A Brief Biography
I was born in Maryland to American father and a Bolivian immigrant mother. Throughout my childhood, I lived in Wyoming, eastern Washington, and El Salvador before my family finally settled in the Wasatch Front area in 2002. In 2008, I moved to my mother’s home country of Bolivia, where I taught English and studied International Relations. There I met Lalyta, the love of my life, and after marrying, we moved back to Utah in 2009. In 2010, we were bestowed the greatest gift our lives in the form of our daughter, Victoria.
Since returning to Utah, I have worked in several fields, including non-profit administration, hospitality management, logistics, and internet development –- my current occupation — while continuing my post-secondary studies in Political Science. My family has resided in West Jordan for two years and we are happy to call this city our home.
Why I’m Running
The members of Utah’s political establishment do not represent the interests of their constituents, plain and simple. Instead of addressing the pressing needs of Utahns, such as our air quality crisis, the dominant party prefers to pass underhanded legislation that weakens clean energy initiatives.
Of course, this is but one example. We are also witnessing an alarming state of inaction on addressing Medicaid expansion and repairing our infrastructure. Meanwhile, Republicans seek to reclaim Utah’s public lands so that they can be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
I’m running to fight for the interests of the vast majority of Utahns, as opposed the monied interests that fund the campaigns of most of our political leadership. The time has come for us to unite and stand together against our ineffectual and corrupt state government and demand immediate action on the issues that affect the lives of everyday Utahns.
If I am elected, I will work hard to advocate for the common interests of all Utah residents, as outlined on my issues page. In addition, I will leverage my position to bring hypocrisy and corruption to the attention of Utah voters, so that they can demand action from their legislators. Through the use of public exposure and political pressure, we can encourage our leadership to move on issues that they would typically ignore, out of fear of losing their seats.