Cache Republican convention set for next week

The Cache County Republican Party convention will be held Wednesday, April 11, at Mount Logan Middle School and delegates will be voting in one local legislative contest. Disrict 4 state representative David Butterfield is being challenged by fellow Republican Ed Redd, who is now deputy director at the Bear River Health Department. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday Redd said Butterfield is a good man, but Redd doesn’t always agree with his legislation such as House Bill 140, which would have done away with DUI checkpoints. “If you’re in a vehicle traveling 60 miles an hour, that weighs 3,000 pounds on a public highway, that’s a little bit different than your home or your property or your personal things that aren’t moving. A car is a dangerous – at 60 miles per hour especially – a car is a dangerous problem. If people are driving intoxicated or are driving under the influence of substances or they’re distracted for whatever reason, they become a hazard to other people,” he said. Redd said he believes in protecting people’s rights, but not when it affects others in a negative way. He encourages everyone attending Wednesday’s county convention to come as early as 5:30 p.m. to make sure they get a vote. A candidate needs 70 percent of the vote to avoid a primary.

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