Friday, May 26, 2017

2017 State GOP Organizing Convention

On Saturday, May 20th, various state delegates from Wasatch County attended the 2017 State GOP Organizing Convention at the South Towne Convention Center. We appreciate all who attended.

The following are the results:


State GOP Officer Election

Chair: Rob Anderson (66%)

Vice-Chair: Joni Crane (66%)

Secretary: Lisa Shephard (55%)

Treasurer: Abram Young (acclamation)





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Update on 2017 County GOP Organizing Convention & Posting of New Media Specialist Position

On behalf of the Wasatch County GOP Executive Committee, I would like to thank all county delegates and others who attended the Organizing Convention on April 27th. We realize that there were a number of other meetings and events in the community and appreciate those who took the time to be there. 

We are grateful to all of the elected officials who attended and spoke. We appreciated hearing an update on current issues and on some of the work that they are doing in their various roles in the state and in the county. We thank them for their dedication and service.

We appreciate those who were willing to run for or continue serving in a county party position.
The following are the County Party Officers:

Chair:  Morgan Murdock 

Vice-Chair:  Jared Rigby

No one filed to run for Chair or Vice-Chair before the deadline. According to the County Party Bylaws, "If no declarations are received, the current County Chair and/or County Vice-Chair shall retain his/her/their seat(s)."

Secretary: Michelle Holmes (uncontested race; elected by acclamation)

Treasurer:  Brent Titcomb

Rep. to State Central Committee: Renee Green (uncontested race; elected by acclamation)

A few amendments to the County Party Bylaws were proposed and were approved unanimously. The Bylaws posted on wasatchgop.com reflect the recent amendments. One of the amendments was the addition of a new position to the County GOP Executive Committee: Media Specialist

The new bylaw states:

2.2.5 Media Specialist. The Media Specialist will provide Wasatch County Republican Party information to members of the County Party and to the public by doing the following: regularly update the County Party Website, post information on social media, write and submit press releases and news articles, and publish notices and advertisements of upcoming meetings, conventions, Neighborhood Caucus Elections, and other events. All public communications must be approved by the County Party Chair or Vice Chair. (Any interviews by the media will take place with the Chair or Vice-Chair.) The Media Specialist shall serve as a member of the County Central Committee and shall perform all other duties assigned by the Chair. The Media Specialist shall be an automatic delegate to the County Conventions.

According to the County Party Bylaws, “In the event of a vacancy…the County Central Committee…shall appoint a successor by a majority vote.” 


We will have a County GOP Central Committee Meeting on 
Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 PM 
at the Heber City Police Dpt. Community Room 
(301 S. Main St. Heber) to appoint a Media Specialist. 
All precinct chairs and vice-chairs are expected to attend. 
The meeting is also open to the public.

Any residents of Wasatch County who are registered Republicans are eligible to be considered for this position. The individual who is appointed will serve for the remainder of the two-year term (until the County Organizing Convention in 2019). If you are interested in being considered for the new Media Specialist position or if you would like to know more about the position, please email Morgan Murdock at morganmmurdock@gmail.com as soon as possible. If you know of qualified individuals who may be interested in serving in this position, please forward this information to them.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to contact me or any member of the Executive Committee at any time. 

Best Regards,

Morgan Murdock
Wasatch County GOP Chair
morganmmurdock@gmail.com



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wasatch GOP Organizing Convention to be held Thursday, April 27!

Wasatch County GOP Organizing Convention

DATE: 
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 

PLACE: 
Rocky Mountain Middle School 
(800 W. School House Way Heber City 84032) 

TIME: 
7:00 PM Delegate Registration 
7:30 PM Convention Business Begins 

The date for the 2017 Wasatch County Organizing Convention has been set for Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 PM. County delegates will be voting on any proposed changes to the bylaws and will be choosing county party leadership, including county chair, vice-chair, treasurer, secretary, and state central committee representative.

Our bylaws require a majority of the delegates to be present in order to conduct business. Delegates and alternate delegates, we encourage you to mark your calendars and make arrangements to be there. We appreciate your service and your willingness to represent the Republican voters in your precincts.

The Summit County GOP is having its Convention that night as well. After federal and state elected officials speak in Summit County, they will come directly to Wasatch County to address the audience at our Convention. This convention is open to the public. We look forward to seeing many of you on April 27th! Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Regards,

Morgan Murdock
Wasatch County GOP Chair
morganmmurdock@gmail.com
435-671-1005

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Meet the new Wasatch GOP Vice-Chair, Jared Rigby!

On Tuesday, March 7th the Wasatch County GOP Central Committee met and elected Jared Rigby as the new County Vice-Chair. We congratulate Jared. We want to thank Mike Smith for also running as a candidate. Jared will serve until April 27th. At that time, a County Convention will be held and there will be elections for all County Party positions.


