Classroom

A TOP-TIER EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR OUR CHILDREN

Our children should have access to a top-tier education system that prepares them to compete in the global economy. We need to create more accountability in education, focusing our funding and efforts on quality, results-driven strategies. We need to attract and retain the best and brightest teachers in our schools and empower them to do the job they were hired to do. By placing better technology into our classrooms, more supplies and additional trained education specialists, we can give our children the best chance of success possible.

Salt Lake City

PRESERVING OUR QUALITY OF LIFE

Utah is known for its amazing quality of life. We have great open spaces, the most beautiful landscape in the world and safe communities in which our families can live, work, and play. With our population projected to double by 2050, we must find ways to plan for this growth while preserving the unmatched quality of life here in Sandy, Draper and White City.

Salt Lake Valley air quality

AIR QUALITY

Utah’s air quality is a serious concern to me as a husband, father and community advocate. Wasatch Front cities have consistently been classified as non-attainment under national air quality standards and our legislature has the opportunity to put forth common sense solutions that will better our air quality. The time to act is NOW as our rapid population growth will generate increased pollution. Not only is this a particularly sensitive health issue for our vulnerable populations (children and elderly), but it is also impacting our ability to attract new companies and a talented workforce to our great state.

Utah State Capitol

REDUCE GOVERNMENT SPENDING

Here in Utah, our fiscally conservative principles have guided us to balance our budget and prepare for the future by saving in years of budget surplus. In these years of surplus, we should take the opportunity to also reduce the tax burden on our residents, not raise taxes. We must reign in government spending, investing in data-driven programs and policies that actually deliver results for our residents.

AN ECONOMY THAT EMPOWERS

Utah’s economic strength created an environment in which I have been able to build and run a successful business. Utah has been heralded as “the brightest star” on the flag of the United States because of our economic strength and resilience. We cannot rest on our laurels. We must be proactive and innovative in building a diverse and resilient economy for the future. The development of an inland port and the new international airport are just two examples of how we can innovate for the future.

Brad Bonham, business owner

JOBS FOR THE FUTURE

As a local business owner, I’ve been able to support Utah’s growing economy by creating jobs and employing over 500 Utahns. Although our economy is flourishing, businesses are struggling to fill available positions with the qualified talent they need. Our education leaders should work closely with industry to create a talent pipeline that will provide qualified employees for our burgeoning economy for generations to come.

Utah House of Representatives

LIMITING OUR GOVERNMENT

Our government should protect the unalienable, God-given rights afforded to our citizens. It should not be a sprawling bureaucracy. In the 2018 legislative session over 1300 bills were introduced, many of which expanded the role of government. We need to focus on limiting government and protecting the rights and freedoms of We, The People.

Doctor looking at x-ray

HEALTHCARE THAT WORKS FOR YOU

Our healthcare system is broken and the ballooning costs of premiums and services are hurting families – especially the elderly and our children. The affordable care act has actually made healthcare unaffordable. We must take care of the most needy in our society, while reforming both healthcare and insurance. We must also increase the availability of affordable mental health services.