CAMPAIGN TRAIL
2018-2022
updated May 19, 2022

A lot happens when a candidate for public office decides to brave the reality of going out and meeting people at their homes with what are essentially known as "cold calls."  There are no advanced preparations nor extended scripts to follow and the people one meets are often essentially unknown.  I should know, I've been to all of the more than 12,000 homes in our Legislative House District 13 at least eight times since March of 2018.

For me personally, have roughly walked over 2,500 miles over the past 50 months, most of the time, campaigning and going door-to-door is an enjoyable experience that I will continue if I am elected to office (health and safety permitting).  However, there are some difficult and sometimes even painful moments on the campaign trail.  Nevertheless, there have been sometimes even more wonderful personal encounters as well.

Getting Dripping Wet

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Fell on black ice and sustained my first tear in my newspaper letter carrier bag and a huge bruise on my left buttox.  January 8, 2019 

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As a result of my fall on black ice, I bloodied my hand as well as some of my campaign flyers. 

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In a commitment to visit every home, sometimes it becomes necessary to discover hidden residences such as these two rental units (to the left out the the picture) attached behind a home.  Add the winter effort and the campaign becomes even dangerous as well. 

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My first dog bite since my 2004 Utah House Campaign.  June 24, 2020.

Snow removal by me in March 2019.

Snow removal by someone else February 2020

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The worst rain day of my campaign.  2018.

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Sometimes just getting to the door takes a little bit of ingenuity and a dash of courage.  There can be boxes in your way, bats, or just having to walk the plank.

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During my two and a half year campaign, I managed to go through six pairs of shoes.

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Had an opportunity to see the 88-year-old Frankie Valli in concert May 14, 2022 at the Maverik Center after a year's cancellation.  Decided to finally discard my seventh park of Sketcher shoes.  The wet socks this past winter had just become too much.

Rain and campaign flyers don't mix.  In 2019, I was asking residents about their thoughts about our state legislature and government.  I needed to take notes with a pen in one hand while writing on a clipboard held by my other hand.  Add an umbrella for the rain that usually would take a third hand.

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Even though this woman wasn't able to walk down the stairs, she still offered me a water bottle by crawling on her legs here last summer.

My blistered foot on January 14, 2021 just as I attempted to undertake a literature drop of the entire 12,000 home legislative district.  Just a few days later, my connective tissue of my left leg would seize up making it impossible for me to execute my planned literature drop.  It would be another five months before I could start up my campaign again. 

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The surprising rigors of just dropping literature at homes (2019)

Campaigning can also be fun and entertaining.

(March 2020)

The video to the right was taken several minutes before the one on the left and before permission was granted.  Uploaded May 23, 2022

A Dark and Lonely Evening 2019

Concluding Remarks

After A Hard Fought Campaign

It's been a real whirl wind of a campaign fraught with many surprises, many great neighbors, and a variety of ups and down.  Many thanks to the hundreds of residents who have provided me encouragement and support even in the darkest and most stressful days.  Couldn't have made it without you.

 

Tab Lyn Uno

Candidate for Utah House #13

2021 Community Survey

I tried to begin my 2022 campaign in January of 2021 but my right leg would not cooperate in constantly walking to homes and leaving my campaign flyer.  Spent one month in physical therapy without success.

But beginning in July I started up again revisiting every home in Utah House District 13 to conduct my second Legislative Community survey and discover the important issues of our community. 

 

Along the way, I found myself undertaking a few side activities.  To the right I am helping a resident park his recreational vehicle.  This is not something I usually do.  September 20, 2021.

West Point still has undeveloped properties and sometimes long distances between homes.  Here I have been out undertaking my legislative survey for over nine hours on July 16 2021.  I had only begun to revisit the Legislative District a couple of weeks earlier.  This man who I had met more than years years earlier offered to give me a lift to the next home.  It was a very welcomed offer.  We were trying to save his 3.5 acre pond from the Legacy Extension Project.

My second visit meeting this resident at her home on September 20, 2021.  A thrid way through my community survey having visited about 4,000 homes by this point..

Just a few moments later after being dropped off by the friendly resident giving me a lift (see above), a nasty wind storm just came out of nowhere.  After nine hours of walking, it was not something I really looked forward to, especially knowing that I would have to walk back to my car that was about a quarter of a mile away on this particular stretch of the campaign trail.

STARTING UP AGAIN TO INFORM RESIDENTS OF OUR

MAJOR COMMUNITY ISSUES

2022

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This is a friendly service dog with wearing anti-skid mittens.  May 17, 2022.

The dangers of campaigning.  Tripped on a curb and ended up flat on a concrete driveway.  May 18, 2022.  West Point.

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