Reform

Our current political system is broken. I’m running as a candidate from the United Utah Party because it’s more concerned about practical problem solving than it is about partisan politics.

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Education

When you talk with most people involved with education around the state, they’ll tell you that we’re on the verge of an education crisis.

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Smart Development

I’m a very big fan of the kind of smart development that happens in master-planned communities like Daybreak in South Jordan and @Geneva and Waters Edge in Vineyard.  These communities very deliberately think about how to make their neighborhoods walkable while providing plenty of common space where neighbors can get to know each other while having easy access to commercial, retail, restaurants, and public transportation.

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The Arts and Economic Development

The arts have a tremendous ripple effect on the communities they’re located in.  In their most recent economic impact study, Americans for the Arts estimated that for every ticket to a non-profit arts event, people spend an additional $31.47.  And that’s just the local people.  When someone comes from out of county, it can jump dramatically.  The Cedar City Arts council figures that every out of town person that comes to see a show at the Utah Shakespeare Festival spends an additional $137.35 for each ticket that they buy, and 90.6% of their attendees are out of county.  Iron County recognizes what a huge economic driver the Festival is for their tourism industry.

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