Keep Our Caucus is endorsing Jonathan Johnson for governor of Utah.
Here’s why: Jonathan…
- Publicly called for and signed a pledge to repeal SB54 (the bill that has produced the mess we are in);
- Participated in the caucus-convention process without buying signatures (though he was very able to do so);
- Supports a constitutional amendment to protect free political association;
While we approached Gov. Gary Herbert multiple times, and he was always willing to talk to us, he simply refused to lead out on this key issue: preserving Utah’s caucus-convention election process. In fact, Herbert has done more to hurt the grassroots system than help it.
Despite numerous calls from Utah citizens to veto the bill, Gov. Herbert signed SB54 into law. Gov. Herbert then spent over $100k to buy signatures, circumvent the caucus system, and secure placement on the ballot regardless of the convention’s outcome.
Regarding SB54, Johnson said, “It insulates incumbents and favors candidates with the most money. It diminishes the voice of rural Utah. As governor, I will work to repeal SB54. In Utah, a ballot position should never be for sale.” After eight years, Utahns can’t afford a ‘pay-for-play’ governor anymore.
Jonathan has listened to Utah communities and demonstrated the right principles and competence to LEAD. Please join us in electing him Utah’s next governor.