Quite simply, Ben is the better choice. And, for Utah to do well, our biggest county needs good leadership. Ben will provide that leadership.
I am a Republican. Ben, of course, is a Democrat. But, my politics are driven by ideology, not tribalism. I am drawn to the Republican side, because I am more comfortable with Republicans’ approach to budgeting. In the Senate, Ben and I have worked together (and, at times, apart) to craft a few budgets for the State. In this race, I have more trust with his hands on such a big and important budget.
Also, Ben really is an extraordinary person. Whether we agree or disagree on an issue, he is great to work with. Leadership requires the ability to truly listen and interact with others. Salt Lake County is a wonderfully diverse place, and I believe Ben will work effectively with everyone.
I love this state. I feel extremely blessed that I can be a part of it, raise my family here, and play a part in governing it. The Salt Lake County Mayor race affects the entire state. Some in my tribe won’t appreciate this endorsement, but, the fact is, I’m looking out for my district and my State. Utah needs Ben to win.