Candidate and Ballot Information

Please note: This candidate information is provided as a courtesy to all candidates running for office within Davis County.  All candidates were provided an opportunity to submit a photograph, a short biographical or campaign statement, and campaign contact information. Davis County does not endorse any candidate and is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of any statement provided by any candidate. The arguments for and against ballot propositions are the opinions of the authors and not those of Davis County. 

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Becky Edwards

 
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Republican Party Candidate for State House 20

  • 1121 Eaglewood Loop
  • North Salt Lake, UT 84054
  • 801-808-0805
  • Officially endorsed Republican candidate, Davis County Republican Party, receiving 73% of the delegate vote at the County Convention.

  • Business Champion, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

  • Friend of the Taxpayer, Utah Taxpayers Association

Eight years ago I began serving in the legislature, with a commitment to provide “representation for real.”  My real representation has created a pattern of real results based on effective and common sense solutions as I’ve worked to improve Utah’s economy, require government responsibility, support clean air, and better educate our children.

  • Education I sponsored legislation on K-3 reading, class-size reduction, and improving student success. Graduation rates, reading and math scores are significantly higher.

  • Job Growth and Economic Stability

    As Chair of Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee I’ve supported businesses of all sizes and focused on removing barriers and using incentives to create opportunities for businesses and families to succeed.

  • Clean Air I have consistently fought for state control over how we achieve cleaner air and as Co-Chair of the Clean Air Caucus I continue to champion ways to improve the air we all breathe. 
  • Healthcare I served on the Health Reform Task Force. Together we were able to focus improvements in Medicaid for Utah’s neediest recipients.

 

Randy Elliott

 
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Republican Party Candidate for Commissioner

  • 255 East Oak Lane
  • Farmington, UT 84025
  • 801-372-9343

Randy Elliott is running for Davis County Commission.  Randy is a devoted husband, father, and successful business entrepreneur. Hailing from one of the original Davis County families, Randy has strong roots within the community. As a young man, Randy worked alongside his father tending cows and farming in the fields. During that time, Randy learned lessons of hard work, persistence, patience, and integrity.

Randy served a mission for the LDS Church in Kiribati, a small island nation in the South Pacific. Upon returning home, Randy attended Utah State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. Randy has spent his career building his business. However, Randy feels his most successful endeavor has been building his family.  Randy and Julia have three beautiful daughters and have chosen to continue the tradition of raising their family in Davis County. 

Steve Hiatt

 
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Republican Party Candidate for Commissioner

  • 697 North 240 East
  • Kaysville, UT 84037
  • 801-644-2464

Thank you for your interest in my campaign!  I love Davis County, the only home I’ve ever known. I'm honored to be the only Primary Election Candidate endorsed by the Davis County Republican Party!

For the past six years I've served as Kaysville City Mayor. I am an experienced, innovative thinker and a focused, hard-working leader. I've earned the trust and respect of my constituents and many Davis County leaders.

I feel impressed to expand my conservative principals of public service to all of Davis County.  I pledge my continued commitment to be a voice for the people and an advocate for efficiency & transparency as we look for proactive and innovative ways to keep taxes low while maintaining the level of service that makes Davis County great! 

We need leaders who can build honest, collaborative relationships of trust.  Leaders who don't misrepresent facts and engage in negative campaigning.  Leaders who have the capacity to unify our communities and work together to keep Davis County great!

I believe that I am such a leader. With your support and vote, I pledge my commitment to fair and honest public service…today, tomorrow and throughout my entire term!

Glen G. Jenkins

 
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Republican Party Candidate for State House 20

  • 972 South 1100 West
  • Woods Cross, UT 84087
  • (801)-298-1649

I’m a Life Member of the NRA and received an A+ endorsement from the NRA.  As a sportsman, I understand wildlife conservation and the importance of being a good steward to the land we have been entrusted to care for.  I am a Reagan Conservative and am willing to stand by my principles and not blend in with the masses.  I am a small business owner, and an accountant.  I understand economics and how lower taxes help businesses, and individuals alike.  I know what it takes to keep and balance a budget and understand how burdensome government can be and has become.  I would love to earn your vote, so please ask me any questions you have.

Dave Thomas

 
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Candidate for District 4

  • 7875 South 2250 East
  • South Weber, UT 84405
  • 801-628-6616

I AM AN EDUCATIONAL REFORMER. When I came to the State Board of Education eight years ago, I was the harbinger of change. But I do not believe in change for simply the sake of change. Rather, I believe in data based decision-making.

