Meet the Candidates: Kanab Mayor & City Council 2021

(Updated 12/19/2022). The 2021 election for Kanab Mayor and City Council included extremists candidates following the national trend. Each candidate in the image above has a dedicated section within the post below. The green stars in the image above indicate the winners of the election. Their declaration forms can be viewed here

At a glance, of the nine candidates:

  • four are NOT on Hatewatch by KURW because they have no public posts or public activism in extremism or bigotry or have insufficient evidence.
  • six support anti-government rhetoric and actions
  • one candidate who went to the January 06, 2021 Capitol Siege. See KURW post Insurrectionists from Kanab Area
  • four supported the “plandemic” conspiracy that the government used the Covid Pandemic to take freedoms and will continue
  • four candidates who support the local hate page Kanab Patriots. See KURW post Kane County Commissioner Calls Kanab Patriots a Hate Group, But They Are Not the Fringe
  • three candidates on KURW Hatewatch who post such breadth and depth of extremism and bigotry that they are designated Red Level. See KURW post Meet Your Neighbors: Red Level
  • three supported the false flag narrative of the J6 Insurrection
  • two supported the “November 4th was the real insurrection, not J6”
  • two openly religious zealots

The photo below is of the elected city officials 12/13/2022 captioned with information regarding their evidence exposed on KURW.

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Updated 07/16 to add both slideshows. 07/24 to add refuse blood donation & Keep Dixie

Sindi’s public posts includes her family’s attendance of the January 6, 2021 Stop-the-Steal turn Insurrection at the US Capitol. She promotes disproven election fraud & Insurrection Antifa involvement. Sindi encourages opposition to renaming DIXIE and to receiving blood from vaccinated donors. As such she joins the 75 Meet Your Neighbors: Red Level

Local business owners & those with ties to law enforcement, military & public office who supported Sindi’s post are noted in red on images and listed below:

Sindi supports posts of extremism and/or bigotry by others in the area:

  • David Crosby: Kanab Patriot who went to Insurrection and owner of Crosby Farm & Home
  • All Lives Matter/Trump 2020 Rallies in Kanab hosted/organized by:
  • Camille Johnson Taylor: Anti-government rally and Kane County Office of Tourism Director
  • Jim Torgerson: USA Veteran boasts two impeachments & belittling Thunberg’s generation (work, Trans-hate & vegetarian).
  • Harriet Perkins: prolific posts of bigotry & extremism including. Sindi supports the following: All Lives Matter, LGBTQ Trans-hate, misinformation open borders & covid with false dichotomy to citizens, and loss of respect for Romney.

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Updated 07/16 to add post to slide show which describes that Holocaust didn’t start with gas chambers but one party controlling media, deciding truth, censoring speech and calling on citizens to harass “them” by Kanab J6er David Crosby.

Franklin’s extensive extremism & bigotry places him among the 75 Meet Your Neighbors: Red Level. This Google slideshow below includes clickable links. and:

  • list of evidence of Franklin’s public activity on FB as it relates to bigotry & extremism
  • list of evidence of other people who Franklin supports posts of extremism or bigotry
  • Random supported posts and evidence of bigotry/extremism from that person

These images of Franklin’s public, online extremism and bigotry does not feature clickable links, see slideshow above or paragraphs below for links.

This slideshow below is the collection of posts listed above (not interactive, no information on people). Once again, extremist views & actions are supported by KPD Chief Cram. Christopher supports:

  • Kanab Patriots: a FB created to target Black Lives Matter supporters then continued with general far-right rhetoric and targeting liberals.
  • Promote Ammon Bundy’s recruitment in Kanab for his Anti-Government People’s Rights Militia.
  • Kanab/Fredonia Rant & Rave: Defend Proud Boys, efforts to sabotage Kanab Social Justice Events, taunt activists with Rittenhouse meme, Liberals shut up or move back to city, derogatory memes of Black Americans in Minneapolis
  • Vaelyn Sawyer Mackelprang: significant extremism from St. George with many area followers. Multiple calls to fight: schools, hang politicians in front of White House…and conspiracy theories including reprogram concentration camps for conservatives
  • Vicki Huntington Hooper: significant extremism & conspiracy theories including one shared with KPD Chief Cram
  • Family: Casey & Travis, brothers, and parents Rhonda & Raleigh. All post extremism & bigotry including Kill Biden, AOC/JFK wrong democrat died
  • Celeste Meyeres: Protest UT State Capitol for State of Emergency Declaration and Shame a teacher for following pandemic health safety procedures.

