Jamie Gadette (and an uncredited Shane Johnson) has written an article about my “open source” campaign in this week’s Salt Lake City Weekly.
The Salt Lake Tribune quotes me on what makes a good password.
Finally, Matthew Reinbold interviews me on technology, copyright, and DRM issues on the Muted Noise website.
My interview with Jack Stockwell on K-Talk yesterday morning is available here.
Looks like State Representative Steve Urquhart is interested in this race.
I will be headed to the Bicknell International Film Festival this weekend before returning for the Days of ’47 on the 25th.
The City Weekly has published a cover story by Jamie Gadette on this campaign.
The online contribution section is up.
Fox 13 “Good Day Utah” interviewed me today. Please see the Media Page to view the clip.
The Deseret News has published a very nice article on this race.
Word got out a little sooner than planned. I have personally been working on this campaign since October of 2004. This consisted of talking with XMission staff, friends, and family about their views on politics and whether running was a good idea or not. In addition, I met with several active Democrats whom I am acquainted with to see how the party would react to an announcement from a relative outsider.
Overall, I received a positive reaction. What surprised me was the skepticism towards running for this office. Not that it was there, but how it matched the same skepticism I received when I started XMission. “You’re kidding me, right?”
Well it’s done. Through a couple of meetings with columnists and a promise for an exclusive, my candidacy broke on March 24th on the New West Website. It was followed by a Salt Lake Tribune article the next day and mention by LaVarr Webb in the Deseret News. Thanks also to the blogger shoutouts at Lynn the Clarkie and Ethan at SLCSpin. Thanks again to LaVarr Webb for his kind words on Monday.
Today on the 75th anniversary of my mother’s birth, I filed the “Statement of Organization” and the “Statement of Candidacy” with the FEC.