In my years serving as State Senator, I learned the value of broad-based effective leadership. Our communities need representation from individuals who both have life experience and can understand, accept, and advocate for diverse opinions. I have known Jaren on a variety of professional levels and offer that he is the one we need to represent us now. I proudly endorse Jaren, knowing he will be effective in serving our families.
Jaren and I became acquainted through our respective roles running non-profit organizations. Through the years, I have come to know Jaren as trustworthy, generous of his time, empathetic, caring and a good friend. It is clear that he loves Utah and his community and will work to take care of both for future generations. He is a family man and possesses all the traits one would want and expect from a public servant. If I could vote for him, I certainly would!
Jaren truly cares for people and gives back to those around him. With his vast experience working in various rolls he understands how to work with others, he is a people person who listens to everyone. I could not think of a better person to address the issues we must deal with as a state and how it will impact our beautiful area. It is time for our voice to be heard. I fully support Jaren as the next Representative for District 46
Whenever I think of Jaren, I see his brilliant smile with an intellect to match. He possesses a rare ability to assimilate complex issues very rapidly and form solid, strategic resolutions. I value Jaren's advice on any topic.
Jaren is an exceptional leader and energetic problem solver. One of his greatest assets is his ability to actively listen to others and help them. He makes connections and links opportunities in a way that allows those around him to thrive. He takes care of people first and the results are astounding. I am fortunate to have worked with him on business and political issues where he really shines. His leadership abilities are nothing short of amazing.
I met Jaren Davis when we both served on the Utah State Parks Board. Jaren is on of my most treasured friends and colleagues. He loves Utah, it's people and is the prefect person to build relationships and find win win solutions for Utah.
It has been my good fortune to know Jaren Davis for more than 15 years. I first met Jaren when he served on the Board of Directors of the Community Development Corporation of Utah (CDCUtah), where I was the CEO. At CDCUtah, we had the mission to develop and support affordable homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families, and to revitalize distressed neighborhoods. Jaren's commitment to the mission helped us serve hundreds of households across the state, and contribute to the stability of many communities. What is more, he helped us create the Community Development Fund, a non-profit lender to economically disadvantaged families. Jaren Davis is an exceptional leader with keen business sense and a commitment to helping all communities and individuals thrive.
I have known and worked with Jaren for several years now through the Salt Lake Home Builders Association which Jaren oversees. Although we don’t always agree politically Jaren is an individual who truly listens and is willing to listen to all sides of a topic and can stand his ground when needed, compromise when needed and take a step back and reposition his opinion when needed. When I am communicating with Jaren I know I have his full attention and he wants to help in getting to the right solution. I am confident in his ability to take his knowledge, passion for Utah and love for the people of Utah and represent us well as a state representative. He will be a leader who will study the issues and help make the decisions that will most benefit the State of Utah and more importantly the people of Utah on both sides of the aisle.
Jaren Davis is truly a man of his word. In today’s world, many people feel divided by party lines. Jaren is one who reaches across party lines and listens to everyone regardless of party affiliation. Jaren is a breath of fresh air for our area and he always seeks to unite rather than divide. I know I can call Jaren anytime with questions, ideas or even just to say hi and he picks up on the first ring. Jaren listens to and validates my concerns. He knows me and my family and I trust he will vote for his constituents, not his own personal or donors’ agenda. We all know that our state government is only as strong as our local government, and with Jaren I know our local government will remain strong and listened to. I back Jaren 100%.
It’s vital you and I vote for our values and advocate for what we believe in. In this crucial time of our lives, we have been pushed to the very limit of human strength. We’ve been forced to navigate economic challenges and faced fears we never thought could be experienced in this lifetime. We have witnessed and cried over countless communities suffering beyond our imagination. Many of us have prayed harder than ever, ramped up our diligence to keep believing and expecting more from our leaders. We have marched in protest and witnessed destruction to properties, and seen what historical inequities have shown the world America’s ugly side, catching the attention of neighboring countries (on daily global news!). I, like many of you asked, “Where have our leaders gone?” Reality is our leaders are humans and thanks to Covid-19, the playing field was leveled because - my experience is their experience - same challenges. My emotions and fears, their emotions and fears.
