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Election Season Opens as Candidates File

Election Season Opens as Candidates File

Posted - Mar. 8, 2004 at 11:55 a.m.



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(KSL News) -- Election campaigning has officially started in Utah.

And it was evidenced by the series of candidates that lined up to file for office, including those candidates for governor.

Governor Olene Walker: "I've got a lot of things that I want to get done. We have accomplished a lot this year but there are still many projects I think need an extra little time and I want to see them happen."

Jon Huntsman Jr./Candidate for Governor: "It really is the economy that people care about. They care about jobs. They care about vitality. They're concerned where the growth is going to come from and how are we going to pay the bills going forward."

Nolan Karras/Candidate for Governor: "I think I've got as balanced a background and experience both in public life and in private life as anybody that's running. I think that the financial expertise that I bring to the state will help the state get its financial house in order."

There is quite a crowded field of gubernatorial candidates.

The other GOP hopefuls include former U-S Representative Jim Hansen, businessman Fred Lampropoulos, House Speaker Marty Stephens, Utah County Commissioner Gary Herbert, and State Senator Parley Hellewell.

University of Utah law school dean Scott Matheson Jr. is seeking the Democratic nomination.

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