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Refueling the Economy After COVID-19

Our legislature should clear the path for economic recovery after this pandemic. We can start by cutting taxes, unneeded regulations, and rolling back unnecessary government spending and programs. We can also work to make it much easier to work from home, start new businesses, and support creative technologies to help jump-start our state economy again. John’s experience in data, economics, and creating job growth in the mortgage industry following the housing bubble in 2008, will be invaluable as we navigate obstacles to find solutions.

Defend Life and Individual Liberty

John understands the proper role of government and will defend religious liberty, the right to life, parental rights, free speech, our Second Amendment, and our property rights. These are essential things to keep government limited and Utah free.

Responsible Growth

We must continue our economic development responsibly while protecting our family neighborhoods. We need to plan our infrastructure, so we have less time spent in traffic and more time spent with our families. John’s experience in data analytics and economics uniquely prepares him to analyze growth and plan responsibly for our growth while ensuring Utah remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

Local Education Results 

Each parent has the right to provide their child with the best education available. As a parent, a conservative, and a Professor at USU, John understands that parents, teachers, and local school boards should be the primary drivers on education results, not big government. His focus will be on classroom results and preparing our students for the jobs of tomorrow.

Reduce Taxes and Government Spending

We shouldn’t need a referendum to stop tax increases on our groceries and gas, especially when we have a budget surplus. John helped to fund and lead the fight to defeat the recent tax increase, and as your senator he will look for innovative ways to reduce spending and bloated government. John’s experience as a creative problem solver and job creator will enable him to work with others to eliminate unnecessary government spending while streamlining and improving essential services to lower costs for our taxpayers.

Family Values

I recognize the traditional family as the fundamental unit of society. I affirm that parents have the fundamental right and primary responsibility to direct the upbringing of their children and to provide nurturing care, discipline and training in moral values.

Freedom of Religion

I believe in religious liberty.  The wall of separation Jefferson spoke of was not to keep religions people out of government, rather to keep government out of religion.  I affirm the freedom of religion and association for every citizen and expect the protection of government in securing to all of us this unalienable right no matter our personal beliefs.


I strongly believe that free markets and individual achievement and entrepreneurship are the primary factors behind economic prosperity. Ronald Reagan said it best when he said  “Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.”

Right to Bear Arms

I support the individual constitutionally-protected right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family,others, property, or the state, as well as for other lawful purposes. I encourage personal responsibility for the care and use of these firearms.~ Utah Republican Platform

The Proper Role of Government

My views on the proper role of government are summarized well by the Utah State Republican Party Platform I believe government properly exists by the consent of the governed and must be restrained from intruding into the freedoms of its citizens. I believe that the function of government is not to grant rights, but to protect the unalienable, God-given rights…