Situational Analysis – October 1, 2020

Happy Thursday morning. Welcome to Halloween month. We’ll be seeing lots of ghouls and goblins and not all of them will be politicians.


6 days to the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah (10/07/2020)
11 days to the 4th Congressional District debate (10/12/2020)
12 days to the day mail-in ballots can begin to be sent out (10/13/2020)
14 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate (10/15/2020)
14 days to the second presidential debate (10/15/2020)
18 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate (10/19/2020)
20 days to the Utah Attorney General debate (10/21/2020)
21 days to the third presidential debate (10/22/2020)
33 days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)
110 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)
116 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

This Week’s Trivia Winner
Several people took a shot at answering Dave Schneider’s question:  Marty Stephens’ three terms as speaker of the Utah House of Representative is the record length of time in that office. During the 50 years, or 25 legislative terms, preceding Stephens becoming speaker, 23 different legislators served as speaker — 21 of them for just single terms. Name the only two speakers during this period to serve two terms.

There were a lot of good guesses, and most of them got one of the former speakers right. But only Douglas Devore got both of them: Norm Bangerter and Mel Brown. He gets to come up with the next trivia question.