The mission of the Your Mark on the World Center is to end extreme poverty, improve health and mitigate climate change. I asked U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson–who faces a daunting challenge in popular Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney–for her take on each of these issues.
Poverty: Wilson acknowledged that even here in Utah, many children live in poverty, aren’t sure where their next meal will come from and that chronic homelessness continues in Utah. She asserts that she is in touch with these issues by virtue of her work on the Salt Lake County Council where she dealt directly with issues facing the homeless and other low-income Utahns.
Health: After leaving the County Council, Wilson took a job with the University of Utah Health Care system. She has been a vocal advocate for medicaid expansion in Utah, helping to organize a campaign to get a ballot initiative approved for this November.
Climate: Wilson acknowledges that there are many climate skeptics in Utah but says such views are out of touch with reality. She promises to advocate for returning the United States to international efforts to reduce carbon emissions and to otherwise protect the environment. She highlights her concern that the current administration will deregulate air quality leaving those living along Utah’s Wasatch Front with dangerously polluted air.
Governor Romney will be invited to join me on my show soon.
Interview with Jenny Wilson, the Salt Lake County Council Member of Jenny Wilson for U.S. Senate.
The following is the pre-interview with Jenny Wilson. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.
More about Jenny Wilson for U.S. Senate:
Jenny Wilson’s bio:
Jenny Wilson is a fifth-generation Utahn with a record demonstrating commitment to the state where she raises her family.
In 2006, Jenny became the first woman elected to the Salt Lake County Council, where she is currently serving one-third of Utahns in her second, six-year term and has led numerous policy initiatives, including ethics reform, government efficiency, criminal justice reform and open space preservation.
Jenny has experience at all levels of government, having served as press secretary to U.S. Rep. Les AuCoin (D-OR) and as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bill Orton (D-UT).
On the County Council, Jenny is a bold policy-maker who forges bipartisan consensus to get things done. Her service in the United States Senate would be no exception.
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