Below you'll find many of the principles behind my campaign. If you have questions, or would like to discuss these with me, please reach out. I certainly don't know everything. But, I'm always willing to learn and do my best.
Government overreach is a problem that I take seriously. The success of this country isn’t found on Capitol Hill. It’s located in the homes of our state. I will fight overreach. I will limit government involvement. The best decisions for communities happen on a local level. I want to ensure that Southern Utah has the ability to shape the direction of its future.
Utah’s population is expected to double by 2050. This growth should bring jobs. But if the state does not exercise disciplined planning and investment, we’ll be in a world of hurt. In Southern Utah, we know how to work together. We built prosperity out of the desert. I want my children and their children to be close to me as I grow old. To do that, we need to plan for the future.
Fiscal responsibility is incredibly important to this state. It’s important to me. Infrastructure is expensive. Because of that, I want to make sure that we maximize our tax dollars. If they’re put to good use, elected officials shouldn’t have to ask for more money. Good infrastructure means more time with loved ones.
Utah is beautiful. Southern Utah supports much of our state with our natural playgrounds and recreation. Unfortunately, air quality in some parts of our state is too low. We must address this issue. But as we do so, we need to ensure that it our citizens and businesses are consulted throughout the process.
As a father, education is among the top priorities of my campaign. The quality of our state’s future will be determined largely by this issue. I was lucky enough to be educated in Southern Utah. In considering how we spend tax dollars, I believe that our children should be the top priority. Local school boards should make decisions for their communities. We should believe in and trust the educators we have in our schools. But accountability is key to tracking outcomes.
As a business owner, I believe in a free market. I believe in empowering entrepreneurs in our society to create value.
We need to support the existing businesses that provide opportunities to so many in our community. Regulation needs to be limited. It should protect workers and make sure that things are on a level playing field. After that, government needs to stay out of the way.