Catherine Eslinger for Utah House District 59
Candidate of United Utah Party
Why I'm Running
February 17, 2020
Catherine Eslinger graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English and later an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Following her graduation, she taught English at BYU and taught legal English to judges, prosecutors, and lawyers in China through the Rule of Law program. She has also developed materials for language learning software and language testing.
Catherine has been involved in a variety of community issues, including voter registration and voter education, and advocating for measures to improve Utah's air quality.
Since 2017, Catherine has been one of the Utah chapter leaders of Mormon Women for Ethical Government, a grassroots nonpartisan organization that seeks to inspire women of faith to advocate for ethical government.
Catherine values different perspectives, and is interested In learning about the views of others. She is an avid reader of many genres. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.
Practical, Not Partisan
Sustainable, smart economic growth is the basis of Utah's future.
Education must be a priority for our future. We need to protect school funding and use it wisely. Teacher salaries should increase so our schools can retain quality teachers.
All children should have access to a quality education.
Government Reform and Accountability
Reforms like campaign finance limits and independent redistricting keep government in the hands of the people, not in the pockets of special interests. Tax reform should be simple and fair.
A safe and healthy environment protects everyone's quality of life. Clean air and clean water are of critical importance. Poor air quality keeps businesses from our state, increases health risks to everyone.
Wise planning for water usage is critical for the future.
Utah County has a shortage of all kinds of housing, but especially units for low and middle income families and individuals. Encouraging developers to build affordable housing units and to plan them wisely, with a healthy community in mind, benefits working families.
Our government belongs to the people. Citizen involvement makes government better for everyone. I want to make it easier for citizens to be informed, vote, and feel that their voice is being heard.