My name is Stewart Barlow and I am running for re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in District 17 (LD17). First and foremost I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank you for your willingness to research the candidates and issues. As a Republic, it is essential that we be involved and vote. Most Utahns enjoy a pretty high quality of life. We live in a state with one of the strongest and most diverse economies in the nation, very little unemployment and high wage growth. Our population is young, our families are large and though our state government has the ability to tax only about one-third of our land, we continue to grow and prosper.
We are consistently able to do more, with less, than most other states. The credit for this goes to a hardworking populace that values productivity and a Legislature made up of people who believe that individuals do best when allowed to regulate themselves, while acknowledging the crucial role of government in providing certain protections and basic services.
I am proud to say that I have had the opportunity to make a significant difference at the Legislature over the last few years. With my expertise as a medical doctor and as a business owner, I have become one of the go to voices among my legislative colleagues on issues related to health care, business and economic growth.
As a 5th generation resident of Davis County and having just spent the last couple of years representing LD17, I feel like I have a pretty good idea about what makes this area great and what is important to LD17 residents. But I don't know everything. I want to hear your ideas. I want to hear your opinion on how you would deal with issues such as common core, how to successfully shrink the government, improve our business climate and improve education in our state. I know I will not be the only one asking for your support, but I promise you one thing; no one will spend more time or effort working to understand what is important to you and how best to represent you. Together we can deal with the important issues that face our state.
Stewart E. Barlow M.D.