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Why I'm

Here

As I headed into the race, a lot of folks asked me what my "key issues" are. I'm running because I want to make a difference and that is why I'm here. I see the need for improvement of social equality, prison reform, air quality, education and accessible healthcare for all. By applying my experience with hard-work, I can successfully represent House District 21.

Why I'm

Here

As I headed into the race, a lot of folks asked me what my "key issues" are. I'm running because I want to make a difference and that is why I'm here. I see the need for improvement of social equality, prison reform, air quality, education and accessible healthcare for all. By applying my experience with hard-work, I can successfully represent House District 21.

Compromise

One of the main reasons I decided to run for office is because of the ultimate slap in the face the Government gave to the voice of the People after the vote of Prop 2: Medical Cannabis and Prop 3: Medicaid Expansion.  The People spoke and were basically told we were wrong.  I will always listen and stand by the People's voice, no matter who it offends.

 

Second Amendment

I am a gun-toting Democrat. I will protect the rights of Utahn's to responsibly own firearms.

 

Taxes

I know taxes are an important issue on both sides.  This is where my years as a longtime corporate executive are beneficial. I have had to make hard cuts in one area to increase revenue in another.  I understand the importance of balanced budgets, but it would have to take some convincing for me to raise taxes on my constituents because I know how hard it is for them to get by.

Education

Utah ranks 51st, or dead last, in spending per pupil.  We have to quit saying this every election year and develop a plan to change it.  I am willing to sit down with both sides and think out of the box to make a change on this detrimental mark on our state.  As state representative, I will focus on increasing our investments in STEM education to assure our children thrive in our innovation economy. 

 

Infrastructure

Utah is one of the fastest growing states in the nation. As our population increases, so does the need for infrastructure funding to support that growth.  I’ll fight for a long-term plan that assures developers are held financially responsible and legislature allocates the money needed in order to protect the taxpayers.