Well in my two year stint in Utah I managed to meet Pete on several occasions. He is a great guy, understands technology; Xmission was to be one of the providers on the network I worked on, and had the public's general interest at heart when he spoke in front of several city council meetings concerning the project iw ass associated with. I wish him luck in his bid. If I still lived in Utah I would happily donate my time and money to help him.
Thanks to Boing Boing for letting me know about this.