Issues

Rural Economic Development Plan

Chris Peterson knows that Utah’s future depends on strong rural communities. The pandemic has shown the strength of Utah’s communities but it’s also highlighted some issues where elected officials have fallen short. Chis will make sure farmers and rural workers who lift up Utah have the resources they need to thrive during the pandemic and beyond COVID-19. A Peterson-Brown administration will make sure that every Utahn has access to the PPE, rapid testing, and primary care they need. Chris will work to bring universal broadband access to Utah to help folks work and learn remotely during the pandemic.
Beyond COVID-19, Chris will support educational opportunities, meatpacking co-ops, and right-to-repair legislation for Utah’s farmers and ranchers. Chris will also lead Utah towards energy independence, massive job creation, and a clean air future with investments in wind, solar, and geothermal energy. Utah’s economic security, food security, and energy security are directly tied to rural economic development. Chris will protect the resources and opportunity of rural Utah for generations to come.

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Against COVID

With hundreds sick and thousands out of work, Utah’s COVID response so far is a story of failed leadership. A lack of decisive action by politicians has left Utahns’ physical and economic safety in limbo and there is no concrete plan in sight to deal with the fallout....

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Propositions and the Will of the People

Utahns’ voices deserve to be heard but over the past five years, career politicians have disregarded the will of the people by gutting voter-approved ballot initiatives, eliminating crucial campaign finance laws, and gerrymandering congressional districts. They are...

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Healthcare

For far too long, healthcare has not been a priority in Utah. There are too many underinsured and uninsured folks in our state, many of whom are burdened with mountains of medical debt. As Governor, Chris Peterson will change that narrative. Throughout his career,...

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Public Lands

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...

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Environment and Energy

From the deserts of Southern Utah to the snowcapped peaks of the Wasatch Front, Utah is defined by its rich environment. These natural wonders, along with food and water security, are crucial to Utahn’s unique way of life but they are being threatened by a rapidly...

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Education

As a product of Utah public schools and universities, Chris believes deeply in the importance of quality education for all Utahns. Due to a lack of education funding from state legislators, The K-12 system of 25 years ago no longer exists today. Teachers and students...

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The Economy

Due to COVID-19, Utah has fallen on tough economic times. Businesses have had to shutter their doors, unemployment has hit record highs, and many Utahns are uncertain of what the future will bring. Low- and moderate-income folks have been hit the hardest by the...

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