The House of Representatives, the people's chamber of federal government, is a view of our country through a darkened mirror. Partisan disputes shape proposed policy. Loyalty to party is favored over loyalty to the public. Celebrity and notoriety are valued over dedication and intelligence. Those who are elected to the House spend too much time trying to keep their jobs while they ought to be doing their jobs.
“Forget public service. We all come here with good intentions, but as time passes, it becomes all about self-service and selfish survival.”
-The Confessions of Congressman X
I want to represent Utah's 4th District in the US House to be a voice and a force for the public. I will work tirelessly in shaping rules and legislation which will transform Washington from a place of disconnect and dysfunction to one of responsiveness and responsibility. I will work equally to oppose and re-shape that legislation which conforms to the failures of a congress dominated by party interests and the big-money donors.
"Leaders who do not help the people must be replaced by the people."
Sheldon Kirkham is a lifelong resident of Utah and a graduate of the University of Utah (B.A., Political Science, 2005). Sheldon grew up in southeastern Utah, graduating from Carbon High School. He began his life of civic engagement with the Teenaged Republicans Society, for which he sincerely apologizes. He has resided in Taylorsville since 2010 with his partner Lisa.
In keeping with my pledge to combat the influence of big donors in our elections, please consider this contribution as your stake in the struggle.