Kaysville candidate eager to fight socialism

GOP candidate Katie Witt of Kaysville wants to replace U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop with a combative conservative voice in Congress.

KAYSVILLE – If elected to the U.S. Congress, GOP candidate Katie Witt of Kaysville promises to be a combative voice in Washington D.C.

“I’m running for Congress because radical liberals like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her ‘squad’ are threatening our Republic and everything we hold dear,” Witt said while announcing her campaign to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop. “We need bold conservative leaders who will to stand up to these radicals. I have stood toe-to-toe and beat liberals before. I’m ready to do it again in Washington.”

The so-called “squad” in Washington is a group of four junior members of the U.S. House of Representatives elected in 2018. They are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Despite their lack of legislative seniority, they are considered to be the leaders of the extreme left-wing of the Democratic Party and are ideologically allied to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid.

As the daughter of an Associated Press correspondent covering state politics, Witt was raised in Utah. While living in Colorado with her husband, she campaigned as an unapologetic conservative and won a seat on the city council of ultra-liberal Boulder, CO.  In 2008, she led a caucus campaign for candidate Mitt Romney, during which he earned 100 percent of the eligible caucus delegates.

After returning to Utah, Witt created an innovative online application called Kaysville Condensed to show residents how their local government worked. In 2017, she was elected mayor of Kaysville and led that community to develop a comprehensive 20-year strategic plan for infrastructure improvements without raising taxes.

Witt says that America’s current flirtation with socialist ideology must be strongly opposed in order to preserve capitalism and our constitutional rights.

Witt explains she has first-hand experience with the effects of socialism because her family sheltered refugees from Communist oppression in Vietnam and Poland when she was a child.

“Now, with so many radicals in Congress challenging our freedoms and patriotic values,” she insists, “it’s our time to stand up … America is the greatest country on the face of the earth and we need leaders who aren’t afraid to say how blessed we really are.”

The Utah values that Witt wants to reemphasize in Congress are the sanctity of life, religious liberty, freedom of speech, economic opportunity and the right to keep and bear arms.

She also believes that “fixing our broken borders” must be the first step toward implementing a merit-based immigration system.

“If we are going to change what comes out of the District of Columbia,” Witt argues, “we have to change who we send to D.C. … I will stand up for the values that have made America strong.”

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  • KA March 27, 2020 at 7:35 am Reply

    Fight socialism? So she’s going to try and get rid of public education, public parks, police, EMT, fire personnel, the military, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, the availability of student loans, etc? Wow, what a dim bulb.

  • Mr. Williamson March 27, 2020 at 11:35 am Reply

    As mayor, she has divided the city of Kaysville.

  • J Garn March 27, 2020 at 12:01 pm Reply

    This is very ironic. People in Kaysville, where she is mayor, consider her a liberal at best and a socialist at worst. She is issuing bonds left and right for unnecessary items: expanding city hall, adding a fiber network, etc., etc.. By the time she’s done, Kaysville will be three times as in debt as when she started. If she wants to fight socialism, she needs to look in the mirror.

  • G . L March 27, 2020 at 8:31 pm Reply

    This just cracks me up she is so far left she’s almost a right winger. She has single handedly destroyed the town of kaysville. That town is so divided it’s unreal. I lived in kaysville for my first 21 years of life my family still lives there. But I would never move back and live under Mrs. Nitwitts terroristic idealism

  • AB March 28, 2020 at 12:34 pm Reply

    Don’t buy it. This woman is shady and has been spending Kaysville’s money right and left. She’s trying to turn fiber internet into a city owned utility right now.

  • Randy Morris March 28, 2020 at 10:46 pm Reply

    Katy Witt is a socialist in sheep’s clothing. What is more socialist than taking business away from the free market and putting it under government control? She tried to do that with the internet in Kaysville. She was — and probably still is — pushing fiber internet onto the citizens. There is already fiber in the city, owned by the likes of Comcast, CenturyLink, and T-Mobile. Internet service is very common, but doesn’t need to be a utility. That is 100% socialist thinking. It removes all competition and doesn’t allow for the free market to work as intended. I say she not only doesn’t qualify to represent us in Congress, but she shouldn’t be reelected as Kaysville’s Mayor when she loses her current bid.

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