The Iron County Republican Party welcomed over 150 friends, candidates, challengers and elected officials to their Lincoln Day Luncheon at the Gilbert Great Hall in the Hunter Conference Center at SUU on Saturday.
The major fund-raising event for the Iron County Republican Party featured the major themes of the GOP platform: limited government and the fight against government encroachment on our personal liberty and public land, the right to life, the right to protect your own life and home, your property, protecting the lives of unborn children, and lower taxes.
The featured speaker was U.S. Senator Mike Lee.
Congressman Chris Stuart also shared remarks.
Brie Wall, President of the SUU Republicans played an important role in arranging for the venue, and she offered the opening prayer. The program was sponsored by GO Green.
After Chenille Sheeran sang our National Anthem, the audience all sang “Happy Birthday” to Abraham Lincoln to honor his birth on this day.
Das Nest provided a delicious luncheon.
During the luncheon the audience heard reports from the following elected officials: Garth Green, Mayor, Cedar City, Ken Carpenter, Iron County Sheriff, Marilyn Wood, Iron County Commissioner, Rex Shipp, Utah State Representative, Evan Vickers, Utah State Senator and Senate Majority Leader, Utah State Treasurer Marlo Oaks, and Utah State Auditor John Dougall.
Other elected officials attending but not reporting included Iron County Commissioners Paul Cozzens and Mike Bleak, Parowan Mayor Mollie Halterman, Enoch City Council members Richard Jensen and West Harris, Iron County Attorney Chad Dotson, Iron County Auditor Dan Jessens, Cedar City Council Members W. Tyler Melling and Ron Riddle and Iron County School District Board Member Jeff Corry. Challengers Becky Edwards and Ally Isom participated in the event but could not attend.
The Iron County GOP expresses appreciation to all that participated in this fun event.