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What do you plan to do when you get elected? Why should we vote for you?

Recently, a Facebook user and potential voter asked me a very simple question after seeing one of my advertisements. “What do you plan to do when you get elected? Why should we vote for you?” I think the full answer to this questions actually starts with what I will do BEFORE to get elected. I…
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Open Space, Access and Public Lands

“I’m just afraid one day I’ll look down from this mountain and it’ll look like Sandy……” – one of my hiking partners A question came up in one of the political Facebook groups where I am a member.  The question was : Where do you stand on Open Space, Access, and Public Lands? Overall My…
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Some answers to some Questions From Nextdoor.

A few days ago, I took the opportunity to introduce myself to my neighbors on the online platform Nextdoor.  A few of them had specific questions for me, so I thought I would address them. (Thanks Gonzo and Dorothy!) What is your stand on: Term limits, gerrymandering, gun control, land preservation, doing right by RESIDENTS…
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Proposition 4 – Voters should pick their politicians, not the other way around.

There will be a lot of questions on our ballots this fall.  Many more than we are used to, and all critically important spending some time to understand.  I certainly hope that doesn’t keep people from sending in their ballot and making their voice heard. One of the propositions that I hope passes is Prop…
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A Special Day in Henefer

Months ago, I put on my campaign schedule “canvassing in Henefer” for Saturday, September 29. I knew I needed an entire day to talk to as many people as I could in a town that I honestly did not know much about. It would turn out to be one of the most special days of…
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League of Women Voters Questionnaire

The Utah League of Women Voters runs a questionnaire at vote411.org, and I recently submitted my responses.  Since the questions are important ones, I thought I would also post my answers here. Please tell us why you are uniquely qualified to serve the constituents in your district? I am a software engineer that has spent…
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Your Story Matters – Tell It!

I’ve spent several nights in the past few weeks calling people all over District 53.  I love engaging with people, and listening to them for a few minutes tell me about what is important to them.  I believe strongly that policy should be driven by the people, and the best way to be informed about…
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Park Record Article – A Way Of Life

This Saturday’s Park Record had a great article full of wonderful pictures, good stories, and thoughtful words from those carefully trying to hold onto the lifestyle they love while admitting that they know things are changing. Careful not to prescribe solutions or inject politics, Angelique McNaughton did a great job bringing these voices to us,…
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What can I do to help? REGISTER TO VOTE

Since I’ve started speaking people about the election and my candidacy, a lot of people have asked what they can do to HELP. One of the EASIEST and BEST ways you can help is to REGISTER TO VOTE, and encourage others to do so as well. Registering is super easy if you have your Utah…
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Just filed the paperwork!

I just returned from the County Courthouse in Coalville, after having filed my paperwork to officially run for Utah House of Representatives District 53!  I am so excited to learn more about the stories of people from District 53, and talk with them about how they think about the future of the State and District.…
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