Candidate for Governor
Government is too big and costs too much. We hear that a lot about the federal government, but let’s not kid ourselves into thinking it doesn’t apply to Utah, as well - numerous agencies can be trimmed or eliminated altogether. The DABC is a mess, spectacularly inefficient and completely unnecessary. The Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing too often stands in the way of business development, stifling competition and raising costs. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is $30 million dollars a year of unjustifiable and too frequently unethical handouts to political cronies.
Brian Kamerath is ready to address these issues. As step one, both he and Lieutenant Governor Barry Short will request an immediate 50% reduction in their salaries - and they promise to do a better job at a lower cost. As step two, wasteful spending by GOED will simply stop, as those expenditures can end at the governor’s discretion. Step three will come by the veto pen, the forgotten tool of fiscal responsibility.
Brian Kamerath stands for school choice, medical choice, free markets, individual agency and responsibility, small and home business, tax cuts, alcohol sales privatization, medical cannabis, clean air, police accountability and absolute government transparency. He stands against cronyism in all its forms, wasteful public lawsuits, civil asset forfeiture, prison relocation and public funding of private business.
Brian Kamerath promises free and easy access to the governor’s office for EVERY citizen of Utah, not just the politically connected. He will institute regularly scheduled meeting times where anyone can speak with him directly, on issues of concern or simply suggestions for improving the operations of government. This program will be taken all across the state, not just to the cities of the Wasatch Front.
Brian is a resident of Taylorsville, and Barry is a resident of Cedar City. They believe firmly that the fact that they are not both from the Wasatch Front will allow them to fully address the many issues that face the entire state, because there is more - MUCH more - to Utah than just the Salt Lake valley.
Give a Libertarian governor four years just this one time and see what happens. If you aren’t happy with more freedom, more choice, more money in your pocket, more prosperity, lower taxes, better schools, better healthcare, and a government that exists to protect your rights instead of ignore and abuse them, you can always elect some crony from some other party next time.