SOURCE: Stephen Sandstrom for US Congress

November 14, 2011 09:38 ET

Utah Representative Stephen Sandstrom Announces Run for U.S. Congress in New 4th District

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - Utah Representative Stephen Sandstrom today announced he will pursue election to the U.S. Congress in the newly designated Fourth District. A stalwart conservative, Sandstrom decided to enter the congressional race to bolster Republican efforts to advance conservative values, support a balanced budget, and work toward economic recovery and stability.

"It is time to interject some reality," Sandstrom said. "Utah is a model of responsible fiscal conservatism. Washington needs to face the national fiscal crisis head-on, from that position of reality. It's time for an ideological shift that moves us toward prosperity."

Sandstrom brings deep understanding and experience in both public and private sectors. The owner and visionary at Sandstrom Architecture, he left a career path as an airline pilot to save his family's business after his father began to suffer health problems. Under his leadership, the company became one of the most successful architectural firms in the Intermountain Region. While meeting the demands of the business, Sandstrom fostered his interests in public service by serving multiple terms as an Orem City Council member.

In 2006, Sandstrom was elected to represent Utah's 58th District and is currently serving his third term in the Utah State Legislature. Sandstrom's experience in the legislature spans over a wide range of important issues.

"I am not, nor ever will be, a single-issue legislator," said Sandstrom. "There are too many needs, viewpoints, and variables that affect our safety, security, and quality of life. I have proven my capability to listen to the needs of my constituents and bring balanced policy solutions to the table."

During his time in state office, Sandstrom sponsored bills that increased funding for education, upgraded transportation infrastructure, fought identity theft, defended Second Amendment rights, and preserved natural and recreational resources. His legislation also included economic development and prosperity measures. He is prepared to tackle these same issues at the national level.

"We need an America we can fall in love with again," Sandstrom said. "This includes a strong dedication to the U.S. Constitution, enforcing laws that work for the average American. I am committed to removing laws like 'Obamacare' and others with negative consequences."

While Sandstrom currently lives only 15 blocks outside the 4th district, he and his family plan to move into the new district to be closer to constituents and surrounding counties.

Sandstrom concluded, "My goal is to serve Utah constituents next year on a national level and undo the prohibitive legislation keeping our country in economic doldrums. It's time to institute policy that frees up businesses and reenergizes the American Dream for Utahns and the future of our children and our grandchildren."

About Utah Representative Stephen Sandstrom

Utah Representative Stephen Sandstrom favors small government, strong education, and states' rights. A resident of Utah for over 40 years, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Political Science. He believes in promoting growth through lower taxes, which allow hard-working Utah citizens and Americans to retain their hard-earned savings. Compassionate and approachable, Sandstrom is a listener and trusted problem solver. He is well-known in the community as an honest, classic Reagan conservative. He has been married for 21 years to Jenny and has four children.

Sandstrom, an avid outdoorsman, enjoys hunting, fishing, and climbing mountains including summiting many of the world's tallest peaks. He and his family often participate in outdoor activities, and he has spent many years coaching his sons' hockey teams.

Sandstrom believes his life experience as a former United States Marine, small business owner, local and state public servant, and a steadfast family member uniquely qualify him to represent the constituents of the 4th District. For more background information, go to Stephen Sandstrom for U.S. Congress.

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