Latest updates from the campaign:
The 2015 General Session of the Utah State Legislature begins on Monday, January 26. Thank you so much for all of your support. It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33. Click on the link above to see the latest regarding the upcoming 2015 Session, the schedule for Town Hall meetings and what I've been up to since the election (hint.... See photo below)
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:50 PM
I just wanted to reach out and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I have many things to be thankful for. One of which is the privilege of serving you as your state representative. It is truly an honor to serve. Thanks again for all your support. And Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, and to those that you love.
Click on the link above to see the highlights from the November Interim Session, Rep. Hall's "District 33 School Tour" and all about the chance I had to help give out 250 Thanksgiving turkeys!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 2:54 PM
Thank you so much to the voters of District 33 for trusting me with another two years as your state representative! It is truly a humbling experience to represent my neighbors in the state legislature, and I am looking forward to doing it again. I agree with a statement I heard last night, that an election is sort of like a job interview (a long one). I am so grateful to my constituents who have recognized my efforts to truly represent and fight for all West Valley residents at the state capitol.
There have been literally dozens and dozens of volunteers, supporters and helpers throughout our campaign. Campaigning is tough work, and there is simply no way we could do it without all your help.
Thanks also to my family for their patience and support during the campaign. It has been fun to have our kids be part of our campaign. My wife has simply been amazing during this process. Although I now fear her post-campaign (sure to be very lengthy) “honey-do” list, I greatly appreciate everything she does for our family.
Again, thank you for trust and confidence. I greatly appreciate your support!
Monday, November 3, 2014 12:15 AM
As most of you know, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day. As the campaign comes to an end, I just want to express how grateful I am to have met so many of you. Our campaign has literally knocked on thousands of doors, getting to know you better, and learning what issues are most important to you. Doing this has simply made me a better Representative. Thank you so much for your support. I greatly appreciate it.
Just a few reminders. If you need to know your polling location, you can find it here. If you received a vote-by-mail ballot and haven't yet sent it in, you have two choices:
- The deadline to mail it in is today. It must be postmarked by today, Monday, November 3rd.
- OR -- You can just hand-deliver your vote-by-mail ballot to your polling location.
- Sponsoring and passing the most significant piece of legislation in several years dealing with campaign finance / ethics in Utah.
- Effective! - Recognized as one of Utah's "most effective" legislators.
- Passing bills protecting and helping victims of sexual abuse.
- Sponsored legislation fighting for West Side schools.
- Passing several bills guaranteeing greater fairness in Utah's election process.
- Recognized by the Salt Lake Tribune as a "refreshing” . . . “example of bipartisanship” and as a legislator whose "top issue" is education.
- Sponsoring and passing bills making our State government more transparent and accessible.
- Accessible! - I have held over a dozen town-hall meetings, sent out dozens of e-mail newsletters, mailed surveys to my constituents before each legislative session, I actually answer my phone and return calls, have knocked hundreds of doors in District 33 getting to know my constituents better, etc., etc.!
- And more!
Friday, October 24, 2014 5:07 PM
As most of you know, voting is no longer contained to just Election Day. There are three ways to vote:
1 - Vote By Mail
Many of you have signed up to vote-by-mail. Just complete the ballot, sign it, put it back in the provided envelope, put a stamp on the envelope and mail it back in. And you're done! These ballots must be postmarked on or before November 3, the day before Election Day. Or, you can just hand-deliver it to the poll location on Election Day.
If you were expecting a vote-by-mail ballot, and you haven't received it yet, call the County Clerk's Office, Elections Division at (385) 468-7400.
2 - Early Voting
Early voting is now available in various locations. The County Clerk's Office has the complete list here. For most within District 33, the closest and most convenient will be at West Valley City Hall (3600 South Constitution Blvd. (2700 West)) on the following dates:
- Weekdays Oct 21 - Oct 30, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- October 31, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
3 - Election Day
And of course you may vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4. If you need to find your polling location, you can find it here.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 PM
While on the campaign trail, I continually hear people say that they're tired of the bickering and it sure would nice if the legislature would just "get things done."
This is indeed one of my guiding principles as a legislator. I attach the below photo from a Salt Lake Tribune article that praised me as "refreshing" and a "healthy" ... "example of bipartisanship."
I am grateful to be recognized as a "get things done" legislator. One who works with all interested parties to improve the lives of those who live within District 33.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 1:38 AM
Vote by Mail Ballots are in the Mail!
For those of you signed up to vote by mail, your ballot may have arrived as early as last week. If you are expecting a vote by mail ballot, and don't receive it soon, contact the County Clerk's office at (385) 468-7400.