I believe, painting this picture is critical, because there is one (community) leader who I witnessed stand strong in his belief in humanity and calmed many fears. This leader walked a very long journey of painful experiences most of us could not imagine or even survive. When our Creator dealt him a couple of hands that most people would have been destroyed, this man faced life challenges with strength, humility, determination and spirit.
I am grateful to introduce and endorse Jaren Davis, candidate Utah State House of Representatives District 46.
On a personal note, my blessing is to have gotten to know Jaren Davis as the committed family man he is. His greatest gift to his children has been to love their mother and always listen.
He is a man of integrity with a 99.9% effective, bi-partisan political experience. Jaren is an effective advocate for social justice, economic opportunity, gender and racial equity, substance programs, domestic violence prevention advocate, tribal affairs supporter, advocate for communities, clean air and energy, and as a board member for Utah State Parks, advocated for increased salary for the men and women who protect our parks. He devotes a significant amount of time and effort in communities. Jaren understands how local and state government works - - and doesn’t work. Jaren is and will be a strong voice that will show up, and represent us. Most important, I know he will hit the ground running the very first day.
I am so grateful for Jaren’s thoughtful leadership. He cares and respects each individual enough to listen to new ideas, different perspectives, examines alternatives, gives strong consideration to possible outcomes and then develops a position. Jaren is a real guy! He’s approachable, engaged, and is committed to being accountable.
Again, many of us have asked, where have all our leaders gone? My answer, we have a strong leader in Jaren Davis, and right now let’s use our voice and vote to elect Jaren to the People’s House.
My friend, Jaren Davis, is running for the Utah State House. I recommend him to you as someone I know will strive to bring (as Abraham Lincoln said) “the better angels of our nature” to that work. I’ve known Jaren for over 25 years- first as a professional colleague when he was elected President of a non-profit group I led, and thereafter as a good friend. During his tenure as President, Jaren was dedicated, hardworking and professional in his vision for the organization but also extremely considerate and kind in his treatment of the staff and association members. He brought an honest, pragmatic, and hopeful insight into the problems and needs of our organization. Jaren was (and is) fair minded and willing to examine the issues and listen closely to the questions and concerns of all involved. Jaren’s experience and success in business, local, state and national professional associations as well as many years working with local and state government have all prepared him for the hard work of the State House. But more than that, I also recommend him as a man of character and integrity whom you can trust to represent your values in the Utah State House. I urge you to vote for Jaren Davis.
Jaren is a talented real estate professional, but also one who is committed to conservation and protecting critical lands. For seventeen years, I was the staff of the Utah Quality Growth Commission and manager of the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund. For several of those years, Jaren Davis was Commission Chair. As chairman of the Utah Quality Growth Commission, Jaren worked tirelessly to ensure that hundreds of thousands of acres of critical farmland, wildlife habitat, recreation property and watersheds in Utah were conserved for future generations. He gets the need to balance providing homes and businesses for our growing population with the need to preserve and conserve critical lands that ensure our well-being, and provide clean water, food and fiber for our citizens. This quality is exactly what we need in our real estate professionals. I cannot recommend Jaren highly enough.
I couldn’t be more honored at this time than to offer a full throated endorsement of Jaren Davis in his run for the state legislature from my legislative district, District 46, for the upcoming 2020 election. While I have been a lifelong democrat, I have always scrutinized any candidate for office as to whether I believe their views were compatible with what I believed were in the best interests of his or her constituents, and whether he or she would, in my opinion, represent those interests in such a way as I could support them, and this political race is certainly no exception.
Admittedly, I have known Jaren for several years as a friend, however, if I felt he would or could not represent his constituent’s interests in a manner that were compatible with what I believed were in their best interests then I would have no problem in not supporting him, and for that matter letting him know that and why. While Jaren and I have been on separate sides of the political fence for years, what I have so admired about Jaren is his absolute willingness to LISTEN and consider competing views and to articulate his position in a straight talking manner which has usually evidenced a thoughtful consideration of an issue.
Aside from Jaren’s characteristics of being an able advocate for his constituents, and he will be, I have to say that Jaren’s most admirable qualities in my eyes are his decency, kindness, and compassion for people, whatever their station in life may be. Jaren is well grounded but sensitive to what ALL people are experiencing or in need of.
I have absolutely no hesitancy in saying that District 46 would have exceptional representation with Jaren Davis as their representative in the Utah state legislature and I would encourage any person in District 46 to contact me should you wish to discuss Jaren or his qualifications,
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