I spent nearly my entire weekend (night and day) extracting, preparing, encoding, and uploading digital video. I am happy to say that the ordeal is mostly over and I’m very excited about the result.
I know what a bad feeling it is to go into the voting booth and to look at empty names, with no idea who they are or what they want to accomplish other than what I can assume from their party affiliation. So, as part of my volunteer efforts for Citizens’ Resource we now have short, online video presentations by nearly all of the candidates that will appear in contested races on the Utah County ballot available on Google video.
Hopefully all of you will take advantage of email, blogs, and the word-of-mouth power of “viral marketing” to help as many people view these videos as possible before voting on November 7th.
1. Watch the videos in the races you will be voting on.
2. Email a copy of this post to as many Utah County voters as you can.
3. If you have a blog, tell your readers about the videos and encourage them to watch them and to tell others as well. Also, because the videos are on the Google video service, you can go to the video web page and embed any of the videos right into your own blog or website. Feel free to contact me if you need help doing this.
I’ve posted all of the videos here on my personal blog in addition to the Citizens’ Resource website.
Video Introduction to the 2006 Candidate Preview by Jessica Connors
Video is available for one or more candidates in the following:
2006 Utah Candidates for U.S. Senate
2006 Utah Candidates for U.S. Congress District 2
2006 Utah Candidates for U.S. Congress District 3
2006 Utah Candidates for Utah County Commissioner
2006 Utah Candidates for State Senate District 11
2006 Utah Candidates for State Senate District 15
2006 Utah Candidates for State Legislative District 58
2006 Utah Candidates for State Legislative District 60
2006 Utah Candidates for State Legislative District 61
2006 Utah Candidates for State Legislative District 64
2006 Utah Candidates for Provo School Board District P4
2006 Utah Candidates for Nebo School Board District N5
Video is not available for the following races:
Utah State House of Representatives District 27
John Dougall (Republican Party, Incumbent)
Elizabeth Ann Rice-McFarlane (Democratic Party)
Utah State House of Representatives District 59
Lorie Fowlke (Republican, Incumbent)
Russ Zimmerman (Libertarian Party)
Utah State School Board District 3
Edward A. Dalton (Nonpartisan, Incumbent)
Richard Moss (Nonpartisan)
A special thanks to all of the candidates, the individuals at Utah Valley State College, and Jessica Connors for the many, many hours spent filming, editing, and preparing this candidate preview.