelson What is the notice requirment for this convention?
8/15/2015 11:25:19 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen Mrs. Lord I gave you the opporunity to speak. I fyou don’t like the rules. You don’t always get your change because the majority does not always agree with tyou. I will move this forward and we will vote on this motion.
8/15/2015 11:26:16 AM Vote Enid Mickelsen “Please stand.
Clearly a majority.”
8/15/2015 11:26:54 AM Point of Information Question about the notice?
8/15/2015 11:27:59 AM Vote Enid Mickelsen “Adopting Rule M as written please stand.
8/15/2015 11:28:25 AM Point of Order This microphone is broken? We never voted on the actual amendment.
8/15/2015 11:29:17 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen You are correct that we can proceed on her motion.
8/15/2015 11:29:51 AM Vote Enid Mickelsen We have now adopted all of the rules without amendment.
8/15/2015 11:30:11 AM Business Enid Mickelsen We will move forward with adopting the agenda.
8/15/2015 11:30:45 AM Motion Adopt agenda
8/15/2015 11:30:56 AM Point of Information You had mentioned the previous was out of order.
8/15/2015 11:31:15 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen I said that we could move to the point of the agenda and it will probably be another time without the notice requirement being met.
8/15/2015 11:31:45 AM Point of Information Nancy Lord “Why did proposal 1 not get proper notice?
It did not get proper notice.”
8/15/2015 11:32:07 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen “That is not correct factually.
Many of the delegates did not receive this.”
8/15/2015 11:32:58 AM Information Enid Mickelsen “There were not different pacakges sent to different people. So with half of you getting the information and half of you not then what does that mean.
I will get James Evans to the mike.”
8/15/2015 11:33:40 AM Information James Evans “Let me correct.
The 30 day timeline is the notice. The State Central Committee voted on amendements. The poposal was not included in the first maling. We could have held off for just one mailer.
There was a second mailer, so the notice was 30 days prior. The conclusion that it was noticied when it was acted on june 27. Once they had acted it woas given publicly. Mail time is wha tit is.
I accept your good faith belief that we are working as hard as we can.”
8/15/2015 11:35:50 AM Information Enid Mickelsen The notice requirement is not clear as to what form – the fact that is was on the website and the majority did receive I will rule that it was noticed.
8/15/2015 11:37:05 AM Point of Information Is there a timeframe when we are supposed to see that information?
8/15/2015 11:37:22 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen “It was on the website and the notice was given.
The agenda does not appear to have a detailed description.”
8/15/2015 11:38:37 AM Point of Information “I traveled long distance and didn’t’ get this.
Website is not access for everyone. I did not receive notice in mail.
I do not have Internet access due to rural location. Why wans’t this given out earlier? Why is there a double standard.”
8/15/2015 11:39:29 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen “Hopefully we can move forward. The notice requirements are that we send it to you. Most of you got it some did not. I like my hard copy. It is not just a blanket that it was on the webiste. There was a problem getting it with the agendsa. The problem with the agenda versus how C&B does its business. We keep trying to chagne the times.
Where are we with motions on the floor?
We are on the adoption of the agenda.”
8/15/2015 11:41:05 AM Amend Nancy Lord Remove proposal one from agenda whether or not it received notice.
8/15/2015 11:41:29 AM Second
8/15/2015 11:41:58 AM Motion Nancy Lord Proposal number 1 seeks to redefine party membership that instaead of just checking your box. …
8/15/2015 11:43:20 AM Point of Information What does the constitution say is the notice?
8/15/2015 11:43:37 AM Answer Enid Mickelsen “Here is what we are going to do. This is about one of the amendments. I have ruled repeatedly that it is aout of order to attach to another part of the program.
You have an agenda before you. I have ruled changes out of order.
You have upheld the rulings.”
8/15/2015 11:45:39 AM Motion Adopt agenda.
8/15/2015 11:46:06 AM Debate Please vote. The idea of changing a baseball game at the game is not fair and kicking dirt on the umporei doesn’t help.
8/15/2015 11:46:27 AM Vote 20 stand against.
8/15/2015 11:46:40 AM Vote Enid Mickelsen “Vote on the agenda.
Agenda is adopted (with 10 dissenting stands)”
8/15/2015 11:47:55 AM Business Enid Mickelsen “2015 Convention will officially come to order. Will the candidateas please make their way back to the podium.
We iwill hear from another sponsor – hwho has given 25,000. Mr Johnson take a few minutes to address the body.”
8/15/2015 11:48:57 AM Information Video.
8/15/2015 11:49:27 AM Speaker Johnathan Johnson “Overstock and I are proud of committement we have mde foof resources and money to help our party achive significatn vitcoreirs. It is you that makes tha party great. Some diapare you and wtown hall meetings but you are the commited leaders of our state. Thank you for all that youd.
Leaderhsip is ahwat leaderhsip does. It is not about talking and holing postion it is about doing.
We have to stop just talking about Reagna dn statt acting like him. I can tell you it is a dangerou day when you get rankined #1 in something.IT is dangerous because it is easy to get lulled in to comlacelnt. Remember yeterady rather than focusing on a beter tomorrow .
Leadership is about the future. It is particualr importatn in public service. We are to elect or hire great leaders. The qurolity o ldears we hire will determine our gonerment. The right govenrment needs to get our ot the way so that you can thrive.
Eadership matters now more than ever. IT is not just amnageing. And cheerleading. Not just high approval or just taking action the day before facing delgeats. It should be done months. It is not just about states rights lp servece and then looking to DC.
Leaderhsip is about performance not positon. It takes good and turns it to great.
My name is Jon Johnson and I am ready to lead the tstat of Utah. I want ot be Utahs next governenor. This is official. During the months agaed. I will travel thstate and reach out ot oyou and your neighbors. I will reach out to with ideas. In how we can turn Utah from Good to Great.
We have a governor who will have servced 7.5 years and I know that he wasn’t to keep his job for a 3rd teram. You will need to ameka decsion. Who will you hire to be our party’s notminee. Put me through a rgorus interview process. I am confident you will see that my acndaticy is the difrence between manageing and leading. True ladership is about
I want you to talke with me before the large elections. You can see how he and I difere in strangs trials and priors. If you think holding these typses of debets is a godo idea.
If you like the idea then ytext to 53 445 Yes or No. You deserve to hear the differenc.e
Lets debate how we will actually impovre deucation. We will allow federal govenremnt education throug common core – or lead with local educatores and local dollars.
Let’s debate how we preserve states rights. Federal Govnerenets maneg our lands?
Lete debtea becoming fiscally self reliatn with our serlves. 30% of our budget is from DC. Will we proactively lead when DC runs out of money. Let’s debate how e prerapar fo rgrowth. We will manage through poll after poll? Or we wll lead with clean air?
These are four of the issues we face – if you think we need to debate then text.
Utah is a great tstate. We can make it ven better. I am runnday to lead uUtah.
Hire me to be your next govenret. W need to act like Reagan and paint a fivison. Join me on this journey.”
8/15/2015 11:58:51 AM Business Enid Mickelsen “Cnaidate speeches and elections. All candidate have met the requirements. The candidates will have up to 5 minutes. We are goint o keep you to it.
As there is no opponent to Chair he is election by acclamation – congratulations to James.
As a point of personal privilege. Having been a state chairman myself – there are few jobs wehre you get less occolagdea sna lots of unkind. You do it for free.
I don’t’ know who has taken for flak and greif. There is not a more fierce defender of the casucs system thaatn James. He ahs gotten donors upset at him.
We need people to write checks and people who volunteer.
I thank you for going and getting elected in your local area. I want to aplaud Jame and thank him.
We have made some chagnes and this will rub us all the wrong way at some point.
While he was doing that we had enourmous success in 2014 including an all Republican delegation – first in a long time. Much of this has to do thanks to James for leading through difficult perioed. We want to tgain on those successes in 2016.
Thank you.
I have not always agreed with him. He has hung in with us and desrves your support.
For the office of vice chair there are 3 candidtesat.
Kathlee anderson
Phil wright
Rick votaw”
8/15/2015 12:09:15 PM Candidate Kathleen Anderson “even though I have been invovled int hparty fo the past 2 decasdes but most of you don’t’ know me. Despire our histor of fallible people we have endured. All are created equal and no one is insignificat.
I belive in the party of Lincoln and am commited to our princples. Wit ht echallenges we fac ein our stae and nation.
Now it he time for unity. A house divided will surely fall. America has never been united by birth, blood or soil. We are made of immigratnts who year to be free. Our cietzenry has rejoidce dn wept together. We hav raised a colelctive fist. We ar not goint ot take it any more. It is time for us to become usnited and reach out to those who share our vision. Therea amny young people that belive in limited govenrment and unlimited opportuntiy. No more fireing swauds.
We need to turn I can bc to republican. We hav ecome form a postiion of wekannesss. We are ina a position of streangh because our princpies worka nd emplower people. Poru principels are neded to unite our nation and pruse the best future.
The left ohas our matessageda nd out plaeyd. We will not shrug our shoulders. We will sauqre our shoulders instaend. This begins today with each one of us. I will be tasked with fudnrainign. I love gein in the redest state in the nation – but is si wrong to opproate in the red. We ned to be united by a common vision and inspreid by ab better cause. I will bring leaders to our table. Once we unite and people see we are in the princple then they will rise up and step up and they will pony up to be part of our story.
I have nocan not stay that I have held a brain (like dor carson) I have held a bby.
I am runing for vice chair – if you share my vision peopl fvote for me today. Thank you.”
8/15/2015 12:09:01 PM Candidate Phill Wright “Thakn you for being here. I am honored to have my wife and some of my childeren with me today. I was recently the chari in the Davis County party. I said I would defend the system – I took a lot of arrows – some in the back. I understan the importatnce of fund rainsing. We raised thousands of dollars aagisnt CMV move. We reaised money for the tate party to defend agaisnt HB54.
I beveli that we should not have aour rights infrigned upon by outside organization and group. SB54 allows a candiadate to bclaim a Rreplucain – it creates an open primary which alows them to creat our canidiate. I don’t work hard to let others choose my candidatea. This is the reason why we are involved an have passion. We are united by our platform.
The one3htird suppoted king and the onquites one and then thep atriots. Those who gave their lives so you and I could be thhere today. They had faith that their cause was just. They belive that word of Elijah – they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
Under our current preseidtne our values are repasbilced polictal coreectness. Cecil the lion versu body parts of babies . I want to thank governore for defunding planned parenthood in stat of utah.
No one can afford Obamacare, when our amensty was under attack and Obam gave the order to stand down o.
I believe cecause of our systm we are ar strong stateih. We need the caucus convntion syste. If we adhere to our opltforms and princples. We can tell washiington that thy e that be with us are more than they bat be with them.
I will work with James eEavns if I receive your vote today as vice chair of the reuplican party. Thank you very much”
8/15/2015 12:14:40 PM Nomination James Evans “(lots of people on stage) I am James Evans and as chair of the party I am proud to nominate Rick Votaw as vice chair. I take this nomination very seriously.
I know that you don’t like too much coordination. As much as I have been kicked around I felt tht ist was improtant enough that you know what a vice chari does. We needs someon who has experiecna dn can step in. He needs to be independetn enough to stand up to me and will be acting on your beahl.
Rick is the kind of guy that works hard andkeeps head down. He is humber in nature. He wasn’t you to be able to do your jobs. He ahs been with me and you fighting for the caucu convention systen. He awnt syou to be aable to rexpress your opinon.”
8/15/2015 12:17:05 PM Second Stan Lockhart “I want to thank Jeamse. It is a hard job. There are no perks. I am gratfuel for effots.
Rick is alitel arough aroudn the edeges but here is what I have learned about Rick. He truly believe in the pricinpels and he puts his own time and effort in. He is rough and not the most diplomatic. He will represent you. He dones’t just give time – he gives his money even. This man will be a great chari ffo this party.”
8/15/2015 12:18:23 PM Candidate Rick Votaw “I want to thank you as the delgates that owns this party. I am not wornning for thos so Ican work for you. I am commited to make this party a team to keep moving forward. I served as director of special projects. I have sidnged up over 300000 people to vote by mail. I was invovled in ths strongest growth. I will keep helping us build our organizaiton.
We now need to add in the Teenage repulicans. We need to grown them in to trees. Our Women SREplican is grown as well.
I have skilss in technology. I stand here and uhumblin ask for your votes as vice chair tfor the party.”
