My name is Larry Wright – I am running for the District 18, Utah State Representative Seat. I have spent most of my life serving my Country (Veteran) and community. I am motivated to serve and would like to represent our district in the State Legislature. For the last six years I have served on the Centerville City Council. This experience has provided valuable training in working with our citizens on issues that are important to them – and to the city. I have been trained to lead from my military career. I am well-prepared with experience in public service, academics and business.
I pledge to listen to all your concerns and ideas.
I pledge to keep you informed.
I pledge to test for (1) constitutionality, (2) benefit to the District, and (3) affordability. If it creates greater debt or puts additional burdens on taxpayers, or grows government – I will not support or vote for it!
I pledge to lead out on important issues that matter to the District and the State. I will not be a legislative couch potato!
I will not and have not engaged in unethical conduct. Nor have I or will I accept contributions that compromise my ethical standards. I represent the people of the District and it is their support that will keep me in office if I am elected!
Some of the issues I am concerned about:
- Protecting and safeguarding the traditional family.
- The defense of our religious freedom. Issues surrounding gender threaten both religious and traditional family life.
- Restoring local control of public education to Utahns.
- Unemployment. Government can help set the landscape to encourage employment opportunities within all sectors of our economy.
- Veterans! We need to recognize and help them reintegrate into society.
- The best ways to grow Utah’s economy within the proper role of government.
- Welfare – caring for the poor and needy not as an entitlement but as a safety net.
- The growing burden of taxes and fees. I cannot support the first inclination by lawmakers to raise taxes and fees.
- The expansion and growth (and appetite) of government. We need to downsize government.
- Issues surrounding State sovereignty.
- Dependence on Federal funds.
- Readiness of our State militia to respond to sudden onset disasters.
- Environmental issues that affect health and our quality of life.
- Ethical reform – there must be a zero tolerance policy for corruption.
- Encourage citizenship and patriotism.