FRIEND FOR UTAH
BETTER SCHOOLS ● CLEANER AIR ● STRONGER FAMILIES
That’s not just a slogan—it’s why I’m is running for Utah House of Representatives in District 62.
UTAH’S IMPORTANT ISSUES
And New Ideas for Solving Them!
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WHY I’M RUNNING
For the Utah House in 2022
My daughters are the reasons I’m running for the Utah House of Representatives—because I know that they deserve Better Schools, Cleaner Air, and Stronger Families around them. And you deserve those things too! The Utah Legislature has a constitutional responsibility to make Better Schools, Cleaner Air, and Stronger Families realities in Utah. But for the last dozen years, I’ve seen them ignore these real problems to focus on extreme fringe issues.
Sadly, our incumbent representative—my opponent—is part of the problem. His big bill this last legislative session was about vanity license plates. I think we have more important things to deal with—issues will impact our kids’ and grandkids’ lives.
your friend Daniel
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WHAT SETS ME APART
And why you should vote
I am truly representative of House District 62. Over 45 percent of District 62’s residents are Millennials like me. I’m an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I speak fluent Spanish. I’ve also rented in Provo for eight years and have seen firsthand how little recourse tenants have against a bad landlord.
Most importantly, I have been listening to voters like you. After all, how can anyone represent the people of a district if they haven’t met them? I personally contacted over 2,600 voters when I ran in 2018, and I’m on track to surpass that number this year. And if you elect me to the Utah House of Representatives, I commit to doing so throughout my term in office.
I’m here to listen to you!
VOTE FRIEND FOR UTAH
Your Vote Matters!
We MUST Do Better for our Kids!
In just two years, my oldest daughter will start Kindergarten. By the time she finishes her schooling, she needs to be able to compete in our globalized world—just like all our kids. One of my main goals in the legislature is to make sure Utah’s schools are up to that task. And it’s going to take some work.
Utah has chronic teacher shortage. Why? Because our teachers are underpaid and overworked.
Our Kids Need to Know
In less than ten years, my oldest daughter will be able to get pregnant. Before that happens, she needs to know exactly how her body works so she can make good, safe decisions. It’s my primary responsibility as her parent to make sure she has that information, but I know that not every parent is able (or, sometimes, willing) to give their kids the information they need as early as they need it.
And that’s where sex education in schools comes in—because every kid who could either get pregnant or get someone else pregnant needs to know exactly how reproduction works before their decisions will have life-altering consequences. If we don’t teach our kids correct principles, the internet will teach them perverted ones.
Protecting Your Right to Vote
I worked the 2012 presidential election in the Utah County Elections Office. I know from firsthand experience that Utah’s elections are secure. I also know that expanding ballot access and preventing election fraud are not mutually exclusive goals. We can—and should—do both! But we cannot do either one at the expense of the other.
It’s Better to Breathe Easier!
Between inversions in the winter and wildfire smoke in the summer, Utah’s air quality has gotten so bad that my three year old has needed to mask up so she doesn’t damage her lungs. And our state legislature has been responding to this problem in the most backward way possible: by raising the registration fees on clean vehicles, making them more expensive for people to own.
The Key to a Self-Reliant Utah!
Utah has phenomenal potential for renewable energy. With proper investment, there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t continue to export power to the rest of the West. Solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and even net-zero natural gas all deserve our legislature’s attention. Unfortunately, they’re not getting enough.
Keeping up with Growing Demand
“Can I have a drink of water?”
That is one toddler question I’m almost always delighted to answer with a big “Yes!” And I hope I always can. But our current megadrought has proven that our state—the second-driest in the nation—has a limited water supply. The Colorado River is being rationed. Lake Powell and the Great Salt Lake are at record lows. Yet here in Utah, we use more water per person than in any western state. And our population keeps growing, putting more demands on our limited supplies.
Conserving our Lake for the Future
However, a company calling itself “Lake Restoration Solutions” is proposing to dredge the lake and build islands from the sediment, turning Utah Lake into real estate. And they’ve pushed for this proposal in very shady and dishonest ways, including suing a BYU professor who called out their sketchy science.
By Supporting Women
Getting an abortion is no one’s life goal. Abortions are always, always a symptom of larger problems—most often, socioeconomic ones. And the key to preventing abortions lies in solving those larger problems. If I am elected to the Utah House of Representatives, I will do just that. I will prevent more abortions—I will save more babies’ lives—than any Utah Republican has done in decades. And I will do it, as Elder Andersen taught, by supporting women. Here’s how:
Every Family Needs a Place to Live!
One day my kids will grow up and move out on their own. I don’t know if they’ll stay close by or move far away, but if they do want to live nearby, I want to make sure that Provo can offer them a place they can afford to live. Right now, that doesn’t always happen. I’ve seen my Provo born-and-bred cousins priced out of their hometown, and I don’t want that to happen to any more of our kids.
Unaffordable housing isn’t just a problem in Provo; it’s a problem statewide. It is past time for the state legislature to enact laws that will allow Utah’s housing supply to finally catch up with demand.
Keeping up with Inflation!
Everyone who works full time should be able to afford a two-bedroom place near their job. That’s not a luxury—that’s the bare minimum necessary to support a family. It’s one bedroom for you and one for your kids. And that bare minimum should be reflected in our minimum wage.
A Fair & Balanced Deal
Every community needs to strike a balance between the property rights of landlords and the human rights of their renters. Sadly, Utah law is widely unbalanced in favor of the landlords.