Small Business – John Westwood understands that small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy. Unfortunately, small businesses are increasingly burdened with regulations that hinder their success and ingenuity. Regulations function as hidden taxes that can cripple small businesses before they even get started. John Westwood believes in scaling back needless regulation and is committed to helping small businesses flourish in Southern Utah.
Spending –Government spending is not just an economic issue, it is a moral imperative. As CFO of State Bank of Southern Utah, John Westwood understands that balancing budgets and cutting wasteful spending requires difficult decisions that may be unpopular at the time; however, as we conservatively reign in our spending, we ensure our state’s economic stability and a brighter future for our children.
Education – Improving education in Utah is a priority for John Westwood. A good teacher is worth her/his weight in gold and they should be rewarded for their ingenuity and boosting student achievement. A key factor in Utah’s long term success is an educated work force. If Utah is to remain competitive in attracting new jobs and businesses to the state, we must have a renewed effort in efficiently supporting and strengthening education on all levels.
Land Rights – Born and raised on a dairy farm in Southern Utah, John Westwood understands the importance of preserving individual land rights. John Westwood supports the legislature’s efforts in recovering federal lands and believes the key to winning this battle is working with neighboring states in forming alliances to collectively confront the federal government.
Southern Utah University – Southern Utah is extremely fortunate to have a world class institution of higher education right here in Cedar City. John Westwood is committed to working with SUU and believes that it is an invaluable asset in building and strengthening the economy in Southern Utah.
Community – John Westwood is committed to maintaining the desirable lifestyle we enjoy in Southern Utah and is supportive of conservative and well managed growth for this area.