For Immediate Release: May 17, 2017
Contact: Elizabeth Converse, Communications Director
Utah House Democratic Caucus
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Democratic Leader Supports Special Session on Elections Guidelines
Salt Lake City – House Democratic Leader Brian King released a statement today declaring his support for a special session to detail the laws guiding special elections in Utah.
He said, “We are talking about the fundamentals of our government - checks and balances. Defining how elections are run is a legislative power. We may have a lot in common with how the Governor would like a special election to run, but it is not his prerogative. The legislature is responsible for those decisions.
There is a need to provide clarity in our current law. There is an imminent special election. Why should Utah lose a seat at the table when critical decisions are being made about our lands and our water? There is urgency here and the legislature should address it. I support a special session.”