The first week of the 2017 General Session was off to a busy start. I have been working hard to make sure that my bills are ready for committee and for Utah.


My wife, Vicki, and the Speaker of the House

Taking the oath of office

My cute grandkids and I

I was thrilled to have my wife with me on the House floor for the opening ceremony. My daughter, Jill, joined us. She has been to the opening day of every session. My son, Jason, and his family were also able to be there in the gallery. One of the best parts was getting to see two of my cute grandkids!


The Taylorsville City Youth Council

Visiting with the youth about their policy passions

It was great to let them know what is going on in the legislature this session

On City Youth Council Day on the Hill, the Taylorsville City Youth Council stopped by my office in the Capitol to say hello. It was great to talk with them about some of the issues that will be coming to the floor during this session. They are a smart group of kids and do good work for our community.


Presenting HJR 6 in committee

I was able to present my first bill in committee today: HJR 6. If it passes, it will help streamline the legislative process in both the House and the Senate.

Weekly Fun Fact

My favorite food group is ice cream, especially Cookies and Cream.