Why I am running

THE VOICE FOR THE WEST SIDE

I have lived in Magna for thirty-one years alongside my husband Que. We have been married for 35 years and have raised our two sons, Zachary and Chaz in Magna. 

My twenty-year track record of service in the community ranges from serving on the Social Service Block Grant Allocation Board, which increased funding for afterschool programs, to my efforts with The Working Families Campaign. To now serving you in the Utah State Legislature. What affects my fellow residents, affects me. 

 

I am running to continue to represent you in the Utah House of Representatives. Our district is facing many critical issues and we need someone who is accessible and responsive to your needs.

Since my time in the legislature, I have passed the following legislation. 

I worked to allocate funding of $50 million for affordable housing. 

I passed legislation to help alleviate unexpected charges from the emergency room and other medical-related expenses by passing balanced billing amendments

This year we passed a bill to help give municipalities the ability to clean and abate "meth homes" in their own communities. This makes it easier for municipalities to decontaminate properties that have been deemed uninhabitable by the health department because of the use of methamphetamines in the residence. 

I passed intimate image distribution amendments that would ensure that adults sharing inappropriate images of minors are punished more harshly than a minor sharing an intimate photo of a person of their own age. 

 

The employment advisory council gives job information and creates reports to the legislature so we can help make and alter laws accordingly. This council was set to end this year and I passed amendments that would extend the program through 2032. This helps the state develop employment strategies to help prepare for the future of our workforce. 

During this interim period between legislative sessions, I am continuing my focus on emergency preparedness in Utah. Since we were blindsided by the 2020 earthquake I have been working to increase awareness of the dangers we face in our state. I introduced H.B. 366 and H.B. 100 which focused on education and funding for all Utahns to ensure that when the "big one" happens we don't see massive loss and devastation of our homes, businesses, and livelihoods. We know that in the event of the next emergency we are vastly underprepared and in Utah, we have always found pride in our preparedness. 

Also during interim, I am focused on supporting custodial parents/ guardians and ensuring they are able to collect back owed child support to reimburse them for the care they have provided for their children. H.B. 84 Child Support Statute of Limitations, extends the time frame custodial parents/guardians have to collect all money that is owed to them. 

 

While the new Cyprus High school is being built I am working with UDOT and Granite School District to build a pedestrian walkway to help keep our high school and elementary students safe while crossing 8400 W./ SR-111 on their way to and from schools. 

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Affordable Housing

Fighting Meth Homes

Intimate Image Protection

Employment Information

Earthquakes and
Unreinforced Masonry Buildings  and Schools

Child Support Protections

Pedestrian Walkway

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