Utah is my home. I have lived in Utah for over a decade. I wholeheartedly love our people and our state. I understand that there are challenges facing our communities at times, but I will strive to find a common ground to bring the best for all of us.
I have been an educator for many years and am currently the Associate Dean for Research and Professor at the Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, and an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Utah School of Medicine. I truly believe that education is the key to improve our lives and transform the world. If elected as the Utah State House of Representative for District 26, I will do my best to work on the following areas to bring happiness into our lives:
1. Common ground
The different political parties share more in common than they differ. We share wishes and aspirations, hope to have a better life, better family, better health, and more. Instead of criticism and name-calling, I really want to find the common ground to improve our community. Instead of focusing on the differences, I would like to focus on common goals and common sense solutions.
Meaningful education changes lives and communities. Along with real solutions for public schools, I endorse character education (respect, integrity, caring) in school curriculum. Crime and violence are rooted in a lack of respect, a lack of belonging, and helplessness. Education sets a foundation that can change a life trajectory. Communities must come together to show and teach that all are loved and respected.
We have lost too many discouraged workers from our labor force and communities. If individuals are thrown aside with only a welfare check, it’s a missed opportunity to support people in need and grow our economy! I will work toward collaborations between private business, governments, and communities to incorporate volunteerism and work training into the social support net. This approach opens doors for individuals while helping the economy to grow.
Thank you very much for your support!