Mary Burkett To Seek U.S. House of Representatives Seat in Utah's 2nd Congressional District
Mary Burkett, former Washington County Republican party vice chair and member of the Republican State Central Committee, declared her candidacy for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District on Monday, Sept. 18.
“After spending 90 days traveling the 2nd Congressional District, visiting with voters, it’s obvious that there is an appetite for change, a genuine longing to get back to our constitutional principles of minimal federal government, individual rights and states’ rights," Burkett explains.
"I’m not looking for a career in politics. When a candidate is building a career in politics, their votes reflect their best interests, not their constituents’ best interests. They hesitate to speak truth to power, and cast go-along-to-get-along votes. The voting record of our present representative, Chris Stewart, is a great example of this behavior. That he has announced that he is looking to run for the U.S. Senate is verification that he has been building a career in politics. My goal is to serve.”
Born in Southern New Jersey and raised in Southern California, Burkett is a graduate of the University of Utah. She has worked in shopping center marketing and has owned a personal development coaching company. She has six grown children, numerous grandchildren and one great grandchild. Burkett and her husband, Rox, a semi-retired physician, call Southern Utah "the home of their hearts."
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