A Provo businessman became the second officially-declared Republican candidate in the upcoming race for Utah governor Tuesday morning.
Jeff Burningham announced he would be running as a Republican for the state’s highest seat, touting himself as an “innovative outsider” and a jobs-creating entrepreneur who will bring his business skills to the political arena.
During an announcement at the state capitol Tuesday morning, Burningham said it is time for Utah to challenge the inertia of bureaucracy and bring a new way of thinking to government.
“Politicians say, ‘We need a governor who understands how government works,’” Burningham said. “I say we need a governor who understands how the world works and how to get our government to work more for us and intrude less upon us.”