Meet my best cheerleader

I’d like to introduce myself and my husband, Greg, who is the best cheerleader I could ask for. I am a wife, mother, speaker, author, voracious reader, lover of the color pink and passionate about public service. I graduated from BYU’s nursing school as an RN in 1984. In addition to the best job –…

Running for Senate District 14!

Earlier this week, I announced I am running for Senate District 14. Current Senator Al Jackson will not be seeking re-election and according to his website, will be moving back east to support his son, Frank, who will be playing for Duke University.¬† Over the course of this campaign, we will have many opportunities to…

Carly Fiorina on the ballot in New Hampshire

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has officially filed to be on the ballot in New Hampshire – and hopefully soon, 49 others as well. I continue to be impressed at her ability to remain unflappable in the face of some pretty nasty jabs thrown her way. Take the ladies from “The View” – they called her…

Mia Love has earned this win

As I start this post, there are a mere 90 minutes until Election Day in Utah. It’s like Christmas Eve for political junkies! After months and months of this campaign season (about 23 1/2, it feels like), results are only 24 hours away. Mia Love has earned the win she will make official tomorrow night….

Vote Heather Groom for School Board

This year’s races for school board have been heated and divisive, sometimes (often?) descending into personal attacks, false accusations, misrepresentations and hyperbole. In the midst of that, one calm voice of reason stands out: Heather Groom. Heather is running for the state school board in District 9, the district that includes much of Utah county….

Best ways to stay busy once a campaign is over

Hundred-hour work weeks. ¬†High stakes. High drama. Even if you’re just running for PTA president, campaigns are intense. Then, it all comes to end. If you won, congrats! You’ll be busy getting to know the ropes for your new position. If you didn’t, well, you suddenly have a lot of time on your hands (or…

Debate #2

Kinda long at almost an hour and a half, but here is debate #2.

LD 57 Debate, 3/22/2014

On March 22, the 3 candidates for Utah House District 57 held their first debate. The room was packed – great turnout for an event a mere 2 days after caucus night. Here is the debate in its unfiltered entirety. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Part 1: Opening statements, Medicaid Part 2: Consensus building,…