8/15/2015 12:20:31 PM Business Enid Mickelsen Two candidates for secretary
8/15/2015 12:20:56 PM Nomination I wsih I was sying good morning. I am chariwom o fSalt county replican party. Iwatn to nominate the represente as afuture of our party. I have worked with him for the last 30 yares. I belive that he sit he best hocice for esecreatry.
8/15/2015 12:21:41 PM Second Ken Ivory It is improtatn we stand up for liberty and he called me a while ago and asked aobu thwere I stand. I have seen him executre on that. Our nation needs strong and energetice people. I ask for you to vote for Bryce Christensn.
8/15/2015 12:22:30 PM Candidate Bryce Christensen “I am honored to speak to you today. Some of you know that I urn a small business. Of weeding cakes. I am acolleges student at UofU. I am medical student. And plan to be at UofU. I stared in politics many years ago. The debt was huge and our debt is coninteuing to grow. This is the issue that pushed me to work. I worked ain our county delgeate.
I worked on the collge replucanas. At Uof U we had only 40 members but now 250. I belive in states rights and think we can do better. I ave mowrkionon the state. I belive we can fundatementlay chagne how the colleg ruplicans opreate in the state. I have served in a number of leadership opsitions. And I pledge to support this. I have wored with other people in the psotiionso n all the issues.
Lots of people talkk about giving young a change. I have done this. I think we can do this andmake a difference. I think it is si the college age popel that need to see we are their party.
Thank you so much.”
8/15/2015 12:26:55 PM Nomination Richard Snelgrove I endoser and support Jacquei for Party secretaiy. She is the person we need to lead us. Join with me today in supportin Jacuqie fr
8/15/2015 12:27:38 PM Candidate Jacquie Nielsen “I am asking for your vote. I am an entrepresenure and run choain stores. We have 12 sons bewteen us, 3 who have served thi countyr. I understand the cost of freedom. During the past 7 years I have served ina number of roles. I have organized cacus and conventions. I have worked to elp raise funds. I started with lunders leadership fo Thomas Wrigths.
Then I spent 18 months running a great campaing under Dave Hansen. In party leadrshipo it is our job to rsupport all candidates. I have worked to suppor all candidates – council mena dn women as well and US representative and seantors. I have woarkld the rpecincts and hadned out fliyes.
I have held hundersa of signs in a very liberal county. I will provide minues and records as required by docuemtns. I support the Utah Repulican party platofrm. I will fight to rpeserve it. I bleive iti si whey have have great leaderhsip. I became the state senate nominee thorugh the cacus syste. I will work so that all candidates can get their informat. We as indidvudals, can and do make adifferenc.e Together can wen cahgne the world around us.
I will work to unite th party of the tough isseu. I will atend meetagin and not delegaet it so taaff and get our nominess aelected. Lethanks you.”
8/15/2015 12:31:20 PM Business Enid Mickelsen I would like us to close registration and have the credential registration to close. We have issue to address after the elction of fficers. We will now close registration and close ther port. Regration will not be open until after balloting is closed.
8/15/2015 12:32:53 PM Candidate Mel Nimmer “We are here to make decisiona dn leecte officers. We need the best leaders. Our first and foremeost duty is to find the best Replucains to ge telected. Not just locally but statewide.
We need soneom as a treaureer someon who can work with the other officers and someone with an excellent repuation. Someone who can be truested with the funds.
I am that person. I am ready to get to worok fo r you today. Theppeol behind me know me and my integrity. I have a godo working relahsip with our chair and toerhs running. Many know me and have supporte dme aeven when we don’t’ agre. As long as we agree 80% we can stand.
Last fall, chairman Evens presented a budget but the budget had not gone fbefore the committee. IT has not been reviewd. He infomred us that whe had disabpnd bdett committee. He then agreed that the proper review would be followed. He made a mistake, admiteed and made amends. We are all human and make mistankes and should make amends.
GO and sin no moor. I have made mistakes but I have worked diligetnly to amend.
My account liscens has never been at risk. I larened leasson as a young man to be honorable and do my job as called upon. Last minute attacks are from cowards and it is the lowest form of politicking. Therea are a few who give a badn name.
My opponent went in to public and I went to prviate.
He gets to audit what I do.
I have served in companies f rtheir fanancie. I have run for puplic office and have campaigned for many offices through out this state.
I am not asign you to vote me in for a job. We need to get our local leaders up to America. Bod bless this countyr and this party.”
