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2014 Utah Primary Election Countdown June 24, 2014

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Rep. Dave Lifferth

Report card 2013 2014
Attendance 100% 96%
Utah TaxPayers Ranking 100%
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Southerland Ranking 79%
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Parents Choice Ed 89%
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Libertas Ranking 45%
#36/75
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UEA Ranking 47%
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47%
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Legislator's Votes In favor of my legislation

99.5%

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Surveys 22
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Increased Education
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Latest Activity

David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post Photos from Summertime Picnic at Nolan Park in Eagle Mountain
" Since Mia Love couldn't make it, Laurel Price represented her and spoke about the campaign for congress."
Aug 15
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post Photos from Summertime Picnic at Nolan Park in Eagle Mountain
"Utah State GOP Party Treasurer Cameron Robinson discussed legal challenges to Count-My-Vote as well as priorities for the state party which include helping Mia Love to get elected as well as competitive legislature races in Salt Lake County"
Aug 15
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post Photos from Summertime Picnic at Nolan Park in Eagle Mountain
" Eagle Mountain Councilwoman Donna Burnham discussed the process of selling the city owned utilities."
Aug 15
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post Photos from Summertime Picnic at Nolan Park in Eagle Mountain
" Utah County Clerk/Auditor speaks about the complexity of elections and property evaluations"
Aug 15
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post Photos from Summertime Picnic at Nolan Park in Eagle Mountain
" Senator Mark Madsen described the prison relocation progress as well as abuses of administrative subpoenas. "
Aug 15
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post Photos from Summertime Picnic at Nolan Park in Eagle Mountain
" Paula Hill speaks about what serving on the Alpine School Board has been like for a conservative who has opposed Common Core."
Aug 15
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Photos from Summertime Picnic at Nolan Park in Eagle Mountain

The reason that I started doing these summertime picnics is so we as republicans can visit with each other and get to know each other better.  Since caucus nights are so hectic and rushed there is not a lot of time to visit with fellow Republicans.Joylynn Lincoln who is running for State School Board spoke to the early…See More
Aug 15
David Lifferth shared their blog post on Twitter
Aug 13
 

Annual Republican Picnics in Saratoga Springs & Eagle Mountain

2014 Annual Republican Party Picnic

  • August 13th 6-9pm Neptune Park, Saratoga Springs
  • August 14th 6-9pm Nolan Park pavilion, Eagle Mountain

Visit with elected Republicans and Candidates and Legislative District Leaders.

Dave Lifferth is making his home made Root Beer!

Bring heaping dish to share based on your last name:

Surnames A-E: Vegetable or Fruit Salad
Surnames F-K: Pasta Salad
Surnames L-O: Side dish of Vegetables, Beans, Casserole etc
Surnames P-S: Chips or Rolls
Surnames T-Z: Deserts (Cookies, Brownies, etc)

  • 2 Minute Soap-Box Derby
  • Mix and mingle with other dedicated Republicans
  • News about 2014 Campaign Season

Blog Posts

Photos from Summertime Picnic at Nolan Park in Eagle Mountain

Posted by David Lifferth on August 15, 2014 at 7:30am 6 Comments

The reason that I started doing these summertime picnics is so we as republicans can visit with each other and get to know each other better.  Since caucus nights are so hectic and rushed there is not a lot of time to visit with fellow Republicans.

Joylynn Lincoln who is running for State School Board spoke to the early participats before she had to leave for a board meeting at Lakeview Academy.

The picnic at Saratoga Springs turned out so well that my precinct chair, Josiah Teichner, proposed to have a picnic for our precinct and I agreed to either make root beer or bring refreshments to our precinct picnic.



At the Nolan Park picnic we had quite a few speakers:

Joylynn Lincoln (candidate for State School Board in district #9)

Alpine School Distrcit…

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Photos from Summertime Picnic at Neptune Park in Saratoga Springs

Posted by David Lifferth on August 13, 2014 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

I enjoyed visiting with fellow active Republicans at our summertime picnic at Neptune Park in Saratoga Springs.

Senator Mark Madsen speaks to the picnic folks at our Summertime Picnic.

Alpine School Board member Paula HIll (in mid…

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Thoughts and observations on Daylight Savings Time

Posted by David Lifferth on July 29, 2014 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Daylight Saving Time creates all kinds of problems and doesn’t fulfill its objectives. In this regard it is just like ObamaCare and many other big government programs. All sorts of promises were made to get it passed, and the law delivers on none of them. The costs are higher than projected and the problems are not solved, and yet there are still people that defend it ferociously.



Daylight Savings Time is similar to having a blanket on your bed that is too short and doesn’t cover your feet, so you cut off the top of the blanket and sew it onto the bottom. This doesn’t increase the length of the blanket, but it makes you feel good that at least you are trying to solve the problem.



