How will I vote and formulate public policy?
3 Bedrock Leadership Questions:
“With bedrock leadership principles as a standard, I will filter every decision with three questions:
- Will the policy strengthen homes and communities?
- Will the policy strengthen economic vitality in Utah?
- Will the policy properly maintain limited government?”
12 Bedrock principles of Leadership:
- Fiscal responsibility
- Personal responsibility
- Level playing field
- Hard work
Stronger homes and communities; not stronger government.
- Every policy we address should be carefully filtered to consider its affect on Utah families. Strong families are essential to lasting freedom. Ultimately, nothing that happens in the State House can ever be as important as what happens at your house.
Economic vitality through flourishing small business.
- Small businesses employ more than 79% of Utahns. However,Utah’s current economic development efforts focus on “hunting” out-of-state big businesses and bringing them to Utah with multi-million dollar tax incentives.
- We need to start moving toward an economic “gardening” model where we use those dollars provide resources to Utah grown small businesses. Government should not be in the business of choosing winners and losers.
Innovation in Education
- Education is vital to a thriving economy. We must do what we can to ensure smaller class sizes, more opportunities for professional development for our teachers and the formation of business-education partnerships.
- While money won’t fix all the problems we have in education, one way we can better fund education is by capturing the benefit of the resources from the 70% of Utah land that is still federally owned.
- As government grows, family autonomy is weakened. We must do what we can to limit the role government plays in our lives. Where possible, unnecessary regulation should be eliminated. We should look first to family and other institutions before turning to government to solve problems.
- The federal government has grown out of control.Utah should take prudent steps to restore the balance of power between state and federal government.