Tuesday, October 30, 2012

10/30/12 Campaign Trail Update #152

Campaign website internet traffic is an indicator of voter interest in a specific candidate. Tim Utz for Minnesota HD41-B can announce a new milestone for our website. As of yesterday, with three days remaining, the campaign website had the highest monthly unique website visitors at 630; the most visitors from the campaign inception back in June 2008.
The candidate “Views” and “Endorsements” pages are far ahead of all other pages in views by website visitors. Encourage people you know living in St. Anthony, Hilltop, Columbia Heights and southern New Brighton to learn more about Tim Utz prior to Election Day at www.timutzforhouse.com.  

10/30/12 Campaign Trail Update #151

During the campaign season in September 2008 I attended a candidate forum where I met a DFL state party representative. He congratulated me, in a condescending tone, for “tossing my hat in the ring”, insinuating I had no chance of ever winning the district.  
With just days until Election Day 2012 our family received the third district wide blanket mailing in four weeks from the Minnesota HD41-B DFL incumbent. One side of the mailing has the usual DFL dogma information but the back side I found interesting; a collage of photos of family, veterans, Muslims, student groups and community events, a DFL copycat of our Tim Utz for Minnesota House campaign strategy and Facebook header.
The frenzied mailings, copycat literature, smacks of desperation by a candidate who knows the voters are done with politics as usual. The Tim Utz for Minnesota HD41-B campaign has worked countless thousands of hours reaching the voters, educating the citizens of Constitutional Representative Republic government, and sharing my personal commitment to public service.
Both DFL and GOP party apparatus are recognizing the lead our team has earned entering the final days of the election season, both parties no longer looking in the rear view mirror.

Monday, October 29, 2012

10/29/12 Campaign Trail Update #150

n Monday October 15, 2012 Tim participated in the second of four scheduled pre Election Day debates. The St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce hosted the debate held at St. Anthony City Hall Council Chambers where Minnesota House candidates began responding to prepared and audience questions at 8:00PM.
The hour long Q&A forum covered several topics of interest to voters in 2012. During the debate Tim quickly demonstrated why he is the voter’s choice in 2012 by keeping on point of referencing answers using Constitutional principles of government.
Both other candidates for Minnesota House HD41-B struggled to articulate clarity on why, how and for what purpose our Republic exists. Minnesota needs clear strong leader, an individual free of political overlords; tonight the voters witnessed an individual qualified for such a task. Tim offers that choice for ALL eligible voters in Minnesota HD41-B in 2012.


10/27/12 Campaign Trail Update #149

8 volunteers helped distribute 4,000 door knob hangers during an 11 hour grueling marathon today. Many stories were shared by the volunteers as the day progressed. People on the street are finalizing their vote for Tim Utz as the economy falters, and both Republican and Democrat parties continue the “vote our team, the other team is at fault” strategy.
Some of the team participated in the St. Anthony Huskies Girls Fast Pitch spaghetti fundraiser at the Village Pub for dinner. The $10.00 admission price included a raffle, unlimited soft drinks, spaghetti, and salad, along with plenty of smiles from team members who served the food.
Halloween is approaching in just days and we need volunteers to join the campaign team for the evening passing out our signature Halloween Utz pretzels from 5:00PM to 7:30PM, assembling at “The White House” at 4:30PM. Sign up today at contact@timutzforhouse.com.    

Sunday, October 28, 2012

10/27/12 Campaign Donation Update

Today several volunteers donated to the campaign allowing us to purchase $45.00 worth of fuel for the campaign bus. With gas prices falling to $3.26 a gallon we are able to make the investments today go further than 3 weeks ago.
Thank you to the volunteers who invested dollars in fuel today, pushing the bus down the road is an option we all agree is not the best.
Take a couple minutes now and donate today at www.timutzforhouse.com. The campaign is spending $30.00 to $40.00 a day in fuel traveling the district in our portable campaign billboard bus spreading the message for Constitutional government.

