A Voice for

All Utahns

More unites us

than divides us

Though extreme voices seem intent on dividing us, what Utahns want for ourselves and our families is more similar than different. Many from across the political spectrum are ready for a different approach to politics in our state–a principled one that builds on common ground and respects the will of the people.

A Higher Standard for

the Utah Legislature

I’m running as a candidate with the United Utah Party (UUP), a party focused on countering hyper-partisanship and seeking common ground. As Uniters, we engage with respect, embrace nuance, seek common-sense political reforms, collaborate to solve challenging problems, and put principles above party.

Diverse Viewpoints = Better Decisions

We need more voices at the table. The inclusion of varied perspectives can result in more creative and broadly accepted solutions, and legislation that avoids vetoes, court challenges, and ballot initiatives. I belong to two underrepresented constituencies in the legislature (women and moderates) and would actively seek the perspectives of other underrepresented groups. I would be uniquely positioned to build bridges among disparate voices in the senate and the public.

Kimberly is

committed to

Engage

Engage with all constituencies to find common ground and common-sense solutions

Challenge

Challenge the outsized influence of entrenched politicians and special interests

Strengthen

Strengthen the voices of Utahns underrepresented in the legislature

Respect

Respect the voters’ will, especially as expressed through ballot initiatives


Why A Third Party? Oct 30, 2022

Dear Fellow Utahn,


My name is Kimberly Wagner, and I would like to be your next State Senator. 


In my first email, I mentioned being a member of the Utah United Party. Many of you asked what that means. So, here’s a quick introduction. 


What draws me to this party over either established party is the focus on how representative government should operate. To me, the current two-party system fails the public interest. The parties bundle ideologies together and expect voters to swallow it whole. They solicit and accept vast amounts of money to fund the operation. 


In contrast, the UUP is for good government, pure and simple. Its platform states: :


The United Utah Party is focused on good government – the process by which our laws are made and executed. We believe that good government requires transparency, fairness, and a robust and civil debate. We believe that public policy should ultimately reflect the will of the people. Public servants must act with integrity and according to their oaths of office.


I would not ask you to leave your party or betray your own beliefs. What I do want is for us to meet the ideals of our American democratic republic. To me, that means that every so often, when neither major party truly represents us, we should exercise our right as voters to correct the system.


As always, I would like the opportunity to meet you. I can be reached by phone at 801-923-4151 and welcome your call.


Warm regards,



Kimberly




Introduction Oct 17, 2022

Dear Fellow Utahn,

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kimberly Wagner, and I hope to represent you in the Utah State Senate.

Here’s my question. Do you think a baby born today will be able to afford a home in your neighborhood in 20 or 30 years?

Here’s why I’m asking. If homes are already expensive and out of reach for many, what should we do to help the next generation? Too many newsmakers and lawmakers are quick to hand us simplistic explanations (e.g., It’s Biden’s fault! It’s Trump’s fault!) rather than truthful answers and well-thought-out solutions. 

I could also have asked, will kids born today grow up to have a Great Salt Lake? Will they have an education that prepares them to thrive in a changing economy? Will they know liberty and opportunity? The future isn’t cast; the answers lie in what we do now.

This is why I decided to jump into the race for state senate. I’m a mini-van driving mom with a PhD in business. I admit freely that I don’t have all the answers. What I offer you is the determination to bring together and listen to stakeholders and experts in order to find sensible solutions that are based on common ground.

People from across the political spectrum say they’re ready for a moderate, principled, approach to lawmaking. I ask questions and listen with an open mind. I’ll use this approach to tackle the pressing issues affecting both current and future generations of Utahns.


If we haven’t met yet, I’d like to do so. You can find upcoming events on my website, VoteKimberlyWagner.com, along with my background and policy priorities. I’m also available to talk by phone at 801-923-4151 and welcome your call. 


Warm regards,

Kimberly





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