Letter To Delegates

March 20, 2018 pjohnson 0 Comments

Dear Delegates,

The name is Parl, or if you like, Carl, or Paul, or as my primary class from years ago used to call me, Parsley.

I’m running for the Utah House of Representatives for District 61 for a few different reasons that I will be happy to discuss more in depth with you in person, but here’s a quick summary.


The vote of a delegate should have teeth.  It should mean something.  As an elected official I would do everything in my power to make your vote count.  That would mean attending conferences, speaking at all possible events, being accountable to you and your vote.


It seems a lot more difficult to recognize the idea of humility in politics today which has bothered me a bit.  I’m not quite sure exactly what it looks like these days amidst the slogans and flyers, but I will try to find it.  This will require me to be real with you, be accountable to you for my choices, be willing to listen and accept the fact that not all my ideas are the best ideas, to apologize when I make a mistake, be honest, not pandering, and speak things as I see them.  This will be especially important when it comes to legislating, knowing when to compromise and when to draw the line.  No small feat.


As far as legislating goes, here are some guiding principles I will use without compromise:

  • Trust the people more than government
  • Reduce the size of government
  • Be accountable to the delegates and my principles rather than lobbyists or other influences
  • Keep it constitutional

I’ll be reaching out to meet with you in person and review the issues more in depth.  Meanwhile, check out all the candidates and learn what you can so you can vote your conscience.  Check out www.MarshaJudkins.com and www.HowardStone.org.  I’m glad they are willing to serve.  My site is www.ParlJohnson.com.  Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions or concerns for me to consider.


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