10/26/12 Campaign Trail Update #148

What a great day working 9.5 hours on personally handing out door knob hangers with a couple volunteers in Columbia Heights. So many positive stories to share but one specifically is memorable. I met the caretaker of an apartment located in the south west part of Columbia Heights. The woman took immaculate care of the property in an area not considered the best part of Heights. Being in her 70’s she has been a caretaker here for 12 years; being a resident in the same building for 41 years.
She takes pride in the quality of her caretaking service; I applauded her for a fantastic job keeping the property in great shape at her age. Walking across Minnesota HD41-B from all corners of the cities of St. Anthony, Hilltop, New Brighton and Columbia Heights, this jewel of rental property gives reason to celebrate the efforts of individuality and service.  
Help our final days of campaigning and make a donation today at www.timutzforhouse.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

10/27/12 Campaign Donation Update

Robert U. of Corona, California took time today and made a generous $50.00 donation to help increase our Election Day victory. The campaign appreciates the generosity Bob showed and hopes his generosity sparks a commitment by others to donate in the remaining pre Election Day period by visiting the campaign website at www.timutzforhouse.com.

Friday, October 26, 2012

10/26/12 Campaign Trial Update #147

With just 11 days remaining until Election Day the primary focus is campaign visibility and that means keeping the campaign bus on the road all day every day. We are not asking for donations to splurge on $30.00 snazzy dinners, television ads, or a new wardrobe for Tim, but the simple commodity of fuel for the bus.
The campaign needs your donation today. We ask you take a couple minutes now, visit www.timutzforhouse.com and make that generous commitment in real dollars; then share the campaign need with your social network.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

10/24/12 Campaign trail Update #146

St. Anthony public school invited candidates for public office on a tour of the school facilities. Tim, Nadine and other campaign staff took the tour on Monday October 15, 2012, guided by School District Superintendent Bob Laney. Tim and Bob had plenty of spirited conversation, as the group learned about the many teaching systems employed in Minnesota education. Bob also showed the various facilities upgrades and additions recently incorporated into the buildings.
Consider a donation to the campaign today as we have costs associated with community activities and reaching the voters of the district at www.timutzforhouse.com.


10/23/12 Campaign Trail Update #145

We are so busy in the final days of the campaign season; with 14 days remaining until Election Day the campaign is throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks to locate every possible voter.
Daily the campaign experiences amazing connections with voters across the district. One example is today when the bus driver was slowing to a stop and let Tim off to literature drop; the bus passed a man in his 60’s pushing his lawn mower picking up leaves in the yard along the street. The man made eye contact with Tim, gave a warm smile, raising his arm as he took his right hand off the mower and gave Tim a gentle strong thumbs up. There is not time to write about the many connections like this every day on the campaign trail. One must volunteer and experience the moments for ones self.  
The candidate is working from 4:00AM to 11:00PM or later and people volunteering when possible to help. The campaign finished phase 2 in New Brighton today and started phase 2 for Columbia Heights, which must be completed this weekend. Saturday is a big day for the campaign as we need you to clear schedules and help for either 8:00AM to noon or 1:00PM to 5:00PM. Let the campaign know what shift you will volunteer for at contact@timutzforhouse.com. Until the next campaign trail report; take a minute now, visit www.timutzforhouse.com making a generous supportive donation.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

10/23/12 Campaign Trail Update #144

On October 13, 2012 Tim, Nadine and Mona participated in the St. Anthony Village Fire Department open house at the St. Anthony Village Fire Department facilities. The fire department in corporation with St. Anthony rescue, Hennepin County Medical Center, the Minnesota Poison Control Center and other groups provided many helpful, informative presentations and demonstrations. Free hotdogs provided by St. Anthony Cub Foods complemented the chips and drinks. For those interested smores were also available.
The semi annual event is designed to educate and inform citizens on residential risks and responses to emergencies.
Help the campaign continue attending local community events by making a generous donation at www.tiutzforhouse.com.


10/22/12 Campaign Trail Update #142

Team Tim Utz for Minnesota HD41-B signed up to compete in a chili cook-off sponsored by Glory Days Bar and Grill in New Brighton on Sunday October 14, 2012 during the Vikings game. Glenn Kluthe, the campaign project lead provided great leadership in preparation and communication for the event. Unfortunately the other 3 chili cook-off participating teams withdrew just prior to the event and the business owner was forced to cancel the event.
Being good sports our campaign chili cook-off team regrouped and made our chili at “The White House” instead. Glenn made a great chili and a fun time of fellowship followed. When looking for a great place to eat consider Glory Days Bar and grill in New Brighton, Minnesota.


