Megan Risbon and Partying up the Non- Partified.
New Salt Lake County Democratic Chairperson Megan Risbon is no doubt excited to get working to get Democrats elected. She should be commended for her energy and excitement. According to the Deseret News, she has "targeted" SLC Council districts 1 and 3, post currently held by Republicans. Though on the outside this seems like solid political strategy, it may actually backfire. One of the reasons Polly Hart lost her election to current council member Eric Jergensen is that she couldn't stop talking about how she was the Democrat and so she deserved the votes of the Democrats. She said it all the time. She wouldn't shut up about it. Many Democrats liked Jergensen and wanted to vote for him and felt free to because it was a non- affiliated election. Polly's harping only turned people off because people don't want partisanship in neighborhood elections.