J.P. HUGHES, M.D.

FOR SALT LAKE CITY MAYOR 2008

"AVOID CONFRONTATION. NEVER TAKE CREDIT.
TREAT EVERYONE THE SAME."
                                                 David M. Kennedy


IN THE NEWS



September 7 - Richard Piatt Reporting

THE FORUM
Westminster College - September 4, 2007
Enviornmental Debate Held for SLC Mayoral Candidates


SALT LAKE CITY, UT (2007-08-31) J.P. Hughes is a 64-year old physician who has traveled the world, bringing medical supplies to hospitals as far away as Argentina, and India. Closer to home, he's passionate about helping the city's poor and representing ordinary Salt Lakers in City Hall.
KUER's Jenny Brundin has this profile.


THE DIVERSITY TIMES
Wilson and Hughes get nod in mayoral contest -August 30
"How could we go wrong favoring someone whose practice in life is to "first do no harm?""
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August 12th
"J.P. Hughes is a medical doctor, a surgeon, whose enthusiasm is only out-shined by his resume..."

July 28th
DESERET MORNING NEWS
Surgeon takes delight in S.L. mayoral race
July 18th
THE SPANISH FORK NEWS
Jones-Hughes Park Restoration Project
KSL DOUG WRIGHT SHOW
"I am not running against anyone,
I am running for Mayor." 
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
DESERET MORNING NEWS
KSL NEWSRADIO - The Nightside Project
THE DIVERSITY TIMES - April Issue
CATALYST MAGAZINE - March Issue
Salt Lake CITY WEEKLY
NEWS & PHOTO ARCHIVES

UPCOMING EVENTS
SEPTEMBER
Watch for JP in Your Neighborhood!
2nd
Calvary Baptist Church
Samoan Radio Broadcast
K-TALK AM630 
4th Utah Cultural Alliance Culture Bytes Mayoral Forum
SLC's First Annual Democracy Week Mayoral Candidate Forum
5th U of U Impact Day
Rose Park Community Council
Yalecrest Community Council
Reagan Day Dinner
6-16th
UTAH STATE FAIR
8th Avenues Street Fair
Greek Festival
11th
PRIMARY ELECTION

      I love this state and its history. Announcing my candidacy on January 4th is significant because it is Utah Statehood Day. I will run for Mayor of Salt Lake City with the same heart and passion as those who in our City's beginnings worked as a community and were united as citizens.     
      I  love this city and know it well having lived on 9th Avenue as an Intern and Resident, in Sugarhouse on 21st South, on University and 11th East as a medical student and in our restored home on West Temple. I have practiced medicine here for 32 years and served patients from almost every neighborhood and economical background in Salt Lake City and the Valley. 
      The Mayor's seat is not one of power, but of service. One of my greatest friends, David M. Kennedy, taught me that to be successful in politics you must "Avoid confrontation. Never take credit. Treat everyone the same." I do this in my Medical practice, in my community service and will continue to do this as Mayor of Salt Lake City. 
      The issues do not have to divide us. In 2007, we can work together on behalf of this city and the State just as the citizens did in 1897. Salt Lake City is a place where everyone is welcome. Let's make it a kinder place. A place where there is great success in business and greater civility among people. I will listen and we will work together as a community. The power lies with the voters and together we can make a difference. 
      Thank you, JP

Please visit my 'web-log' BLOG and get to know me, my intent, my campaign.
   

                                 Blogs:
                       Community
                      "Uninvited"
             Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory 
         Committee Questions (July 15)
       Salt Lake City's Gay and Lesbian 
                Community (July 15)
         Campaign Financing (June 18)






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A Few of This Week's Letters...

Dear JP,
I visited your blog page today.  Nice.  Good luck to you.  Here's 
hoping that SLC recognizes the treasure in their midst and elects you 
for mayor-first step tomorrow.  The Mayor on the Big Isle won against 
all odds and is now a fixture in that community.  Of course you already 
know about our Samoan mayor in Honolulu.  Can do.  Hugs to all.  My 
love to you and your family.  Aloha, Joanne
I am not currently living in SLC but still follow some of the local news. I noticed that [you are] running for office and I wanted to wish you all the best of
luck in the primary tomorrow.  You have put together an impressive campaign. 
GOOD LUCK AND BEST WISHES. Sincerely, LTJG D. England, MSC, USN

Dr. Hughes,
I just wanted to send you an email saying how pleased I am about your stance on many of the issues effecting Salt Lake City. I am not part of Salt Lake City, so I will be unable to vote on Tuesday, but I heard about you on KUER the other morning. I will be honest, when I heard you were a Mormon and Republican I was a little skeptical about what you would have to say. You proved to me that Republican's can be for better health care for the uninsured and also that they can support those in poverty. I also liked your ideas of making Salt Lake golf courses more high desert courses. I think that we really do need to start local when it comes to reducing our impact on the planet. Thank you for running for mayor. It is great to have such a fresh voice. Good luck in the election and please remember that if you do not make it you have touched some of us who could not vote. Sincerely, Jesse Nehring

