An educator from rural Utah has declared his intentions to run against veteran Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch next year on the Democratic Party ticket.
<a href=”http://www.drewforutah.com/” target=”_blank”>Danny Drew</a>, who is director of Public Education for the Duchesne County School District, says he will bring an entirely different perspective into the race. If Hatch does decide to seek an eighth six-year term, he will be 84 when it begins.
Drew says he believes Utahns are sick of long-serving politicians and he feels they want people who will go in, get the work done, then go back to their private life.
“We need to send somebody that’s trusted, that understands both urban and rural issues, and will help focus back on what matters most to Utahns,” Drew explains.
“It goes back to our economy, it goes back to our education system, and it goes back to making sure that we don’t have life-long politicians who forget about us, and become so partisan that they make decisions that have long-term negative effects on our state.”
Drew says if elected, he intends to push for a constitutional amendment establishing term limits for members of Congress. He says 12 years should be the maximum time that U.S. Senators or Representatives serve.
In his campaign, Drew says he plans to target specifically each county on their individual economic needs.
More information about Drew and his campaign, can be found on his campaign website <a href=”http://www.drewforutah.com/” target=”_blank”>www.drewforutah.com</a> or his campaign <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/DrewforUtah” target=”_blank”>Facebook page</a>.