LOGAN— Dr. Ed Redd starts his first term as District Four State Representative Monday, although he said he’s been spending a lot of time meeting with lawmakers and learning about his assignments.
Redd’s background includes not only experience in private medical practice, but also work for the Bear River Health Department and Bear River Mental Health. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show on Jan. 24, Redd said living with someone with mental illness is extremely difficult – especially when behavior gets out of hand. He said the mental health court has been extremely helpful.
“The mental health court system really helps them get the treatment they need, and I’ve seen several successes that I can think of off the top of my head. I’m sure there’s lots of people that I don’t know personally that are in the system that are getting some really good benefit out of that,” Redd said. “I think we as a community are benefitting in a lot of ways because those people are getting the care they need so they’re not out causing problems or clogging up the legal system.”
Most of Redd’s committee assignments are in the health and human services area.