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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April 13, 2018

Some Answers on Important Issues

I have been asked some very good and important questions by delegates. Here are some of those questions and my answers. 1. What are your views on improving education in our state? Particularly, how can we do a better job of attracting and keeping quality teachers in our public schools? Such important questions! Three things that the legislature could do …

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April 13, 2018

We Might Not Always Agree, But We Can Always Listen and Learn

Both of my parents are fiercely patriotic and politically active. My dad has always been a Republican, but my mom was a Democrat until she switched parties when Ronald Reagan was President. As you might imagine, our home was full of lively political discussions, and my siblings and I have always been acutely aware of how lucky we are for …

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March 5, 2018

My Approach to Legislation

As a representative, I will make decisions with an open mind and willingness to listen and work with others to identify problems and find solutions. I will do my best to ensure all stakeholders are a part of the process and will research and hear every side of the debate. Often, a bit of compromise is necessary for something to …

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