Petersen and Gunther appreciate the participation of the political process


LOGAN – The Republican candidate for Utah House District 3, which takes in northern Cache County, was successful this past summer in winning the Republican primary and defeating incumbent Representative Val Potter. On KVNU’s For the People program on Wednesday, Mike Petersen was asked what he feels was the reason for his success in winning the primary.

“The first is that, I think we did do a lot of door knocking, and we tried to do it safely where we’d knock on the door and step back and let people talk to us for a minute,” Petersen explained. “One of the most fun parts of the campaign was because out in Benson or Cove, Richmond or Lewiston, these folks don’t ordinarily see candidates for state elections. So it was fun to get to meet these folks, and I think that played a big part.”

Petersen said he also thinks his message about getting back to the platform, getting back to the Constitution resonated with people.

His opponent, Democratic candidate Holly Gunther, was also a guest on the same program and talked about the thought process that went into her deciding to run.

“One of the things that I appreciate most about our nation, at a national level, but even at a local level, is our government is based upon participation, and ideally, participation from all of our citizens,” Gunther said. “There’s a place for us, and it’s even necessary for us to be able to come together in a public place, respectfully disagree and still be able to get things done.”

County clerks remind residents to return their ballots as soon as possible. Voter registration ends this Friday at 5p.m. You can get more information at

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