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Your Voice in State Government

Your Voice in State Government

Why A Write-In? Why Now?

Basically, to give you the opportunity to exercise one of our most-important constitutional privileges as Americans, and that’s to vote.

 

As your State Representative for District 16 which covers most of east Layton, and portions of Clearfield and South Weber, it has been my privilege to represent you in the Utah House of Representatives.

Throughout my service, I have prided myself on being your voice in state government and helping make government work for you.

 

While doing so, I have adhered to basic mainstream and conservative principles of less government and lower taxes while fervently supporting the U.S. and Utah Constitutions.

In my bid for re-election this year, I hit a bump in the road. The Caucus Convention System that has worked well in the past didn’t work this year.

On March 8, the Republican District 16 Caucus Night was held at Northridge High School. For many reasons, the attendance was poor. Out of 11, 773 registered Republicans, no more than 250 showed up and several of the 42 precincts were not attended at all. In many precincts, only one or two people were present. By and large, those that attended share extreme views not consistent with our neighborhoods and community.

Write-In Steve Handy for House district 16

Delegates were elected and I worked hard to make my case, proud to stand on my record of accomplishment for the people of this district. (Elsewhere, you’ll find a partial list of the service and success I’ve provided to the residents of District 16).

 

Surprisingly, I fell about 5 votes short of getting into the Republican Primary on June 28, and since then, the phone calls, texts, emails, and personal conversations have never stopped. People feel that their right to vote was taken away by a small minority of 59 delegates.

 

About Write-In Campaigns

Write-In Campaigns are legal under Utah Code 20A-9-601 and have been successful, but they are hard. It’s more than just checking a box. However, with the support and encouragement of many, I am moving forward and asking for your support.

 

Please review my qualifications and record elsewhere on this website and please contact me with questions. I work hard for you every day. My greatest satisfaction is representing you with integrity and sincerity and making the government more responsive for you. Honest public service is a matter of trust and I have worked diligently to earn your trust and now ask for your help so that I can continue my efforts on your behalf.

Write-Ins in Utah

In order to get on the ballot in Utah, a candidate for state or federal office must meet a variety of state-specific filing requirements and deadlines. These regulations, known as ballot access laws, determine whether a candidate or party will appear on an election ballot. These laws are set at the state level. A candidate must prepare to meet ballot access requirements well in advance of primaries, caucuses, and the general election.

There are three basic methods by which an individual may become a candidate for office in a state.

  • An individual can seek the nomination of a state-recognized political party.

  • An individual can run as an independent. Independent candidates often must petition in order to have their names printed on the general election ballot.

  • An individual can run as a write-in candidate.

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