Republican Holly Richardson formally announced her candidacy for the open seat in Senate District 14. Current Senator Al Jackson will not be seeking re-election.
“Over the course of this campaign, we will have many opportunities to talk about policy, but today, I want to share the type of leader I believe we need,” said Richardson. “We need leaders who listen, not lecture. We need leaders who look for solutions, not just the next soundbite. We need leaders who understand that diversity and differences make for a richer, more robust conversation and are to be welcomed at the table. I have a track record of doing just that and would be honored to represent the many voices of Senate District 14 on Utah’s Capitol Hill.”
“Holly Richardson is a woman of integrity. She has gained unparalleled experience through a wide range of public service, resulting in a deep reservoir of knowledge,” said Senator Deidre Henderson. “Residents of Senate District 14 will be well served by her fearless leadership, commitment to conservative principles, and thoughtful approach to issues.
Richardson is a wife, mother to a large family, small business owner and former member of the Utah House of Representatives. Affectionately known as “Holly on the Hill,” she writes the award-winning political blog by the same name. She is a common-sense conservative who has been active in Utah politics for over 15 years. Richardson is a popular speaker and is respected as an effective leader both on and off the Hill.
Richardson is passionate about good government at every level. An outspoken advocate for ethics and integrity, she believes in economic freedom, upward mobility at all levels, empowered education and pro-family public policy.