- Representative Politics: I’m running to ensure that the people in District 28 will continue to be represented by an experienced, knowledgeable, and principled advocate.
- Education: I was gratified to see the voucher issue so decisively defeated at the polls last year. We must build a strong educational infrastructure to effectively fund public education at all levels in the state while at the same time put in place mechanisms to attract and retain excellent teachers.
- Ethics Reform: We must continue to press for basic, common-sense legislation in this area. For example, it is absurd that legislators have the ability to take unused campaign funds and use them for personal benefit at the end of their service.
- Social Justice: All the residents of Utah should have equal opportunity to employment and housing. Forced deportation or encouraging “self-deportation” of undocumented immigrants and discrimination against the LGBTQ community is not simply bad economic and social policy, it is also inhumane and violates principles of basic decency.
- Environment: Too often the environment takes a back seat to development or other economic interests. Our representative in the legislature must work to bring greater balance to all environmental issues we in District 28 are concerned about.
- Health Care: We must work as a state to ensure that every Utahan has health insurance, and is allowed access to quality health care while at the same time encouraging the best and safest possible medical practices in our community.