A new way to make your voice heard


People always want to know if their elected officials are using tax money wisely. They want to know how they vote on the issues. That stuff is nice.

But we just want to figure out who is hotter.

Every week, we'll present you with a new two-week poll. Vote for your favorite, and we'll reveal the winner in two weeks.

Watch your favorites advance to the finals!

And for all of you haters out there, don't be jerks.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Who's the hottest male elected official in Utah?

Poll No. 23

OK, let's review. For the past five months, we've showcased the hottest elected officials we could find. You picked your favorites, and now we're down to the top four hottest elected men in Utah. With a link to what makes them so hot, here are the guys one last time:

Representing Utah's city councils:

Jon Pike
St. George

Representing Utah's mayors:

Scott Harbertson

Representing Utah's counties:

Thomas Low
Wasatch County

Representing the Utah Legislature:

Sen. Mark Madsen

Friday, July 25, 2008

Pike peaks

When you're clambering over the boulders and up the mountain that is Elected Hotties, you have to understand that only one person can stand at the top at a time.

This week, it's St. George Councilman Jon Pike, who is at the peak, the pinnacle, the apex of hotness that can be obtained only by the hottest male city councilman in the state.

That's Jon, all right.

Jon Pike
Making St. George even hotter this summer!

This elected hottie joined the city council during a heated 2007 election season and is trying to figure out the best kind of airport to build down there. More here.

See you next week, when Jon takes on the other hotties for the men's state final.

Jon just sent us this note:
Thanks for the good (and surprising) news! I definitely don't consider myself a "hottie", (and certainly my teenage daughters don't!), but an elected official will take any positive press he/she can get! I've visited your site, and it's really fun. I'll look forward to other "events" in the future.

In the meantime, you and your viewers are always welcome to come visit us in St. George, the "hottest" city!

Poll results:
Jon Pike: 44 percent (21 votes)
Scott Ericson: 21 percent (10 votes)
Paul Cutler: 12 percent (6 votes)
Michael Poff: 10 percent (5 votes) tie
Dave Richards: 10 percent (5 votes) tie

Monday, July 21, 2008

Who's the hottest elected female in Utah?

Poll No. 22

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what we've been waiting for. When we started back in February, we didn't think we would ever make it to this point. But we're finally here.

You've voted on city, county and state officials. But it's finally time to pick which one is the hottest of them all. This week, it's the ladies, and next week is the men.

Here's a little review to catch you up.

Representing Utah's city councils:

Amy Wicks

Representing Utah's mayors:

Neka Roundy

Representing Utah's counties:

Karen Sunday
Morgan County

Representing the Utah Legislature:

Sen. Margaret Dayton

Happy voting. And if you don't vote and your favorite candidate loses, you have no one to blame but yourself.

Friday, July 18, 2008

You can't hold a candle to...

...Ogden Councilwoman Amy Wicks.

Our 20th Elected Hottie won a major battle of north vs. south over the past two weeks. An aggressive campaign to elect St. George Councilwoman Suzanne Allen got under way shortly after our poll was launched. But Amy had her share of local support, too.

So, what makes Amy so hot? Here we go:
According to her bio, she's been elected twice to the Ogden City Council and is the council's chairwoman. She works for the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome and was interviewed last week by STLtoday. When she's not debating the future of Ogden's water system, she loves (deep breath) snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and whitewater kayaking.

Amy Wicks
A chairwoman in the hot seat!

And you voters really came through for your councilwomen. The poll's 457 votes is an all-time record for Elected Hotties. Amy and Suzanne also broke records for votes cast for a winner and runner-up. Thanks for showing your support to these women.

Update! Suzanne, an awesome sport, left us a note here and added a plug for St. George Councilman Jon Pike.

UPDATE 2: Amy left us this note in response to our congratulatory e-mail:
I've received several awards through the years, mainly for accomplishments or service to my community- but nothing quite like this. I'm really at a loss for words, which for those who know me...is rare. Thank you for this unique and lighthearted honor.

Having been told countless times that I look almost exactly like my mother (except I'm four inches taller) I guess I should give some credit to her. Thanks mom, for giving me your good genes, as well as making me wear sunscreen and begging me to eat my fruits and vegetables.

On a parting note, I'm going to put a plug in here to vote for Paul Cutler of Centerville in the next poll. We are both are Viewmont High School alums from the late 1980's/early 1990's.

Poll results:
Amy Wicks: 41 percent (191 votes)
Suzanne Allen: 36 percent (165 votes)
Marci Satterthwaite: 12 percent (55 votes)
Anna Stanton: 9 percent (43 votes)
Charelle Bowman: .6 percent (3 votes)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New pic!


Marci Satterthwaite, a councilwoman from Perry and very good sport, sent us a new (and smokin') picture for the ladies' poll.

You can see it here. Remember to vote!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Rocking your city's world

Poll No. 21

Elected Hotties is tired. Can you believe this blog has scoured Utah up and down looking for the hottest elected officials in the state. We've looked from Colorado City to Lewiston and from Wendover to Vernal. We even peeked into the state's corners a bit.

But we've finally come to our last semifinal poll: The hottest city councilmen in the state. The ladies' poll is halfway through, so get your votes in. But without further ado, we introduce the hottest men who currently grace the dais every other week.

Dave Richards

Scott Ericson
Brigham City

Paul Cutler

Michael Poff
South Weber

Jon Pike
St. George

Friday, July 11, 2008

Who's the man?

As if Farmington needed any help. The place is home to Lagoon, after all. That's what fun is.
But it wasn't what hot is, until now. And you have Farmington Mayor Scott Harbertson to thank.

He's so hot, in fact, that we need a cold shower just to keep writing this.

Scott vanquished the competition with a surprise win over Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. (audible gasp)

But the people have spoken. And who are we to judge? Well, we're happy judging that Scottie is the latest Hottie.

Scott Harbertson
Hottie for Life!

And if you can show up in the political arena and get elected on your first try, like Scott did in 2005, that's pretty hot.

Poll results:
Scott Harbertson: 53 percent
Ralph Becker: 30 percent
Ron Russell: 9 percent
Joe Thomas: 6 percent

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hot through it all

Poll No. 20

After slaving away at their regular jobs all day, the brave men and women of Utah's city councils gather to debate projects, property taxes and zoning. Occasionally, they have a spat or two with the mayor. Sometimes, they go until the wee hours of the morning with these discussions.

But this group of women manages to keep looking hot through the heaviest of discussions in council chambers. Check 'em out.

Suzanne Allen
St. George

Marci Satterthwaite

Charelle Bowman
Cedar Hills

Anna Stanton

Amy Wicks

Oh, and happy voting, if you decide to, that is.

Hottest female mayor

Not much voter turnout for this poll. What's your problem? We thought that if we actually gave you something to vote for, unlike this year's primary election, you'd turn out in droves. But you didn't, slackers.

Nevertheless, those who voted helped us pick Kaysville Mayor Neka Roundy as Utah's hottest female mayor. This former city councilwoman rose to the office of mayor in 2005 and can be spotted hosting a "Walk With the Mayor" event around Kaysville.

Neka Roundy
Please run in 2009!

Poll results:
Neka Roundy: 60 percent
Lou Ann Christensen: 40 percent

Our winners so far