From: Amy
To: Amy,
Subject: Pass HB 228 on education elections out of committee
Date: Sun Feb 23 23:33:22 MST 2014

Dear Representative,

I ask that you vote to pass HB 228 on education elections out of committee. I support this bill because I don’t want political parties to influence school board elections guarantees that special interest groups will have greater say. 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.

Thank you,

Amy Olson