Monday, October 22, 2012

10/22/12 Campaign Trial Update #143

Tonight, Monday October 22, 2012 is the last candidate forum for 2012 in Minnesota HD41-B. The event sponsored by The League of Women voters is held at the New Brighton City Hall Council chambers starting at 7:00PM and features three candidates. One candidate is being coached, another is attempting to appear moderate a far cry from her real position of cradle to grave nanny state government theory. The last candidate is yours truly, Tim Utz, the champion of Constitutional Republic government, a candidate not needing to change his positions or be coached what to say during a forum.
Show your support for Tim Utz tonight at 7:00PM, bring some friends and let’s fill city hall chambers.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

10/20/12 Campaign Trail Update #141

Dave and Marilyn W. of South Minneapolis read my post titled “Peanut Butter and Jelly Principles” last night and came by “The White House” today to support the campaign. The couple traveled with us to the station and filled the campaign bus gas tank with fuel, spending over $50.00; wanting to keep our bus on the road.


We appreciate the commitment of this couple to principles of a Republic government, and anticipate others stepping forward to support our campaign in the final days.


You can join Marilyn and Dave by visiting www.timutzforhouse.com today and making a generous donation.

10/19/12 campaign Trail Update #140

Great news: team Tim Utz for Minnesota HD41-B has successfully completed our phase 2 project in St. Anthony. Still needing help for New Brighton, Hilltop and Columbia Heights we press forward toward Election Day in just over 2 weeks. Email the campaign at contact@timutzforhouse.com to volunteer for a successful phase 2 project in the remaining district.
Unable to volunteer, take a moment and make a generous donation at www.timutzforhouse.com today.

Friday, October 19, 2012

10/19/12 Campaign Trail Update #138

THE PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY PRINCIPLE: On October 12, 2012 the campaign plan was to have another tailgate party for staff and volunteers prior to the Columbia Heights High School football game. We fully intended consuming the usual hotdogs, brats, munchies, drinks, salads and assorted condiments while engaging in conversation over a hot grill and meeting football patrons. 
The average campaign cost per tailgate party is $30.00, incidentally on this particular date our campaign checkbook balance contained just $14.00. I gave consideration to the campaign cash on hand, the campaign bus with an empty tank and decided this tailgate party must respect the limited campaign resources and plan for an appropriate menu.
Looking around our kitchen for an affordable alternate complementary to the campaign budget I realized peanut butter and jelly is affordable. One volunteer and I packed up the available chips, silverware, grabbed the jars of peanut butter and jelly and headed to the gas station where I purchased $10.00 in bus fuel and one 2 liter bottle of Sprite (no ice included tonight) then headed to our modified tailgate party.
Many claims are made by candidates during a campaign season, promises of rainbows for eternity when citizens elect a candidate. The question for a voting citizen is not what flowery tomorrows are promised; but how a candidate decides spending contributions given by citizens, as an investment of trust.
The peanut butter and jelly principle applied by this candidate on October 12, 2012 offers citizens a real life example into my consideration of public trust, how I govern with others wealth. Spending is easy; saying no requires a realistic evaluation.


10/19/12 Campaign Trail Update #137

I traveled around St. Anthony and Columbia Heights this morning waving at traffic. I had difficulty seeing the drivers this morning considering the rain and drizzle. I suspect I gained some sympathy votes for Election Day. I also suspect I lost some voters who considered me standing in the rain a questionable action.
All in all a good morning; first I had a shower in my bathroom and then a shower on the street, cleaned up enough for a couple days? Help keep the campaign bus on the road the last 18 pre election days by visiting www.timutzforhouse.com today and making a generous donation.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

