"Cory possesses some of the best qualities of a great leader: He is dependable and does what he says. He isn't a big talker; if anything he minimizes his contribution and acknowledges the efforts of others. He listens without prejudice and involves all sides to find solutions. He is principled and knows that the real power belongs to the people. And he's really smart. He doesn't pretend to know everything, but he works his butt off to find the answers"
I wholeheartedly support and endorse this guy, Cory Maloy, to represent District 6 in the Utah House of Representatives. Cory and I met 4 1/2 years ago when we were running against each other for District 6 chair. Thankfully he won by one vote in the second round. I then ran and became vice-chair working alongside him for the next four years.
Our team was put to the test immediately since the 2010 census had changed most of the precincts and we only had one month to find 16 new precinct chairs and locations for the upcoming caucuses. Cory's leadership was remarkable. We were one of the most organized districts with the largest growth in the county, possibly the state. Our caucus numbers that year were 4-5 times the 2010 caucuses. But we were prepared and managed it well, much thanks to Cory.
Cory possesses some of the best qualities of a great leader: He is dependable and does what he says. He isn't a big talker; if anything he minimizes his contribution and acknowledges the efforts of others. He listens without prejudice and involves all sides to find solutions. He is principled and knows that the real power belongs to the people. And he's really smart. He doesn't pretend to know everything, but he works his butt off to find the answers. He's a business guy, he's a family guy. All around he's the best guy to represent District 6 in the Utah House of Representatives.
-- Jennifer Lambert, Lehi Resident
Tomorrow, June 28, you will be going to the polls for the Republican Primary Election. During this busy and long campaign season, I hope I have been able to earn your vote. I have come to know the people of this great District in ways I never knew I would. I’ve talked with families who have lost sons in Afghanistan, the beautiful stories only individuals who have lived here their entire lives can tell, people who love living here and love our state, teachers who are passionate about our children, police officers, firefighters, and local officials. From the top of Point of the Mountain to the Northern Shore of Utah Lake, I’ve been touched by all of our conversations and have grown to love and appreciate each of you. www.corymaloy.com
As you go to the polls, you will be voting for your next Utah House Representative here in District 6. Please consider my vision for our District and State, which has been my published vision since January.
One of the biggest issues we face, one we have already been experiencing here in District 6 (Lehi and Saratoga Springs), is fast growth. Our population will double to more than 6 million people during the next 25 - 35 years. Since all issues will be magnified by this fast growth, as your Representative, I will focus on finding the solutions to address:
Infrastructure - Utah’s roads, freeways, and schools will need to be maintained and expanded.
Education - Continued emphasis on eliminating federal influence from our education system, and moving the decision making to parents, teachers, and educators at the local level.
Natural Resources - As the 2nd driest state in the U.S., solutions for increasing water availability to a growing and thirsty population will be required. Projections on our water supply show demand may begin exceeding supply as soon as 2030.
State Sovereignty - More than 67 percent of Utah public lands are federally controlled. We need to bring those areas under state control. Utahans will be much better stewards.
A Moral Society - The family, along with long-standing morals, continue to come under attack at every level. We need to protect the moral fabric of our society. Read about my vision here: https://www.corymaloy.com/issues.html
The Republican Party
I have been a Republican my entire life. The Party’s platform conforms closest to my political and moral values, and therefore I support it above any other party. I don’t criticize the party, and I don’t work to tear it down. I hold the Party platform in high esteem and have worked hard to protect it. I naturally and proudly chose the caucus and convention option to get on the Republican ballot. I have gained the support of the Party along with its many unified members. Read about Cory here: https://www.corymaloy.com/about-cory-maloy.html
Since the beginning of my campaign, I have pledged to provide principled representation to build a vibrant Utah. As Utah House Representative for District 6, I will utilize my conservative principles to represent my constituents in the on-going fight for liberty, national and state sovereignty, freedom from federal overreach, a moral society, and protection of the principles established by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution of the United States. I will apply these ideals in practical ways for Utahns, with faith-based integrity, reason, and hard work. Read some of my pledges to the people of District 6 here: https://www.corymaloy.com/the-6-report/six-pledges-to-the-citizens-of-utah-house-district-6
I hope I have earned your vote -- I humbly ask for your vote. Please call me anytime if you have any questions.
