The authors of Utah’s Constitution had been forced to flee from the United States to secure their access to the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This spirit and principle guided Utah’s leaders as they established the new State, and it continues to guide them today. The benefits of protecting Utahn’s personal liberty are clear:
- Whereas most states are cutting everywhere, Utah has increased the education budget.
- While the federal government and other states spiral further and further into debt, Utah is in the black.
- Utah is nationally recognized as being the best managed state in the union.
I’m committed to ensuring access to the American Dream for every person in Utah. I am committed to good governance and am always mindful of the fact that the Constitution is not an instrument to restrain the people, but rather an instrument by which the people restrain the government.