Reform is only meaningful, if it produces positive results. I believe this reform is steeped in a three-fold approach:

  • First, high quality educational standards must be adopted. 
  • Second, there must be high quality instruction and curriculum at the local school district level. I am a strong believer in “local control.” Teachers should be trusted to decide how they will teach the standards. 
  • Third, assess our students’ progress through reasonable computer adaptive formative assessment, and not through the year-end SAGE summative assessment.  The power of computer adaptive assessment is found in the richness of the data accessible to teachers, parents and students.  The immediacy of the feedback provides data which informs teachers of specific student academic strengths and weaknesses. I have seen the power of these formative assessments in various pilot programs throughout the state in improving both the “pace of learning,” as well as student achievement.  We must change the focus of assessment.  

Brad Asay

 
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Candidate for District 4

  • 688 West 1520 North
  • Clinton, UT 84015
  • 801-776-6503

Brad is a resident of Clinton, Utah. He has been involved in public education for 24 years. His career began as a classified employee in the Davis County School District. After graduating college, he began his career in the Ogden City School District as a jr. high school art and history teacher. He has been serving as the president of the American Federation of Teachers of Utah since May of 2013.

Brad is uniquely qualified to serve as a member of the Utah State Board of Education because of his years of experience in public education. He has worked as a maintenance worker, custodian, classroom teacher, and adjunct professor. As President of AFT Utah, he lobbies at the Utah Legislature, serves on executive boards and coalitions, serves employees across the state in K-12 public schools and higher education institutions, and has extensively traveled throughout the United States meeting with educational leaders. Brad has served in many leadership positions in his local church, political organizations, and is actively involved in his community.

Misty K Snow

 
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Democratic Party Candidate for US Senate

  • 328 East Hubbard Ave.
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • 801-363-5314
Born in Salt Lake City in 1985, Misty K is a Utah native who has lived her entire life in Salt Lake County and has a strong connection to this state and its people.

A young woman at 30 years old, Misty K is part of the new millennial generation that has recently come of age to surpass the Baby Boomers as the largest voting population for both Utah and the nation as a whole. She represents the future of both our state and of our nation and is set to become one of the leaders of her generation.

A cashier at a grocery store and raised in a lower income family, Misty K understands the needs of working people and their families and is concerned by the degree of income inequality in this country, particularly how it disproportionately impacts women, people of color and the LGBT community.

Misty K values love and compassion and believes that these values are Utah values. She wants to bring Utah's full potential forward and ensure that everyone can enjoy economic prosperity and that everyone can enjoy full equality under the law.

Jonathan Swinton

 
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Democratic Party Candidate for US Senate

  • 1718 East Faunsdale Drive
  • Sandy, UT 84092
  • 801-647-9951

Jonathan Swinton is a licensed marriage and family therapist and successful small business owner. Jonathan attributes his passion for public service to the example of his second-great-grandmother, Alice Merrill Horne, the first woman to serve in the Utah House of Representatives.

Jonathan’s professional training, experience, and entrepreneurial grit make him qualified to serve as Senator. A nationally renowned relationship expert, he holds a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State, which awarded him the Alumni Entrepreneur Award for his business acumen creating a network of marriage counseling clinics in Utah. He earned a B.F.A. from Utah State.

Like you, Jonathan is tired of the divisiveness in Congress. “We need a Senator who understands how to find solutions to complicated problems when opinions differ and emotions are high. In my counseling, I listen to people who passionately disagree with each other, and help them find a way to work together. As I watch Congressional politicians use obstructionist approaches I know will not work, it is obvious to me – Washington needs a marriage counselor. That’s what I am.”

A native Utahn, Jonathan served a mission for the LDS Church to England. He and his wife, Annie, have two sons. 

Gary R. Herbert Spencer J. Cox

 
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Republican Party Candidate for Governor/Lt. Governor

  • 736 West 500 South
  • Orem, UT 84058
  • 385-309-1468

Governor Gary Herbert provides the steady hand of leadership by solidifying Utah’s position as the strongest economy in the nation, investing in our long-term prosperity and fighting against federal interference.

Taking office at the peak of the Great Recession, Governor Herbert set the goal to make Utah’s economy the strongest in America. Since then, Utah businesses have created 219,000 jobs, cutting unemployment from 8.4 to 3.4 percent, one of the lowest rates in the nation. He cut taxes 34 times, driving our tax burden to a 20-year low.

Utah’s economic success has fueled education. He championed $1.8 billion of new money to help Utah students fulfill their potential and compete in the global marketplace. He has protected Utah’s right to set our education standards and curriculum. Our test scores are up and graduation rates have increased by nearly 10 percent.

Governor Herbert has fought the federal government to return power to our state. He was the first governor to file suit against Obamacare and is the only governor to sign a bill calling for federal lands to be transferred back to state control.

