Southern Utah, Land that I Love!
I am running to replace a giant of the Utah Legislature, Representative Mike Noel. These are big shoes to fill, but those who know me know that I will tirelessly fight to secure the rights of rural Utahns to raise families, build communities, and seek prosperity in the land we love. I hope you will join me in this fight!
More government doesn’t always lead to better government. American government is at its best when local governments are most empowered to solve local needs. The federal government’s footprint in House District #73 isn’t just large, it’s obscene. I will fight to shift the balance back to empowering local government, and I will make sure the State of Utah asserts its sovereignty.
On average, District #73 is almost 90% public land. Without a strong voice in our state legislature, our district would be overrun by out-of-state special interest money and influence. I will fight to ensure that all of our residents can enjoy and utilize our lands.
Our kids are growing up with parents working two or more jobs just trying to pay for health insurance. I want to make a clear distinction between healthcare and health insurance. One is provided by people helping people, the other is imposed by bureaucrats trying to take us hostage using our health as the ransom.
While most state representatives probably worry most about how to fund, build, and maintain roads for a growing population, in District 73 one of our biggest challenges is keeping the roads we have. I want to make sure that rural Utah remains accessible. I will also fight to make sure precious transportation dollars are spent responsibly, so we can keep taxes low.
Utah’s education system benefits from the combination of strong families, closely-nit communities, and a culture that values learning and growth. School choice and technological innovation have enabled rural Utahns to have access to innovative programs. Access to these programs have made it possible for young families to choose to stay in rural Utah.
Wealth comes not from the ground but from the hearts, minds, souls, blood, sweat, tears, and intention of free people. There is a reason why America is great. To the extent that people are free to choose, free to try, free to live, free to think, and free to enjoy the blessings of their efforts, they will pursue a course of prosperity
Public Land in District #73
District #73 is composed of Utah’s public lands counties. Extensive public land ownership creates unique challenges that require connections, experience, and tenacity. As a County Commissioner in San Juan County, I have learned what it takes to maintain our local governement’s seat at the table where public land decisions are made. I want to put this experience to work for District #73.
of Wayne County is Public Land
of San Juan County is Public Land
of Piute County is Public Land
of Kane County is Public Land
of Garfield County is Public Land
of Beaver County is Public Land
Outside Money and Organizations are Trying to Defeat Phil
A small faction of the outdoor recreation industry has spent millions of dollars over the years to lock up Utah public lands. Most recently they have threatened to harm Utah’s economy unless Utah’s elected leaders would adopt policies they prefer. Not surprisingly, this industry is committing to support and fund one of my opponents in this race. I hope District #73 will rally behind me, but I’m not taking anything for granted. I fully expect the outdoor recreation industry to offer lavish financial help to my opponent. I could use your help!
Updates from Phil
My dad used to say, "differences do make a difference." The tax reform bill may have been a slam dunk for some legislators; for me it was 50/50. Sometimes a bill is a mixed bag of somewhat good or bad things depending on your perspective. This bill was full of...
Last week I sent a letter to Deparment of Interior Secretary Bernhardt asking him to issue a Secretarial Order to remove the National Park Service's ban on street-legal OHVs. Just last week, Secretary Bernhardt issued a similar Secretarial Order to allow e-bikes in...
As a county commissioner, I have the following three quotes printed on the back of my business card: 10th Amendment to the US Constitution “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the...
I support my brother from another mother, Phil Lyman, 110%. He’s the right choice at the right time to keep up the fight in District 73. I have his back all the way.
There’s nobody more well-equipped to wrangle the Federal Government with regards to Road Rights-of-ways, Rs2477, and Public Land Usage. Phil has the knowledge and experience that House District 73 needs.
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