"I believe we must stand up and be heard or watch our constitutionally protected rights disappear. As a current member of the State House, I have been heard, standing up to protect your rights. That fight continues. "
Excellence, Clean Air and Water, Your Rights, and a Stable
and Growing Economy
As a taxpayer and architect, I see
the money spent on buildings. We can
reduce costs while still maintaining the quality. Teachers often do not
have the supplies they need, and in most cases deserve more pay for the
critical work they do. Education funding is too complex and enough
funding doesn’t make it to the classroom. I will work to bring more
money to the classroom.
Clean Air and Water
As part of the Utah Legislature Clean
Air Caucus, I sponsored
legislation and fought for and against bills effecting our air and
water. We should be good stewards of the land, Extremes on both sides
of this issue hurt our ability to live and work in our great state.
The US Constitution specifically
says: "The powers not delegated to the
United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States,
are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people". This is an
area that is worth fighting for Utahns. We can't continue to let
government take over our lives. We can be safe and free.
A Stable and
Utah is among Forbes best fiscally
managed States and one of the best
for business and careers. Many families are still struggling. We need
to continue to improve. The Economy will grow when Government will
allow it. In many cases Government is holding business growth back with
too many regulations.
We should play a role as responsible
citizens in our communities,
including becoming informed about issues and voting in elections. We
should engage in the political process in an informed and civil manner,
respecting the fact
that others come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and may
differences of opinion for solutions to our challenges.
I have no problem working with
different political parties. All four
bills that I sponsored that passed the House in 2011 and 2012 were
by a democratic senator. I was the only member of the Legislature that
sponsored a bipartisan congressional
redistricting map, co-sponsored by a member of another party I don't
look at bills as republican or democrat sponsored bills. I vote on
bills based on what the bill
says and would do, and I have spoken against bills and spoken for bills
based on the
bill and not the sponsor or party. A bill has to improve things,
however small the steps, or should not pass. I really appreciate
representing the great people of this area
of West Valley City. As your State Representative, I have worked hard
to read the bills, speak up, and also vote on the bills, taking into
account different viewpoints. This year I was again able to have bills pass the legislature and be signed by the governor. Many
of the bills I sponsored were at your request.
For 2015 and 2016, I was given a 100% rating
from the Utah Taxpayers Association
for voting against tax increases and looking out for the taxpayers. I
also received a Salt Lake Chamber 2015 and 2016 Business Champion award
working to help Utah businesses grow. I worked hard this last year to
make sure the legislature didn’t ignore the idea of replacing the
prison in Draper, which I believe would have saved over $100 Million.
Be involved. Public
officials can't know what you are thinking if you don't tell them. The
best way to contact me is to write via email, or come to one of my Town