A short while ago I was approached by Rob Miller about working as the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Jean Welch Hill campaign. Politics, it seems, is much like the Mafia – just when you think you are out, they pull you right back in!
At the time I decided to mull it over, I had a few other jobs offered to me, some political, some not, and I felt that it was in my best interest to at least investigate what Jean was about before I decided to jump head first into this campaign. I had to ask myself “what makes Jean worth my time?”
Well after a few days of listening to Jean speak and doing some basic research about her opponent, I decided to take the plunge.
Jean is the type of politician I like: one who cares about service and not furthering her own political gain. She legitimately cares about the needs of the citizens of Utah.
As a life long Utahan, I have seen the politics of imbalance that Republicans have implemented over my short 24 years; indeed the questionable practices we have seen over the past few months is a symptom of our system being off kilter. Jean Welch Hill, when elected, will bring some balance to the one party system.
And that is what this election is really about – the citizens of this state have been fundamentally harmed by one party rule. I am not advocating for Jean because she is a Democrat, rather I am supporting her because she represents another, valuable, point of view.
Jean’s stances on campaign finance reform, usury laws, and education neglect are not radical by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, when one hears how outrageous interest rates are for payday lenders, it is hard to imagine why these laws have not been implemented many years ago. This, of course, is only one example. The balance that Jean would bring to the state of Utah is vital to our growth and prosperity.
As you read this, please know that I do now work for Jean, and am proud to do so. Some may view this as “just another campaign stunt,” and you are free to do so; please know that it is not. I work for Jean because I care – I care about the wellbeing of my fellow citizens.