Friday, October 14, 2005

Democrats Pray For An End To Learning Curve

Salt Lake County Democratic Chairperson Megan Risbon has had a rocky start. Her inaugural effort was the ill- advised endorsement of a candidate in a non- affiliated municipal race. Her man, Derek Dyer, brought home 74 votes in a district with 16219 registered voters, a majority of whom are Democrats. The county party still doesn't have a website. She was severely and publicly criticized by Mayor Rocky Anderson for involving herself in the Italy expense scandal: "I have a hard time understanding why she's even involving herself in this. She knows nothing about the facts or the issue" She was recently humiliated on KCPW (you can listen here) by Republican counterpart James Evans. When she was asked for evidence to back her press- release claim that Evans voted against ethics reform, she could provide none but promised to "do some research". Evans then proceeded to mention he had supported the ethics reform of Representative Ralph Becker, a Democrat.

6 Comments:

Blogger Shawn said...

That exchange between Risbon and Evans was pretty stupid. She accused of things she couldn't provide an example for, and he accused her of things no one has heard of (sexual harassment?). Either way, it did nothing to add to the public discourse.

10/14/2005 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Todd said...

Well, James Evans voted to repeal term limits; never cast a vote to support any of Rep. Becker's ethics legislation; never sponsored any ethics legislation of his own; and, failed to support a bill that would have prevented personal use of campaign funds. He did, however, support a bill to keep the Governor from taking campaign contributions while in the process of deciding whether to sign the bills. So to sum up, Sen. James Evans voting record supported ethics for others but not for himself.

10/14/2005 04:06:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Risbon has been a disappointment as chair, for the reasons you state (How hard is it to get a website up in six months?!?). I'm sorry I voted for her.

-Bob

10/16/2005 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Shawn...Regarding Sexual Harassment...If you don't know, Sherrie Swenson (Dem & County Clerk) let her Chief Deputy (Nick Floros) harass his subordinate in the Clerks Office. Not just the simple stuff like agressively looking for dates, I'm talking whipping IT OUT in front of her. Real sicko stuff...Anyway she complained and was put on leave. Charges were never filed by Yocom and he let Nick quietly retire. I think he works at the airport now..but is rumored to want back into working at the County.

There was ample evidence for Yocom to file charges, but he didn't because Sherrie & Nick are also part of the "county cartel". Dems looking out for Dems...

10/17/2005 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that this will keep you from complaining, but here is the county party's website that has been up for some time now. Maybe it helps to do some research on things every now and then. www.slcountydems.com

10/18/2005 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democrats here do need some school time...however James Evans (check cashing king)isn't the best example. Bad suits and bad shoes.

10/31/2005 01:24:00 AM  

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