Stevens vs Chaffetz Update

We’re winning over the votes of state delegates. Judging from our phone calls, 20% have decided to vote for me, 20% are hard-core staunch Jason Chaffetz supporters and 60% are still undecided.

Here’s what our supporters are saying:

  • Washington has a way of changing congressmen
  • They become part of the system and possibly part of the problem
  • Too many career politicians sacrifice their principles for power and gain
  • They comprise and do not deliver on their promises
  • Because of Washington’s influence, congressmen shouldn’t remain in office too long
  • Some delegates feel that Jason Chaffetz has become a “Washingtonite,” and has become part of the establishment in Washington. His letter about his plans to become chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform just affirms their thoughts

Feedback on why supporters like me:

  • I am not a big shot
  • I think like they think
  • I’m not a polished spokesman but a doer
  • I’m one of them—It is rare for someone like me to run for office
  • I do not come across as a politician—they are excited to have a candidate who is different in that way
  • I’ll represent their common values and principles instead of constantly compromising them
  • They think it is time for a fresh, new, uncorrupted conservative to serve them in Congress

Let’s thank Congressman Jason Chaffetz for his six years of public service and release him so he can serve his country in another capacity. Vote Robert Stevens for Congress. Let me show you what I can do.

Questions and Answers

Q. Supposing Rep. Chaffetz wasn’t a “Washingtonite” and still had the people of Utah in his best interest. Wouldn’t his becoming the Chair of the Committee of Oversight and Government Reform be a good thing?

A. Yes, if Congressman Chaffetz had our best interests in mind and is capable of using his position to restore constitutional government then I’d agree that becoming a chairman of a committee could be advantageous.

However, if we want to restore constitutional government we need innovation.

Let me explain: Most employees in a declining startup will continue to make small, incremental improvements, not big innovative changes.

Advancing an internal leader in such a climate usually changes nothing. Internal promotions under the guise of advancement are safe changes. Hiring from the outside is more likely to shake things up.

During the past six years, Congress has exceeded their budget by trillions of dollars and allowed the President to ignore inviolate foundational principles. State delegates are furious about government overreach and attacks against the Bill of Rights, yet we rarely hear about them from our elected officials.

Wise startup CEOs learn to be slow to hire and quick to fire. For me, Jason Chaffetz had his chance. Six years has been long enough.

I am running for Congress because I want to represent Utah’s conservative values and principles at the federal level, and because I know that principle-based, courageous innovators are needed to restore constitutional government.

I’m an innovator with a strong foundation in constitutional principles. I’m honest and my heart is pure. Please vote for me. Let me show you what I can do.