For the Record: Which race or ballot measure is the most important to you?
Each week, The Park Record asks For the Record, a weekly question with answers given by residents and visitors. This week, as ballots were mailed to voters in Summit County this week, The Park Record wanted to know which item on their ballots they thought was the most important or interesting to them. Are you interested or invested in one race or ballot measure in particular? Comment below, or consider sending a letter to the editor.
“The (U.S. Senate race) is most important to me. I think it has the biggest impact for us here in the state and nationally, some of the policies that get pushed through, the (race winner) is going to have an important vote on the floor. It’s going to be a big thing for us.”
Eric Camerota, Pinebrook
“I think (Nonbinding Question 1). It’s funding for the educational system in Utah. This is the one I really knew about and studied the most. The other (propositions) I haven’t looked into yet.”
Joe Wrona, Park Meadows
“The Treasure Mountain issue is probably the one that will be the most visible for a long time to come, whichever direction it goes. If that land is locked up and preserved for open space, those of us who live here will enjoy the impact of that decision forever. On the other hand, if it’s opened up for development, I imagine there would be quite an economic opportunity for a lot of people who do business in town.”
Amy Bingham, Prospector
“I think (Proposition 2) will be very interesting, regardless of which way it ends up. I would also love to see (Proposition 4), the gerrymandering issue, go forward, but I’m not super optimistic about it.”
Jordan Lamph, Millcreek
“I think Proposition 2 is the most important. I think we need it, medical-wise. People can say what they want about it, but (to me), it’s medicine, and there’s research backing it. It’s a good step in the right direction.”
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