10/18/12 Campaign Trail Update #136

On Wednesday October 10, 2012 Tim participated in the first of 4 pre Election Day debates; this first Legislative Candidate debate sponsored by North Metro Mayors Association, and the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce, took place at the New Brighton City Hall Council Chambers.
Although this 3 way debate was a new experience for Tim, he quickly settled into the event and presented the consistent message of Constitutional government.
An unexpected part of the debate was Tim’s DFL opponent developed a couple new vocabulary words Republic and Constitution. Although sounding good using words like Constitution and Republic; her real views of cradle to grave, nanny state, authoritarian control view by government weaved throughout her debate answers.
There was not much about the Republican candidate worth mentioning except her being on stage.
Tim gave public credit to one Republican for having courage and integrity tonight; Dale Helm Republican candidate for Minnesota HD41-A greeted Tim front chambers letting the room know his acknowledgment of Tim’s participation in the debate. Other than Dale, the other Republican leadership members attending the debate tonight ignored Tim. 

The campaign staff is working on providing a You Tube link to the forum and we will provide the forum link when posted on You Tube.
North Metro Mayors Association
Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce


10/18/12 Campaign Trail Update #135

On October 8, 2012 Tim, Nadine and Mona made a campaign Trail Stop for dinner at Community United Methodist Church in Columbia Heights. They enjoyed dinner comprised of donated food from a food shelf, fellowship with church members and drawing citizens from a local assisted living facility. The dinner occurs regularly; for further information contact the church at http://www.communitymethodistchurch.org/
Tim wanted to remind people as we strive to feed our bodies we must also strive to feed our souls. Take time to read your Bible today and attend church on Sunday.


10/18/12 Campaign Trail Update #134

You support Tim Utz for Minnesota House 41-B in 2012? Tim needs to hear from you. The campaign website page most viewed is our endorsement page. Citizens are seeking to learn who supports Tim’s campaign, especially individuals and your support is critical for a successful Election Day victory.
Before you go further into your busy day take two minutes now and send a 2-3 sentence endorsement of Tim to contact@timutzforhouse.com. 19 days remain until voters decide the next Representative for HD41-B, and endorsement by all Tim’s supporters including you are a critical component.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10/17/12 Donation Report

Today the campaign received a $100.00 donation from college student Hanna H. attending school in Bismarck, North Dakota. We appreciate her commitment to her future living in a free state and the example that even disciplined college students have money to invest in candidate’s campaigns.
Join Hanna today and make a generous donation to Tim Utz for Minnesota House 41-B at www.timutzforhouse.com.

10/17/12 Campaign trail Update #133

On the morning of October 6, 2012 Tim, Nadine, Mona and Chris participated in the St. Anthony Alumni Pancake Breakfast at the High School. They enjoyed great food, meeting citizens and the women even took advantage of a massage service by Hart Lake Massage of Columbia Heights.
A reminder everyone is invited to join us for events in the community. The campaign has a calendar on our website listing events we intend participating in. Interested in joining the campaign for an event, email us at contact@timutzforhouse.com and further information. Remember to support the campaign with a donation at www.timutzforhouse.com.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10/16/12 Campaign Trail Update #132

Great campaign financial news; during the first 7.5 months of 2012, the campaign received $2,100.00 in financial support. During the last 3 months the campaign received a whopping $8,050.00 in support. The increased investment in our campaign by citizens as Election Day approaches shows the strength and expectation of an Election Day victory.
Join the campaign train toward an Election Day victory by making a financial investment today at www.timutzforhouse.com. Let’s work together making a splash in the final days; sending a message to the community.

Monday, October 15, 2012

10/14/12 Donation Report

Today Tim received a $50.00 donation via PayPal from his little sister Debbie L. in Corona California. She loves her big brother and showed her confidence and support for him by the donation.
Join Tim’s little sister Debbie now and make a generous donation at www.timutzforhouse.com today.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10-13-12 Donation Report

Tonight James N. of Savage Minnesota generously donated $100.00 on line to our campaign. Tim and Nadine personally thank James for his commitment to the principles of a Republic government and our State.
Join James today and make your own generous donations today at www.timutzforhouse.com.

