Brigham council candidate already too involved
Friday , August 02, 2013 - 3:55 PM
When I ran for Box Elder County commissioner, I was not even planning on running until the individual that was going to run decided not to because his wife was diagnosed with cancer. I am sorry to say that she has since passed away. So I decided someone needed to run against Commissioner Brian Shaffer so I filed for this public office position.
I was saddened to learn that my opponents, Stan Summers and Brian Shaffer were invited to group discussion meetings, but I was not. If you were told that I was invited but declined or just didn’t show up, it would not be the truth. The only discussion group I was invited to was by Rep. Ronda Menlove. She contacted me at 10:00 p.m. the night before the meeting and asked me if I wanted to attend. I gratefully accepted and was able to present who I was and what I believe the proper role of government should be, which is limited government as our founding fathers believed.
I received the county delegate list from Box Elder County Republican Chairman, Tom Peterson. The list contained many wrong addresses and phone numbers so I asked Mr. Peterson for an updated, more accurate listing. The second list was worse than the first as the listing did not have the names of the delegates in order of their precincts nor were any of the names listed in alphabetical order. It would have taken me many hours to decipher, hours which I did not have. It felt like I was being sabotaged. I did the best I could with what I had been given.
Tom Peterson is presently the Box Elder County Republican chairman, works for the county as the chief building official for Box Elder County and is now seeking a position on the Brigham City council. I feel this is a conflict of interest because of his positions which he already holds and he would be obtaining additional government power.