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Josh Warburton
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Founder of The Independent of Southern Utah, SUindependent.com, Zion Guide, & ZionGuide.com. Father, friend and a vegan since 1992.
Founder of The Independent of Southern Utah, SUindependent.com, Zion Guide, & ZionGuide.com. Father, friend and a vegan since 1992.

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Greetings from Horseshoe Bend.

@The_adventures_of_Ivan continue!
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Did you get a ballot in your mail (that's most of the outlying areas of Washington County) but forget to mail it? Don't worry, it's not too late...but don't mail it, you need to drop it off today by 8pm at the Clerks office in #StGeorge, or any polling location.

And if you live anywhere from Ivins to La Verkin you can vote today. Go to vote.utah.gov or washco.utah.gov to get Election & polling info. Have a beautiful Election Day everyone!
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So the good news is despite some technical glitches here in #washingtoncountyutah with the voting machines this morning, people are voting and the machines are currently being fixed.

Go vote! Your vote will be counted and we can win this! Rally your friends, family and neighbors. #Warburton2016
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THE POLLS ARE OPEN. GO VOTE!

Easiest way to find your voting location is at www.vote.utah.gov! Polls are open 'til 8pm.

Please take the time to make your voice heard, and grab a few friends or family and make it an event! And vote for me, Josh Warburton, for Wash. Co. Commissioner. Thank you!!
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"Millennials, in my opinion, should care about voting and try to be active on a civic level just as every other generation. Decisions made by local governments affect the everyday lives of people ... As to why millennials should vote for me, I care more about the same issues that they do. I care about the quality of our environment and the rights of the LGBTQ community. My values align with the values of millennials..."

Read the rest of my thoughts on why you should vote for me, if you're a millennial, or any age group! http://www.dixiesunnews.com/news/articles/2016/10/29/local-politicians-make-pitch-millennials/

Remember, if you received a mail in ballot it needs to be postmarked today! And everyone else, please vote for me tomorrow!! Call your parents, your kids, your grandparents, your neighbors & tell them why you're voting for me, & make sure they vote. It's an important election! Thank you!!
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The numbers say I can win.

Ever since entering the race to be the next Wash. Co. Commissioner, I have stated that the math looks good for me. That's right, the numbers are actually in my favor… And here's how they've continued to improve.

With no polling in our market we have to go with the best information that we have. Voter registration in Washington county is up, but highest in one particular category...unaffiliated. When this race began the Republicans in the county had 56% of registrants, that number has shrunken to just over 50%.

Donald Trump has alienated many Utahns in the Republican Party. That means the typical 40% that vote straight party ticket will be less. Add Evan McMullin to the equation and that number reduces even more. What once represented a 22% lead for my republican opponent, could likely now be safely estimated at not more than 15%. And I'm probably not starting at 0%, here's why.

There's no democrat in my race. Those 8% or so are most likely to go to me. Why? Because they're more likely to vote for an independent than vote for no one or a republican, imho.

But you say there are two unaffiliated candidates in your race, and that's partly true. Greg Aldred is running this time unaffiliated after earlier announcing his bid for the republican nomination. He's also run as a democrat a decade ago. So if you're a democrat,are you going to vote for the guy who's run as a republican, a democrat & unaffiliated...or the republican nominee? My guess is probably not.

So I think most of that 8% is likely mine. So rather than starting back 22 points, I might be starting behind by as little at 7 or 8%. That's still pretty significant but not insurmountable, if I've run a strong campaign. And I have. At least based on the comments on the articles that have run and feedback I've received. I've had many republicans, even delegates, tell me they're voting for me.

And when you factor in my opposition to the pipeline & all the taxes it represents, my opposition to the prop 1 tax, and support for paying our sheriff's fair wages I think I'm pulling many republicans & hopefully most independents.

In summary, I've got a shot & I want your vote!
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Leah and I often talk about the oxygen mask concept...that on a plane they always instruct you in the event of decompression to put your own air mask on before helping others.

Life is that way too. You can best help others when you've first taken good care of yourself. It can be a tough life lesson sometimes. I've seen my dear mother wear herself out making sure everyone else had what they needed, and not making sure she took care of herself. It can occasionally feel selfish, but self-care is really a requirement to good health, and ultimately means you're in the best state to help as many other people as possible. This has been something I've had to remind myself of in recent weeks.

Running all around, trying to do too much. I joked with my graphic designer Josh Segovia a couple of days ago when he asked what I was up to...I said "doing 3 things at once and none of them that well."

Today, amidst all of the things I could be doing, I've decided to take it a bit easy. Relax. Nurture myself.

Today is new paper day for The Independent, a day that still excites me, even after 20 years of doing it. But all the drivers are out delivering. Maggie's got all of the billing out and is working on one of our client's websites. All is well.

The weight of the election (today is the last day for early voting, btw), is Juxtaposed with the thoughts of it all being over on Tuesday. Win or lose it will be have been one of the most exciting experiences of my life.

Then what? Life continues, that's what. The sun will rise. We'll have a new president. And Bon Iver will still play on my pandora.

I've got an amazing woman who loves and supports me in my crazy endeavors. Handsome pets. Great friends. Loving family.

And I've got myself. A person who takes good care of me. Through yoga, hot baths, nature walks, therapeutic furniture building, singing, playing guitar, awesome meals, and many other things only I can do for myself. It's good to put it all in perspective. It's my life. I get to live it how I want. Nurture the relationships important to me. Give of myself to others. Just be...me.

And you...you be you. Take care of yourself. It's your life. Live it! :)
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I wrote and article on Pah Tempe Hot Springs and two other lesser talked about issues of this Washington county commissioner race. Please check it out!
http://suindependent.com/three-less-talked-issues-campaign-washington-county-commissioner/
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The vermillion cliffs of Zion were the inspiration for the stripes bending down from the sides while also inferring the American Flag 🇺🇸. I spent hours laboring over the design.

When I drive around and see signs that I did not myself place, I am still moved. This whole new batch needs to go up in the next couple of days...would you like to help? We need to hit visible locations in St. George, Washington, Ivins, Santa Clara, Hurricane & La Verkin. Even if you have the time to help just place a few, I'd be grateful.

Early voting continues through Friday, please vote! It may end up being very close, and we need to get everyone to the polls to pull this off!!

Thanks to everyone who've helped and supported the campaign! I'm externally grateful. Peace and love to all of you beautiful souls.
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Today is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER to vote in Washington County. If you haven't ever voted in Utah, you've got to do it today! You can register either at the county clerk's office at 197 East Tabernacle in St. George til 5pm, or online at vote.utah.gov 'til midnight.

Make your voice heard and your vote count! Spread the word!!

Early voting continues through Friday, locations & times are in the pic. Thanks again for all the support. :)
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