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Monday, February 12, 2007

Lincoln Day Dinner

By Lyle Hillyard
Utah State Senator, District 25

Saturday night, the Cache County Republican Party held its annual Lincoln Day Dinner. There was a very nice crowd for an off year. I asked for a show of hands on the issue of making state and local school boards partisan in the election and it was resoundly rejected. I also asked about changing the Constitution to make the State Superintendent for Public Education appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Board and that was also rejected. As I visited with these hard core Republicans, I heard the concern that we have enough partisanship in the process of government.

I was pleased to hear the comments from the keynote speaker, KSL talk show host Doug Wright. I was impressed with his thoughtfulness and insight. It was nice to hear why we should be proud to be Republicans and not just why the other party is so bad. Insights by Congressman Rob Bishop (who even wore a tie, but I did not have a chance to see about stockings) and Lt. Governor Gary Herbert were excellent.

Everyone left uplifted and excited about the Freedoms we enjoy as Americans.


Anonymous Tom Grover said...

Senator Hillyard's remarks from the dinner can be heard here:


2/12/2007 9:35 PM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

Cool. Thanks Tom.

2/13/2007 10:54 PM  

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