Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cornerstone of Freedom hosts Rep. Ken Ivory: Thursday Dec 15th @ 7pm

The Cornerstone of Freedom group is hosting Rep. Ken Ivory on Thursday, December 15th at 7pm at the County Senior Center at 465 E 1200 South.  Rep. Ivory will be speaking about HB76 and addressing the problem of Federal intrusion on Utah public lands.   

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

County GOP Central Committee Meeting tonight

Tonight is the Wasatch County GOP Central Committee meeting.  This meeting is open to the public and anyone that is interested is invited to attend.  

Wasatch County GOP Central Committee Agenda

DATE:  Tuesday, November 15, 2011
PLACE:  Wasatch County Building, 25 N. Main Street, Heber City
TIME:  7:00pm

1.      Welcome                                                              Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
2.      Prayer / Pledge                                                       TBD
3.      Adoption of Agenda                                              Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
4.      Approval of Minutes                                             Betty Smedley
5.      Officer Reports                                                      Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
                                                                              Vice Chair Kendell Crittenden
                                                                              Secretary Betty Smedley
                                                                              Treasurer Brent Titcomb

6.   Vote By Mail Initiative
7.   2012 Caucus         
8.   Lincoln Day Breakfast
9.   Report from Rep. Kraig Powell
10.   Bylaws and Platform Committee Organization
11.   Adjourn

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Congressman Jason Chaffetz speaks with Wasatch County residents

Congressman Jason Chaffetz held a great townhall meeting last night in Heber City. He isn't officially our representative until after the 2012 election, but he is trying to get to know his new district. If you missed your chance to meet him, he will be returning to Wasatch County many more times over the next year.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Congressman Jason Chaffetz Townhall - November 9th - 7pm

Wasatch County is now in the 3rd congressional district. That means Rep. Jason Chaffetz will represent us in Congress after the next election. He is holding a town hall meeting tomorrow in Heber City. This is a great opportunity to talk with your new congressman. 

Congressman Jason Chaffetz Townhall
Wednesday, November 9th - 7:00pm
Timpanogos Valley Theater Company
90 N. 100 W. Heber City

Today Is Election Day!

If you live within the city limits, today is your chance to cast ballots for candidates for city councils.  Don't miss your chance to let your voice be heard!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

City Council Debate on KTMP 1340AM Thursday at 9am

The Impact program on KTMP 1340AM is hosting a debate between the candidates for Heber City Council this Thursday at 9am.


The debate will be moderated by host Bob Wren.  All but one of the candidates has agreed to participate.


Tune in and listen so you can make an informed vote!  

Monday, October 24, 2011

Redistricting discussion on KTMP 1340AM Tuesday at 9am

Wasatch County GOP Chair, Aaron Gabrielson will be discussing redistricting on the Impact program Tuesday at 9am with host Bob Wren.  

Tune in to KTMP at 1340AM.  

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Meet the Candidates Tonight

There is a meet the candidate night this evening at 6pm at the County Senior Center at 465 E 1200 South.  This will be a great opportunity to listen to the candidates running for Heber City Council and ask them some questions.  The event is sponsored by the Cornerstone of Freedom.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Summary of Wasatch County GOP Central Committe Meeting

September 20, 2011, 7:00pm
Wasatch County Building

After the prayer and pledge, the county chair Aaron Gabrielson explained that beyond the tactics of winning elections, the purpose of the Republican party is to advance the ideals of individual liberty and limited government. Everything the party does should be a means to that end. He explained that it is important to remember that winning elections isn't the purpose, just the way we advance the principles of the party.  

The meeting began with a video presentation from the Utah Republican Party in which the state party goals were outlined:

     Elect Republicans to the four Utah Congressional seats
     Improve caucus attendance in 2012
     Register 25% of Republicans to vote by mail
     Register 55% of all voters as Republicans

We discussed the specific targets required of Wasatch county to do our part in hitting the state party goals.  The Precinct Chairs and Vice-Chairs will be the key to making it happen.  

The reason why vote by mail is so important is because of the high percentage of ballots returned.  If 25% of Republicans had been registered to vote by mail, Rep. Jim Matheson would have lost the election in 2010. Vote by mail is the key to delivering victories in the important 2012 races. The county executive committee is working out the details on the vote by mail program. They will have details soon for the precinct chairs to take action on. 

We discussed the locations for the March caucuses.  Each Precinct Chair should submit their proposed location for their caucus by November 1st.  All caucus locations should be in public places from now on.  

The Wasatch County Lincoln Day Breakfast will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 8:30am - 10:00am at the Soldier Hollow Clubhouse.  Proposed ticket prices will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.  

Both Bylaws and Platform committees need to be established.  The central committee needs to find three people to serve on each of these committees.  Anyone who would like to serve on these important committees should contact one of the county officers.  

We are in the process of setting up a Young Republicans group. We are looking for a candidate to be the chapter president for Wasatch County.  

