LOGAN — With the 2018 midterms less than two weeks away, one local candidate is spending his time knocking on doors and talking with constituents. Dan Johnson is running for the office of Utah House Representative in District 4 on the Republican ticket. Johnson says people are feeling good about the economy and are grateful they have jobs. He says education is the key to keeping our economy moving forward.
“Utah is the best when it comes to having a highly educated population and being able to have the population available to perform more high-end jobs and all kinds of jobs.” Johnson emphasized, “Education is the name of the game when it comes to taking care of our state, creating jobs and having an improving economy.”
Johnson says Cache Valley residents are clearly optimistic about the future; however, he says issues surrounding cost of living, taxes and heath care are always a concern.
“I want to make sure that people who are elderly, people who are disabled, people who are unemployed for a lot of different reasons, that they are the people that are first in line. They are the ones that are getting the help.” Johnson continued, “I think we have to prioritize how we move ahead and be careful what we are doing.”
Johnson added that while it’s important everyone has access to affordable health care, we have to be fiscally responsible in implementing any new programs.
Johnson faces Democratic challenger Josh Brundage in the Nov. 6 election.