A Republican candidate for District Four State Representative says a lot of people are disillusioned about government and that’s why so many people turned out to the political caucus meetings this week. David Butterfield says he is running on the platform of limited government. “And that means state’s rights, personal responsibility and allowing people to succeed on their own,” Butterfield said on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday. “It’s economic development. I think we can do more here, locally, to develop, bring jobs and allow small business to grow and to thrive and create value.” Butterfield also says a high priority for him is limited government through preserving states’ rights. He is strongly opposed to the Democratic Party’s health care reform bill which officially became law on Thursday. “I’m alarmed, I’m offended,” says Butterfield. “There’s something about this bill that just is an attack on our way of being. More so than just a disagreement about policy. “It seems an attack on our entire way of being that the federal government is now taking control of that much of the economy and the free market, and dictating such a personal part of people’s lives.” Butterfield, who is immediate past chairman of the Cache County Republican Party, says he supports Utah joining other states who are suing the federal government claiming the law is unconstitutional. He says hopefully they have sound arguments. Butterfield said the other part of his platform is strengthening the state’s educational institutions. He said economic development cannot happen without that. The other candidate in District 4 is Teresa Theurer who will be a guest on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, March 30.
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