Bringing people together to address our challenges; that’s the Utah way.

Facebook: facebook.com/HerbertForUtah
Twitter: twitter.com/HerbertForUtah

Jonathan Johnson Robyn Bagley

 
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Republican Party Candidate for Governor

  • 2070 Arbor Lane
  • Holladay, UT 84117
  • 801-892-0401

Jonathan Johnson is a leader, problem solver, business builder, BYU law graduate, chairman of the board of Overstock.com, and, most importantly, husband of Courtney and father of their five sons.

In 2002, Jonathan joined Overstock.com where he’s held various roles, including president for five years and acting CEO. In 2014, he became the company’s chairman of the board.

His leadership significantly contributed to Overstock.com’s remarkable growth from a start-up to an international business employing nearly 2,000 Utahns and with almost $2 billion in annual sales. 

Jonathan believes the government closest to the people governs best. As Utah's next Governor, Jonathan will end the Common Core mandate and stop needless SAGE testing. He’ll localize education decisions to the district level and allow parents to personalize their children’s education.  He’ll increase the number of counselors in high schools and reading aides in K-3 classrooms.

Jonathan has pledged he’ll veto and oppose any efforts to increase taxes in Utah. 

Jonathan is a successful businessman – not a career politician. He’ll end the prevalent pay-to-play culture in the Governor's office. During his first 100 days in office, he’ll work with the legislature to enact a two-term limit on statewide elected executive offices.

Brent J. Strate

 
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Candidate for District 4

  • 5993 South Park Vista Drive
  • South Ogden, UT 84405
  • 801-660-9432

               LISTEN, SEEK UNDERSTANDING, & ACT!  It has been my privilege to serve the community by currently serving in a second term as a member of the South Ogden City Council.  Through this service I have developed leadership skills and most importantly the ability to listen, understand, and act. 

                SUPPORT, RESPECT, AND EMPOWER all education stakeholders through engagement, literacy, and inspiration.  Through involvement and accountability, stakeholders build positive educational environments for students.

                EDUCATING THE WHOLE CHILD is an integral part of our educational system.  Providing support and opportunities for student participation in the visual and performing arts, athletics, student government, clubs and service organizations is a necessary and proper function of schools.  Schools also are laboratories of society where students learn through modeling character traits necessary to functioning as productive members of society.

                REPRESENT ALL STAKEHOLDERS!  I am a professional educator that will strive to represent and communicate openly and honestly with all; whether Democrat, Republican, student, parent, teacher, UEA member, AFT member, traditional or charter schools, local boards of education, educational leaders, special interests, etc. 

                SERVE WITH INTEGRITY AND HONOR - As a teacher of 25 years I desire to give my all on behalf of education.  Learn more: brentstrate.blogspot.com

Jennifer Graviet

 
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Candidate for District 4

  • 1421 East 5600 South
  • South Ogden, UT 84403
  • (801)920-9309

Here are three things to consider about me, Jennifer Graviet, and why I am running for State School Board for District 4:

1. My Objective: With over 20 years of experience in the classroom, I am seeking to bring the voices of educators to the table, to create an atmosphere where the children and teachers of the state of Utah thrive.

2. My Experience: As Weber School District's 2012 Teacher of the Year, I am the state coach for the Teacher Leadership Initiative, vice president of the Weber Education Association, a member of Utah's Education Excellence Task Force, and my school's language arts department chair.

3. My Dedication: I have also been recognized with California's Casualty's Award for Teaching Excellence, representing Utah in a visit to China's schools; ADK's Southwest Region's Excellence in Teaching Award; and runner up for Utah's State Teacher of the Year.

Endorsed by UEA; the Education Caucus of Utah; and numerous parents, students, and members of the community, I am deeply invested in the education and well being of your children, your grandchildren, and even your great-grandchildren. They are my foremost concern. Talk to my students from over the years, and trust a teacher—trust me.

Elizabeth Carlin

 
Elizabeth Carlin
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Candidate for District 4

  • 4662 South 1150 West
  • Riverdale, UT 84405
  • 801-627-0729
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State School Board District 4 candidate: Elizabeth Carlin

52 years ago I received a license to teach. I came from a teaching family where my father was a superintendent of schools and my mother taught in a one room school house. I retired after teaching special education for 23 years. I have attended education conferences in Russia, Egypt, Vietnam and Cambodia. I received a Masters of Education in Divers Learner. I believe that teaching is an honorable professing and that teachers contribute to society. I believe that it is better when educators oversee the profession and I believe that I would be an asset on the State School Board for District 4. As a retired teacher I would not have a conflict of interests. I would appreciate your vote.

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Farmington, UT 84025

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