Friday, January 6, 2012


The JEA Political Action Committee met yesterday.  We revised questions to be sent to candidates in order to help the PAC know whom to endorse in the elections.  We discussed some endorsements prior to the Republican convention in April.  The three races we are focusing on are in South Jordan (currently held by Merlynn Newbold), the new Riverton (formerly part of Carl Wimmer's area), and the new Herriman (also formerly part of Carl Wimmer's area). 

Voters in Jordan District have a real opportunity to change the legislature this fall at election time.  It has been 30 years since there were two new seats that do not have an incumbent in them.  Please stay informed.  If you live in one of these areas, become a Republican delegate so you can attend the convention and vote for a public education friendly person to become the Republican candidate on the general election ballot.

Carl Wimmer's resignation was discussed.  The next two weeks, Republican delegates in Riverton and Herriman are going to need to choose a candidate to vote for to replace Carl Wimmer for the remainder of his term (through this legislative session).  Candidates as of today are Corbin White (current Jordan School Board member), Dan McCay (heard he is supported by Howard Stephenson), and Josh Mills (current Herriman Mayor and endorsed by Carl Wimmer).  If you are a delegate in the current House 52 district, please be informed and know that JEA may be contacting you about this race.

Educator Day on the Hill will be on Fridays during the legislative session.  The JEA PAC has authorized funds to pay the cost of a long-term substitute for 10 JEA members who wish to use an Alternative Leave Day (see this link for information on Alternative Leave) to attend Educator Day on the Hill.  More information on how to apply will be forth coming.  Days teachers are already off include:
  • D-track:  January 27, February 3
  • C-track:  February 10, 17, 24
  • B-track and Traditional:  March 2

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