I am writing to express support for Becky Edwardsí candidacy for the 20th District House of Representatives and explain why others should do so as well. ##M:MORE##
I have heard those supporting Beckyís opponent say that she should not have run against him because he is doing a good job.
This concept is directly opposed to the fundamental proposition of our government: that, through the interchange of ideas during the election process, we will elect those who are best suited to serve our community and represent their constituents...
Among other things, Becky has challenged Senate Bill 2, an omnibus bill that violates the express provisions of the Utah Constitution. By holding some good bills and school money hostage, legislative leaders were able to secure passage of unpopular bills that had already been defeated. Representative Neuenschwander voted for SB2. Becky Edwards has pledged that she will support Utahís Constitution and oppose omnibus legislation.
Becky also opposes providing vouchers that take tax dollars from public schools to pay for children to attend private schools. Representative Neuenschwander cast the deciding yes vote on that bill. Ultimately, the voters had to take it into their own hands to overturn voucher legislation.
Voucher proponents have not given up, and Parents for Choice money continues to flow into the campaigns of pro-voucher legislators....
David W. Zimmerman
North Salt Lake