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Updated 11/2022 to add Prop 10 disinformation and 07/2022 to add equating “cancel culture” to Nazis

Colten Johnson was elected Mayor of Kanab. He is a teacher at Kanab High School and was included in previous post Public School Employees. Kane County School District. He is a Kanab Patriot which has been featured in many KURW posts including Kane County Commissioner Calls Kanab Patriots a Hate Group, But They Are Not the Fringe. Mayor Johnson’s public position and depth of anti-government engagement places him among 75 Meet Your Neighbors: Red Level. He fuels division using terms “left wing green energy”, “well funded anti-gasoline” “tree huggers” within posts of disinformation on the topics of energy and logging and public lands and absolute alarmism for social/racial equity efforts, public health efforts and the 2020 election.

His posts include support of J6er David Crosby during which Crosby posted the following from DC Stop-the-Steal 01/06/2021 and Mayor Johnson supported it:

  • Romney traitor, Trump exposing secret combinations
  • Antifa placed by wicked gadiantons, planned & paid for
  • Compromised, bitter, ruthless Romney helping media distort & mislead
  • Deceived & our liberty taken from us, temporarily free USA

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Updated 07/18/21 to include anti-mask post

Hal is a brother of Camille Johnson Taylor. Hal supports:

  • LDS Wake Up Call: enlightened LDS act now to save our Constitution and
  • encouraged mask misinformation and ridiculing proponents by Tulsi Esplin (added 07/18)

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APRIL CROFTS for City Council

Updated 07/19/2021 to include Covid misinformation post.

April implies that the pandemic is political, that public health regulations are giving up rights, and promotes spread of covid misinformation (cure, kids cannot transmit, suicide rate increase).

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JUDY WOOLLEY for City Council

Judy and husband Charlie both unsuccessfully ran for public office in 2016 in Montana. Judy ran for Sanders County Commission and Charlie ran for State Legislature.

She is a “Kanab Patriot“, attended 2020 MAGA events hosted/promoted/organized by:

This is not a complete collection of her extremism & bigotry, it is too extensive.

CHRIS HEATON for City Council

Evidence for Chris surfaced after the original post and was added 07/11/2021.

Chris supported on one of many of Ken Gotzenberg’s posts of extremism and/or bigotry, and it has a lot of topics (listed above and marked in red below.


For County Positions, file March 11- March 17, 2022.

For Kanab City Positions, file June 1 – June 7, 2022. . The “Trifecta 2019” will be up for grabs: Celeste Meyeres, Arlon Chamberlain & Michael East.

If you are running openly progressive, check with for campaign funding and support.

Current City Council

Evidence (see below) of extremism and bigotry exist for Byard Kershaw and Celeste Meyeres. The spouses of city employees share extremism or bigotry publicly as well: Trina Decker, Nicholas Meyeres and Carol Kershaw.

Current County Commission

KURW has one relevant social media post of extremism for Wade Heaton (see below).

This Board of Commissioners did declare early termination of statewide mask mandate (see below). The County Attorney, Van Dyke, did misapply vehicle laws to pedestrians in response to 2020 protests (see below), in a joint press release with the County Sheriff and Chief of Police (these law enforcement links are for other extremism/bigotry not about the protest/sidewalk error).

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Published by mgalaria

I resided in the Kanab, Utah area from 2009 throughout 2020. I am reformed right, 15 years now, with most family members still far-right. I lived 37 of my 48 years in rural America. I created KURW after I discovered that two people from Kanab who I knew were at the Jan 6th Capitol Insurrection and the continued threat warning from DHS regarding the far-right movement. Studies show new trends in extremist characteristics, feelings of fear/anger/betrayal, an increase in social media recruitment and incitement, and radicalization as quickly as six months. I had a lot of documentation from covering the six months of weekly Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter and MAGA events in Kanab. I used that documentation, public posts on social media, contribution from community members and outside organizations to create Hatewatch because I feel like that is the best way that I can address the call for awareness.

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