December 17, 2021 – Ally provided an overview of her Senate candidacy at the Utah Federation of Republican Women Legislative Preview & U.S. Senate Candidate Forum at the Utah State Capitol last week. She also unveiled her new policy initiative and shared the five leadership principles she developed when she worked as Governor Gary Herbert’s Deputy Chief of Staff.
“I developed a framework: five lenses through which I examine an issue, “ said Ally.
“If I could keep things in that order – people, principle, policy, process and then politics – we got to good outcomes. And we ensured that the solutions were of the people, and by the people, and for the people.”
These five principles define Ally’s leadership philosophy. She used these in her public, nonprofit and private sector roles. Ally noted that when things are done out of order, people often feel misunderstood and undervalued, especially in politics.
“From one end of the spectrum to another, people feel unseen, unheard, undervalued. They feel like no one is a voice for them. And when you don’t feel like you are being heard, the emotional intensity goes up. And when somebody starts listening, it comes down and we can start talking,” Ally said.
Ally also unveiled her campaign initiative. She plans to prioritize the people of Utah because “people are what matters most to this candidate,” she said.
Her policy initiative, The Right Things: A Compact with Utah. A Vision for America, is made up of eight priorities.
- Family Success
- Infrastructure Integrity
- Health and Well-Being
- Order in the Republic
Ally’s initiative will build on the legacy left by President Abraham Lincoln, who invited us to finish the work he started to end the Civil War.
“He made it so clear that this unfinished work was left to us. That we were the ones to honor the blood that had been shed at that time. And that we were to ensure that the Government would be of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
Ally said that this can only be done to the extent that the Republican party invites all voices to be a part of the dialogue. Being preoccupied with artificial media-driven litmus tests to determine party loyalty undermines unity.
“I think we have devolved to a time of litmus test after litmus test after litmus test. It’s dividing us. It’s the media that’s preoccupied with those litmus tests. It’s unhealthy conversation. It is not us,” said Ally.
Get involved in Ally’s campaign today! We need Ally as our next U.S. Senator! A Senator who puts people first.