Situational Analysis – September 24, 2020

Happy Thursday morning. Lotsa debates in next few weeks. There really must be an election.


Today is the 1st Congressional District debate (9/24/2020)
5 days to the Utah gubernatorial debate (9/29/2020)
5 days to the first presidential debate (9/29/2020)
13 days to the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah (10/07/2020)
18 days to the 4th Congressional District debate (10/12/2020)
19 days to the day mail-in ballots can begin to be sent out (10/13/2020)
21 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate (10/15/2020)
21 days to the second presidential debate (10/15/2020)
25 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate (10/19/2020)
27 days to the Utah Attorney General debate (10/21/2020)
28 days to the third presidential debate (10/22/2020)
40 days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)
117 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)
123 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

Political Trivia Answer

Congrats to Ryan Curtis who was first to identify Conrad Harrison as the answer to this question posed by Gordon Jones: “What Salt Lake City mayor once sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (now Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square)?”

Harrison, by the way, was Jones’ father-in-law. Con, as his friends called him, was a great guy. I knew him back in the ’70s in Salt Lake City. He was a musician, a journalist, Salt Lake City water commissioner, an elected city commissioner, and was appointed mayor when Jake Garn left for the Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor against Ted Wilson in the next election.

We’ll have a new trivia question on Monday.
–LaVarr Webb

Correction: Due to a misreading of a financial disclosure document, a story analyzing Utah State Senate races on Wednesday incorrectly stated that District 6 candidate Erika Larsen and her husband own Gourmandise. We regret the error.