2015 Convention Program

WEBER COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
NOMINATING CONVENTION
Thursday, April 23, 2015 • Ben Lomond High School Auditorium Ogden, Utah 84404
Special Thanks to Dale Wilkinson, Principal, Roger Snow, Vice-Principal, Richard Tonks Head Custodian and Justin Franzen Assistant Custodian, Ben Lomond High School

AGENDA
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m…………………………………………………………………………. Credentials/Registration/Meet the Candidates
6:00 p.m………………………………………………………………………………………………………… CONVENTION BEGINS
Welcome and Call to Order………………………………………………………………………………………Noall Knighton, County Chair
Invocation …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Nathan Buttars, Leg 8 Chair
Pledge of Allegiance……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Ben Lomond ROTC
National Anthem ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Brian Saunders
Credentials Report…………………………………………………………..Melissa Marler, Party Secretary and Jan Perry GOP Women
Adoption of Rules/Agenda…………………………………………………………………………………. Noall Knighton, County Chair Treasurer’s Report…………………………………………………………………………………………………Suzanne Ellison-Ferre, Treasurer

ELECTIONS
Candidate for Office Speeches

Speeches (3 Minutes)
Weber County Chair – 2 Year Term……………….………………………….…………………… Noall Knighton
Weber County Vice Chair – 2 Year Term………………..……………..…………………………………. Lynda Pipkin
Weber County Treasurer, 2 Year Term…………………….……………….……………..… Suzanne Ellison-Ferre
Weber County Secretary – 2 Year Term ……………………………………………..……………… Melissa Marler

Reports (3 Minutes):

Kerry Gibson…………………………………………………………………………………….….County Commission
Matt Bell……………………………………………………………………………………….……County Commission
James Ebert………………………………………………………………………………………….County Commission
Terry Thompson………………………………………………………………………………………..………….Sheriff
Leann Kilts………………………………………………………………………………..……………Recorder/Surveyor
John Bond…………………………………………………………………………………………..….….…….Treasurer
John Ulibarri……………………………………………………………………………….……..…….………..Assessor
Chris Allred…………..…………………………………………………………………………………………..Attorney
Ricky Hatch……………………………………………………………………………………..…………..Clerk/Auditor
Spencer Cox(I)…………………………………….………..…………………………………………………Lt.Governor
Gary Herbert (I) ………………………………….………..……………………………………………………..Governor
Sean Reyes (I)……………………………………….…………………….……….……………….……Attorney General
Richard Ellis (I)……………………………………..………………………………………….……………State Treasurer
John Dougall (I)……………………….…………..…………………………………………….…………….State Auditor

US Senate Report………………………………..…….….……….…..……………Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch US Senate
Weber County Republican Women Report …………………………………………………………………………… Leann Kilts, Pres.
Utah State Leg. Report……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Brad Dee, Leg. 11
Utah State Senate Report…………………………………………………………….. Scott Jenkins, Allen Christensen, Ann Millner
Utah State Party Report ……………………………………………………………………………… James Evans, State Party Chairman
Republican National Committee Report……………….………Bruce Hough, National Committeeman – State of Utah
Weber County Republican Party Report …………………………………………….…………………Noall Knighton
State Elected Officials Time Subject To Change for schedule, credential report, election results.
Break out instructions…………………………………………………………………………………..Noall Knighton
Treasurer’s Report—April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015
Beginning Balance as of April 1, 2014 $13,963.24
Total Deposits $23,297.02
Deposits Include: Donations, Interest and Lincoln Day Dinner, Caucus Meeting, Check a Buck, Convention Booths
Total Expenses $21,334.74
Expenses Include: Office expenses and postage, building rental, convention expenses, county fair boot expenses, web page administration, donations to candidates, Lincoln Day Dinner and Newspaper advertising.

ADJOURN TO LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT CAUCUS
Legislative District 29………………………………………………………………………………Meeting Room
Chair: James Ebert, Vice Chair: Matt Gwynn
Lee Perry (I)
Legislative District 7 …………………………………………………………………………… Auditorium
Chair: Christie Moore, Vice Chair: Dan Deuel

Justin Fawson (I)
Legislative District 8 ………………………………………………………………………….Faculty Room
Chair: Nathan Buttars, Vice Chair: Chris Jenkins
Gage Froerer(I)
Legislative District 9 ……………………………………………………………………………………D115
Chair: Dale Bennion, Vice Chair: Zach Hancock
Jeremy Peterson (I)
Legislative District 10 ……………………………………………………………………………………. D118
Chair: Jill Koford, Vice Chair: Ben Prall
Dixon M. Pitcher (I)
Legislative District 11……………………………………………………………………. .Band Room
Chair: Elizabeth Carlin, Vice Chair: Donna Stephenson
Brad Dee (I)
Legislative District 12 ………………………………………………………………………… Library
Chair: Bruce Anderson, Vice Chair: Brad Sawyer

Mike Schultz (I)

WEBER COUNTY NOMINATING CONVENTION ADJOURN
Thank you for your participation,
Noall Knighton, Party Chair
Lynda Pipkin, Vice Chair
Suzanne Ellision Ferre, Treasurer
Melissa Marler, Secretary

