By Parley Hellewell
State Senator, District 15
I will seek re-election as a Utah State Senator this year.
The people in my district are phenomenal - quiet, sincere, dedicated patriots. Many of them have called and ask that I reconsider my earlier decision
to hang up the wrench. I appreciate their calls and have done a lot of thinking.
On the business front, the workload has decreased. I decided not to build that extra building because I don’t feel comfortable with that much debt. In addition, we divested one of the companies I bought, and hired someone to do a share of the work previously left to me. I have more time now.
On the legislative front, there is too much unfinished business. People think I need to be there to offer stability to the institution, and stand up for moral values and moral issues. Now is not the time to leave.
Moreover, although my area has no shortage of fully qualified people who could run for the office, I am not fully comfortable with any of the other candidates. I believe I offer my district, and the Utah State Senate, what they need at this moment in time.
My wife and family are fully supportive of me serving again.
I feel blessed and grateful for our freedom and the opportunity to serve my state and country.
I’ll be filing for the office around noon today.