As a fifth-generation Utahn, Chris cherishes the public lands that have emerged as a cultural and economic cornerstone of our state. With 33-million acres of federally owned land, Utah’s parks, monuments, and open spaces offer world-class outdoor recreation to Utahns and tourists alike. Chris envisions a booming outdoor economy that provides good-paying jobs to thousands, preserves the unique lifestyle of rural Utahns, and ensures the preservation of Utah’s incredible landscapes.
For too long, Utah’s natural wonders have been used as a political battleground for Washington politicians and special interests. As governor, Chris will advocate for practical solutions that benefit Utahns first and ensure public lands stay public. Chris will fight against any proposed federal land transfers, work to obtain fair compensation for local governments, promote Utah’s tourism and outdoor industry, preserve native lands, and maintain the outdoor spaces that have come to define Utah.