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I am a registered independent (I have been a registered Republican for most of my adult life). I consider myself a conservative, both socially and fiscally. I am a proponent of business, and I hold a strong belief in individual choice and accountability. I am a life-long learner, and enjoy learning both in the formal classroom as well as from every day situations.
One of my favorite quotes is from Eric Hoffer. I have had this on the wall of my office for as long as I can remember:
“In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.”
I am also a strong believer in making data-based decisions. One of my other favorite quotes is from W. Edwards Deming:
”Without data, you are just another person with an opinion”
And the corollary, “without an opinion, you are just another person with data”. Of course, anyone who knows me well also knows that I am not shy in sharing my own opinions, while encouraging others to share theirs.
Here are a few more of my core beliefs:
- I believe in a loving God who wants us all to be happy, and to have joy in this life
- I believe that the United States constitution was inspired by that God to establish our freedoms in this country
- I believe that we each have the right to choose what the pursuit of happiness means for us
- I believe in diversity of thought
- I believe that our individual differences make us stronger together
- I believe that Highland is a unique and beautiful city
- I believe that maintaining its distinctiveness is important
I have served on the board of a Utah county charter school, and served as an adviser to the board for another Utah county charter school. I sit on the advisory board for multiple organizations, and I currently sit on the board of directors for the Utah chapter of the Association of Information Management. These experiences have allowed me to work with a wide variety of individuals with various backgrounds and vastly different ideas. I enjoy the diversity of thought that comes from discussing problems and solutions with individuals with whom I may not agree immediately.
I have not served at the city level before, but as I learn more about the specific challenges that will face this city council, I look forward to spirited discussions about solutions to these issues.
Utah's Highlander has created some videos of various candidates to learn more about us. To receive SMS Text messages from me, text the word "Knapton" (without quotes) to (833) 300-4888.