Jared is a law enforcement officer and attorney and is employed as Chief Deputy to Sheriff Todd Bonner.   He began his law enforcement service in 2001 and has served in various capacities at the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office since that time.  He worked for two state prosecutor’s offices, served as a law clerk for two district court judges and clerked for the U.S. Air Force Area Defense Counsel at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota.  He also served on North Dakota Law Review Board of Editors as he attended law school.

Jared has served as a chair in three Wasatch County precincts over the last sixteen years.  He was most recently serving in Precinct 22, one of the Timp Meadows precincts in Heber, where he lives with his wife, Krisann Moulton Rigby, and their children.



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Annual Wasatch County GOP Lincoln Day Breakfast a Success!

We greatly appreciate all those who helped make the 2017 Wasatch County Republican Party Lincoln Day Breakfast a great success. We thank all who attended, especially federal, state, and local elected officials. We appreciate the generous donors. We thank Rob Edwards and his staff at the Soldier Hollow Grill, members of the Wasatch County GOP Central and Executive Committees, the Heber City and Wasatch County Joint Honor Guard, all of the participants, winners, and judges for the Art and Essay Contests, the set up and clean up crews, photographers Mike and Sally Siggard, the UPS Store, Fox 13 News, Park City TV, and the Wasatch Wave. We are grateful to Sonnet Remund and her children's choir from Rhythmik Studio for sharing an inspiring and patriotic performance. We also extend a special thank you to Wallen and Jarom Magalei and John Ryszka for playing an amazing trumpet arrangement of the National Anthem. There were over 100 in attendance, and we received feedback from various attendees who really enjoyed the beautiful venue, the food, and the program. It is a pleasure to work with so many dedicated and patriotic residents of Wasatch County!

-Morgan Murdock

Chair, Wasatch County GOP




































Friday, February 24, 2017

Winners of Art and Essay Contests!

We want to thank all of those who submitted entries to the annual Wasatch County GOP Art and Essay Contests! We received some great entries. Many contestants put a lot of time and effort into their work. We congratulate all on a job well done!

The following are the winners:

ART
1st Place: Lilly Baird, Third Grade ($60)
2nd Place: Hadly Provost, Second Grade ($40)
3rd Place: Charlie Baird, Kindergarten ($30)


ESSAY
Int. Category (Grades 5-6): Shelby Gabrielson ($75)
M. S. Category (Grades 7-8): Danielle Krull ($100)
H. S. Category (Grades 9-12): Josh Benson ($150)
Adult Category: Steven Cooper ($150)

All winners will receive free admission to the Lincoln Day Breakfast on Sat., Feb. 25 at the Soldier Hollow Clubhouse. We ask that you arrive a little before 8 AM. We will take pictures with elected officials for the Wasatch Wave. Breakfast will be served at 8 AM. The program will begin at 8:30 AM. During the program the winners will be announced and the prize money will be awarded. The winners are welcome to stay for the remainder of the program which will go until about 10 AM. If you have family or friends who would like to eat breakfast we ask that they purchase a ticket for $25 at wasatchgop.com. If they would just like to come to see you receive your award we will have some chairs to the side where they can sit and watch. Table seating is reserved for those who have paid.

We extend a special thank you to the volunteer judges!

We thank and congratulate all participants and look forward to many more amazing entries next year!

-Wasatch County GOP Executive Committee

Monday, February 20, 2017

Thank You to Jim Green, former Wasatch County GOP Vice-Chair, and Posting of Vacancy

Dear Republicans of Wasatch County,

Jim Green, the Wasatch County Republican Party Vice-Chair, recently resigned from his position. The Wasatch County GOP Executive Committee wishes to thank Jim for his dedicated service to the Party. We appreciate his positive attitude and willingness to take on any assignment. He devoted countless hours attending state and county central committee meetings and assisting with preparations, set up, and clean up for Caucus Night, Lincoln Day Breakfasts, Conventions, and meetings. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Regarding County Officer vacancies, the County Party Bylaws state as follows:

2.5 Vacancies. In the event of a vacancy in any of the County offices, the County Central Committee shall meet within thirty (30) days after the vacancy occurs and shall appoint a successor by a majority vote. The appointment shall be for the remainder of the term for the office vacated.

We are tentatively planning on holding a special County GOP Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 PM in order to appoint another vice-chair. Once the date and details are confirmed, we will send all County GOP Central Committee members a letter and agenda by mail and by email.

Registered Republicans who are Wasatch County residents are eligible to run for this position. During the meeting, interested candidates will give a speech, after which the Central Committee members will cast their vote. Interested candidates need to email Morgan Murdock. 

The individual who is appointed as vice-chair will serve until the County GOP Organizing Convention on Thursday, April 27, 2017. At the Convention, all County Party officer positions will be up for election. Individuals who are elected at Convention will serve a two-year term. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Regards,

Morgan Murdock
Wasatch County GOP Chair
morganmmurdock@gmail.com