OPINION—There was a quiet revolutionary event in St George recently. Bill Barron, an unaffiliated candidate for Utah 2nd Congressional District seat in the US Congress, rode his bike into town, staging a small event at Confluence Park on a leg of his 600 mile one-week campaign through the district.
“Unaffiliated” means he is not running with any support from an established political party. He has one major issue in his platform: Climate Change, the largest threat facing the world, and one that other candidates will not even mention. Why? The fossil fuel industry, which is causing Climate Change, spends a lot of money in politics.
Running to win an election is expensive, and candidates end up supporting the people and industries that enable them to win. They are paid to make no waves. Bill shows incredible courage on this stand, taking leave from his family and job as a carpenter to make a statement. Many elections in this state are decided before ballots are cast. Of course Bill won’t win, but his statement is important. Consider making that statement by voting for Bill.
Check him out: Website for Barron for US Congress, on behalf of the Earth.
Submitted by Tom Butine, St. George resident
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Ed. note: The candidates for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District are:
- Rep. Chris Stewart – Incumbent
- Luz Robles
- Shaun Mccausland – Constitution
- Wayne L. Hill – Independent American
- Bill Barron – Unaffiliated
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