Jewel’s Message to Delegates: April 13, 2012

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Jewel’s Message to Delegates: April 13, 2012

1. School Choice – finding legislative solutions to increase power to parents to choose the type of education options available for their own children. I’m convinced that we can find solutions that increase choice and increase the productivity of government schools and public school teachers. My vision is that since the UEA backed repeal of our comprehensive voucher program, we can work to expand the little known, but already in place, and highly successful Utah voucher system. We can work to expand the online alternatives recently enacted and we can also pursue tuition portability (great ideas last night at the cottage meeting by the way) and other creative solutions to push choice in education and increase performance of existing school options.

2. Family Law and Courts – finding legislative solutions to hold accountable the bureaucracies that are intruding on Utah families and neglecting the responsibilities of protecting children in favor of protecting the professional class of individuals administering these systems.  Effective April 1, 2012 the family courts are now “private” courts and not open to public scrutiny.  This has to change.

3. Government Corruption – Specifically the Department of Commerce. We must protect Utah businessmen/women so that their businesses can thrive and succeed in our State without the well-documented abuses of power and overreach being perpetrated by state bureaucrat’s.

As some of you have undoubtedly noticed, Tom Harvey, a reporter from the Salt Lake Tribune, has recently published a “hit piece” in the Salt Lake Tribune to protect his friend Francine Giani (who is the unelected bureaucrat in charge of the Department of Commerce).  I’ve already responded to that story directly, but it is also worth pointing out that the Tribune did not run a story when I announced my candidacy on March 15. They remained silent when another local paper tried to attack my campaign because of my husband’s legal battles. But, now, immediately after I published a comment here on my campaign website and FB page regarding my plans to cut the powers of government bureaucracies, specifically, the Department of Commerce, and more specifically, Francine Giani, that the newspaper chooses to attack me and my family – with salacious gossip, and unfounded rumor.

I am available and willing to answer any questions you may have for me regarding this, or any other issue for that matter. I believe in complete transparency and openness to those whom I represent.

“You know you’ve alarmed the enemy when the bullets are flying your direction.”

I promise to give my all, if you’ll give me your vote!


Jewel Skousen
Herriman, UT

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