In addition to being a fifth-generation farmer and rancher, Joel Ferry is about to become a third-generation Utah Legislator.
Ferry, who will be sworn in next month as the Representative for House District 1, is the nephew of former state Rep. Ben Ferry.
District 1 covers Box Elder County and portions of western Cache County, including Clarkston, Newton and Cornish.
Ferry says he is passionate about conservative values and wants to ensure our community has a voice in the State Legislature.
“As a farmer and rancher, some of the natural resources, environment and agricultural issues are really important to me.” He said, “I want to make sure we are using our resources wisely, but at the same time we are protecting what we have.”
As a businessman, Ferry said he recognizes the need for reduced regulation and a tax structure that promotes innovation and investment. In addition, he will “look at opportunities for tax cuts and make sure legislators are spending wisely.”
This is the first time Ferry has been elected to public office, but he is not new to politics. He was recently Chairman of the Box Elder County Republican Party. Ferry said, “former legislators both in the House and Senate have done a great job representing District 1, so I want to carry on that tradition.”
“I’m very excited,” Ferry continued. “I want to do a good job, so I’m dedicating a lot of time and effort into making sure I inform myself on what people want.” He said, “I’m there to help the people.”
Ferry and his wife Becca just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. They were invited to attend the signing ceremony for the 2018 Farm Bill which was signed into law on December 20th. Ferry said it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be in the same room with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Sonny Perdue, the Secretary of Agriculture.