Utahns can manage our own lands. When we do we can better-fund education, create quality jobs and preserve our southern Utah way of life. The largest problem our state faces for properly funding the education system is the fact that 70% of our public lands are held and controlled by the Federal government. We can not use that land, develop resources from that land, or tax that land. We are trying to fund our state with only 30% of the state to do it.
I am proud to have John Swallow's endorsement. I agree with him that we should continue the fight to gain access to our federally held land. When John Swallow is our attorney general, I will work tirelessly with him in the legislature.