WOODS CROSS – The battle over Utah’s House seat in District 19 (Bountiful) will shape up after June 24’s primary election day.
The Clipper, in its efforts to inform voters on those who hope to represent them – has allowed Republican challengers Chet Loftis and Ray Ward to make their case prior to the primary election.
The winner will face Democrat Daniel Donahoe, who became his party’s sole candidate after the withdrawal of Lynn Anderson in April. American Independent Party candidate Eli Cawley will also be on the November ballot.
Here are the primary candidate’s profiles, in their own words:
I’m a health plan CEO and lawyer. I’ve worked for the Utah Legislature, Supreme Court, and Attorney General. I understand business having worked for a small company, large law firm, and regional corporation. I’m a life-long Republican who sees strength in our core beliefs not weakness. I am recognized for my expertise in healthcare and public policy and my ability to bring people and ideas together. I am the father of seven and grandparent to five. I know what it takes to be a good, honest, and effective legislator and that is exactly what I will be on Day 1.
I am a Family Doctor in private practice at Cope Family Medicine next to Lakeview Hospital. My top priority is better support from the legislature for education. I also value better spending of our healthcare dollars, including cutting needless overpayments. I support Governor Herbert’s plan for expanded healthcare coverage, which would get our fair share of our federal tax money back, get basic medical coverage to about 60,000 Utahns, and steer the money through private markets instead of state-run Medicaid. My other priorities are keeping a good environment for business and for families.