Weiler currently serves as chair of the Davis County Republican Party, and while he has been active in party politics for some time, he knows he doesn't have the name recognition or backing that the former United States congresswoman has.
Still, "I see my chances as cautiously good." He said his message is a positive one which he believes will resonate with delegates to the convention.
If elected, Weiler said that his top priority will be finding and financing a candidate to defeat Jim Matheson in 2006. He said with Matheson voting against Reps. Chris Cannon and Rob Bishop, Utah has only one net vote in the House of Representatives.
Weiler served one term on the Woods Cross City Council. In 2003, he was elected chair of the Davis County Repub-lican Party and was recently re-elected to a second term.
As head of the county's Republican Party, Weiler said he made fund-raising a top priority, "which has allowed the DCRP to make generous donations to state and county candidates.
On the state level, he has served as a delegate and a member of the State Central Committee, a member of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and the Conven-tion Rules Committee and the Credentials Committee. Last year, he was elected an alternate delegate from Utah to the Republican National Conven-tion in New York City.
He has also been involved in numerous campaigns, and was an early member of the Finance Committee for the Rob Bishop for Congress in 2002 campaign.