Too many people have been forced out of Cedar City because they couldn’t find a job with a livable wage. Iron County has one of the highest job growth rates in the state, but these new jobs don’t provide reasonable pay. I commit to investigating why wages in Cedar City are so low, and I will help both local businesses and employees find a compromise that helps create a strong workforce and healthy local economy.
As your City Councilperson, I will work for, and report to, the people and only the people of Cedar City. I am not beholden to any companies or outside entities, which allows me to focus on the issues that matter to you. As an educator of history, I believe that a high tide raises all ships. Through hard work, effective communication, and a willingness to work together, we can raise the tide and make sure that every voice in Cedar City matters.
Of the many things that make Cedar City a great place to call home is the diverse set of backgrounds and ideas within our communities. Whether you were born and raised here or chose to make southern Utah home like I did, your voice is valuable and will be heard.
I will work toward this by reading and responding to your emails (which isn’t always common here) and by hosting community events and informal open floor times for those who can’t make it to City Council meetings or might be intimidated in that environment.
As a small business owner, I see firsthand how local companies breathe life into Cedar City. These unique shops and businesses illustrate what our residents can do when they put their minds to it. If elected, I will prioritize using local businesses for events and projects within our communities, and strive to make Cedar City more business-friendly to startups.