Scott Sandall is changing political seats at the beginning of the new year. He said his goals are still the same and he is looking forward to the upcoming 2019 Utah Legislative session.
Sandall is the member-elect for the Utah State Senate representing District 17.
The Box Elder Republican is not new to politics. He spent the last four years representing District 1 in the State House of Representatives. Sandall currently serves as the Chair of the Business, Economic Development and Labor Appropriations sub-committee.
“I’m looking forward to representing a bigger geographical area and always welcome input from constituents on how we can do things better,” Sandall said.
That geographical area includes portions of Tooele County, all of Box Elder County and the southern corner of Cache County, including Avon, Hyrum, Paradise, Wellsville and Nibley.
Sandall said all three counties are growing at a fast rate and transportation issues are a pressing concern for most residents.
“Transportation needs are really great in Tooele County,” according to Sandall. “We have additional need on State Route 30 between Box Elder and Cache County to widen that road out.” He added, “I’ve been an advocate with UDOT for the last four years to try and push that State Road 30 expansion as fast as we can between Box Elder and Cache County.”
Sandall is a 4th generation farmer and owner of Sandall Ranches in Promontory, Utah. As a business owner and tax payer, he is “looking forward to getting in to the budgets of about 10 divisions in the State of Utah and making sure we are spending the tax payer money correctly.”
“I farm and ranch for a living full time,” Sandall said. “The legislature is a great public service that I enjoy doing and want to continue to do. I find that I get the best satisfaction when I can find things that can be improved.”
Sandall is hoping some of those improvements will take place in the areas of education and economic growth.
In terms of the economy, he said we must provide an environment for clean industry, high-tech and small business growth in our end of the state.