Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on October 24, 2011
Midvale, Utah – Alan Anderson is an openly gay man running for City Council in Midvale District 3. But despite the fact that he’s running against an opponent who’s on probation after pleading guilty to fraud this year, there are still some voters who say on camera they won’t vote for him because he’s gay.
After PRIDEinUtah’s story a few days ago pointing out that the front runner for the small City Council race, Paul Hunt, is on probation over a fraud conviction, local news station Fox13 sent a reporter and camera down to Midvale to follow up on the issue. But what they found was more than a little shocking. On camera, some residents said that they were shocked to learn about Paul Hunt’s fraud conviction, but would probably still be voting for him come election day in a couple of weeks. Yet still others, like Rolando Alba, said that they were simply going to not vote this year, because “I don’t like gays and I don’t like robbers.”
Time to step up Utah. PRIDEinutah is officially endorsing Alan Anderson for Midvale City Council in District 3 and he needs your support! Take a moment and jump over to his website, anderson4midvale.com and through him a couple bucks or lend him a hand walking his district!