MIKE KENNEDY ON THE ISSUES

Reducing Taxes and Government Spending 

As a legislator, Mike’s efforts helped to create a budget surplus without raising taxes. He understands we should not need a referendum to stop tax increases on our groceries and gas, especially when we have a budget surplus. Mike’s family signed and helped gather signatures to defeat the recent tax increase, and he will look for innovative ways to reduce spending and bloated government. 

Mike’s legislative and business experience will enable him to work with others to eliminate unnecessary government spending while streamlining and improving essential services to lower taxpayer costs. 

Promoting Responsible Growth

We must allow the economy to grow and develop to continue to bring jobs to our communities. Responsible growth will help fuel our economy and protect our communities. Through careful planning of infrastructure, we will spend less time in traffic and more time with our families. As a state representative, Mike helped bring multiple entities together and finalized approval for a much needed east/west corridor in Highland.

Improving Local Education Results 

Each parent has the right to provide their child with the best education possible. Mike understands that parents, teachers, and local school boards should be the primary drivers of education, not the federal government. His focus will be to ensure adequate funding while supporting families and teachers to prepare students to succeed. 

Defending Life and Individual Liberty 

Mike understands the proper role of government. He has a proven conservative record of defending religious liberty, the right to life, parental rights, free speech, our Second Amendment, and our property rights. Protecting these liberties is essential to a limited, free, and prosperous state. 

Rebuilding the Economy 

Our legislature should clear the path for economic recovery during and after this pandemic. We can start by cutting taxes, unnecessary regulations, and rolling back excessive government spending. We must work to make it much easier to work from home, start new businesses, and support creative technologies to help jumpstart our state economy again. 

Navigating Through COVID-19 

There are currently no doctors in the Utah State Senate. Mike’s experience as a family doctor, as a legislator, and as an attorney uniquely qualifies him with a fresh perspective to help tackle the problems surrounding COVID-19. Mike will ensure we are using experience, data, and sound practices to find solutions that protect public health and our constitutional freedoms.