Tyler and Dana Dow moved to the Heber Valley in 2007. Originally from Utah and having lived in Florida, Oklahoma, Kansas, France, Brazil and Israel, Tyler and Dana feel that the Wasatch Back is the place to build a strong family (Spencer, Kayla and Kai Richards and Nate and soon-to-be Audrey Dow).
The sense of connection to the Wasatch Back is most likely because of the pioneer heritage Tyler and Dana share. Dana is a descendant of Aaron Daniels, for whom Daniels Canyon is named. Where Tyler's ancestors were among the first settlers in Peoa, Utah (Abraham Marchant) and Morgan, Utah (Crouch, Toomer).
I love people!
I am a "people person". That said, I have passed three bar exams and have 18 years of legal experience in the private sector.
I am not running for Wasatch County Attorney to have a job!
I am running to serve our community.
I feel that I can best serve people by being a "fresh set of eyes" on legal issues and opportunities our community is encountering.
I am primarily accountable to you the voters of Wasatch County who will elect me as the Wasatch County Attorney. As the elected (and not appointed attorney... like that of Heber City) for Wasatch County, I will be the chief legal officer of the County and see my role as general counsel to the County.
In this capacity, I will manage a staff of 5 deputy attorneys and staff, prosecuting crime, representing the county in civil litigation and advising the County Commission and County Manager as to the business of the people of Wasatch County.
You hire and fire me and I'll take my direction from the Constitution of the United States, Federal Law, State Law and Wasatch County ordinances and codes not "Good Ol'Boy" handshake deals that preserve the power and wealth of some to the detriment of the many.
“Property rights are necessary to preserve freedom, for property ownership empowers persons to shape and to plan their own destiny in a world where governments are always eager to do so for them”
Murr v. Wisconsin, 2017 U.S. Supreme Court
I am a Party Platform Republican... especially on this issue. If you are looking for a person who will take the property rights of others without due process of law... look to another candidate!
If you own land, water, or a home... even if you rent property from someone who does, I am here to defend your right to do so.
There are people in our community who ask the question "what is in it for the County?" when they deliberate on allowing a property owner the use of their property. THIS IS NOT REPUBLICAN NOR RIGHT!
If you don't like how someone is using their property or would like to use their property, we have contract law (e.g. CC&Rs) and existing laws that will be enforced.
You'll have a problem with me if you see the government (including local government) the means by which you intend to deprive People of their Property Rights.
This is because freedom and property ownership is the means by which we all shape our destiny.
Happiness How do you define happiness? How are you pursuing happiness? What role does our government play in your pursuit of happiness? Is your pursuit of happiness tied to inalienable rights of life and liberty? The founding fathers thought so... does our government foster your pursuit of happiness or impede it?
I believe that the purpose of government to protect the divinely appointed agency we all have to direct our lives. Unfortunately, some in our government (including unelected officials) mistakenly think it is their responsibility to protect and control you as compared to foster your use of your divinely given right to pursue happiness.
Perhaps we all should consider and better act upon the following thought...
"To recapture the eighteenth-century legal meaning of the phrase “pursuit of happiness” is to limit the definition of the pursuit of happiness to one great thing—the pursuit of eudaimonia, or human flourishing. It is to evoke a private right to pursue a life lived in accordance with the laws of nature and a public duty to govern in harmony with those laws. As contained in Blackstone’s Commentaries and the Declaration of Independence, the pursuit of happiness is not a legal guarantee that one will obtain happiness, even when happiness is defined within its eighteenth-century context. It is instead, an articulation of the idea that as humans we were created to live, at liberty, with the unalienable right to engage in the pursuit."