Yesterday a group opposing Utah's medical marijuana ballot initiative held an event to announce other organizations supporting their endeavors. And as part of the event, the group also released a name of politicians who are on their side as well.
Drug Safe Utah released a list of 18 organizations and 65 prominent individuals who support their efforts to defeat Utah's medical marijuana initiative set for this November. Representatives from the LDS Church, Utah Episcopal Diocese, Utah Medical Association, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Utah Sheriff’s Association and Utah Parent Teacher Association were in attendance at the event, so you know their names were all on the list. But it's interesting to note some of the politicians on the list as well.
Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart were on the list, although Utah's four other representatives in Congress (Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee or Representatives Mia Love and John Curtis) did not add their name. However Mitt Romney, the former 2012 Republican presidential candidate who's running to replace the retiring Hatch in the Senate, did add his name to the list, which isn't surprising since he announced his opposition to the initiative in May.
37 Republican state politicians were on the list, including Utah’s House speaker, Senate president, and both the House and Senate majority leaders. There were zero Democrats from the state legislature who signed on.
Perhaps the most interesting name that is NOT on the list is Utah Governor Gary Herbert. Herbert, a Republican, has stated that he does not support the upcoming medical marijuana initiative, but he didn't go so far as to add his name to the list.
At least with this list, we know who not to vote for in Utah this November.
(h/t Salt Lake Tribune)