My name is Ammon Boswell and I am originally from the island of Molokai, Hawaii. I am a Range Management Specialist for the USDA. Along with my wife and three daughters, I have lived in Monticello for nearly 5 years. Our family chose to remain here and make Monticello our home because the small-town feel and values are reminiscent of our individual farming/ranching backgrounds. I am passionate about hunting and outdoor recreation, and work with the farmers and ranchers in this area on a daily basis. In my career I routinely interpret and execute governmental policy and have an in-depth understanding of our municipal code.
I have watched the increasing dissension as sweeping changes on the national and local scale have altered the established norms. I am running for city council because the coming years will be critical for Monticello’s development, and we must be intentional about guiding and planning for the inevitable growth while maintaining the qualities that make this town our home. Being from Hawaii, I’ve witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of misguided tourism enthusiasm and the long-standing consequences it can have on communities. I’m committed to standing up against the influences that would threaten our community and lifestyle while embracing those changes that will lead to a better future. I believe that one cannot simply say that the system is broken without being willing to step in and help fix it. If elected I will represent all citizens of Monticello regardless of name, class, or beliefs. All of our problems can’t be solved in one election, but I can promise that if elected I will give my full, honest effort in behalf of Monticello.