Matt Styles running for Utah's House District 61
Provo Resident, BYU-H Graduate Places Bid for Utah’s House District 61 Race
Matt Styles pledges to eliminate gerrymandering, implement better healthcare and increase renewable energy efforts for the environment.
For Immediate Release:
March 15, 2018
Matt Styles for Utah House District 61
03.15.18 Provo, Utah – Matt Styles, a resident of Provo, will file for candidacy in Utah's House District 61 race Thursday morning, March 15, at approximately 11:00 AM at the Utah County Elections Office, 100 E Center St # 3100, Provo, UT.
House District 61 covers portions of Utah County, including the cities of Orem, Provo and Saratoga Springs.. District 61 represents approximately 36,117 citizens.
"Getting to know these people and being involved in their struggles had a profound impact on my outlook towards life."
Styles is a graduate of BYU Hawaii where he studied Computer Science. It was there that he met his wife, an International Communications major from Hong Kong. Styles and his wife moved to Provo where he is employed at a software company.
Styles plans to focus his campaign on three key issues:
Restoring our Democracy
"Our country was founded on the principle of a Representative Democracy, but we have since fallen woefully astray. I will fight to end gerrymandering so that voters choose their representatives and not the other way around, institute ranked choice voting so you never have to vote for the lesser evil, and enact campaign finance laws to eliminate rampant corruption and bribery."
"Society and the economy thrive when poor and middle class people are able to keep more of their money. Universal healthcare as a right and fully-funded higher education will relieve a significant financial burden from people and provide an equal opportunity for all to succeed."
Protecting our Planet
"We have been entrusted with the grave responsibility to preserve the health and vibrance of Earth for future generations. Pollution and fossil fuels threaten to do irrevocable harm to our climate and the wide variety of life on which it depends. I will do everything I can to accelerate our transition to clean, renewable energy."
Styles is a member of the Green Party of Utah and plans to run under the Green Party Platform. He is expected to be officially vetted as a Green Party candidate at the April 21 Green Party of Utah Convention.