— 1. What did you do to help with the Utah 2019 Tax Referendum? —
Helped gather signatures at the Harmons in Senate 10.
— 2. What is your position of taxes on food and gasoline? —
Against. No vote!
— 3. What if any taxes would you implement on services and why? —
— 4. Many Utahns felt that after the town halls and committee meetings that the legislative tax task force held throughout 2019 that their concerns were not heard and that special interests wielded too much influence. On the other hand, many legislators felt that the people didn’t understand the issue or the solutions that they put forth. If elected, how would you respond to the concerns and issues that your constituents bring to you and how would you educate them on the issues you are dealing with? —
The statement that people didn’t understand the tax bill was incorrect. I sat for days and hours in Senate 10. People were well educated and understood the bill. Our senator ignored the majority of voters who told him not to vote for the bill at the town hall meetings.
In my four years in the house I took calls, answered emails and held quarterly town hall meetings. Serving in the Senate will be more of the same. Communication and Listening is the only way to represent the people.
— 5. Are you willing to vote against bills that legislative leadership wants you to support even when threatened with losing coveted committee positions, having your legislation held hostage, etc? Explain —
I have a proved track record of doing that. House bill HB362 transportation infrastructure funding was the gas tax increase, 2015 session. I voted against it.
We represent the voters not the leadership and lobbyist. I have had the games played by certain legislators. There are rules that help with some of that and ways to deal with it.
If games are played on committee and legislation I can handle that. We then need to vote in people who want to serve the people.
— 6. Are you in favor of the Utah School Income Tax Constitutional Amendment that will be voted on in November? Why or not? —
At this point is very hard to support yes or no. We know that the up coming special session on the budget could change everything on the Amendment.
— 7. Name one reason you are the best candidate for the position you signed for. —
Proven track record of listening to the voters on tax issues.
— Email —
For all information go to www.Rich4Senate.org