I would be honored to receive your vote!
Click on the link above to review some of the great things I have been able to accomplish the last two years!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:54 PM
This last week the legislature held its September 2014 Interim Session. Click the link above to find out all the details.
Also, we are knee-deep in campaign season. As you may have noticed, we are knocking hundreds of doors within the District, holding town-hall meetings, and continuing to discuss concerns with those who live, work and send their kids to schools in West Valley.
Thank you so much for your support. Election Day is coming soon!
Thursday, September 4, 2014 1:59 PM
As most of you know, I am running for re-election in 2014. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, campaign season is officially upon us. I feel great about what I have accomplished since first being elected in 2012. But there's more to be done! Things are going fantastic with the campaign. Signs are going up and we're walking dozens of neighborhoods, knocking on doors and listening to the issues that you care about most.
Click on the above link to see many of my accomplishments over the last two years!
Saturday, August 2, 2014 7:27 AM
Over the last month I participate in the July legislative interim session. It is truly an honor representing the great residents of West Valley at the State Capitol. Click the link more details regarding all of the great discussions which are happening now at the state capitol.
Also, the campaign is really starting to ramp up! It is great to meet so many voters as I knock on their doors. It is also wonderful to have received so much support for this upcoming election. Here's an example of a recent letter I received supporting our campaign!
Monday, June 30, 2014 9:56 AM
Welcome to Summer! Click on the above link to see the latest with Rep. Hall and the State Legislature. We had great times this month with West Fest, Flag Day, and our last Interim Session. Thanks again for your support and for reaching out to me!
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:29 AM
Click on the above link for a summary regarding what Rep. Hall is accomplishing, what the legislature discussed during the May 2014 Interim Session, and what we have in store over the next several months!
Monday, May 12, 2014 12:23 AM
Watch this short video as Gov. Herbert praises Rep. Hall for getting things done in a bipartisan way. Thanks Governor for your kind words!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:13 PM
The 2014 General Session is complete. And the work for the 2015 Session has already begun! Click above to see all the details of the upcoming "Interim Session." You can also find information about Rep. Hall's groundbreaking campaign finance/ethics bill, along with a description of what the bipartisan "Clean Air Caucus" got done this year.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:47 AM
The 2014 Utah general legislative session is in the books. Our State constitution instructs that the legislative session will last for 45 days - not one minute longer. On March 13, at midnight, we finished our work. Needless to say, things went fast and furious this last week. Due to the high number of bills, they were prioritized, and we voted on as many as we could. Thank you so much for all of your support. It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33. Click on the above link to review some highlights of the Session!
Sunday, March 23, 2014 1:53 AM
Six weeks are in the books and there are 4 days left. Thank you so much for all of your support. It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33. Click on the link to see just a few highlights from the week.
Sunday, March 23, 2014 1:46 AM
Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:07 AM
Four weeks are in the books and just two weeks left. Click on the above link to see a few highlights from the week.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:26 AM
This last week, Paul Rolly of the Salt Lake Tribune called me "refreshing" and a healthy "example of bipartisanship."
Click on the link above for all the details. I really appreciate all the expressions of support I have received in this regard. Sometimes we just have to work together and it shouldn't matter who gets the credit.
Monday, February 17, 2014 11:09 PM
Week 3 of the 2014 Utah Legislative Session has come and gone. We are now done with the initial "base" budgets, and spent much of the week considering substantive non-budget bills. One highlight this week was the visit from several students from Granger High School. See the above link for all the details.
Monday, February 10, 2014 10:38 AM
The 2014 General Session of the Utah State Legislature began Monday, January 27. Two weeks are in the books and there are 32 days left. We had more substantive budget talks and began discussions on other non-budget bills. See the above link for a few highlights from the week.
Sunday, February 2, 2014 4:57 PM
The 2014 General Session of the Utah State Legislature began on Monday, January 27. Thank you so much for all of your support. It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33. Click on the above link to see some highlights throughout the week.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 1:33 AM
The 2014 General Session of the Utah State Legislature began on Monday, January 27. Thank you so much for all of your support. It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33. Click on the above link for a few thoughts as we begin the Session…..
Monday, January 20, 2014 7:17 PM
The 2014 Session begins on Monday, January 27th! A few things:
1 - Over the next few days, thousands of homes within District 33 will be receiving my 2014 legislative survey. Please complete this survey and return it. Your input is invaluable as I enter into this Session where extremely important decisions will need to be made. Thanks!
2 - I will be having three Town Hall Meetings during the Legislative Session. All three will be at the West Valley Library (2880 West 3650 South).
-Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
-Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
-Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
These Town Hall Meetings will be a chance to learn a bit what is going on at the Legislature, and to ask me whatever questions you would like. Thanks again to all of you. Always feel free to contact me. My legislative email is email@example.com. My cell phone is 801-573-1774.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 11:27 PM
The legislature does not have an official Interim Session in December. However, we met on December 17th and 18th and discussed some of our priorities for the upcoming Regular Session. Click on the link for all the details!
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 11:02 PM
During this special time of year, I wanted to reach out and wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season. Below is a holiday card from the Hall family. Thanks again for all your support! And Happy Holidays to you, your family, and to those that you love!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1:34 AM
Our latest (and last of 2013) Interim Session was this last Wednesday, November 20. Click on the above link for the highlights!
Sunday, November 17, 2013 11:23 PM
Thanks again for all your support. I truly appreciate all the emails, phone calls, returned surveys, Facebook comments, and any other way that you were able to reach out to me. Again, I am working for you, so feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions, concerns, complaints or comments.
Click on the above link to review the latest community events, including the meeting with the newly-appointed West Valley Police Chief, Lee Russo.
Monday, October 21, 2013 10:51 PM
Our latest Interim Session was this last Wednesday, October 16. We also held the Special Session to keep the National Parks in Utah open. Thanks to everyone for your support regarding this important issue!!
Click on the link above for all the details.
Monday, October 21, 2013 10:41 PM
On October 3, Rep. Johnny Anderson and I had a Town Hall Meeting with the Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart at Taylorsville City Hall. Thanks to all of you that were able to come, listen, and ask questions. I really appreciate it. I have now held over a dozen Town Hall meetings since before even the last election. And I anticipate holding several more as we get closer to the next General Session that begins in January. Thanks again! Click above to see more photos of the event.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:29 PM
Our latest Interim Session was this last Wednesday, September 18. We had some fascinating topics to discuss.
Click on the link above for all the details.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:42 PM
Our latest Interim Session was this last Wednesday, July 17. This Interim Session was somewhat unique because we also had a Special Session called by the Governor on that same day.
Sunday, June 23, 2013 12:43 AM
The Regular Legislative Session lasted from January 28 - March 14, 2013. After March 14, all legislators (including me) went back to their regular lives and jobs for the rest of the year. We do meet in "interim sessions," which happen one day a month, to discuss possible bills, to study issues, and to recommend bills to the Senate or House for consideration. Our second Interim Session was this last Wednesday, June 19.
This week we discussed several issues, including making the decision to formally investigate the Utah Attorney General. Click the above link to read more.
Monday, June 3, 2013 12:44 AM
May 2013 Legislative Update. Click here for all the details: http://eepurl.com/zJ8Iz
Monday, March 18, 2013 11:58 PM
I just wanted to thank everyone for the help and support during the legislative session. Thank you for all the comments, emails, returned surveys, phone calls and visits to the Capitol. It is truly an honor to represent District 33. I feel like we did some good work. We still have plenty of work to do, but we're heading in the right direction.
One of the areas where we made some decent improvement was our education system. Education was by far the highest priority in this General Session, with local schools, colleges and universities receiving over 70% of available new revenue, including capital facilities and economic development initiatives.
The legislature funded nearly $70.0 million in public education student enrollment growth and spent more than $45 million to increase public education’s base formula by two percent.
My priorities will continue to be: (1) a top-notch education system; (2) a strong economy; and (3) effective representation for West Valley at the State Capitol.
Here is an article from the Salt Lake Tribune that recognized my dedication to our West Valley schools. Thanks to the Tribune for the article. And thanks to all the District 33 constituents for your support!
Here's a link to the entire article: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55922504-78/hall-utah-west-http.html.csp
Monday, March 18, 2013 11:50 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013 11:43 PM
Monday, March 4, 2013 3:06 PM
The Town Hall meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, has been CANCELED. Sorry for the cancelation. I have a legislative schedule conflict. The Town Hall meeting on Saturday, March 9 will go on as scheduled.
Monday, March 4, 2013 3:03 PM
Legislative Week 5 Summary: http://eepurl.com/wbOMv
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:31 PM
Legislative Week 4 Summary: http://t.co/IDer5q4GFi
Saturday, February 16, 2013 6:30 PM
Here's my Legislative Week 3 Summary - Click here for all the details: http://eepurl.com/vwhhD
Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:55 PM
ANOTHER Town Hall Meeting this upcoming Saturday! February 16, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Pioneer Valley Hospital, 3460 South Pioneer Parkway. Put on by ChamberWest.
