As a small business owner in Washington County for over 16 years, I know what it takes to create a business and create jobs. I strongly support the path of our Republican lead legislature and Governor who have helped turn Utah into one of the best places fur businesses in the country.
We need to keep our business friendly environment that fosters more innovation, entrepreneurship and investment. We also must continue to reduce regulations that make it difficult for many businesses to compete and survive.
Another priority of mine will be to carefully look for inefficiencies in the state budget, as well as in government bidding and budgeting practices. Too often I have seen examples where government operates in a way that would put a business out of business.
We also must protect and continue our state's balanced budget. Often the choices are very difficult of what gets funding and what does not, but ultimately Utahn's agree, and so do I, that Utah must continue to balance it's budget as it has done in the past.
When we provide the best business friendly environment in the country, as Utah has done the past few years, our economy will continue to grow, helping us to better fund education and other important needs.