Moonlighting: RSL Spokesperson Josh Ewing Keeps Several Balls in the Air (researched by RSL FM) It shouldn't be surprising RSL is dragging its feet on providing specifics to the Salt Lake County Commission. In addition to serving as RSL's "spokesperson" for the stadium campaign, Josh Ewing is busy posting political blog fodder in his effort to be elected to the Utah Legislature (House District 25). The incumbent in District 25, which comprises parts of both Salt Lake & Summitt Counties, is Ross Romero (D), who is not seeking re-election. Romero is instead running for the State Senate seat being vacated by Karen Hale. Ewing has a long association with local left wing organizations. His presence provides badly-needed political balance and entrée as Checketts & RSL attempt navigate the predominately democratic City & County landscape. Ewing currently is affiliated with SLC public relations firm Love Communications. Before joining Love, he served as spokesman for the Don't Amend Alliance, which spearheaded opposition to Utah's Defense of Marriage Amendment. Ewing's most notable claim to fame is his over 3 years service as spokesman for controversial Mayor Rocky Anderson. Anderson is notoriously difficult to work for. Ewing was actually Anderson's 4th spokesman out of 7 (and counting). During Ewing's time in the Mayor's office, he dealt with Anderson's many infamous confrontations with the both the local media and the LDS Church. Rounding out his left-leaning credentials are "campaign work" for current SL County Mayor (and Howard Dean nephew) Peter Corroon, as well as current SL County Commissioner (and rumored SLC Mayoral aspirant) Jenny Wilson. These connections & loyalties to incumbent office holders are no doubt valuable to RSL. However, questions about Ewing's ethics and potential conflicts of interest could raise red flags as the stadium financing process seeks County Commission approval. Ewing's detractors describe him as a "slick talker", and perhaps overly burdened with past political baggage. Ewing is a member of the following decidedly liberal organizations: Sierra Club, ACLU, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and Equality Utah (a "grassroots, statewide political advocacy organization working on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.") 30 year old Ewing is a Pennsylvania native and holds BA & MA degrees in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania.