Hello All! It's been a busy few months, and the blog has been neglected. As soon the session ends, the farming begins. Factor in calving, planting, a quick family trip, five county conventions, the state convention, shearing, and a campaign manager that's been focused on our first graduating daughter, and the blog was bound to fall by the wayside for a bit. Without further delay, here's what I've been up to since March:
On the non-rep side of life, here's what been keeping my family and busy the last few months:
That's about it, folks. As always, I am grateful for your continued support and trust in me. If you have any questions, needs, or concerns that I can help with, please contact me.
Hello All! Representative Wilde here. It’s been a crazy forty-five days, and I want to share a few of the highlights with the voters of District 53. There was a little bit of drama, wheeling and dealing, and of course, some unexpected highs and lows thrown in just for fun. Without further ado, here is the good, the bad, and the ugly of this session:
There you have it folks, the ups and downs of the legislative session. Of course, this is just a tiny bit of what happened on the Hill. If you have questions on a bill I didn’t cover, or just want to know where I stand on any of the issues that face us every day, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get back to you as soon as I can. As always, my family and I are so very thankful for your continued support. Thank you for trusting me with your vote. I hope to see many of you at your upcoming county conventions.
We’ve had an exciting week on the Hill, with visits from both Mitt Romney and Mia Love. Mitt called for fair trade between the US and other countries. Congresswoman Love spoke to the House Majority Caucus, asking us to work on tax reform. There are several bills this session addressing this very issue.
As the session winds up, the bills are coming in fast and furious, and our Floor time has increased as we try to hear as many as possible before the closing bell rings on Thursday night. Here are just a few of interest this week:
It’s been a good week. The session is winding down, or gearing up for the last two weeks, depending on your point of view. Really quick, here are the highlights from week five:
I met with constituents from Summit County Tuesday evening for a quick legislative update. As always, it is so good to meet with you and hear your comments, questions, and concerns. I’m hoping to get out to Duchesne County this week. In the meantime, I thank you for your continued support, it means so much to my family. Please contact me at email@example.com with any concerns.
I can’t believe we’re past the halfway point of the 2018 legislative session. It’s been a busy week on the Hill. Here’s a little of what went down the fourth week.
HB181-presented by Representative Marc Roberts, this bill allows for zero regulation on foods that are produced and sold from home-based businesses. Although I am in favor of less regulation on home-based businesses, I had to vote against this bill. I didn’t feel it accomplished what the sponsor intended, and it created gray areas. Without this bill, a person can already sell raw produce, baked goods and certain processed foods which are made at home or produced in a garden without any state regulation.
This week, I had the opportunity to meet with high schoolers from Manila, who made the long trek to the Capitol for a field trip. I was able to meet with a homeschool group from Morgan. We talked about constitutionality and the important role it plays in legislation. My daughter Madi and her friend Michael came to visit Thursday. On Friday, I had the opportunity to meet with teachers and school board members from District 53. All in all, it was a pretty great week.
As always, I am thankful for the opportunity to represent you on the Hill. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Thank you for supporting my family and I in this adventure.
What a rollercoaster this one was! In spite of all the drama, a lot has been accomplished in this third week of the session. A few noteworthy items:
Thursday, the Utah Association of Counties hosted their day on the Hill. It was great to meet with friends and colleagues from all of our District 53 counties.
It’s been a good week, and I’m looking forward to next week’s adventures. As always, you may contact me at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Thanks for trusting me with your vote.
It’s been an eventful week, and I’m getting in to the swing of things up on the Hill. Here’s a quick recap of the second week of the session.
I had the opportunity to meet with students from Morgan Elementary, Park City Junior High, and Ecker Middle School. The fourth graders from Morgan really had some hard-hitting questions for their legislator: Do you know my mom/dad/grandma/grandpa? Do you like to play basketball? Do you get motion sickness? Who is taking care of the sheep while you are here? Nothing quite like being grilled by your youngest constituents.
We also had the chance to honor fellow Morgan County resident Fred Thurston this week. Fred is the recipient of the Leopold Conservation Award for 2017. Fred is a personal friend, I was blessed to serve on the Morgan County Conservation District with him. He is also the father of Representative Norm Thurston.
We finished out the week with a Legislative Update in Morgan County on Saturday morning. Thanks to those who attended and shared their concerns and questions with me. I’ll be holding a few more in the upcoming weeks, so look for me in your neck of the woods. As always, I am glad to hear from you. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, needs or concerns.
The first week of the session has been very eventful. We started Monday morning with a beautiful musical number performed by former members of the House. Then we quickly got down to business, passing four education codification bills that removed old language and clarified existing education codes.
This year I am serving on the Executive Office and Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee. We spent time this week looking at budgets, hoping to find areas we can cut costs and eliminate wasteful spending. The hope is that we can save tax payers several million dollars in the coming years.
I am serving on the Political Subdivisions Committee again this year. A few of the bills that came before us this week include:
I am excited for the chance to serve as vice chair of the Transportation Committee this year. Our first week saw a LOT of bills on seat belt laws, I’m sure there will be more to come before the session ends.
There were a few bills worth noting that passed the house this week:
Now for the fun stuff. I had the opportunity to visit with students from Ecker Middle School on Wednesday morning. One of my favorite parts of this gig is getting to know students and people from our district. I love the opportunity to visit and answer any questions they may have. If you’re ever at the Capitol, please stop and see me.
As always, I am so grateful to the voters of District 53 for giving me the opportunity to serve as their representative. I hope in November, you will give me the chance to serve once again. If you have questions, comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
A rancher, family man and Council Chair in Morgan County, I will fight for local control of education, land, and agriculture in the Utah State Legislature
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