WE CAN DO MORE FOR UTAH HOUSE 36

FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION, CONSCIENCE OR BELIEF
I support all religions, including those that espouse a belief in one God, many Gods, or no God.  I support the American right to choose one’s own beliefs and religion. As George Washington stated at Valley Forge, “We are fighting for freedom and human dignity and the right to worship the God of our choice.”  If elected I will champion religious freedom. Our current representative did not vote in favor of these bills.  I would have voted for the following:

2011 HB353 Abortion Freedom of Conscience
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/static/HB0353.html
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/hbillsta/hb0353.001h.txt
2015 SB297 Protections for Religious Expression and Beliefs about Marriage, Family, or Sexuality
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/sb0297.html
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?sessionid=2015GS&voteid=1112&house=H

 

EDUCATION
Serving on the Granite School Board has been a privilege and honor. The experience has also opened my eyes to the vital role of education needed to sustain our future growth. We can do more. We need to offer a better balance of college and trade opportunities suited to individual skills and strengths.

Children are our future. Our education system must competitively advance our students while compensating our teachers better. House District 36 needs representation with education experience.

1. Todd has served 64,000+ students while on the Granite School District Board.
2. Todd has helped find balanced ways to raise teachers’ salaries and benefits.
3. Todd has helped solve teacher shortage and retention in the Granite School District; Granite has a waiting list of 170+ teachers desiring to teach in the District.
4. These kinds of models need to be taken to the state level.

A minority democrat representative has been unable to persuade the majority of the republicans to allocate more money to education. Send a republican to do it. Vote for educator Todd to do more.

 

CLEAN AIR AND WATER

We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. We need to continue to push to safeguard clean air and clean water. These are staples of quality of life.

Informal polling reveals that 100% of the respondees want clean air and water. This is not a partisan issue. With an engineering degree, Todd has the technical ability to understand what it takes to improve this quality of life, and to address other technical issues facing our state. Currently the 75-member Utah House of Representatives only has a few representatives with an engineering background. We need to continue to have frank, honest discussions about what we can do and find incentives so we can all contribute to practical solutions. Vote for technical Todd to do more.

 

DECREASING ABORTION ON DEMAND
Our current representative did not vote in favor of these bills.  I would have voted for the following:

2011 HB354 Abortion Insurance Amendments
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/static/HB0354.html
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/hbillsta/hb0354s2.002h.txt
2011 HB171 Abortion Clinic Licensing
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/static/HB0171.html
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/hbillsta/hb0171s2.001h.txt
2012 HB461 Abortion Waiting Period
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2012/htmdoc/hbillhtm/hb0461.htm
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?voteid=1004&house=H&sessionid=2012GS
2013 SB60 Abortion Statistics and Reporting Requirements
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2013/bills/static/sb0060.html
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?sessionid=2013GS&voteid=993&house=H
2018 SB118 Abortion Law Amendments
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2018/bills/static/SB0118.html
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?sessionid=2018GS&voteid=1007&house=H

 

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO: “IN GOD WE TRUST”
Our current representative did not vote in favor of these bills.  I would have voted for the following:

2002 HB79 School Display of Motto of United States
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2002/bills/static/HB0079.html?fbclid=IwAR3g7XL9zSm6r14J7joQ1wAVAz44u2gzkO9Jxas_xODtrXpgLLnXeHlv9Kc
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/~2002/status/hbillsta/hb00791.002h.txt?fbclid=IwAR2uUig-HVgXke6GFiUVSQRXPUXi67dL0PuxjTrd2dU2T1_9hNmeQifVJ7k
2013 HB34 In God We Trust on License Plates
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2013/bills/static/hb0034.html
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?sessionid=2013GS&voteid=375&house=H

 

PORNOGRAPHY AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
Our current representative did not vote in favor of these resolutions.  I would have voted for the following:

2006 HJR007 Resolution Opposing United States Supreme Court’s Pornography Decision
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2006/bills/hbillint/hjr007.htm
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/~2006/status/hbillsta/hjr007.001s.txt
2016 SCR009 Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health Crisis
Bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2016/bills/static/SCR009.html
Vote: https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?sessionid=2016GS&voteid=1297&house=H

 

SEAT AT THE TABLE
I have decided to run for the State Legislature because it is time for our House District to have a seat at the leadership table again. We can do more. We have been many years without the backing of the decision-making body of the Legislature. We need representation that moves the needs of our House District forward. When you choose to vote for me, you are choosing community representation and a seat at the table.

We need elected officials that stand by time-proven principles, advocate for community needs, and effectively address issues facing our House District. You deserve more. With two law degrees and nearly thirty years of legal experience, Todd is ready to work in the decision-making circles of the legislature to advocate for your House District and for principle-based state government. Vote for lawyer Todd to do more.