8/15/2015 12:38:42 PM Nomination Lamar Christensen “Together with numerous other party leaders I am honored to nomiate and enoser abram young. Hwe his own strong values I suspte ihe is right.
I love public service and I introduce to you Dave Young.”
8/15/2015 12:39:51 PM Candidate Abram Young “I am going to be brief. I have enjoyed to getting to know wmny of you. I appreciate the support form throughtout the sstate. My wifes support is the most importatn. Since High CSChool.
Like most of you I have not run fo rhigh office. We are citzne Rpublicans. We care about our communities and try to make them better. I have worked hard in Sandy and Draper. I have worked to make programs better for you. I have work ed in Boy Scouts and uother grpams. Now is the right time for me to dedicate myself to serve in this party.
I am a CPA , I have not ihidden agenda. I supprot an dlive by the party princpiles.
In addition tot hat I belive the great heritage anin this state needs to be fought for. I am the watchman that you need in this position.
Thank you.”
8/15/2015 12:42:14 PM Business Enid Mickelsen “That concludes the speeches. This takes courage to stand up here and ask fro your trust. One minor issue to address. Farlye you have lefet some personal identativation with use.
At this point we would helar a recendtaila report. They have run a snag they are resolving. They will complete the reporte.
Our next item is a sprecial presetation fo rOrring Hatch.”
8/15/2015 12:43:30 PM Video Orrin Hatch “My name is Orrin Hatch and (Lane Beattie)
(Lew Cramer), (Alan Gardner), (A. Scott Anderson), (Vicke McCall), (Greg Hughes), (Sarah Palin), (news anchors. . .), Lowell Edwards), (max Christenson), (Gail Miller), (John R. Curis), (Stan Lockhard) , (Jazz Bear)”
8/15/2015 12:51:07 PM Speaker Mike Lee As one who works with him eveyr day. It is ahrd to identy who has served more to protcte religious freedom than Senator Hatch. As his freidn as colleague I present the Ronal Reagan Convservatiev Award.
8/15/2015 12:52:21 PM Speaker Orrin Hatch “I am grateful for the kind introduction. I love this state and I am very proud of its rcih history. I want’s their with Brigham Young sine I as in Congress at the time.
I acnate help but remener standing in front o the vnnetion cyears ago. The polls wer clsoe and it was anyones change to win. I am told that Reagn ensodresment was the only pre-primary ensdosrsement . I awas graetful for his endoresment. Regans’ invluece is lareg over our party. From our ealy stage sin the sneatoe I worke diwht ihm on his agendsa.
I liked his princpled and practical approvach. Heawas politacally prudent and provided us with leadreship I honor his memory by following his example.
I apprecaited his recognition as “”mr balanced budget.”” Presendte regan and I share a love for liberty. I sponseord the FRElispre Freedom act. IT providbts burdersn on the free exercise of religion. It allows us to stand agsitn athe plicitally corect people who are rwerecking our coutnry. This legisaltion is more imporatnan now than ever before. I am deeply troublgend by by some as relighois protection is a licens to discripmaten. WE cannot let this be done.
We in Utah shoud stand for these things. Freedom is noever more than one generation waway. We need to recdouble our reefrts to defend liberty. Regans push is relevant today. Many of the clahhneges are the ams. Debt fgrows ans it 7 teims. The size. IT isnt’ Republicans toing that.
The greatsse threat to feedom today is the unbrildered lawlessness of the curent president. Presdient Obamas overreach seems to know now bounds.
His immigraiton actions shileded everyone frexcept ellofwn from immgiration laws. Then he has moidfied EPA clean air. Many discussions must include Obabma Care. He doesn’t’ enofrec the ecnetral provisions of his own laws – defy deadlines and avoid subustisy spending. Time and again the administration has exceeded its authority and sought to escape accountabality
What are we dto do when the federal gonverment becaomes the greatset threat to our freedom. In Reagan we can learnd that e can build our shingin city on a hill we can guild our gonvemernt. We can secure this for future generations. Reagna pushed back andagsinta bureracucyare. He also followe what was politcally feasible. We need to follow his model. That starts with demonstrating that Replucans can governe successfully. We have proven equal to the staks. The Ensate is working again. Under Ried’s leadership we only got 2 ovf 15 votes.
