Who does your representative work for?
This won't come as a surprise, but political campaigns cost money. Billboards, signs, mailers, flyers, digital advertising, and a campaign manager add up quickly, so fundraising has to be part of every candidate's work during a campaign.
Many candidates receive large donations from corporations, lobbying organizations, professional groups, or unions. Utah currently has no laws limiting the contributions a candidate can receive from an individual or group. That means that many candidates receive large donations from groups or corporations, and they may prioritize getting and keeping those larger contributions, rather than seeking out the small-dollar support of ordinary citizens. Their legislative decisions can be influenced by the source of significant campaign funds.
We need reasonable campaign finance limits in our state so that we can have more responsive government that represents all Utahns, not just large organizations and powerful corporations.