Friday, October 12, 2012

10/11/12 Campaign Trail Update #130

On October 5, 2012 St Anthony High School began a weekend 50th anniversary celebration. The celebration is full of fun activities for everybody; offering Golf Tournament, local business drink specials, pancake breakfast, a dance, homecoming football game, parade, Alumni social, all school reunion, memorial tribute and a spaghetti dinner.
Tonight Tim was joined by Mona attending the spaghetti dinner at the High School cafeteria. Hundreds of folks were in attendance during the time Tim and Mona were participating. Greg Nyberg, a campaign supporter also attended his neighbor.
We all enjoyed plenty of food, conversation and meeting people. Visit our website at www.timutzforhouse.com and keep informed on the activities with the calendar or join our campaign email list and keep in touch with the daily campaign activities by request at contact@timutzforhouse.com.  


10/11/12 Campaign Trail Update #129

On October 4, 2012 I ventured out in the early morning at 6:00AM for 2 fun hours of campaigning; greeting motorists headed to work in New Brighton and St. Anthony. With the shorter days and less sunlight, seeing the drivers waving is virtually impossible until 6:45AM but they see me.
Our campaign bus enjoys those early morning trips around the district, but she complains about not being fed enough fuel ever day. Do you have $20.00 looking for a place to be spent, our bus needs nourishment; visit www.timutzforhouse.com and help feed a hungry campaign bus today.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

10/11/12 Campaign Trail Update #128

On the evening of October 3, 2012 Chris drove the bus Mona and Nadine came along and Tim focused on meeting people in the streets of St. Anthony. Tim met with dozens of citizens as they traveled through the neighborhoods. As with other times meeting voters the overwhelming question is what party is Tim a member of. The people want options and restrained government, the campaign of Tim Utz for House offers those choices.
Donate now at www.timutzforhouse.com and help spread the campaign message through Election Day.  

10/11/12 Campaign Trail Update #127

I took the campaign bus the morning of October 3, 2012 working the St. Anthony and Columbia Heights areas of the district. As I waved many supporters are evident. I still get an occasional disgruntled voter making their views known with hand jesters, but those folks are clearly in the minority.


I ask you donate $20.00 or $30.00 to help purchase fuel for the campaign bus by visiting the campaign website at www.timutzforhouse.com today.

10/11/12 Campaign Trail Update #126

On the evening of October 1, 2012 Tim’s wife Nadine took control of the campaign bus for a couple hours as they traveled the district. Tim made contact with dozens of voters throughout the district. The typical first question by 50% to 75% of the voters is “what party are you a member of?” When Tim stated the Constitution Party the unanimous response is “…good you have my vote…”
Join the fun traveling in the campaign bus, meeting voters around the district or visit our website at www.timutzforhouse.com and make a generous donation for bus fuel keeping the little green bus on the road.

10/11/12 Campaign Trail Update #125

On October 1, 2012 Tim Utz made a sign wave stop at 5th Avenue NW and 5th street NW in New Brighton Minnesota this morning. Many of the passing drivers live outside the district but Tim still managed making contact with many district voters during his 2.5 hours greeting passing drivers.
Let us know you can participate by contacting the campaign at contact@timutzforhouse.com  and visit www.timutzforhouse.com making a generous donation to fund campaign activities.


10/11/12 Campaign Trail Update #124

Tomorrow evening Friday October 12, 2012 Our campaign is having a pre football tailgate party at Columbia Heights High School. We meet at 6:00PM on 49th for food and fun. If desired, you can attend the game after the tailgate party. Bring your own drinks and perhaps a munchies to share, we provide the other items including the main food “hotdogs”.
Questions email us at contact@timutzforhouse.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

10/9/12 Campaign Trail Update #123

Tim Utz for Minnesota HD41-B is seeking walkers to distribute materials throughout the district during October. There is no expected interaction with voters, just distribution. Currently all shifts have open positions. We ask you to review your Saturday availability and sign up for as many shifts as possible at contact@timutzforhouse.com.
The October project is a massive undertaking and needs “all hands on deck” for a successful outcome. You can bring friends and remember to bring fluids for yourself. We are providing food after each shift. During the week we have teams going out should you be available, contact us at contact@timutzforhouse.com for further information.
Also the campaign will have related costs for this project; if you are unable to physically participate we ask your participation through donations at www.timutzforhouse.com.
10/13, Saturday
8:00AM to Noon
1:00PM to 5:00PM
10/20, Saturday
8:00AM to Noon
10/27, Saturday
8:00AM to Noon
1:00PM to 5:00PM
11/3, Saturday
8:00AM to Noon
1:00PM to 5:00PM