WEBER COUNTY CONVENTION RULES • 23 April 2015
ORDER OF BUSINESS: The order of business shall be set forth in the agenda presented by the Weber County Republican Executive Committee and approved by the Convention.
TIME AND PLACE: The Convention will be called to order Thursday 23 April 2015 at Ben Lomond High School, Auditorium. Registration begins 5:00 p.m., Convention begins 6:00 p.m.
ANY DELEGATE NOT REGISTERED BY THE FINALIZED CREDENTIALS REPORT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE DURING THE CONVENTION.
RULES AND ORDER: All parliamentary procedures, other than those specifically adopted by the Convention, shall be in accordance with the latest edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised.
CONVENTION OFFICERS: The officers of this Convention shall be:
Convention Chair ………………………..Noall Knighton Credentials …Melissa Marler and Jan Perry
Sergeant at Arms ……….Terry Thompson, Sheriff Timekeeper ………………………. Chris Jenkins
Convention Secretary ……………………Melissa Marler Nomination/Election …………Noall Knighton
Rules and Order of Business ………….Noall Knighton Ballot Counting Chair …….…….Ricky Hatch
Parliamentarian …………………………….Bruce Anderson Sergeant at Arms………Sheriff Terry Thompson
Facilities Chair………………..Suzanne Ellison-Ferre Convention Vice-Chair…………..Lynda Pipkin
MOTIONS: Only duly elected delegates, convention officers, and members of the executive committee shall be eligible to make or second motions. Any Republican in attendance shall be qualified to speak to a motion, but only duly certi¬fied delegates shall be eligible to vote. A person shall be eligible to speak once to a particular motion and the time shall not exceed two (2) minutes in making, seconding, or speaking to a motion. The timekeeper will ask speakers exceeding the allotted time to relinquish the floor.
RESOLUTIONS: The time limit for each resolution shall be 5 minutes.
CANDIDATE RULES: Only Republican candidates who have properly filed for elected public office as required by law shall be considered by the Convention.
NOMINATIONS: Any Republican attending the Convention shall be considered eligible to nominate or second the nomination of a candidate for an elected office. A nominating and seconding speech is the candidate’s option but shall be considered part of the candidate’s allotted time.
CANDIDATES ALLOTTED TIME: Time allotments shall be as follows: Federal, State candidates, reports three (3) minutes each, and Weber County races three (3) minutes each .
Where there is more than one candidate for an individual office candidates will speak order of random drawing held by party officers. Only candidates will be allowed to speak. A representative is not an eligible replacement and will not be allowed to speak.
VOTING: Voting procedures shall be as follows:
1. Voting shall be by secret ballot. Unopposed candidates shall be elected by acclamation. Candidates will appear on the ballot in alphabetic order.
2. Only duly-elected, authorized, and certified delegates shall be eligible to vote. The vote of a non-attending delegate is forfeited and cannot be cast by an alternate.
3. Delegates shall present their credentials, obtain a ballot, vote and deposit their ballot in the ballot box.
4. Multiple Republican candidates for the same office:
A. Any candidate receiving 60% of the votes cast shall be the Party’s candidate in the General Election.
B. In the event that three or more candidates are nominated for the same office, the Convention shall use multiple ballots to choose Party nominees. The first ballot shall be used to reduce the number of candidates to three if more than three candidates participate or by one if three participate. Each following ballot shall drop the lowest vote getter until two candidates remain. The two top candidates shall participate in the final ballot.
C. A candidate for an office that receives 60% or more of the votes cast at any point in the balloting process shall become the Party’s candidate without the necessity of running in the primary election.
D. If any two candidates for the same office receive the same number of votes and a winner is required, the tie shall be broken by a flip of a coin by the Convention Chair.
STATE DELEGATES: The Weber County Republican Party has been allotted 282 Delegates to the State Convention. All State delegate positions were allocated for election at the precinct caucuses. Any state delegate positions not filled at their associated precinct caucuses will be reallocated to the appropriate House and Senate district and may be filled dur¬ing the legislative district caucuses at the convention using the following rules:

1. Only registered Republicans who reside in the same House and Senate district of the unfilled position are eligible to run for State Delegate. Credentials will be certified prior to the beginning of the convention.

2. Each Candidate shall be allotted 30 seconds to express qualifications to the caucus.

3. Each candidate may nominate himself/herself.

4. A nomination does not require a second.

5. Voting is by secret ballot.

6. Only certified county delegates from the same House and Senate district may vote, but any Republican of voting age by the General Election may be nominated.

7. Each delegate shall be allowed votes equal to the total number to be elected.

8. Any ballot with more votes than the total number allotted shall be invalid.

9. The persons receiving the most votes shall be duly elected state delegates. All ties will be decided by a flip of a coin by the District Chairman.

10. The number of State Delegates not filled are as follows:

All allocated state delegates were elected at the caucus meetings. None will be elected at convention.
CAUCUS: Caucus areas are provided by the Republican Party for each Legislative District. Any special interest group will provide its own caucus room and will not be considered a part of the Convention. In caucus, any Republican shall be qualified to speak to a motion. A person shall be eligible to speak once to a particular motion.
Representative candidates shall be allowed three (3) minutes to speak.
PRINTED MATERIAL: Printed material other than those materials made available by filed candidates or their repre-sentatives, must be approved for distribution by the Convention Chair prior to the Convention, unless the material has the author’s name and address on the material. The materials may be distributed to the delegates before, during, or after they erect posters, banners, or displays which comply with the regulations required for use of the building. Any person or candidate distributing material or erecting displays shall remove their material and displays from the building at the conclusion of the Convention, leaving the area as they found it. Candidates will be given additional instructions on the use of Buildings/grounds. Access to school property begins at 4:30 p.m. Booths are assign on a first come-first served basis.
PLATFORM: The Convention shall adopt the tenets set forth in the Platform of the Utah Republican Party.

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM The Star-Spangled Banner
Verse 1
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fi ght’ O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming. And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Verse 2
On the shore dimly seen, thro’ the mists of the deep, Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s fi rst beam, In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream; ‘Tis the star-spangled banner: oh, long may it wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Verse 3
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave, And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Verse 4
Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand, Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation; Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land Praise the Power that has made and preserved us as a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause is just, And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”; And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Tune: Anacreon in Heaven