In the 2020 primary races happening right now, these are the candidates we believe are most firmly committed to getting rid of Common Core (standards, assessments, data collection and privacy violations). That’s not to say their opponents wouldn’t make good board members, but they have not indicated the firmest levels of commitment to these things and to help restore true local control of education. For the race in Southern Utah (seat 15), some people like Kristen Norton a lot. You can read her and Scott’s responses on the survey and make up your own mind. Having spoken with both of them, I like both candidates a lot. They each have positive traits and good qualities, but I believe Scott is more up to speed on issues of concern and more fully committed to getting rid of the Common Core agenda.
Before voting for a candidate, you should ask them where they stand on Black Lives Matter understanding that they have a goal to destroy the American way of life. BLM is a money funnel to the Democratic party. If you click the donate button on the BLM website, it takes you to Actblue.com to collect your donation. If you look them up here: (https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/expenditures.php?cycle=2020&cmte=C00401224) you will see their top 10 expenditures are hundreds of millions of dollars to Democratic campaigns.
You should also ask them if they believe Utah is still on Common Core or not. If they do not believe that, they haven’t looked close enough.
Utah State School Board Election Candidates in the June Primary
State Board District 4: K’Leena Furniss (Layton, Clearfield, Syracuse, https://www.facebook.com/kfurnissSBE/)
State Board District 10: David Linford (Sandy, Draper, Cottonwood Heights, https://www.facebook.com/DavidLinfordforUtahStateSchoolBoard/)
State Board District 13: Alyson Williams (Provo through Spanish Fork, https://www.facebook.com/VoteAlysonWilliams/)
State Board District 15: Scott Smith (St. George/Cedar City, http://www.4scottsmith.com/, https://www.facebook.com/Elect-Scott-F-Smith-107758570855515/)
November ballot choices for Utah state school board elections
These are the other candidates not in the June primary (they’ve already made it through their party race) to vote for in the November election. Please like their Facebook pages and if you are in their areas, offer to help them gear up for the November election.
State Board District 3: Matt Hymas (West Valley, Tooele, Nephi (big Western area), https://www.facebook.com/matthymasforschoolboard/)
State Board District 11: Natalie Cline (South Jordan, Riverton, Bluffdale, https://www.facebook.com/NatalieJCline/)
State Board District 12: James Moss (Heber City, Coalville, Vernal, https://www.facebook.com/JamesRMossJr/)