Monday, September 12, 2011

City Primary Election - Tuesday September 13th

The primary election for city offices is Tuesday, September 13th from 7am to 8pm.  


In Heber City you can vote at these locations:
  • Precincts 1 & 3:  Timpanogos Valley Theater, 90 N. 100 W.
  • Precincts 2 & 14: School District Office Building, 101 E. 200 N.
  • Precincts 5 & 16: Wasatch County Community Building 55 S. 500 E.
  • Precincts 10 & 17: Library / Senior Center 465 W. 1200 S. 
Not sure which precinct you are in?  You can find out here
You can listen to a recording of what the candidates had to say on KTMP here.

In Midway, you can vote at the Midway City Offices 75 N. 100 W.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

City Council Candidate Forum Report


Cornerstone of Freedom sponsored a Heber City Council candidate forum on Thursday, August, 25th at the Senior Center.  The event was well attended. Of the ten candidates running for office, eight were able to participate that night.  


Each candidate shared their background information and why they wanted to run for City Council.  All of the candidates were asked to give a response to questions asked by the audience. Most agreed that the economy and stimulating revenue for the City were top priorities.  


When asked if they would raise taxes, all the candidates said that now was not the time to raise them.  Brian Berg, Jeff Bradshaw, Murl Rawlins, Dennis Robert all agreed that if needed they  would probably raise taxes when economic times were better.  Robert Patterson felt that taxes need to be raised now and explained his reasons.  David Remington, Erik Rowland, and Tracy Taylor felt that taxes should never be raised, but that revenue could be increased to meet the needs of the city.


One question that the candidates split their opinions on was whether or not councilman should be paid for sitting on other advisory boards.  Jeff Bradshaw, Murl Rawlins, Dennis Roberts were comfortable with compensation.  Robert Patterson didn't care one way or the other.  The rest of the candidates, Brian Berg,  David Remington, Erik Rowland, and Tracy Taylor felt there was no need to be compensated.   None felt that councilman should be department heads but that communication between the council and departments was important.   


Another question that was important was should City Money be given or loaned to private entities.  Most thought it was in our interest to do so while others suggested that we look to the Tourism and Chamber of Commerce for monetary support in those private entities.


When asked what one thing, they would cut if elected, all but one answered the proposed addition of a financial officer, Tracy Taylor proposed to cut the $500,000 that has been set aside for a new city building.

Jerry Duke and Nile Horner were unable to attend.  Don't forget that early voting begins August 30th.  Six candidates will move through the primary.


- Cammie Nebeker, Cornerstone of Freedom

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wasatch County Central Committee Meeting - September 20th at 7pm

The next Wasatch County GOP Central Committee Meeting is set for September 20th.  All county precinct chairs and vice-chairs should attend.


Wasatch County GOP Central Committee Agenda

DATE:  Tuesday, September 20, 2011
PLACE:  Wasatch County Building, 25 N. Main Street, Heber City
TIME:  7:00pm

1.      Welcome:     Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
2.      Prayer / Pledge:     TBD
3.      Adoption of Agenda:     Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
4.      Approval of Minutes:     Betty Smedley
5.      Officer Reports:
Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
Vice Chair Kendell Crittenden
Secretary Betty Smedley
Treasurer Brent Titcomb

6.   2012 Caucuses     
7.   Lincoln Day Breakfast
8.   Bylaws and Platform Committee Organization
9.   Adjourn

            

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Utah One Of Best Managed States In America

Barrons listed Utah as one of the best fiscally managed states in America.  The Republican principles of a free market and limited government work!

http://online.barrons.com/article/barrons_cover.html#articleTabs_panel_article%3D1

2012 Caucus Night Set for Thursday March 15, 2012

The state Republican caucus night is officially set for the evening of Thursday, March 15, 2012.  The night had to be moved from its usual day of Tuesday for a couple of reasons.  The election calendar has been compressed in order to comply with the Federal MOVE act which requires overseas military to get ballots 45 days before any election.  That meant changing the state filing dates and pushed our caucus date to Thursday in order for the filing deadline to close.  That way caucus attendees and delegates will know who is running.  We hope everyone brings their neighbors and fills the caucuses.  That night each neighborhood will vote for who will represent them at the State and County conventions.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Heber City Council Meet The Candidates Night

Cornerstone of Freedom is hosting a meet the candidate night this Thursday, August 25th at 7pm at the Wasatch County Library.  

You will get a chance to hear from the candidates running for Heber City Council before the September 13th primary election.  

For more information you can contact Cammie Nebeker at cammie.csf@gmail.com or by phone at 435.503.4842

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Welcome to the official website of the Wasatch County, UT Republican Party.

Welcome to the official website of the Wasatch County GOP.  Stay tuned for information on events and ways to get involved.  You can also connect at Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/253607184661113/  and Twitter: http://twitter.com/#wasatchgop