Biggest challenge in public life: Representing a swing district where constituents have a wide variety of beliefs.
Biggest accomplishment: My family.
Proudest moment: Convincing my wife to marry me.
My philosophy of government: Minimal regulation, help those in need, provide opportunities for all to succeed.
Why my political party: My dad was a union Democrat, my mom was a Republican. I am grateful to pull out the best from both parties.
Playlist: Neil Diamond, Shania Twain.
Personal motto: People over politics.
Inspiration: My dad, who worked as a union electrician for 40 years. He taught me to work hard and build things that would last.
Favorite book: Lord of the Rings.
Indulgence, guilty pleasure: Ice cream.
I admire most in the world: My dad.
My district is cool because: People volunteer enormous hours to make our community better and to help others.
I like serving in the Legislature because: I like having a voice in establishing policy for our state. Utah is consistently named as one of the best managed states in the nation and I like doing my part to make that happen.
Running for political office is: Rewarding and challenging.
Historical figure I’d like to take to lunch: George Washington.
Sports team: U of U football.
Favorite pet: Puddles (rabbit).
My desk is: Manageable.
Biggest issues ahead in 2021 session: Economy, jobs, healthcare.
My priorities for 2021 session: Getting our economy going, providing a safety net for those that need help.