Over the past week, Peter has continued his travels around the state. He visited Grand, Cache, Weber, Davis, Tooele, Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, Kane, Washington and Iron counties - 10 counties again, in just over a week's time and not a single frequent flier mile!
Peter is sticking to this grueling schedule to meet with as many Utah citizens as possible to describe his vision for Utah's future - a future we can look to with excitement and optimism by electing Peter as the next Governor of Utah. And what is that vision? Well, you've heard it before and you'll hear it again - and over the next several months these sound bites will turn into full-blown policy statements, but the nuts and bolts come down to this:
Build a Strong Economy
A strong state economy is the engine for job growth and prosperity for our citizens. Government affects the economy through policy and, among other things, Peter will work to strengthen the Utah economy and create jobs by supporting Utah's traditional and renewable energy economies.
Fixing Public Education
It may sound like a cliché but that doesn't mean it isn't true - our children are our future. We are short-changing our kids, and it's getting worse with each passing year. This year we will add 11,000 new students in the K-12 public schools with no new funding to support them. This trend must be reversed, for the well-being of our children and our state.
Quality of Life
You may have heard Peter say that he and Amy choose to live and raise their family here. As Utahns, we know there is no greater place to live, but we have to protect and nurture this beautiful place we all call home.
Whether it's regulation or taxes, the individual or community, business or labor, Peter understands the need for balance. For six years, Peter has governed Salt Lake County from his heart and from his conscience, balancing different interests, reaching across party lines, and understanding that "no" should not end the discussion. Leaders need to seek alternative solutions in order to best serve the people.
Ethical, Common Sense Government
Peter is a stalwart supporter of ethics and campaign finance reform, and has always believed in bringing honesty and common sense back to government.
So far we've raised nearly $800,000 in this campaign from over 1,200 donors. Our goal is to reach 2,010 donors by May 8th. Our 2,010th donor will be given a VIP seat at the Democratic State Convention when Peter accepts the nomination for governor.
We can and we will win this race, but we need your support. Please give $5, $15, $25, or more today. You can donate by check or online at www.votecorroon.com.
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Co-Chair, Corroon for Governor Finance Committee