Utah’s current redistricting process is defective and requires reform. The Utah Constitution provides that “all political power is inherent in the people.” However, our current redistricting process undermines this fundamental Utah value because it allows incumbent politicians to gerrymander the redistricting process by selecting the people who vote for them.
Gerrymandering occurs when elected officials manipulate the process for their own personal and political gain at the expense of community interests. Gerrymandering has led to extreme dysfunction in government and a staggering level of distrust among the electorate. Addressing this dysfunction and restoring faith in our representative democracy is the challenge of our time.
Locally, I support the Better Boundaries campaign which is committed to bringing people of all political persuasions together to work toward combating the negative impact gerrymandering has had on Utah’s communities.
As a United States Senator, I will take a stand to eliminate gerrymandering for partisan gain and to restore all political power to the people!