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Entries Tagged as 'Brendan Sharkey'

Grogins Appointed Chair Of Key Legislative Committee, Tax Reform Top Priority

December 7th, 2014 · 11 Comments · News and Events

Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey has appointed Auden Grogins the State House chair of the Planning and Development Committee that oversees matters relating to local governments including tax structure, housing, urban renewal, fire, sewer metropolitan districts, home rule and planning and zoning. This is the first time the position has ever been held by […]

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Moses Versus The Undertaker

August 7th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ernie Newton and Andre Baker couldn’t be two more diametrically different personalities as they square off in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the State House: Newton the lightning rod self-proclaimed Moses of his people who had previously represented the district in the state legislature; and Baker, the restrained neighborhood funeral home director who represented a portion […]

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Dough Alert! Ernie Newton Supporter Kneads State Elections Complaint Against Baker

July 20th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Don’t ya just love election season in the Park City? Charlie Coviello, supporter of Democratic-endorsed Ernie Newton opposed by Andre Baker in an August 12 Democratic primary, has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission claiming Baker “expended funds … and held a fundraiser …” before the State House candidate formed a committee […]

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Baker, Hughes Await Confirmation Of Public Grants For Primaries

July 17th, 2014 · 43 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

As the Friday deadline looms to get on the State Elections Enforcement Commission agenda, it appears State House candidate Andre Baker has enough dough to qualify for public financing in his quest to defeat party endorsed Ernie Newton in an August 12 Democratic primary, according to his report filing. Last week, Speaker of the House […]

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Newton Claims Sharkey Talks Out Of Both Sides Of Mouth When It Comes To Public Trust

July 14th, 2014 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Last week Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey endorsed Andre Baker for state representative over Democratic Party-endorsed Ernie Newton, saying at a fundraiser for Baker public trust is the first quality voters should consider when choosing who will represent them. Newton, who faces an August 12 primary from Baker, has fired back charging Sharkey caved […]

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Clock Is Ticking To Qualify For Public Moolah In Primary Season

July 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Dennis Bradley qualifies for public grant. The clock is winding down to qualify for public dough in state primary races, according to the Citizens Election Program calendar. Next Friday July 18 is the final day candidates for the August 12 Democratic primary can make the agenda for public money. Two State Senate primaries and […]

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Shark Attack Against Newton, Speaker Sharkey Stumps For Andre Baker, Newton: ‘They Got A Price To Pay’

July 10th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Get ready for the Ernie Newton and Andre Baker showdown. Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey appeared at a fundraiser Wednesday night for State House candidate Andre Baker who’s challenging Democratic-endorsed Ernie Newton in an August 12 primary, saying in a statement “Public trust is the first quality voters should consider when choosing who […]

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