If you haven’t done the survey Logan put up on Tuesday, please do! He’d love to hear your feedback and it only takes a couple of minutes. Your input will help him this week as budgets are planned. If you’re one of the hundreds of voters who already took the survey, thank you! “We were just looking at some of the issues and just wanted to get a feel for how the district felt about some of the questions that we’re fielding by way of email.”, Logan said in an interview. The survey can be found here. About three-quarters of the respondents have said that the education system needs to be improved and needs more funding. Logan agrees.“There needs to be a mechanism to provide more funding and money specifically for teacher pay at the local level.”
Logan presented his first bill to the House on Monday. HB104 is an emissions bill which will give counties greater control over how vehicle emission fees are spent. Current law only permits counties to spend money on enforcement of emissions programs. This bill will allow them to use emission fee revenues on projects that promote air quality as well. Advocating for greater control at the county level is one of the primary issues that Logan campaigned on. The bill passed out of the House without opposition and is headed to the Senate.
This legislative session has been very, very busy. 1,272 bills have been brought forward this session, more than any other legislative session in Utah’s history. The senate has given final approval of HCR12, a resolution which calls on President Trump to reduce the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which currently occupies 1.9 million acres of land in Garfield and Kane Counties. HCR11, a resolution to rescind the Bear’s has passed and been signed by Governor Herbert. Rep. Jason Chaffetz gave a copy of it to President Trump on Wednesday.
Please contact Logan here with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have:
350 North State, Suite 350 #16
And as always, thanks for reading and staying involved.
Logan's Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L6ZHMNK
It’s been a busy week in the Utah state legislature. The Utah Future Farmers of America leadership paid a visit to the Capitol. Logan enjoyed the opportunity to meet with Utah college football coaches. He also got some training on how ticket revenues have dropped in recent years and how it’s affected local budgets, and had the opportunity to meet with the Utah Association of Conservation Districts.
Some of the legislation that’s generating interest this week includes...
Logan also presented HB0180 and HB181 mentioned last week to the House Natural Resources Committee. Both bills passed out favorably.
Thanks for reading and staying involved. Logan would love to hear any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. You can contact him here:
350 North State, Suite 350 #16
Logan Wilde is honored to represent the citizens of District 53. He was sworn into office Monday, January 23 and is already hitting the ground running. He’s been busy, getting moved into his new office, getting oriented with his new duties, and meeting with all school board and county officials of District 53. Logan is excited to be serving on the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee, The House Political Subdivisions Committee, and the Executive Office Criminal Justice Offices Appropriations Subcommittee.
He is currently sponsoring three bills...
We would like to extend our gratitude to District 53 for giving Representative Wilde the opportunity to serve you. It’s been an eventful race to say the least. We’re looking forward to a busy year, working toward the ideals of fiscal responsibility and putting greater control back in the hands of local government.
Of course, it’s easy to see why the Presidential, US Senate, US Congressional races are important. But did you know that the number of Republican votes cast in your precinct for Governor/Lt. Governor, State Attorney General, State Auditor, and State Treasurer determines how many delegates will get to represent your precinct during the next four years? (This is called “Relative Republican Strength”, see the Utah Republican Party Constitution, Article XII, Sections 1A & 2C.) The more delegates that come from your precinct, the stronger your collective voice when it comes time to participate in party conventions and decisions.
In some counties and precincts, there are also races for state and local school boards, state senate, county commissioners, and more. Each one of these elected officials make important decisions that impact our daily lives, especially our families and our wallets. And let’s not forget the multiple constitutional amendments, ballot opinions, and judicial retention votes that also appear on our ballots.
Are you worried that you don’t know enough to vote? Information is readily available; you just need to know where to look for it. I suggest first checking out vote.utah.gov, where you can enter your address, see a sample ballot, learn how and where to submit your ballot, and track it to make sure your vote was counted. I’ve also found Ballotpedia to be a great resource for voter information.
With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, it’s particularly important to remember the hundreds of thousands of brave citizens who risked everything to protect our freedoms, especially our right to choose those leaders who must represent us in government. I believe that we will stand accountable for how we choose to exercise these freedoms that were bought at such a great cost.
In light of all of these reasons, are you going to let an ugly presidential race keep you from sharing your voice and casting your vote? I hope not. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to vote for me, Logan Wilde, for Utah House District 53!
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 email@example.com .
This summer Logan Wilde and his family have traveled far and wide across District 53 to attend each of the county celebrations and parades. His favorite part has been meeting with and listening to the concerns and thoughts of everyday people.
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BRIEF TIMELINE OF PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS
6/28/16 Logan ahead by 64 votes (link)
6/29/16 Too close to call (link)
7/1/16 Logan ahead by 7 votes (after being behind 7 votes at lunch) (link)
7/5/16 Logan ahead by 16 votes (link)
7/8/16 Logan ahead by 10 votes (link)
7/12/16 Logan ahead by 8 votes (link)
7/26/16 Official state canvass, Logan ahead by 8 votes (link)
7/28/16 Mel Brown requests a recount (link)
8/2/16 Recount done, Logan ahead by 9 votes (link)
8/15/16 Mel Brown files legal challenge (link)
8/29/16 Mel Brown drops lawsuit (link)
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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