A New Concern
Many candidates campaigning for office overlook one important belief of many voters. Many of them who live in Northern Davis County do NOT feel the need for change. They see the State has plenty of jobs, the economy is doing fine, the state budget is balanced. In fact, life for 18% of those residents surveyed last year thought their personal life was "pretty good," the most agreed upon response of the 903 residents responding to my open-ended survey last year.
Too often political candidates trying to win attention of voters will just simply spew out the need for change, something new that may attract voters to a cause. But unless our elected officials are serious about passing meaningful laws, change for sake of change is more a waste of time and upsets a large portion of those that live here. Instead, Utah needs state legislators who will focus on the real concerns of their constituency and carefully seek changes only when there is demonstrated need. State House Representatives are paid by the people and supposed to work for the people.
If elected, I will actively seek out resident's concerns.
I will visit your home once every term in Office to see how you and your family are doing.
I will spend full-time as a State Representative working on passing laws only if there is a significant call for change by the public or there is a compelling and serious violation of a resident's personal rights and liberties.
I will make every effort to ensure that the laws I support have been studied, supported by facts, and voters have had an opportunity to comment on them.
I will leave Office after eight years so that I will not make politics a career and avoid depending on being in Office for my livelihood.