J.P. Hughes is running for Salt Lake City mayor... And, you have been in the running since January! Alas, I am not a resident, but wish I were so I could vote for you.  What can I do to help you at this late date?  I am going to call friends who CAN vote for you and get them to the polls.  Can I write a letter to the Editor of the newspapers and tell the reading public about the WONDERFUL JP HUGHES who has always exuded amazing warmth and expertise in every encounter I have ever had with him. When I was big-time ACS volunteer leader, you gave me such grand compliments that helped to offset some big negatives I was dealing with at home.  When I have been a patient in your office, your warmth and real goodness is so much like a halo that you wear and wear well.  I read some of your blog today...You are bigger than I know. I have no doubt that you are exactly what SLC needs. You will be a true breath of fresh air.  This valley needs your very real humanitarian spirit in a leadership position. If you still have signs to get out, I will try to arrange for some.  How I have not heard about your candidacy in the news is beyond me.  But, when you are mayor, I am coming to visit. My prayers will be with you. Sharon Shore     

You have a fantastic website. I loved visiting it, (by the way my wife and I are a repeat customers). I loved this line
"For everyone under 50 - thanks for checking my website.
For everyone over 50 - get a colonoscopy."
Most likely you lengthened my life by many many years. God Bless, Dan Hawk

This morning I was preparing for the patients lunch and a few of the long time employees and myself got into a conversation about your run for mayor. Alberto told a very interesting and the coolest story about when the cafeteria was so short staffed and he had to leave for a bit. He said that when he came back, you had donned the apron and hat and was flipping burgers on the grill.  Alberto has your magnates on his side of the refridge. And all of us down in the food service appreciate you kindness.  Thank you, Heidi

I sure would like a yard sign endorsing J.P. Hughes for mayor; the man who saved my life! -Charlotte Handricks

We got a flier in the mail about your campaign. That is totally awesome. I visited your website. The website is one of the nicest and most peaceful that I have ever seen. It exudes confidence and love. Best of luck in your run for Mayor. Sincerely, Gary and Marcia

(In Part) Dr. Hughes: I'm an Army chaplain from SLC serving in Iraq. Got my ballot yesterday. Looked at candidate sites. You're my favorite, but I'm concerned I'll throw away a vote if I vote for you. Sell, me! Why should I vote for you. I'm 1,000s of miles away and can't watch the ads, etc. Talk to me, OK? Thanks, From Kirkuk Regional Airbase (FOB Warrior), Iraq
      (
In Part) Chaplain, I am JP's oldest daughter, biggest supporter and am helping on his campaign. Your message was dumped into bulk because of the address I'd guess and I just found it!  I forwarded it to dad - he will not get it until late tonight [and I wanted to get back to you!First, I want to thank you for being the ultimate example of how great Americans are...to be serving and take the time to VOTE too. My husband was in the 142nd MI unit and ETS'd right before his unit was activated - they have been active ever since and we love our friends and you who are serving. Now, per the campaign can I put in my two bits? I hope you can open these attachments and get a feel for JP. I wanted you to especially hear the one from Peter who lives up by the U and was called by a pollster for one of the most recent polls.  He was asked who among a list of candidates he would vote for and he said JP - the pollster said JP was not on the list...  
      I worked on Capitol Hill for several years. I worked with incredible men of integrity and character. JP - Dad is among the greatest. As his daughter I love and respect him, as a citizen I admire and support him and as a campaign worker, I have worked as hard or harder than anytime in my life... He is not well know like others. He (has $) has not spent the money or fundraised like the others because he feels there needs to be change in the way the ordinary citizens become extraordinary leaders in our
communities. We have done amazing things with the financial resources we have and we have put it back into the community by doing things that are individual...like the treatment to his patients...it is one person at a time. In the Diversity Times article the Publisher writes: "Ignore the polling data and vote your heart first and your conscience second..."  I'd tell you that is our "One Nation under God" given right and privilege...' and like those who take time to learn about the candidates and take the time to vote - candidate win or lose - your choice is the best choice. 
Dad, is a retired Major in the Army and he cares about you and knows who you are, what you are about. You make us proud.  Be safe and thank you for taking time to write, Jenna

When I was a medical student in 1978 you had just recently ended your bid for congress. I wish you all the best.  Gareth Tobler, MD  Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Hughes, My name is Daniel.  You may remember me as a missionary who left from the Olympus Hills stake to serve in Rome.  If you don't remember me, that is fine because I remember you.  Your generosity left a lasting impression on me and my family.  We will forever be grateful to you.  I am currently studying two disparate subjects - religious history and urban planning - as a graduate student at Harvard University.  I have been following the SLC Mayoral race from afar, and just wanted to wish you the best of luck.  I am impressed with your focus on preservation and community.  I will be telling everyone I know in Salt Lake to watch your campaign. Sincerely, DPH        


                                   
                 September 11th
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