Utah House of Representatives District 55 Race Candidates

Candidates for the Utah House of Representative District 55 race presented at the Vernal Chamber luncheon on Tuesday. Democratic candidate Wayne Stevens and incumbent Republican candidate Scott Chew answered questions on local and regional issues. Stevens described his career as a public servant including 30 years with the BLM. “I’m running to keep public lands public, clean air and clean and protect our drinking water,” says Stevens, who also emphasized the need to build up recreation, tourism and ranching as economic pillars. Scott Chew emphasized the issues in legislature he currently has his sights on including vote by mail issues in rural counties like Daggett County. Chew also spoke about water infrastructure issues that Utah is facing and his intent to draw attention to the need to address those issues. He also spoke about public lands issues and the need for local management rather than “taking marching orders from the east coast.”

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