FOR A HEALTHY DEMOCRACY
UTAH HOUSE DISTRICT 4
I am running to serve the people of House District 4, where I was born, raised and educated. My roots run deep in Cache Valley and I've always been drawn to public service. I am a registered nurse, committed volunteer and a mother who cares deeply about our future. My career working with communicable diseases allowed me to serve those who needed it most and I see now that there is an urgent need for new accountable leadership for our community. I will be a voice to ensure that those in Salt Lake City hear our voices from Cache Valley.
I was born in the old hospital a couple of hundred yards north of the Temple. I learned to walk in a house half a block from Hillcrest Elementary and attended County schools in River Heights, Hyrum and Smithfield. I met my husband while attending USU, and graduated with a nursing degree from Weber State College. After graduation, my husband and I moved to Texas where he was an elementary school teacher and I was a public health nurse. In the years since I've returned home to Cache Valley, I've been active in the community with volunteer work and my family.
My parents, Thad and Jenny Box, have lived here more than sixty years. My father was the Dean of the College of Natural Resources at USU throughout my formative years, and raised our family with an abiding love and passion for the land and respect for balancing good land use, environmental awareness and social justice. My mother was the first President of the League of Women Voters in Logan, and instilled in me the love of democracy. She also was instrumental in the organization of CAPSA and helped establish the first Cache Community Food Pantry. I hope to carry on their tradition of community service.
I am running to give the people of HD4 a choice. I believe that the people of Utah deserve a representative who will listen to the voters and respect elections as that is the voice of the people and fundamental in a healthy democracy.
My opponent's first action as a Representative was to disregard the voice of the people and override the 2018 election results by voting to overturn Props 2 and 3. These were both passed by the citizens of Utah with a majority of votes. If a Representative disrespects the will of the people, he should face a challenger and accountability. I pledge to support the voters of Utah and work to make this state better for all of us.