10/9/12 Campaign Trail Update #122

This Sunday October 14, 2012 the Tim Utz for Minnesota House 41-B is participating in a chili cook-off at Glory Days Grill in New Brighton 500 Fifth Avenue NW; an event encompassing the Vikings away game. Glenn Kluthe of New Brighton is heading up the event and has a need for a propane cooking device to use for the event from a campaign supporter for a successful victory.
We hope you can join us this Sunday beginning 2:00PM until after the Vikings game. Should you have any supplies Glenn is asking for, please quickly contact Glenn at glennkluthe@yahoo.com.
Thank you for supporting our campaign, bring some friends and see you Sunday for fun, fellowship and football.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Campaign Trail Update #121

Tim Utz is participating in a Senate District candidate forum sponsored by the North Metro Mayors Association and held this Wednesday October 10, 2012 at the New Brighton, Minnesota City Hall. Tim’s House 41-B portion of the forum is held from 7:30PM to 8:15PM.
You are invited to participate as audience guests. Attend the forum and show your support for Tim this Wednesday evening. Reminder no political paraphernalia permitted but our campaign colors are orange, lime green and purple. Recap discussion follows at “The White House” for those interested.
For further information email us at: contact@timutzforhouse.com.

10/8/12 Campaign Trail Update #120

In the closing days of election season 2012 the strongest campaigns survive, thriving on exploding voter support. Our phase two October project, being critical, is designed to accelerate voter support, a focal component to remaining days of election season.
Nadine and I are committed to crossing the Election Day finish in first place and made the choice this morning of personally providing the campaign $1,000.00, a burdensome expense to our personal budget. The commitment allowed for ordering of materials today for the phase two project.
We are asking you to step forward and donate at www.timutzforhouse.com  to augment the out of pocket investment we have made securing the materials order. Winning on Election Day requires “All Hands on Deck”, both volunteering and donating; now is no time being sheepish. Many times leadership and courage require a people to apply principles and elbow grease. Nadine and I thank you in advance for joining us to make Election Day a time for “Preserving the Republic”.

10/8/12 Time is Fleeting

The time is 8:30AM CDT; as I sit at my campaign table in our modified living room looking at the computer screen, considering the day’s campaign activities and needs; I reflect on the remaining 29 pre election days.
Our campaign has done so many previously untested creative political approaches to connecting with voters over the last 4 plus years. Individually some with great success others no so much, but the combined collection of ideas and concepts implemented brings our campaign to today October 8, 2012; a majority force within the district crossing all party affiliations, age groups, income, demographics, both male and female.
People yearn for leadership, long for constitutional governing, desire a Republic free of abusive civil force. Occasionally on the campaign trail politically active voters will ask who I will caucus with Republican or Democrats; my reply is I caucus with the Constitution, and who ever will join me.
Help our campaign finish far ahead on Election Day, visit www.timutzforhouse.com  today and make a simple $20.00 donation or a larger amount should you have resources.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

10/7/12 Donation Report

Overnight our campaign received a generous $150.00 donation from James N. of Savage Minnesota, a staunch defender of freedom and our Republic form of government. Nadine and I especially thank James for stepping forward and helping us purchase materials for phase two October project. The new need balance for our project is now $800.00; would you donate today?
Visit our website today at www.timutzforhouse.com and join James N. in securing a solid Election Day victory for Tim Utz Minnesota HD41-B.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

9/29/12 Campaign Trail update #119

St. Johns the Baptist church in New Brighton Minnesota hosted their annual Fallfest the weekend of September 28th to September 30th. The Fallfest included a carnival, silent auction, craft sale area, vendors, cheese curds, mini donuts, fireworks, bingo and on goes the list of weekend events and activities.
Tim and Nadine along with Mona participated in the festivities on Saturday afternoon, visiting the indoor vendor’s area. Nadine mentioned Tim needs to provide more than $20.00 next year; the available items were of such good quality and variety.
Mark your calendar for next fall and participate in this great community fundraising event. Visit the church website at http://www.stjohnnb.com/ for further information.