One week after this year’s primary election in Provo, with additional ballots tallied, reported votes for Sherrie Hall Everett (2,443) have now surpassed reported votes for Odell Miner (2,425). If this lead persists as all remaining ballots are tallied, then Everett not Miner will face Michelle Kaufusi (who is still leading with 3,602 votes) in this year’s general election on November 7th.
This would mark a great victory for our increasingly-statist status quo here in Provo. While Miner’s views seem more moderate, both Everett and Kaufusi appear to favor Provo’s presently-prevailing trends of higher taxes, deeper debts, increased spending, multiplied ordinances, violated rights, et cetera. Kaufusi seems to want a “strong” city government that will vigorously manipulate the marketplace to create a grocery store in west Provo (among other statist feats), while Everett was very involved in Vision 2030 central planning and seems to want to keep Provo “moving forward” according to that statist plan.
These electoral results seem terribly ironic considering that Provo is ranked among America’s most “conservative” cities. Hopefully, with our help, more Provoans will awaken before such statist trends devastate Provo as they devastated Detroit—but, so far, it seems that most of our neighbors are sleeping so soundly that it might require extreme effort to awaken them.
- Vote Provo: Candidate Information
- Provo Daily Herald: “Sherrie Hall Everett overtakes Odell Miner by 18 votes in Provo mayoral race after latest election results” (2017 Aug 22)
- Provo Daily Herald: “2017 Primary Election Results”
- Provo Daily Herald: “Provo holding strong as most conservative city” (2008 Nov 08)