Uniting Diverse Perspectives Through Common Sense Solutions
We Utahns come in all shapes, sizes, ages, religions, and races, and though we have our differences, we share a common bond in that WE ARE ALL Utahns… Utahns who believe in the greater good, in our faiths, in our families, in our environment, in small businesses, and in an incredibly strong work ethic.
Unfortunately, our Utah values aren’t always represented as clearly as they need to be by our Representatives in Washington, D.C. While Utahns stand for acceptance, equality, civility, liberty, and intellect, the status quo in Washington has become uncompromising, chaotic, disrespectful, and unproductive. In the same way that we wouldn’t allow our children and those in our communities to behave in this fashion, it is past time for us to require that our representatives not only behave themselves in a manner that actually reflects our culture, but that they also lead their colleagues to behave in this same fashion as opposed to simply catering to the lobbyists and special interests who fund their campaigns.
Are You in District 1?
Utah District 1 includes:
Layton, Ogden, Park City, Brigham City, Logan, Kaysville, Syracuse, Clearfield, Roy, Riverdale, South Ogden, North Ogden, Sunset, Clinton, West Point, Hooper, West Haven, Taylor, Plain City, Warren, Mountain Green, Eden, Huntsville, Henefer, Echo, Coalville, Wanship, Silver Summit, Willard, Perry, Mantua, Honeyville, Elwood, Bothwell, Garland, Riverside, Plymouth, Richmond, Smithfield, Hyde Park, Providence, Hyrum, Paradise, Cach, Newton, Blue Creek, Snowville, Park Valley, Randolph, Woodruff, Laketown, Garden City, Oakley, Kamas, Vernal, Myton, Duchesne, Bonanza, & Rainbow.
About Lee Castillo
Now I know that I don’t fit the traditional congressional stereotype of an old, rich, white lawyer / businessman, but that’s the point: Our district isn’t made up solely of old, rich white lawyers – So why should that be a requirement for all of our representatives when our government runs best when we have representatives of all races, gender, and economic levels that ensures all voices are heard?
Like many of you, I was born and raised here in Utah. I worked in the agricultural fields, I attended the public schools, and I have been serving professionally in our communities for over fifteen years. Since receiving a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, I have served our Airmen at Hill Air Force Base’s Family Practice Clinic, helped keep families together through the Utah Division of Child and Family Services, and am currently working for the Utah State Hospital, helping with the people suffering from mental illness in our county jails. Through these experiences, I have seen first hand that hard times can fall on even the best of us and that Utahns truly are compassionate and believe in second chances.
Why I’m Running for Congress
And that is why you should send me to Washington: For all of the people who have ever been bullied, discriminated against, or overlooked… I’ll be representing you. For all the people who feel they have been dismissed, passed by, or forgotten… I’ll be representing you. And for all the people who are tired of having their foundational values of humanity and compassion misrepresented by self-serving congressmen beholden to specials interestes… I’ll be representing you! Because Utah is for Everybody, and Everybody should have their voice represented!
Whether you’re rich or poor, old or young, married or single, gay or straight, skiier or boarder, black, brown, or white, blue collar or white collar, soldier or civilian, Mormon or not – Utah is Everybody and it is this mosaic of diversity that makes our communities so great.
That said, the time is now to Unite Our Diverse Perspectives with Common Sense Solutions.
How I will REPRESENT YOU!
Yes, it’s true that we don’t all agree on everything, but agreements do exist. Where we differ, we can and should have civil, respectful, thoughtful debates about issues that affect real people, not just ideologies and rhetoric. And when we hit a roadblock, we should all compromise as opposed to ignorantly settling for gridlock. There are so many common sense solutions that we can all agree upon if we simply attempt to work together. But our current representatives are financially incentivized to maintain the status quo… They have Super PACs and wealthy donors who are opposed to the voice of the people.
Though I don’t have a Super PAC or a Trust Fund to buy my way into office, what I do have is the audacity to believe that Utah is for Everybody and that if we all commit to Uniting Our Voices, our votes can and will actually make a difference.
The Time is Now
So I invite you to join with me and all of the other Utahns in District One who are being misrepresented in Washington… It’s time to make your voice heard! So Register To Vote, tell me what issues you care about the most, donate to our campaign, share this video with your friends and family, and most importantly Vote!
The choice is simple: You can either stay on the sidelines and allow the status quo to continue on unchecked, or you can join with your fellow District One citizens who believe that Utah is for Everybody and that all of our voices need to be represented in Washington.
I’m Lee Castillo and am running to be your Representative in Congress- for House District One.