There will likely be several legislators there. We'd love to have you there!
Monday, February 11, 2013 12:25 AM
I have written up a summary of Weeks 1 & 2 of the Legislative Session. See here: http://eepurl.com/u8x-n
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 5:04 PM
Many have asked about the best way to get updates regarding the legislative session. Of course, you are always welcome to come to this website. However, more frequent updates can be found at my Facebook site (www.facebook.com/votecraighall) or my Twitter account (www.twitter.com/hcraighall). I usually give several updates every day during the Session. Also, if you're wanting to email me, my legislative email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Monday, January 21, 2013 8:53 PM
The 2013 Session will begin on Monday, January 28th! A few things:
1 - Over the next few days, thousands of homes within District 33 will be receiving my 2013 Legislative survey. Please complete this survey and return it. Your input is invaluable as I enter into this Session where extremely important decisions will need to be made. Thanks!
2 - I will be having three Town Hall Meetings during the Legislative Session. All three will be at the Taylorsville Library (4870 South 2700 West).
-Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
-Saturday, February 9, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
-Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
These Town Hall Meetings will be a chance to learn a bit what is going on at the Legislature, and to ask me whatever questions you would like.
For the most frequent information, please subscribe to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/votecraighall) and/or subscribe to my Twitter feed (@hcraighall).
Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:34 AM
To those within House District 33, thank you so much for your vote, support and trust. I am truly humbled to receive such support and commit to doing the best I can to represent our District well at the State Capitol. We have a lot of work to do and I look forward to helping make our community a greater place to live, work, and raise our families.
I would just like to thank all those who volunteered, donated to, or otherwise supported our campaign. Seriously, I could not have done it without all of your help. I can't express how much appreciation I feel for all our volunteers who believed so much in our campaign.
Thanks to my wife for all of her support and patience. Thanks to my kids (who have already started lobbying me for a three-day school week) for all their help. It was fun to have them as part of the campaign.
Thanks again for everything and I look forward to serving the residents of District 33. Feel free to contact me any time.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:21 AM
Thank you so much to our awesome volunteers! They seriously are the best. Here's one of our latest honk-and-waves!
Friday, October 26, 2012 1:52 PM
Another great chance to meet the candidates! Tonight, October 26, Taylorsville City Hall (2600 West 5400 South), 7:30 p.m.
Candidates include Gov. Herbert, John Swallow, Mia Bourdeau Love, Mark Crockett, Rep. John Dougall, Rep. Johnny Anderson, and Rep. Wayne Harper and Craig Hall.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 10:30 PM
Thanks so much to Gov. Herbert and his kind words:
"Craig Hall is the right person to represent the west side of Salt Lake County. His determination to strengthen Utah's economy and educational performance will drive innovation in the marketplace and ensure that students are prepared to enter the workforce."
-Gov. Gary R. Herbert
Friday, September 28, 2012 10:38 AM
Thank you to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) for their endorsement.
Here's their letter:
"The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1004 is pleased to endorse you in your bid for the House of Representatives - District 33.
"AFSCME represents public employees throughout the State of Utah and is 1.6 million strong nationally.
"We believe you have a strong conviction to do the right thing - to step up to the plate and take care of issues. We need legislators that will tie the community together, to include the citizens, business and the employees. We believe you have what it takes to move us forward as a proud cooperative work force.
"We look forward to working with you and wish you the best of luck in your campaign."
-AFSCME, Local 1004
Just another example of the broad support our campaign is receiving.
Out of the two candidates in this race, the AFSCME believes that CRAIG HALL is the best candidate to help the working families in District 33.
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:36 AM
In a letter from the Utah AFL-CIO:
"We have reviewed your letter and considered your interview in evaluating your request and are pleased to inform you that the Utah AFL-CIO has decided to endorse your candidacy. We have listed you on our website and your endorsement will be communicated to our labor members."
Just ANOTHER example of the extremely broad support our campaign is receiving.
An important question in this race is, "Who is the best candidate to fight for working families?"
OUT OF THE TWO CANDIDATES IN THIS RACE, THE AFL-CIO HAS DECIDED THAT CRAIG HALL IS THE BEST CANDIDATE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS GOAL. We look forward to, and are extremely excited to have their help during the campaign! See the endorsement here: http://utahaflcio.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Felection_list.cfm
This is three weeks in a row our campaign has received important endorsements. Thanks again to all our supporters!
Sunday, August 26, 2012 10:31 PM
This week I was honored to receive the formal endorsement of the Utah Public Employees Association (UPEA). This organization represents the interests of thousands of public employees that live and work in Utah.
