Our taxes are too high, and our state government persists in funding outdated, inefficient programs and departments. Both my opponents support tax increases and even more wasteful spending than we already have. They are wrong to do so. We have to be smarter. I’m running to tell you that we CAN be smarter, more efficient, and do it for less than what we spend now. I will vote NO on all new taxes. I will vote to REDUCE all existing taxes – starting by moving to ABOLISH the sales tax on food. I will vote to FIX or ABOLISH our wasteful bureaucracies. I will do that, because you and I deserve better government than what we have today. In my home and in my business, I know how to get the most value out of every dollar that is spent. I will bring that to my time as your representative – because you and I deserve nothing less.  

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Barry Short for Utah House 72 shared a Page.3 weeks ago
I'll be filing tomorrow or Tuesday. If you live here in Cedar City, I'd be very happy to have you come on over to the new page to follow me there, and to share with others as the campaign progresses.

If you have anything (hopefully positive!) you'd like to say about me to other voters who live in Cedar City, please head over to the page I'll link in the first comment where you can leave an endorsement.
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Barry Short for Utah House 724 months ago
I almost never post to this page any more. The election is over, the people voted.

But, once in a while there's something that has to be said. So, to everyone still here who supported me:

If you have a chance to speak to anyone in this district who is upset about HB 441 and the prospect of new taxes on services - forcing thousands of Utahns to become unpaid tax collectors, and placing new taxes on far too many things that we already pay for every day, from water to health insurance to lawn care to having your car fixed - feel free to remind them that they could have had a representative who no one would have had to worry about how he would vote on such a bill. Instead, they elected one who voted FOR 441, on a preliminary vote before it was tabled for now.

Get the word out - who gets elected DOES matter.
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Barry Short for Utah House 72 shared a post.8 months ago
There may still be a post or two for election wrapup, but most of my commentary will now move back to my Vice Chair page. If you haven't liked and followed it, I'd love to have you come over to it now.
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Barry Short for Utah House 728 months ago
While it would have been nice to get a few more votes for myself, I'm happy to see that Iron County voters rejected Question 1, Proposition 3, Amendment B, and the Iron County School Bond, all issues that I campaigned on. And although it's closer than I'd like, it appears that Proposition 2 has been passed, which frankly is a bigger sign of change in Utah than the election of any candidate could be.

The county will be updating the election results on Friday. My chance of surpassing the deficit is pretty much nonexistent, but that's OK. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported me. The fight for liberty is a marathon, not a sprint, and you can all count on my voice never being silenced as long as I'm breathing.
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Barry Short for Utah House 728 months ago
It sure would be nice to see some results πŸ˜‰
Barry Short for Utah House 72
Barry Short for Utah House 728 months ago
It's the final day before the election, and most people in Iron County have voted by now - and if you're mailing your ballot, it has to be at the Post Office by 5, so you'd better hurry. But on the slim chance that there's someone who is still on the fence, I just want to add this:

Not once in this or any other campaign have I inflicted a robocall on you.

You're welcome. πŸ˜‰