Since wa have been open we have had 165 amendments as if that should ba reuporse to anyone. A copule aof popel lost theoir office bacaue they didn’t’ have any amendments. I see the chagne every day. We have passed 35 pieces of legsiatlation out of our committee and we are just getting started. I am working to enact new reforms for Utah and America.
I worked on critical Trade leisgatiosn. And isn Utah we are going ot unleash the full potention of the economy. We don’t realize that we have 3 billion trade with Erupor and 4 billing owni Asia. This ai a great tatse. This is a very importatn matter and some didn’t think we could gte it approved. In the end we only had 13 Democrat votes and we passed it and it is now law. It will protect the countires from being taken over by China with the TPP. Utah’ is going to play a big roled in this. I also helped author and advance a long term highway bill. Let me knw you didn’t think we could raise the money. We had 20-25 highway contrsution needs just here in Utah. We found enough nomny to do it for 5 years by cutting back on federal gonverment.
We finally did it withou rasingin taxes or adding a fime to the deficit. Even the Dmocrats were amazed.
I worked on the act against child pornography and we will bunt in powerful deterents to help our children.
I also have mediare reforms that will help our seniors. In staed of kicking the can down the road our plan puts mediacare on sustabinable footing. Itw asa major bill and it also fixed the doctors problems because they weren’t getting paid. We solved that problem this year because of a Repliucan congress in the US.
I am leading the fight to repleal and replace Obamacare. There is a difference between talk and doing. I am taking aciton to get us what we need. I led the constatutional case agasint it. I have conteineud with einvestigations on my ocmmittee. I am workon onget ting it repleaed it. You wanti and esee th real costs. But we need alternatives. The oservative National Review called my plan the best. A marketplcaet solution to wllow you to make your own decisionse. Talk sis cheap. We need to accomplish reforms.
We changed the country for the better under Reagan. Republicans in control. We passed the Keystone Bill. It was imporatant to know that we are for good principles.
Each day I tstrve to follow Reagans model and fight hard for Utah and our nation. He was a great exmaple to me.I was cahir of labor committee. ThWe signed vie bills tthat I was able to get through to Reagan. He called me on three of them that were not State oriented. He asked me what I was doing. I had to tell him about my committee. He checkeldd – just keep diong a good job.
We had such a great relationships. He was one of the greatest men but even then he had some of us convservatives saying he didn’t get this done. Its’ not easy.
We are going to win this time. WI have bene all over this country. I will help raise money across the country to help our candidtes win. We will have the people in the Senate and the House to bak the president. IT will make this country great again.
I love this state. I love you aevn those who don’t love me.
This is a great state. We make a difernece. It si a great delgation because of you. I salute you. I love you. God Bless you.”
8/15/2015 1:11:58 PM Business Enid Mickelsen “Thank you. He has been amentor for me for almost 40 years. HE asked me to come to his office and gave me college class advice. I was gald to be here for this award.
I recoginze Boyd Pugmire to give the final crednetials report.”
8/15/2015 1:12:50 PM Credential Boyd Pugmire “2138 delegates registered for this convention.
I move the adoption of the final credentials report.”
8/15/2015 1:13:23 PM Vote Enid Mickelsen “Without objection it will be adopted.
We will now get instrcutions.
We had 4 individuals – who came, registered and left
1 medical, 1 for wedding, 2 for family obligations. We have to do this as a block.
All in favor of allowing to be cast (ayaes clearly have it).”
8/15/2015 1:14:47 PM Information “Thank you. For your infomraiton it is not open yet. Please wait until Enid opens for balloting. Please close and seal boxes.
Please open envelope and take out Round 1 ballot. We will only use Round 2 if we do not have a majority.
Only vote for one candidate. Cearly mark it. If we cannot tell we will not count your ballot.
If you have made a mistake or don’t have ballot please come to us.
Once balloting is open please proceed. We have 12 ballot stations. Credential out with ballot in hand. Do not drop in Round 2 ballots.”
8/15/2015 1:17:58 PM Business Enid Mickelsen “Peter has done a great job. Reminder for each of you that we have a lot of other importatn business. Please do not leave. We may have another round of balloting for vice chair. We need to take care of business that is required for enxt years voting.
Any questions? Polls open.”
8/15/2015 1:19:12 PM Ballot

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