Today my husband and I went out into our neighborhood to campaign for a candidate who we hope will unseat the incumbent Democratic Senator in our congressional district. He is young, energetic, courageous, and knowledgeable. He is an attorney who has served in our state legislature. He recently served as vice-chairman of the Republican Party. He is a fiscal conservative and a constitutionalist. I was impressed with him when he came and spoke to our local precinct meeting. Our congressional district is very large geographically, extending from East Salt Lake City down south to Iron and Washington County where we live. He took the time to visit with us in our little town of Ivins and convinced many of us that he would be honest and reliable in representing us in the US Congress.
We knocked on doors, talked to people and handed out brochures. This is the first time we have become politically active in our lives. We have become more and more disillusioned with the path our country has taken in our lifetimes, and are worried about our grandchildren's futures. We feel it is time for a return to traditional conservative values and beliefs, especially those freedoms guaranteed by our constitution. Unfortunately our candidate does not come from a well-known family with lots of private funding as is the case with the incumbent. Nevertheless, we want to do our part to stand up for what we believe at this time. Just for the record, his name is MORGAN PHILPOT.