September 16, 2019

Prosecutor Transparency and Agricultural and Open Lands Preservation

Being your representative has been so rewarding, interesting, humbling, and fun! It has also kept me extremely busy! Here is a brief overview of two things I have been working on. (Hopefully I can keep it short–it’s difficult when I feel passionately about something.) Prosecutor Transparency and Oversight Prosecutors are the most powerful actors in the criminal legal system. They decide whom to …

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July 24, 2019

Taxes and Transportation

Tax Restructuring The Utah Legislature Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force will be having its eighth and final meeting on July 30th at UVU. The town hall meetings are part of a statewide listening tour being conducted by the task force. It will be live* streamed on *If there are technical issues with the live stream, the recording will be …

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March 2, 2019

Week 5

Below are some short summaries of a few of the bills we have passed through the house this week. If you are interested in hearing about more, you can watch my Facebook live video that I recorded on Friday here. I am doing a Facebook live video each Friday afternoon to recap the week, which you can find on my Facebook page. …

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March 2, 2019

Week 3

Here is an update on a couple of bills the House has voted on and a bit about tax reform. Also, every Friday I do a Facebook live video about the week, so check out my Facebook page if you would like to watch.  MedicaidSB 96 passed and was signed by the governor last week. This legislation covers EVERYONE up to 100% of the poverty …

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October 17, 2018

Amendments and Propositions

We should be receiving our ballots in the mail in the next few days. Not only will we have the opportunity to vote on candidates for office, but we will also have the opportunity to have our voice heard on a variety of issues. Information about how, when, and where to vote and about everything that will be on the ballot can be …

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September 25, 2018

A Couple Items of Interest

Voting on Judges–Performance Evaluations I have always questioned the value of judges being retained by voters who lack the necessary information to make an informed choice. Unless we know the judge personally, have been in their courtroom often enough to be familiar with their actions and rulings, or know someone we trust who has, it is impossible to know how …

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August 30, 2018

So what is an Interim Meeting? August report

Interim Committee meetings were held a couple of weeks ago. (For a brief review of all the meetings, click here.) If you are wondering what Interim Committees are, you are not alone. 🙂 (Click to see the list of Interim Committees.) Interim Committees study key issues facing the state and recommend legislation for the upcoming session. These committees meet jointly on …

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July 30, 2018

Special Legislative Session July 18th 2018

When our former Representative, Keith Grover, resigned his seat in early June to fill the vacancy in the Senate left by Margaret Dayton’s resignation, House District 61 was left without a representative in the Utah House for a few weeks. After the primary election, a special election was held, and I was selected (easy selection because I was the only …

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June 5, 2018

I would love to meet and talk with you!

It is the season of being inundated with political flyers, signs, ads, posts, mailers, videos, etc. There is no way for a candidate to personally reach all the voters in such a short period of time, so we use every method we can afford of and think of to get our names and messages out there. However, meeting someone personally …

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April 15, 2018

My Convention Speech

  I was so happy to have so much of my family be able come and support me at the County Convention. They stayed and stayed and stayed (these things take FOREVER!) so that they could hear my speech, and they were so encouraging and helpful. Pictured with me are my parents and five of my kids and their families. …

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