Tag Archives: Weber County Republican Party

GOP candidate selection process sows confusion in Weber Co. primaries

Wednesday, Dec. 5. 2018

Steve Waldrip, candidate for the District 8 Utah House seat, speaks at the Weber County Republican Party convention at Weber High School on April 14, 2018. By the Standard-Examiner

OGDEN — Election season is over, but here’s a look back at some of the highlights heading into the primary here in Weber County last June.

The rules governing how Republican candidates in Utah can secure a place on the primary ballot is a focus of sharp debate — petition or convention? — and the controversy reared its head here. Some GOPers don’t like the fact that candidates can get on the ballot via petition, bypassing scrutiny of GOP stalwarts at convention, making for some interesting guidelines.

Meanwhile, one race in particular generated a lot of heat — for a Weber County Commission post. Here are some highlights:




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ICE, political heat, development, beer and Romney — it’s been busy

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Utah U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney poses with a well-wisher during a campaign visit to Weber State University in Ogden on March 13, 2018. By Tim Vandenack

OGDEN — Elections and politics have been my main focus of late, but not the only focus.

There ‘s been immigration, beer, U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney’s visit and more about the investigation into Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson. Here are a few recent favorites:

Dusty Williams, co-owner of Talisman Brewing Co. in Ogden, in the new tavern area of the locale. By Tim Vandenack

Here’s some more:

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