Some could effectively suggest I’ve gone mad to consider running for our Utah House seat. My wife, Kim, certainly feels this way! It isn’t uncommon for us to see the negative aspects of public office as community zealots reach beyond social norms making personal attacks. Outbreaks are often filled with inaccuracies in order to meet personal agendas. What is missing from the discussion is the good that comes from those who are serving others. Their willingness to share wisdom through life experience aids us all. It is a driver for those who have benefitted directly from someone who has helped them. I am the recipient of others who have served me. Through gratitude, I feel a sense of duty.
From my youth, my parents, by example, gave of themselves willingly through service. They knew that by giving we receive, that should someone in need benefit from their work, a loved one may receive the same benefit from others one day. Should we be fortunate enough to give a hand up to someone in need, we well may receive their hand when we are down.
I am living proof of their wisdom! My life has been filled with tremendous highs where I was able to give of myself, and times I felt there was no bottom when the gift of love raised me from despair. Running for office isn’t a stepping stone or a resume builder; it is responsibility ingrained in my soul. Our adversity is a wake-up call to greatness. It is a teacher of tremendous wisdom.
Imagine a representative who could effectively advocate for you and your family through their life experiences. Someone who knows the difficulties facing individuals, families and businesses. Someone with a clear vision of how to lead us into the future. Someone willing to give so that others can benefit, knowing his loved ones too will someday receive.
· When my grandmother couldn’t find a retirement home that met her needs, I built one that stands today as a market leader in treating for the elderly with love and compassion.
· When I could see the spirit of a community needed to be shared with the world, I led a convention hotel offering needed employment while showing off the goodness of a community.
· When I could see there was a need for advocating for our outdoors; I shared ways we could effectively preserve critical lands and enjoy our state recreational areas.
· When I realized a deteriorating neighborhood could be revitalized by simple renovation, I helped revitalize declining areas.
· When I realized an addict needed hope and connection, I dedicated myself to providing that hope and making the connections.
· When I understood someone suffering needed love and support, I opened doors, gave sincere optimism, and provided where I could.
· When I realized we are more similar than different, I accepted others, knowing we have common goals and aspirations. Our outside appearance tells little about our souls.
I could go on as I have served in one volunteer capacity or another for over thirty-four years. These years have taught me how to find a solution to any relevant problem. I have learned none of us have all the answers, but that many can assist and are willing to do so. When we realize our strengths and weaknesses, we can fill in the gaps by actively listening to others who have experience.
I care, I can solve problems, I have the experience, I will advocate for our needs effectively, and I have no agenda but you!
I have been part of our community for nearly my entire life, working to make it a better place! I hope to represent our families on the hill committing to listen to your needs. I will work tirelessly to ensure the next generations enjoy all we hold dear as residents of our beautiful state.
Advocacy for our community! I know the value of being connected. That is why I am running for our house of representatives . Through my leadership and experience, our area will enjoy needed representation.
I can't succeed in winning the Utah House without your help. Knocking doors, social media, word-of-mouth, and donating are all ways of helping us achieve our goals together.