Washington, D.C. – This week, Representative Burgess Owens (UT-04) hosted a roundtable in Utah County focused on election integrity with Representative Rodney Davis (IL-13), the Ranking Member on the Committee on House Administration, which oversees election policy in Congress.
The members were joined by Utah House Majority Leader Francis Gibson, State Representative Cory Maloy, State Representative Jordan Teuscher, State of Utah Deputy Director of Elections Shelly Jackson, Utah County Commissioners Bill Lee, Tom Sakievich, and Amelia Powers Gardner, Utah County Clerk Josh Daniels, and other local officials.
“I’m pleased to welcome Congressman Davis to Utah for an important, real-life conversation on election integrity and protecting the Constitutional rights of American voters,” said Rep. Owens. “These productive discussions fortify what I have heard all across the Fourth District: Utahns do not want centralized power in Washington or a one-size-fits-all mandate on their local elections.”
“Congressman Owens has been a leader in Congress working to ensure elections laws are decided by the people of Utah, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington, and it was great to hear from local election officials and state legislators on Utah’s voting system,” Davis. “We heard from many of them about the work they’ve done in Utah to increase voter turnout while protecting the integrity of the election, but Democrats’ one-size-fits-all approach would undo a lot of this work. Democrats’ federal takeover of elections is not only unconstitutional, but it goes against the will of the people.”
The roundtable is part of the Faith in Elections Project, launched earlier this year in response to sweeping efforts to nationalize local elections. The initiative brings local officials and state legislators across the country to the table for deep dives into federal elections, state-level reform, and the removal of federal impediments to ultimately boost voter trust through education, engagement, and reform.
Learn more about the Faith in Elections Project here.