Out of the two candidates in this race, the UPEA chose Craig Hall. We look forward to, and are extremely excited to have their help during the campaign!
This is two weeks in a row where our campaign has received important endorsements. Just another example of the broad support we are receiving. Thanks again!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:30 PM
Our campaign has received the formal endorsement of the Operating Engineers No. 3 (OE3). This organization represents the interests of people who build and protect. Most of their members work as heavy equipment operators and construction workers, but they also represent public employees, such as maintenance workers and police officers.
Out of the two candidates in this race, OE3 chose Craig Hall. We look forward to, and are extremely excited to have their help during the campaign! Thanks again!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 11:59 PM
Check out the video from Comcast! View it at http://www.votecraighall.com/video Thanks to Comcast for putting this together for us!
Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:08 PM
Thanks to all the supporters at the WestFest parade! See photos here: http://on.fb.me/NXcSCT We had over 30 volunteers, shook hundreds of hands, and handed out 1,500 "Craig Hall" water bottles. Thanks again!
Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:50 AM
I would like to thank Representative Neal Hendrickson for his many years of service. Since his initial election in 1990, Neal has served as the Representative for District 33. I extend to him my personal thanks for his long-standing commitment to public service and his willingness to represent the residents of District 33 for over 20 years.
I am excited for the opportunity to share my vision with the voters of this District, and look forward to the General Election on November 6th.
Friday, June 22, 2012 9:37 PM
Our campaign is SO excited about being in the WestFest parade tomorrow. 30+ volunteers, all in bright red "Craig Hall" t-shirts, handing out 1,500 water bottles with "Craig Hall" labels (which surely will be welcome in the 95 degree weather), kids passing out salt water taffy..... Should be a blast! Come and see us if you can. More info on the parade here: http://www.westfest.org/parade.html
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 2:17 AM
We did it! I am now officially the Republican nominee for the Utah House of Representatives, District 33 and the name "CRAIG HALL" WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER! We were able to get enough votes to avoid a primary election. Thanks again to all those who helped our campaign. I truly appreciate it. And thanks to all three of my Republican opponents.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:42 PM
Salt Lake County Nominating Convention. Saturday, April 14 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 South West Temple. Thanks so much for everyone who has helped with the campaign! We will have a booth in the main Exhibit Hall. Feel free to come by and say hi. See everyone there!
Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:52 PM
District 33 County Delegates, we're having another Cottage Meeting! Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This event will be at the home of Craig & Becky Hall, 3428 Harrisonwood Drive (4580 South), West Valley, Utah. Enter Harrisonwood Drive from 3600 West. Light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you then!
Thursday, March 22, 2012 5:22 PM
District 33 County Delegates, come and get to know Craig Hall! This event will be at the home of Craig & Roberta Jensen (fellow District 33 residents). 3815 South 3000 West, West Valley, Utah. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:22 AM
On Thursday, March 15, 7:00 p.m., the Republican party will be holding caucus meetings throughout the State. The caucus meeting for District 33 will be held at West Lake Jr. High School, 3400 South 3450 West, West Valley City, UT 84119. At this meeting, you will vote for County and State delegates, who will then vote for Republican candidates at the State and County Conventions. If you're not in District 33, you can find the location of your caucus meeting at www.utgop.org.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:07 AM
On Friday, March 9 Craig officially filed to become the next Representative for District 33. Click on the above link to see a photo of the "Declaration of Candidacy."
Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:45 PM
We would like to give a big thanks to everyone who has contributed to the campaign.
Over the last two weeks, we have received more donations from individuals (both in number of donations and in total dollars) than our 21-year incumbent democratic opponent has received from individuals over the last ten years combined.
The democrat incumbent still has more money than us. But it is significant that over 98% of his received donations are from corporations and/or PACs, rather than individuals who are actually pulling the money out of their own wallets.
Our campaign has amazing amounts of momentum right now. Let's keep it going!
Saturday, February 11, 2012 7:24 PM
Special thanks to County Delegate Larry Hill who spent two hours knocking on doors in his neighborhood, introducing Craig to his neighbors. It is wonderful to see so many people that truly care about their community.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 1:53 AM
Our first cottage meeting is at Ed and Kathleen Kendall's home on Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m. The address is 3237 West 4630 South, West Valley City, UT 84119. Come get to know Craig. Treats provided! Hope to see you there.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 1:29 AM
The Republican caucus meetings are on March 15, 2011. At this meeting you will elect your Precinct Chairperson, and State and County Delegates. Locations will soon be announced!