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Way to go- Letters to the editor

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This past Thursday night, the Carbon County Republican Executive Committee, comprised of Pete Yakovich, chair; Woody Carter, vice-chair; Casey Hopes, secretary; Fran Darter, treasurer; and Jim Darter, state central committeeman, were all pleasantly surprised as Republicans from across the county lined up to be checked in and credentialed for that night's precinct elections. The line extended through the hallway at the USUCEU Jennifer Leavitt building from the ballroom to the outside doors on 300 East. This was the greatest Republican turnout at a caucus meeting in many many years in Carbon County. There were over 360 registered Republicans, and others who were unaffiliated, who just wanted to come and observe, bringing the total count to close to 400 in attendance.

Some precinct chairs put a lot of effort into getting the word out about this meeting and it showed.

I believe people are ready for a change in government, whether it be Democrat or Republican, and many people are becoming involved to see this change happen.

There are several candidates running for each position that is coming up for re-election. Let's take the time to become informed about each candidate and their views on important issues. Let's make sure they are really willing to represent our views and not just give lip service to get elected. Take the time to meet and speak with candidates so you can gauge their sincerity as you discuss issues with them in person.

Those of you who were elected as delegates will probably be getting phone calls from candidates. Have your questions ready.

We all know that this is a very important election year. Let's do our part by being informed and electing people who will truly represent us and protect our interests.

For those of you who have a difficult time getting to the polls, contact your county clerk for information about registering to vote by mail.

We're off to a great start! Let's make a difference. Let's know the candidates and what they stand for so we can make informed decisions come election time.

Fran Darter

Spring Glen

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