In yesterday's article by Angelique McNaughton in the Park Record, Utah House of Representatives candidate Logan Wilde shared his views on several issues of importance to voters in District 53:
Property Rights and Water Access
"Wilde said he favors a hands-off approach by the government unless it affects the health, safety or welfare of the community.
'I do think the government needs to get involved with property rights when it starts to affect that,' Wilde said. 'I also believe the public has a right to access waterways in a responsible manner. We do not limit access on waterways because we’ve tried that before and it becomes, in my opinion, burdensome on the landowners.
'I think it comes more of a philosophical question of: how do you protect the landowner to secure what he is trying to do and how do you grant access to water in a responsible way?'"
Second Amendment Protections
"Wilde also described himself as a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, saying that we have 'enough firearm laws for today’s problems.' Wilde said he carries a .22 caliber gun as part of his job.
'There are several laws that have been broken during these instances of gun violence and I think we need to just be responsible,' Wilde said."
Local Government Control
"Wilde said he is ready to pick up where [outgoing Representative Mel] Brown left off, however, he emphasized the need to 'stand up and fight' more for essential programs. He noted that local governments know best what those essential programs are.
'I think Summit County needs to lean on their county councilors because I think they have a better grasp on what is needed in Summit County than I do, which is why it is very important to listen to those local governments and school districts to actually take what they are saying and apply it in the Legislature.'"
Public Land Management
"Wilde said he is opposed to the privatization of public lands, but said he also appreciates the debate that is taking place over the Public Lands Initiative. He said there is a 'big problem' with how those lands are currently managed.
'I’m not quite sure the state can manage all of them, but there are some that I think they would do a better job of managing,' Wilde said."
To read more about Logan's views on major issues, visit the Issues page.
To ask Logan a question, call him at 801-940-2995 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
In a KCPW radio interview with Representative Mel Brown earlier this month, Leslie Thatcher remarked, “Word on the street is that Mr. Wilde was backed by those who support charter schools. Should we be concerned that even more funding gets pulled from our traditional schools?”
Representative Brown responded, “Oh, I think that’s true. I don’t know this directly, it’s strictly a supposition on my part. But I think he was supported by that group, at least there’s some indication."
This allegation is untrue and misleading. Logan Wilde has not received any such money or support, as shown in his financial statements available here, and here.
When it comes to education funding, local control is Logan's main priority. Utah residents must have an effective voice over how and when they are to be taxed to educate Utah's children.
Check out Logan's views on education here, or feel free to contact him here.
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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