I am John Rendell. I am your Democratic candidate opposing Ken Ivory for Utah House of Representatives, District 47.
As a long time West Jordan resident, I am dismayed that all we hear about our current Representative seems to center around abuses of power and his betrayal of of his oath of office.
As your representative I will fight for:
Fair and Reasonable Representation
Ken Ivory, our current Representative, seems to only be known for one thing: proposing legislation that enriches himself and his family. Several allegations of fraud and calls for investigations leveled against Ken:
"Utah 'snake oil salesman' Rep. Ken Ivory accused of fraud for hitting up counties in three states for public land fight donations" - Salt Lake Tribute June 1, 2015
"Utah Lawmaker Accused of 'Illegal Scheme' To Seize America's Public Lands" - Climate Progress June 2, 2015.
Do a search on "Ken Ivory Corrupt" and decide for yourself.
Our public lands and parks are at the center of $14 Million dollar challenge to 'take them back' thanks to Ken Ivory. I will not support any legislation or message bills that are futile attempts to ruin or sell off our beautiful public lands.
Our teachers need the support of our legislature. They should be treated as professionals, not vilified. Our children deserve better.
We voted down vouchers in the past and I will not stand for tax credits or any other scheme that diverts money from Public Education.
I am proud to have both Jordan Educators Association and Utah Educators endorsements.
While TRAX has expanded into West Jordan, the cost of a one way trip is almost as expensive as driving a car.
Bus service has been reduced leaving no real way to get around our city.
I will work to make sure we have reliable and convenient transportation for our district.
What has Ken Ivory done for us?
Over the years I have not backed away from taking on the most egregious Republican who failed to represent us and our values. In 2008 I ran a very media heavy campaign and came within a few percentage points of defeating notorious Senator Chris Buttars in one of the heaviest Republican leaning districts in the Salt Lake City valley. Like Ken Ivory, his values were not our values.
I ask you for your vote to help return fair and reasonable representation to our district.