Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Horiuchi's developer buddies fill up the trough

First, a laugh-out-loud moment from the Trib this morning:

Salt Lake County mayor Peter Corroon has raised nearly $148,000 for his re-election campaign. GOP opponent Michael Renckert has raised $700. That roughly resembles the anticipated margin of Corroon's victory.

Now, a groan-out-loud moment:

Randy "Never met a conflict of interest I didn't like" Horiuchi is up to his old tricks, racking up $63,000 toward his re-election campaign. The primary donors are--do we even need to say?

More than half the incumbent's contributions ($35,900) came from home builders and real estate management firms, including North Star Builders, Wasatch Pacific and Cottonwood Development.

Well, you know what they say: Developers are a girl's best friend. And being a councilman means never having to say you're sorry.


Obi wan liberali said...

VOU, you've got Randy appropriately pegged. Teh first time I met Randy, he was working on Kem Gardner's (Boyer) campaign for governor. Randy has always embraced developers and accepted their money.

Randy has made a living on being a lobbyist for the very entities that paid for his services. This has been a difficult thing for Democrats such as myself, that so many of our opinion leaders have also been on the take.

I will tell you from personal experience, that if you ever have dealings with Randy Horiuchi, take whatever he says with a grain of salt.

Anonymous said...

As a worker bee and observer in the SL County Democratic Party, R.H. has for a long time made the hair on the back of my neck frizz. For the first time I will vote Rebublican rather than vote for Randy Horiuchi. Why do we continue to hold our noses when his name comes up? How has he managed to hold on to his power? What is the fear? So he's a Democrat. Big deal. So he throws us a bone after he chews and digests the meat,to keep his blood running; just to keep us happy with our delusion of a Democrat on the council. Is he really working for our values? I thought we believed in some pretty lofty stuff, such as honesty, transparency, helping the LESS powerful. I don't seem them in Mr. Horiuchi. How is he any different than the Republicans making their closed door deals?


potter said...

As an observer, and worker bee within the S.L. County Democratic Party, Randy Horiuchi has always made the hair on the back of my neck frizz. Why do the Democrats close their eyes to R.H.? How has he managed to stay in "power?" I believe that is the key word. I will vote Republican this time rather than continue to close my eyes. So what, he's a Democrat. Big deal. I thought we stood for good stuff; hmmm like honesty, the little guy.
Ms. Naive

Gray said...

I would like to kown one thing. Since Horiuchi has been on the County Council what has he done for any average person. He has not brought any new ideas to the table, he just moves on the issues addressed by other council members. As a citizen he has done nothing for me. He does however manage to remain in solid, working hard for a few people that have money and are willing to impart that money to him. It is time to get someone in the council to replace Horiuchi that is honest, is not obligated to special interest and powerful people, someone to look out for the interest of the average citizen of this county. That is Steve DeBry, whom I've known for many years and know he has the qualities that we need for a representive on the Salt Lake County Council.

Anonymous said...

DearSirs, Randy H has bragged he did not let property taxes go up in the county! BS ! I own a 900sq/ft rambler built in 1948 on less than a 1/4 acre in Canyon Rim area.I went from 290k to 350k assesed valuation in one year. Thats BS this house is not worth 350k my taxes went up $400.00 this year,we protested we have a hearing 11/3/08. If this house is worth 350k I'll eat my hat! they are all crooks in this county.I was forced to retire as a combination building inspector/Master Electrician,I know how these municipalities big out at the tax trough, we need fiscial responsibility in our elected officials.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this jerk just got re-elected. Why are people still voting for this guy? Do people just see those Horiuchi signs all over so they vote for him because they saw the signs?

I remember when Horiuchi ripped off these people's land many years ago.

Horiuchi in the news

Next time around can people volunteer for his opponent or something and kick this bum out? It worked for Jason Chaffetz. He got a bunch of unpaid volunteers. That's how he beat out Chris Cannon.

Anonymous said...

Are Democrats so hard up that they can't find someone besides Randy Horiuchi to put in office?? He's the most corrupt person I know. Horiuchi didn't have a dime until he went into "public service." He's been on the take from day one, and has made a fortune from grateful developers. I live near the Horiuchi apartment ghetto on Highland Drive. Every time I drive by it I want to puke! Give us Independents someone to vote for, PLEASE!!!!

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