Salt Lake Tribune: Jeff Burningham declares his candidacy for Utah governor

From the steps of the Utah Capitol on Tuesday, Jeff Burningham formalized his long-gestating campaign to be the state’s next governor in a speech that pitched the Provo businessman as an innovative entrepreneur and political outsider who would eliminate regulations on the private sector, modernize public education and advocate for rural communities.

As governor, Burningham said, he would have the confidence to do things differently, and would derive more satisfaction from signing bills that repeal existing laws than from signing bills creating new statutes.

“Game-changing leadership recognizes that government is absolutely not an engine of growth and opportunity, but a barrier to them,” Burningham said. “I’ll get government out of your way.”

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