Campaign Finance

All candidates in Salt Lake County had to file the first campaign finance disclosure for 2018. Click here to view my disclosure. I am a strong advocate for the public knowing the source every dollar that a candidate receives and spends for his or her campaign.

I would link to my opponent's disclosure, but he doesn't have one.  He filed a Small Budget Campaign Certificate.  Candidates can file such a certificate if they intend on spending less than $2,000 over the course of the campaign. It means that they don't have to file any other disclosures until 7 days before election day.  That's TWO WEEKS AFTER voters will get their ballots in the mail.

That's right -- voters will be casting their ballots without being able to see who donated to donated to one of the candidates.

What's interesting is that in the previous two election cycles Terry H Bawden, who was unopposed in both elections, filed each and every disclosure, even though this small balance option was available.  That's right, even though he didn't spend a penny outside of the $50 filing fee, he still filed each and every disclosure.

But now? Nothing.

What is Terry Bawden hiding? Or, is he enough of a technophobe that he can't file a simple disclosure form?

I'm on the ballot!

On March 9, the first day candidates could officially file to run for office, I headed down to the County Clerk's Office and filed my paperwork to put my name on the ballot this November.  It's going to take a lot of work, and I'll need a lot of help.  I look forward to getting to know my neighbors here in West Valley City.  Please consider signing up to volunteer to host a house party or make phone calls on my behalf.  In addition, if you are able to, please consider a financial donation to my campaign. With 16,000 potential voters, a race this size could cost upwards of $20,000.  I know that this campaign can be won for about half that much, but it will take lots of help from many people.  Even $5 can help me contact several voters.

Here we go!

This campaign is ready to go!  The website is live, donations are coming in, volunteers are signing up, and things are beginning to get real.

The incumbent school board member has run unopposed the past 2 campaign cycles.  He has lost touch of the fact that he is on the school board to represent the people of his district -- the parents, students, and voters who live here, and the teachers and other school personnel who work here. As such, we have lost our voice.

I am running to be that voice.  I hope you will join me on this journey.