I am honored to work for you at the Utah Legislature
I am sincerely honored to serve the community of Utah’s House District 24 – thank you! In my first term as a member of the Utah House, I passed legislation addressing barriers to services for Utahns with disabilities, improved our state’s medical cannabis law, and secured funding to support Utah families with maternal mental health resources. I am thrilled to continue to work to shape policy to address inequities in policing and the criminal justice system, increase Utahns access to the internet, ensure that incarcerated Utahns have access to the contraceptive care they need, and more. To see a list of the bills that I will be sponsoring in the 2021 Session, visit this LINK.
My standing committee assignments are Health and Human Services and Government Operations. My appropriations committee assignment is Social Services, which has a budget of nearly $6 billion and funds the Utah Department of Health, the Utah Department of Human Services, and the Utah Department of Workforce Services. It is a very complex budget and is the second largest budget in the state of Utah after education. During the COVID-19 crisis, it is absolutely essential to advocate within these committees against cuts to the services that Utahns need.
My Guiding Philosophy
I am guided by the tenets of the Golden Rule, focusing on compassion, kindness and peace, which is articulated by the following Taoist quote: “To those who are good to me, I am good; to those are are not good to me, I am also good. Thus all get to be good. To those who are sincere with me, I am sincere; to those who are not sincere with me, I am also sincere. Thus all get to be sincere.”