Daily Beast Interviews Johnson

The Daily Beast posts a lengthy profile of Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson, who’s challenging Gary Herbert for governor and wants Utah voters to get to know him as a candidate.

Reports M.L. Nestel:

Jonathan Johnson, the Chairman of the Board of Overstock.com—and gold andBitcoin stockpiler—has a message for the people of Utah: Hire me as your CEO.

On Sept. 11 of this year, the chairman of the online shopping hub anted up $25,000 to speak at the GOP convention inside the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. There, Johnson—a devout Mormon and California native—told 2,000 delegates about the worst-kept secret in Utah: that he intends to unseat the two-time incumbent, Gov. Gary Herbert.

“I ask that you spend the next several months getting to know me,” Johnson said in the speech. “Put me through a rigorous interview process. I’m confident that you’ll see that my candidacy represents the difference between someone who leads and someone who merely manages.”