Monday, April 1, 2013

Fred Cox for Utah Republican State Central Committee

Fred C. Cox is a current member of the Utah Republican State Central Committee representing Salt Lake County and is a former member of the Utah House of Representatives.

One of the principles of those wanting to gut the neighborhood election caucus meeting and convention system we have in Utah, is this: "A system that provides inherent advantages to those who are incumbent, wealthy or famous is not acceptable."   The problem is their proposals would do exactly that.

The Caucus System in Utah is the best way to make sure grass roots movements can work over large amounts of money. It is the only way someone with $100,000 can go against someone with $2,000,000 in election funds.

Bypassing the Caucus / Convention System will NOT create more participation. There are 4000 state delegates that spend countless hours vetting candidates to be on the ballot. They are selected by those that attend the neighborhood election caucus meeting. You just have to attend.

The current system does not protect the incumbent, wealthy or famous. I think this is a good thing.

We need to make sure the Utah neighborhood election caucus system is set up so it could be done in 2 hrs. and we get the election results, not just back to the county and state, but to those that missed it so they can still contribute and let their elected delegates and precinct leaders know what they think. The person that got a babysitter for 2 hrs to attend their neighborhood caucus should be able to vote

We need to coordinate with college and university campuses in Utah to make sure students know where a caucus meeting is, and Utah residents can register to vote as declared Republicans to attend and participate. We should review and increase the number of locations the neighborhood caucus meetings are held on college and university campuses. We should set a goal to add another hundred thousand new caucus attendees in 2014.

Vote for Fred Cox to fight to improve, but not gut, the neighborhood caucus and convention system.

Utah State House of Representatives, January 2011 through December 2012.
• Utah Republican State Central Committee, 2011 to present.
Utah Republican State Delegate 2002-2003, 2005-2011.
Salt Lake County Central Committee, 2010 though 2012.
• Salt Lake County Republican Legislative District Chair, August 2010 to January 2011.
• ChamberWest Regional Chamber of Commerce Government Action Committee, Nov. 2010 to present
AIA Utah, Government Affairs Committee, January 2008 to January 2011 and January 2013 to present.

• Campaign Volunteer and/or Consultant for the following:
Ron Bigelow, Utah House of Representatives, 1994 to 2010.
Jason Chaffetz, U.S. House of Representatives, Utah 3rd District, May 2008 through 2010.
Kevin Fayles, Candidate for Mayor, West Valley City, UT, 2009.
Dave Hansen, Utah State Republican Party Chair, March 2009 to June 2009.
Cherilyn Eagar, 2010 US Senate Race, May 2009 to May 2010,
Tim Bridgewater, 2010 US Senate Race, May and June 2010.
Morgan Philpot, 2010 U.S. House of Representatives, Utah 2nd District, June 2010 to November 2010.
Daniel W. Thatcher, 2010 Utah State Senate, District 12, August 2010 to November 2010

• Church Based community service

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