To: Wayne Niederhauser, Senate Republicans,
Subject: RE: Upcoming Leadership Elections
Date: Tue Sep 02 16:11:06 MDT 2014
I was glad to see President Niederhauser announcement that he’ll be running again for Senate President. I will also be running again for Senate Majority Whip. It’s been an honor to serve with you and I appreciate your friendship. We have done some amazing things together as a caucus that have truly benefited the entire State of Utah.
As we talk with people around the nation, Utah repeatedly gets mentioned as #1. We lead the nation in Rich States, Poor States. Our unemployment rate is 3.6%. Our economy is growing. We have been recognized as the Best State for Entrepreneurs. Much of this is because of the policies that are refined by our caucus. Every one of you has remarkable talent and I have enjoyed working with you. Because of your efforts, we are well-run state.
It would be a privilege to serve again as the Majority Whip and I would appreciate your support.
It has been my pleasure to serve as senate president for the past two years. Thank you for your trust and support. The senate has led the way on many issues because of strong, talented individuals like you working well as a group. Together, we have the expertise and experience to serve the state in a remarkable manner.
It would be an honor to serve as senate president for another term. I will be running again and would appreciate your vote. I am committed to continue a transparent, collaborative and forward-thinking approach to leadership. We have worked diligently to maintain an atmosphere where reasonable and respectful statesmanship tends to prevail. Yes, there have been glitches but mostly I believe we have done great work together.
We'll discuss the timing and logistics of leadership elections during our September interim meetings.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication, and for giving me the opportunity to serve!