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Friday, September 16, 2022 11:44 AM

Utah legislators send cease-and-desist letters to abortion providers and funders

Courts cannot “strike down” statutes or “block” them from taking effect. That is a myth, even though the media uses that terminology all the time. Utah abortion providers and funders should avoid relying on these types of reports.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 2:43 PM

Petersen continues to play the conservative card in re-election bid

Charlie Shill gives a pretty good summary of my position on some important issues.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 2:19 PM

Donations tell story in Mike Petersen's re-election campaign

  Ashley Baker shares financial details she has learned about my campaign and that of my challenger.

Friday, June 10, 2022 2:15 PM

Mike Petersen has solid conservative credentials

Ryan Smith who currently serves as my Re-election Campaign Manager and President of the College Republicans at Utah State University describes my conservative principles in the Herald Journal.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 2:00 PM

I was glad to see the GOP clarify that I did not refuse to debate my challenger

Thank you Cache County Republican Party for setting the record straight! Integrity matters, especially in public officials and candidates. Win or lose, when this race is over I’ll be able to look at myself in the mirror and be proud.
Thanks to your support I won the 2020 Republican Primary with 56% of the vote, and the recent 2022 Republican Convention with 63% - both against Val Potter. I’ve kept my promises to listen and be a conservative voice in the Utah Legislature, and will continue to do so as long as I’m your representative.

Monday, May 23, 2022 2:21 PM

Representative Casey Snider and I are recognized for our conservative voting record

I was glad to be recognized along with Representative Casey Snider for having a conservative voting record as rated by CPAC.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:16 PM

Opinion: What you should know about the new law against pornographic books in your child’s school

Utah State Representative Karianne Lisonbee wrote this opinion piece and many legislators, including Representative Mike Petersen signed in agreement.

Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:21 PM

Rep. Petersen comes out of convention in strong position

The voting results at the Republicans’ Cache County 2022 Nominating Convention on Saturday showed a strong favor towards Mike Petersen over his fellow candidate Val Potter in the District 2 election for the Utah House of Representatives.

Petersen, who is the incumbent, beat Potter in the 2020 election. Potter had held the position from the beginning of 2017.

At the convention, Petersen received 63.1% of the vote while Potter received 36.9%. According to the voting rules of the convention, if a candidate received 70% of the vote, they would become the Republican Party’s candidate for the position.

Potter believed that Petersen’s advantage was due to him being a more extreme candidate.

“The results from the convention show that the majority of the delegates seemed to want a legislator with extreme views on state government,” Potter said. “They liked that he voted no on more bills than all other House members and that he was not supportive of most state government operations.”

Potter said he is passionate about improving law enforcement in Cache County, as he believes that public safety is the most important responsibility of elected officials. He also wants to ensure that parents are involved in their children’s education.

“Not only do I talk about improving Cache County, but I have passed 14 bills that specifically improve our county and state in the areas I am passionate about,” Potter said. “I have worked to cut state code and improve our county as a state legislator. My opponent has not proven in two years that he is interested in doing that.”

Petersen wasn’t surprised with the results of the convention.

“Having spoken with many delegates prior to the convention, we weren’t surprised that our message resonated with the vast majority of them,” Petersen said. “We have great momentum to carry into the primary and we’re going to keep moving forward with our message of limited government, fewer taxes, protection of property rights, personal responsibility, and other conservative principles.”

According to Petersen, the issues he feels most strongly about are reducing the size of government, reducing taxes, protecting property rights, supporting parental rights, and advocating for personal responsibility.

“Residents should vote for me because I kept the promises I made throughout my campaign,” Petersen said. “I am a principled conservative and proud to have a capital R next to my name.”

Committee to Elect Mike Petersen
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