Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Bob Bennett, Mormonism, and Democrats, Part II

Well, Part 2 of this three-parter was going to be a list of LDSDems who are candidates for various offices. However, Anonymous (anyone willing to take the credit can have it) did some of the work for me in a comment in my previous post.

Anonymous's list:

Steve Olsen for Congress - Current Bishop in the LDS Church

Pat Jones for State Senate - has been in the Stake Relief Society presidency and Young Women's President.

Debbie Hansen for Weber County Recorder/Surveyor - currently serving as the Relief Society President of the Eccles Park Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ogden, Utah. In the past, I also served as the Young Women's President in the same ward.

Elizabeth Rice McDonald for State House - teaches Relief Society and a temple worker at the Mt. Timp Temple.

Larry Daniel for State House - has been 2nd Counselor in a Branch Presidency, 1st Counselor in the Elder's Quorum, Young Men's President, Scout Master
Assistant Scout Master, Varsity Leader and Primary Worker

Trisha Beck for State Senate - Relief and Sunday School Teacher, Girls Camp Director, Primary Teacher, young Women Counselor. Word on Pioneer Trek.

Stuart Howell for State House - has been a Bishop and High Councilman in the LDS church and called to numerous other "church" positions.

Lisa Johnson for State House - Primary presidency & teacher, Gospel Doctrine teacher, YW Advisor, Pianist, Music Coordinator, Compassionate Service, etc..

Retireing Senator Karen Hale – advisor to 16 year old women in the Laurels

Told that Brent Goodfellow and Neal Hendrickson have both been bishops.

Early recruit for Congress was Bob Roberts, a return mission president.

CD03 candidate Christian Burridge is a Sunday School Teacher (LDS)

Kelly Ann Booth, Karen Morgan, Lou Shurtliff and Brad King are all active and likely would have church positions.

Carol Spackman Moss for State House - Relief Society teacher

Stuart Reid for State Senate -served as a bishop twice--once in SLC and presently in Ogden. Also served as a LDS Chaplain in the US Army. Additionally, worked as the manager over government relations for the Public Affairs Department.

Ken Peay for State House - currently serving in the Stake Young Men's Presidency in the LDS church. Just prior to that as a Stake High Councilman.

Norm Springer for State House - LDS Bishop a few years ago.

Paulo Diquattro for State Senate - Young Adult Representative for West Berlin Germany. Served as a Missionary in Oakland California. Was a clerk or assistant cleark in three seperate bishoprics in three different cities in Salt Lake County. Was a Ward Family History Counsultant, Sunday School teacher and President. Cub Scout Leader. Currently a Ward Employment Specialist and Fun Adult Leader.

Chuck McDowell for State House -returned Mormon missionary.

Neil Hansen for State House - has been in few leadership roles for the church of Jesus Chirist of Latter Day Saints including Bishop, high priest group leader, stake mission presidency, Stake high councilor, bishopric 2nd councilor.

Joel Briscoe for State House – a primary teacher, a Sunday School teacher, a Gospel Doctrine teacher, a member of a ward Sunday School Presidency, an Elder's Quorum instructor, an Elder's Quorum President, an Executive Secretary in a Bishopric, a ward clerk, a 1st Assistant in a ward High Priest Group leadership, a counselor in the Stake Mission Presidency, and currently a member of the Salt Lake Central Stake High Council.

George Mortimer for State House – bishop (twice) and stake president (once).

As a side note, I ran in Paulo Diquattro at the Salt Lake Temple last night.

The only name I can pull off the top of my head that aren't on the list reprinted above:

Rob Miller State Democratic Vice Chair and candidate for Davis County Comission - Sunday School Teacher.

In my Young Single Adult Ward (sidebar for Shaun -- we need a better way of describing the H-4), I know of 4 active Democrats, at least three of whom are delegates. There are several others who have confided in me that they "lean Republican" or that they are no fans of George W Bush (which is a start).

Stay tuned for Part 3 -- Why the Republican Party is not the party of the LDS Population.


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