Davis County Convention

12 Apr 2008

The 2008 Davis County Republican Party Convention is over. Of the eight candidates (including myself) who were running for the Senate District 23 seat, only two remain, and will face each other in a primary election. Those two cadidates are Dan Liljenquist and Ronald Mortensen. You read that right, I’m out of the race.

It was a lot of fun for me. I regret that there was so little time (merely 17 days) between the caucauses and the convention. This made it nigh on impossible to speak with the bulk of the 270+ delegates who voted in my race. It didn’t help that I fell ill and lost a little over a week’s worth of working time to it. Several friends were trying to put together “Meet the Candidate” events for the delegates in their areas, but with so many people getting sick and everyones’ busy lives, they were never able to get things together.

I met many good people, made associations that I will treasure for years to come and thouroughly enjoyed talking with people about a wide variety of issues.

One question that many have asked me, of course, is, “When and where will you run again?” The answer is that I will probably run again. Exactly where and when I do not, yet, know. I learned a lot from this first experience and will, hopefully, be able to better prepare for a future race.

It was certainly a worthwhile experience. Many, many people have expressed their appreciate for my speeches and discussions. I know that even though I am no longer in the running, that I had a profound effect on the race and on a great many persons’ viewpoints. That is a very rewarding and humbling feeling for me. I am very grateful to all those who have supported my effort.