Subject: Please pass HB 228 on State Board elections
Date: Sun Mar 02 05:29:22 MST 2014
I fully support HB 228 which would allow for greater transparency in elections to the state board. I oppose the current system which deprives citizens of getting people onto the state board that have differing views from the Governor’s selection committee. I believe partisan elections are best for Utah because under the present system, nobody who opposes Common Core can even get to the ballot because of the Governor’s committee that vets all candidates. There is no such thing as a non-partisan race when 50% of the state’s budget goes for education. There is enormous interest in keeping elections non-partisan so the “education establishment party” can control the elections.