WASHINGTON CITY – Jon Stanard, the Republican candidate for Utah’s new House District 62, is pleased to announce a strong list of endorsements for his campaign. These leaders in the state and community support him as the choice to represent this new district.
At the head of list is Gov. Gary Herbert.
“Jon Stanard’s experience in Washington County will be a great benefit to the Legislature,” Herbert said. “His understanding of southern Utah and his community involvement will make him a strong representative for the people of Washington and St. George.”
“He has a strong understanding of the Constitution and the proper role of government,” Sen. Mike Lee said. “I know Jon Stanard has the experience needed to be a fantastic legislator.”
A lifelong resident of Washington County, Stanard owns several small businesses and has worked with hundreds of local business owners, schools, and nonprofit groups. Every business he has owned has remained 100 percent debt-free, a testament to his ability in establishing and maintaining a budget.
Stanard became involved in politics in 2010 by volunteering on Lee’s senatorial campaign staff. At the encouragement of his friends and business peers, he decided to run for District 62. His priorities in representing the area are: Supporting Utah’s strong economy and business-friendly environment, maintaining the state’s balanced budget, gaining access to federally owned land for better use, preserving family values, improving Utah’s education system by working with parents and teachers at the local level, and fighting for limited government and restoring the balance between state and federal governments.
A new district in Southern Utah, 62 was created during redistricting in 2011. It sits on the extreme eastern border of St. George and the far western border of Washington City and encompasses parts of both.
Following is a list of those who have endorsed Stanard’s campaign:
Mike Lee – United States Senator
Gary Herbert – Governor of Utah
Chris Stewart – Republican Candidate for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District
John Swallow – Republican Candidate for Utah’s Attorney General
Alan Gardner – Washington County Commissioner
Jim Eardley – Washington County Commissioner
Denny Drake – Washington County Commissioner
Dean Cox – Washington County Administrator
Ken Neilson – Washington City Mayor
Jon Pike – St. George City Council
Gil Almquist – St. George City Council
Jimmie Hughes – St. George City Council
Benjamin Nickle – St. George City Council
Becky Lockhart – Speaker of the House, Utah Legislature
David Clark – Past Speaker of the House, Utah Legislature
Brad Dee – Majority Leader, Utah Legislature
Don Ipson – Representative, Utah House District 75
Brad Last – Representative, Utah House District 71
V. Lowry Snow – Representative, Utah House District 74
“I am excited and humbled to have the support of so many great leaders in our state,” Stanard said. “I feel confident that as the voters of District 62 look at the candidates and issues they will agree with these leaders that I am the candidate whose views and values best align with the residents of Washington and St. George.”
For more information on Stanard, please visit his official campaign website.
Submitted by: Jon Stanard for Utah House District 62