Most people probably haven't thought deeply about their state senate district but here's an introduction...
Utah Senate District 25 encompasses a wide area of northeast Utah, including all of Rich and the northern half of Cache Counties. The dividing line in Cache County is between Millville (District 25) and Nibley (District 17) on the east side and Mendon (District 25) and Wellsville (District 17) on the west side.
Rich County has a population of about 2,400 and the county seat is in Randolph, although Garden City is the largest city with 600. Cache County's population is much larger, around 124,000, with 51,000 living in Logan.
Nancy Huntly kicked off her Utah State Senate District 25 campaign today to replace Senator Lyle Hillyard. She is running in the Democratic Party but sees her candidacy as a fresh start for District 25, which hasn't had a new senator in 36 years.
"After more than three decades, it’s time to bring new ideas for northern Utah’s future. I will listen to your concerns and priorities. I will focus on legislation that supports our communities. I will represent the people, neighborhoods, and communities of Cache and Rich counties."
She has three main priorities going into the campaign: 1. Healthy Communities 2. Land Stewardship 3. Effective Governance 4. Good Growth
"We need to invest in our local neighborhoods, communities, businesses, and institutions. We should be responsible stewards of our lands, water and air, upon which our health and prosperity depend. Our government should be accountable and answer to all of us, not a select few. When we focus our collective energy where we live and work, we create vibrant, resilient places with bright futures. Together we can build a better, safer, healthier future, with governance we can believe in."
She will initially start her campaign online to overcome the unique global events related to coronavirus with digital media, virtual town hall meetings, and a strong online presence to get her message out to the people of Cache and Rich counties.
Nancy is currently a biology professor at Utah State University and lives in River Heights.