From: LH Perry
To: Francis Gibson, Lowry Snow, Patrice Arent, Richard Cunningham, Steve Eliason, Greg Hughes, Brad Last, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Carol Moss, Jim Nielson, Val Peterson, Marie Poulson, Kraig Powell, Dean Sanpei, Keven John Stratton,
Subject: Please pass HB 228 on education elections
Date: Wed Feb 26 02:20:09 MST 2014


Dear Representative,


I ask that you vote to pass HB 228 on education elections out of committee. I support this bill because the education budget of Utah is the largest single category of expenditures.  Money is always partisan.  Power flocks to money.  Hiding behind the non-partisan curtain does not allow constituents to know where candidates stand on any issue.  Members of the state school board support democratic bills over republican bills by a 2:1 margin according to a former state school board member.  This does not represent the makeup of the state electorate. 


Saying we don’t want political parties to influence school board elections guarantees that special interest groups will have greater say.




Laura Perry

3274 Country Knoll Road

South Jordan, Utah 84095