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Letter: No one political party represents everyone

By Staff | Jan 13, 2022

I often hear friends and relatives complain about politicians’ positions and actions. Despite voters’ dissatisfaction, about 95% of incumbents get reelected, across federal, state, and municipal elections. One way to change who represents you is to reconsider your political affiliation and whether that party’s positions still reflect your values and beliefs. In April 2021, President Dallin H. Oaks said, “There are many political issues, and no party, platform, or individual candidate can satisfy all personal preferences. Each citizen must therefore decide which issues are most important to him or her at any particular time.”

Political parties are already identifying potential candidates for the 2022 elections. If you want to see changes in the names and parties on the ballot, get involved now. You might even consider running for office! I support the United Utah Party because of its moderate, centrist positions, but I respect your right to align with a different party and its platform. Regardless of your political philosophy, I urge you to be thoughtful and intentional with your party registration and support for candidates, whether incumbents or challengers. Recognizing that no one party represents everyone is crucial in exercising our right and duty to choose wise leaders.

Lora Beth Brown

Utah County Chairwoman for the United Utah Party

Highland

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