An Endorsement for Randy Horiuchi
OK team, just wanted to get the word out. I know some of you think I’m a little over the top… and I don’t expect anyone to swing to the Obama side if you’re already set on voting for McCain… we already know that this state is “going red” for the presidential election. (Although, this "punkin" my brother-in-law carved may change your mind...)
But I am making a plea to the common ground [Vote Horiuchi!]… to decency and experience and a man who’s been willing to cross party lines time and time again; a Democrat who’s manage to continue to get elected in this state despite NOT being a Republican. That means middle-of-the-road people. [Vote Horiuchi!]
It’s not so hard to cross party lines… I do it all the time (I bet some of you are surprised to hear that). I voted for Huntsman because I think he’s done a nice job the last 4 years – I think he’s middle of the road; that he looks at the big picture, and what’s in the best interest of this state – even when it’s not popular.
Just one of the many reasons I adore Randy… he’s a family friend and I want to do what I can to help extend his tenure. [Vote Horiuchi!]
Check out Randy’s statement about his role in making the word (or at least Salt Lake County a better place.)
“Over the term of service in Salt Lake County, I have been a key figure in three Salt Palace expansions, the South Towne Center, the building of a new jail, the Clark Planetarium, Children's Museum, the rebuilding of a fire department, dozens of parks, pools, rec centers, ball fields and open space ventures. While I have had a strong ethic to increase the quality of life experiences in Salt Lake County, I have had a conservative fiscal impact as well, increasing property taxes only twice in 16 years and both increases were made necessary from action of previous administrations. The amazing challenges of county government in the future demand substantial experience. I'm a serious guy with serious experience. I've got game.”
And you don’t just have to take my word for it… He’s also endorsed by a bunch of Sheriff’s organization, despite the fact that his opponent is a a 27-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office.
You can read more about it in the trib if you’re so inclined:
"Salt Lake County Sheriff's Capt. Steven DeBry has taken a political thump from within his own ranks in challenging long-time Democrat Randy Horiuchi for a County Council seat. . .Although DeBry shares a brotherhood with the county's law-enforcement officers, he was left out of their political endorsements this year as three sheriff's associations threw their support behind his civilian rival.”
In the end, I ask you not to vote “straight ticket” … there are some great candidates this year from all the parties. (Matheson and Jani are two others I definitely I think are worth taking a look at…)
BUT PLEASE VOTE HORIUCHI!!! He’s a name and a face you can trust! With a proven record, no attack ads and will continue to serve us!