I believe we must stand up and be heard or watch our constitutionally protected rights disappear. We can't continue to let government take over our lives.
That was the reason I ran for office when my State
Representative, Ron Bigelow, stepped down to help the
Governor at the end of 2010, and it is still so today.
It was one of the reasons I was awarded the Libertas 2016
Defenders of Liberty Award.
The end of 2019 and the beginning on 2020, I was the
original sponsor (of 5) for the Utah 2019 Tax Referendum.
Working with voters throughout the state, both liberal,
conservative, and everything in between, and as volunteers,
we were able to gather over 170,000 signatures in 29
counties, exceeding the 116,000 required signatures in 15
counties. Because of the success of our team, the
Legislature and the Governor repealed 2019 SB 2001, instead
of facing the backlash of the voters this fall.
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 2012, 2015 and 2016 Business Champion award for working to
help Utah businesses grow. I worked hard to make sure the
legislature didn’t ignore the idea of replacing the prison
in Draper, which I believed would have saved over $100
Million, which has since been shown to be true.
I had the opportunity to serve in the Utah House of
Representatives in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. During that
time I had a reputation of being willing to speak up and to
fight for and vote for what I believed was right, no matter
I also had the reputation of reading though all of the
bills I would vote on, and after the 2016 session a comedy
song joked that I might have known other legislators' bills
better than they did. During my service, I had one of the
best floor attendance records of anyone in the House, with
the exception of one rare House Judiciary Standing Committee
meeting called during floor time where I missed 12 votes in
2015. They were the only ones I missed that year. I wanted
to be in the chamber during debates and voting so I could
hear both sides of an issue and see if a bill was ready, or
needed to be amended or voted down. "Motion to Amend" was
something I said more than once. I always voted for or
against the bill no matter who the sponsor was or what party
they belonged to.
I have been asked by many to run. I would appreciate your
support, whether by endorsement for 2020 or campaign