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Director of the Boulder Regional Group and Human Ecologist.
Hatch vs. Hatch: Utah Green announces for US Senate
Julian Hatch, a 51 year-old disabled veteran who opposes the
continued occupation of Iraq is challenging Republican Senator Orrin
Hatch in his campaign for an unprecedented sixth term. A lifelong native
of Utah, Julian Hatch committed himself to a two-term limit upon
accepting the nomination of the Green Party of Utah (GPUT) at a special
convention held this week.
Julian Hatch holds a degree in Human Ecology and is the southern Utah
Coordinator for Western Watersheds Project, the environmental public
lands policy organization based in Hailey, Idaho. Julian was active in
protesting the war prior to the invasion of Iraq and has been an
environmental and social activist demanding integrity from government
officials and conservation of public lands in the western US.
“It is time that all Utah citizens, regardless of gender, race,
sexual preference, political or religious persuasion be duly represented
in Washington D.C. and I am opposing my own relative so citizens of Utah
will finally have a real choice since Democrats have adopted so many
Republican policy positions in recent years.” states Julian Hatch.
The “Grassroots” Green Party of Utah is affiliated with the Green
Party of the United States (GPUS) and provides a platform of Green
Values that include reform of the electoral process, Instant Run-off
Voting, and support for proportional representation to counter the
present winner-take-all elections that have divided the nation into red
and blue states.
Julian Hatch asserts: “We are building a populist third party to
challenge the ruling two party system that has become immersed in big
money and entrenched in fascist ideology. Our courts have become biased
and partisan causing citizens to believe they no longer act neutrally or
provide justice. We are no safer now from terrorism and much more damage
to our nation has been accomplished by millionaire politicians such as
Orrin who have legislated away our freedoms.”
In 1975 Orrin Hatch left his job as a Trial Lawyer and his home in
Pittsburgh, Pa. to take up residence in a Salt Lake City hotel and
campaign against the sitting Democratic Senator who Orrin accused as
being a “Washington Insider.” Although considered a political
“Goliath,” after five terms over three decades in the US Senate,
Orrin is considered by many in Utah to be out of touch with the state
and co-opted by corporate special interests.
“I am determined to help citizens take back control of our
government and restore the constitutional freedoms that so many have
sacrificed to gain. I pledge to bring a basic sense approach with no
spinning of the truth,” promises GPUT candidate Julian Hatch.
Campaign Manager Tom King:
Green Party of Utah Phone:
Website: Hatch for Senate
Email Julian: Julian Hatch
- Affordable Health Care Reform
- Pro-choice position not allowing our bodies to be controlled by
- Reform the corporate tax code.
- Provide a simple and fair tax system for all citizens.
- Introduce and pass comprehensive Utah BLM and FS Wilderness Bills
within three years.
I have lived in Boulder, Utah for the past twenty years. Boulder is
located in southern Utah and is where I helped found the Boulder Regional
Group (BRG) in 1983, which is a small, non-membership bioregional, non
profit organization. I continue to serve as director of BRG and have a
degree in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic located in Bar
Harbor, Maine (1981). I am active in public land issues particularly
involving the Forest Service, BLM, School Trust Lands, Utah Division of
Wildlife Resources, and Aphis-Wildlife Services (ADC). I am pro wildlife,
animal rights activist, freethinker, and free speech advocate.