Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dan Liljenquist or Senator Orrin Hatch

Last Utah General Legislative Session for 2011, I remember seeing bill after bill sponsored by Sen. Dan Liljenquist pass the house. I was amazed at the respect he and the bills had. I was amazed at how both republicans and democrats voted for them.

For example, his 2011 SB 180 Medicaid Reform bill passed both houses with no votes against it from either party and was signed by the Governor.

With at least 7 bills, both the house and senate, both republicans and democrats all voted for the reforms Senator Dan Liljenquist proposed. In all, 9 of his bills were signed by the Governor.

We need that in Washington DC. These are the same areas that are bankrupting our nation. Again, we need Dan Liljenquist in Washington DC. Yes, we have a US Senator with 35 years of seniority, but remember that in 2011, Senator Dan Liljenquist was still in his first 4 year term. He did it without seniority.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fires Do we really need more laws or just more common sense

Do we really need more laws, or just more common sense?

Last year Utah Legislature voted for the new "cake" fireworks because they go up hot but come down cool. They have a stable base so they don't fall over. They were backed by several fire marshals.

Last year we had fires started by illegal fireworks. One in Ogden started a bush fire and one in South Jordan took out a garage and burned two people. The fire for Red Butte canyon was a campfire.

So the question: Why do people in Utah still buy and use the illegal fireworks?

Don't blame the new "cake" fireworks. I am not aware of any caused by them.

This year the legislature decreased the time fireworks could be used, to save dog owners and people working nights some grief. People were not to be setting them off at 3am based on local noise ordinances, but that wasn't enough, so the hours of use were added.

Also, target shooting with traditional copper/lead bullets doesn't spark.

Shooting exploding targets or non-traditional rounds do spark.

Shooting old TV's during a fire danger is just plain dumb.

Again, Do we really need more laws, or just more common sense?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

There are two incumbents in this race that will face each other in November

Over a year ago, my friend, State House District 32 Representative Ron Bigelow accepted the invitation from Governor Herbert to be the State Budget Director. I was honored to run and was selected to be the nominee and then was appointed by the Governor to fill Rep. Bigelow’s term. I have been honored to represent State House District 32 for 2011 and will continue to work hard doing so for 2012. I just completed my second General Legislative Session.

I believe we need to stand up and be heard, or watch our Constitutional Rights disappear. I have been heard, standing up defending good bills, amending or substituting bills to make them better, or standing up in opposition against bills that I believed should not pass.

For 2013, a new House District 30 will represent much of West Valley City, and during the 2012 General Election it will be determined who will represent this new District 30 beginning in 2013. The New District 30 includes most of District 32, part of 29 and some of 33.

There are two incumbents in this race that will face each other in November. I am one of them and I ask for your support.

If you plan on a donation to my campaign, the deadline for donations for the next filing is Today, June 14th.


Obviously Donations after today would still be appreciated. They can be mailed to Fred C. Cox, Campaign Fund, 4466 Early Duke St., West Valley City, UT 84120-5723

Fred C. Cox, Representing Utah State House District 32 and running to represent the new District 30