Brett Garner, chair of the Davis County Democratic Party, said more than half the attendees this year were brand new. He said some were former Republicans who felt their former party no longer represented them. This year’s caucus meeting doubled in attendance from 2010.
“It was good to have some new energy and new people involved,” Garner said.
Garner had previously told the Clipper that keeping the caucus meeting on Tuesday, despite the filing deadline being on Thursday, might actually be good for the party.
“I think the problem with us in the past, we’ve had some races that were unfilled,” he said. “It made it difficult for us to find candidates. This really spread out the labor and got people knowing there are opportunities to be involved and be candidates. A lot of people really stepped up last night. We think we can do a better job, and we don’t like how things are going.”
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