While there are some claimed benefits to daylight savings time, all of them only had any semblance of merit before the advent of modern electric power distribution. It is both easy and cheap to conduct activities around the clock despite the location of the earth’s rotation in…

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Possible World Record in a Chevy Volt:82.2 miles of battery only range

Posted by David Lifferth on July 13, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

82.2 miles of range on a single charge (and no gasoline) in my 2014 Chevy Volt. My Volt is still fairly new with just over 6,000 miles on the odometer.

 

I will write more about my attempt at the world record, but for now I would like to submit these 2 photos and ask my peers to score my attempt. The battery system disengaged and gas engine came on at the 81.0 mile point but since I still had kinetic energy I was able to coast for another 1.2 miles down a lonely country road. The indicator showed that I actually consumed 0.01 gallons of gas at the 82.3 mile mark.

 

So I at least made it to the 80 mile club. I was able to get to 81.0 miles on a single charge. I was able to coast to 82.2  before any measurable gasoline was used.

 

I have never…

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Happy Independence Day and 4th of July!

Posted by David Lifferth on July 4, 2014 at 10:01pm 0 Comments

Today we celebrate the independence and founding of our country. I wish you a happy Independence Day and 4th of July!



This past week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the religious freedom enshrined in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Even before the freedoms of speech and press and assembly the guarantees of the free exercise of religion is established:



“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”



I was very happy that the Supreme Court recognized that and ruled in Favor of the religious people at Hobby Lobby.  After the Supreme Court re-wrote Obama Care as a tax and found it constitutional for the government to require it citizens to buy a preferred product, I had my doubts that the Supreme Court would make…

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My ungiven Soap Box Rant on Greg Graves

Posted by David Lifferth on June 26, 2014 at 9:35pm 0 Comments

I was not able to give this soap box rant tonight at the Utah County GOP Central Committe Meeting because a majority of those in attendance voted to remove the discussion and potential vote of "No Confidence" in County Commissioner GOP Party Nominee.  I probably could not have spoken fast enough to fit this into the 2 minutes that would have been allocated to the discussion.…

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What is the best way to fairly tax electric vehicles for their use of Utah's roads?

Posted by David Lifferth on June 23, 2014 at 8:19pm 0 Comments

Ok, I need your thoughts and your help. I am in the state legislature in Utah and am on the Transportation Committee. I have been assigned to look at how to fairly and appropriately tax electric vehicles so that they (us) are paying for their use of the roads but not to the point that it becomes a deterrent to the adoption of electric vehicles.

 

Some background: I love my Chevy Volt and it has been discussed positively by Utah legislators and staff both during the legislative session and in committee meetings as do Nissan Leafs, Teslas, etc. I enjoy talking about getting a thousand miles a gallon and explaining how that works for me. The State Auditor, John Dougall, drives and blogs about his Nissan Leaf and other high profile politicos drive Teslas and other electric vehicles. As a result, most Utahns despite being very conservative and libertarian have a positive opinion of EVs. I have given quite a few test drives for my fellow legislators, and more than a handful…

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Correcting the lies in the SLTrib about my Chevrolet Volt

Posted by David Lifferth on June 21, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Just Barack Obama, the writers at the SLTrib lie at every opportunity. I think that is the primary reason that their newspaper is in a business death spiral. But there are still a few people that believe what they read in the Trib, so I will correct the record for those few remaining subscribers of the Trib.

But first I wanted to post one of my favorite YouTube videos that makes my point about Barack Obama.

But I digress.

I have blogged about my arrangement to pay the Capitol Preservation Board for charging my Plug-In Electric Hybrid Chevrolet Volt in the parking garage at the State Capitol: http://davidlifferth.ning.com/profiles/blogs/i-m-lovin-my-new-chevy-volt. So you could say that the truth was eluding the Trib…

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Executive Director of Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Spencer Eccles, Steps Down

Posted by David Lifferth on June 5, 2014 at 11:35am 0 Comments

*The attached contains the following:



For Immediate Release



June 5, 2014



 



 



 



Executive Director of Governor’s Office of Economic Development Steps Down



Eccles to be a founding principal in private investment company



 



Salt Lake City – After nearly five years at the helm of Utah's economic development efforts, Spencer P. Eccles, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), is departing state government to form a private investment company.



 



"Building on the state’s past economic development efforts, Spencer’s leadership has helped Utah be at the forefront in bringing the nation out of one of the most devastating economic recessions this country has ever seen," said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. "He has worked tirelessly in developing a top-notch GOED team, and his collaborative efforts with the Legislature, other state agencies, cities, counties, the…

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Voter Information on Federal Lands – Plus meet county candidates

Posted by David Lifferth on May 24, 2014 at 7:45am 0 Comments

Voter Information on Federal Lands – Plus meet county candidates

The issue of federal lands in Utah affects a wide range of important topics from conservation to education, and is an important topic regarding our state budget.  This is an important topic for voters, especially as President Obama seems intent on using executive powers to appropriate more Utah land into the federal park and monument system.

The public is invited to an information session at 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June…

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