Situational Awareness – September 10, 2020

Good Thursday morning. Please find a better backdrop for your Zoom calls than your unmade bed and pile of dirty underwear.

This week’s Trivia Contest winner

David Schneider, a Deseret News editor, correctly identified Charles “Chic” Bullen as the only person to be elected to the Utah House of Representatives on a write-in vote. Other readers also got the answer right, but Dave was first. There was some dispute among respondents whether Bullen’s nickname is spelled Chick or Chic. Maybe that should be another trivia question. Doug Foxley, who posed the question, noted that Bullen defeated Frank Gunnell, who had been involved in a bit of a scandal, for the House seat. Bullen later won his cousin’s (Reed Bullen) Senate seat when Reed declined to run for a 6th term.

Watch for a new trivia question on Monday.


14 days to the 1st Congressional District debate (9/24/2020)
18 days to the Utah gubernatorial debate (9/28/2020)
27 days to the Vice Presidential debate at the University of Utah (10/07/2020)
32 days to the 4th Congressional District debate (10/12/2020)
33 days to the day mail-in ballots can begin to be sent out (10/13/2020)
35 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate (10/15/2020)
39 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate (10/19/2020)
41 days to the Utah Attorney General debate (10/21/2020)
52 days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)
132 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)
138 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)