LOGAN – She is new to politics, but Karina Andelin Brown is hoping her background in education and desire to make a difference will help. Brown, who is a Democrat, is running for State Representative in House District 5, against Republican Casey Snider.
Brown says residents she talks with have concerns about everything from heath care, affordable housing and education. She says when it comes to our children, classroom size and salaries are on the minds of many parents.
“Teacher pay is one, per-pupil funding is another,” she explains. “I spoke with a gentleman when I was knocking doors and he said his friends moved to Wyoming because the husband was working in law enforcement and the wife was a teacher in Utah and they got paid more in Wyoming, so they moved to Wyoming.
“I’m concerned about salaries for both those groups, for law enforcement and for teachers, making sure that we’re competitive with the states surrounding us.”
Brown also hopes to increase funding for trade and technical colleges.
Among other things, Brown has volunteered as a healthcare advocate in Utah. She is one of the five sponsors of the Utah Decides Healthcare Ballot Initiative, also known as Proposition 3.