We can’t simply drift into an uncertain future powered by a misguided expectation that free markets can solve problems like water availability, land management and environmental quality. We need local governments that work together with all partners in our region, state and throughout the Southwest. Five County Government and DixieMPO are good starts. We need governments staffed with honest civil servants who serve the interests of the all people – not just their own - for today and for generations to come. That’s the approach I took as a District Attorney, as your Attorney General, and that’s what I would do as Washington County Commissioner.I’ve been honored with the experience of serving in public office and believe public service is part of citizenship.
In addition to Utah’s Attorney General as well as Salt Lake County District Attorney, I ran for U.S. Senate in 2004. Each event was about ten years apart. I believe in term limits and served only one term as AG and DA. Elective office should not be a career.I’ve spent a lot of time researching issues about water, growth, transportation and public lands in Washington County. I’ve been involved, talked to a lot of people, and studied the issues raised by "Vision Dixie.” Most citizens don’t realize what an extraordinary document it is. A lot of money, time and effort by community members and government was involved. We’re fortunate to possess such a gem. It’s a good road map to the future of this county. I want to be a part of making it happen.
Without proper implementation we could see this county become another Las Vegas, Phoenix or even the "Wasatch Front.” I don’t think any of us wants that. I’m running for Washington County Commission because I want to play a role in this growing community's fight to maintain a healthy, safe and effective approach to the challenges ahead. I want to serve as your commissioner.In short,
It’s about our future.