It’s that time of year when we all celebrate educational milestones with friends and family – end of a school year, graduation, looking ahead at future goals. Education is the best investment we can make, as parents and as a community, in our children. That’s why I pioneered a program with private and public partners to expand access to high quality preschool for 600 low-income children in the Granite School District.  Giving these kids a leg up at an early age pays big dividends throughout their lives. It was a promise I made during my first campaign – to find innovative ways to support the education of our kids.

A few years ago, I was honored to address several hundred students at Horizonte School graduation.  These aren’t traditional high school grads, but it was a proud day for them and for their families. They had to overcome big obstacles to don a cap and gown but for the first time, as of that moment, many of them now had the wind at their backs. I have more plans to support education, and I'd  like the chance to pursue them.

My challenge is to win in November and your help will be the wind at my back.