"He is a good man who tries every day to be a better man. He shares your and my conservative values and love for our country and state of Utah. He works hard for the things he believes in."
I want all of our friends, neighbors and residents of Lehi and Saratoga springs to know of my love and support for my husband, Cory. He is the best person to represent us as State House Representative for District 6. He is a man of faith. He is a good man who tries every day to be a better man.
He shares your and my conservative values and love for our country and state of Utah. He works hard for the things he believes in. One of those things is state sovereignty. I feel very strongly that, if (the people of Utah) had control of our lands instead of the federal government, we would be better stewards and reap the many benefits of that stewardship. His stand on education, growth, and federal government overreach align with my concerns for our future and our children’s future.
It is time for us as a people to vote into office men and women who value family and have a moral compass. Cory’s ability to lead, to get others to stay on track and accomplish their goals, and his ability to stay true to his values and principles, have been demonstrated repeatedly both in his professional career, in his involvement in the Republican Party, and in his church callings. I love and support him and encourage you to join me in voting for Cory Maloy on June 28th.
-- Linda Maloy, Lehi Resident
"Cory continues to impress me at how connected he is both with individual residents of the district and members of the state legislature. He is able to provide a bridge between state government and our communities, one that is built on years of dedicated service and tireless work."
With the primary election day for Utah House District 6 just around the corner, I feel I need to take the opportunity to give my official endorsement of Cory Maloy. Throughout the campaign season, beginning before our county convention, through today, I have had the chance as both a county delegate and a Lehi resident to meet with, listen to, and vet Cory. He has proven himself time and time again a tried and true constitutional conservative. Cory not only has the professional experience to excel as our representative for the district, he also has the political know-how, background, and connections to truly make a difference and assure that our voices are heard.
Cory continues to impress me at how connected he is both with individual residents of the district and members of the state legislature. He is able to provide a bridge between state government and our communities, one that is built on years of dedicated service and tireless work. Cory’s willingness to talk to individual members of our community on a personal level- either on the phone, over the internet, or in person- never ceases to amaze me. I have come to know Cory as a true patriot, eagerly fighting to maintain our liberties and God-given rights in our schools, with our lands, and within our families. Cory will continue to make our communities and our families a top priority while defending the constitutions of our country and of our state as our representative.
As I have come to know these things about him, it is without question in the best interest of my family and my community that I endorse Cory Maloy for House District 6. I encourage everyone in our district to follow me in casting their vote for Cory on June 28th.
-- Kyle Humphrey, Lehi resident
"He [Cory] has extensive experience in working with people, all people, even with varying opinions and perspectives, and I have seen him be a coalition builder."
I am pleased to announce my endorsement and full support of A. Cory Maloy to replace me as the State Representative for the Utah House of Representatives in District 6.
Having served this great district in the House of Representatives for the last four years, I have learned that there are four key characteristics that make a great Representative. 1. Having a sound foundation and knowledge of Constitutional Principles, 2. Continuously Engaging in Effective Communication, 3. Having Political Courage to stand up for what is right, not necessarily what is popular, even at times against your own leadership or party, and 4. Statesman, the lost art of coalition building, using the power of persuasion to build support in order to be effective.
I have known A. Cory Maloy for more than five years. I have worked with him on many issues, and I have seen first hand his effectiveness in working to strengthen our district and work to meet the needs within the Republican Party. He has extensive experience in working with people, all people, even with varying opinions and perspectives, and I have seen him be a coalition builder. I have seen him communicate effectively with the delegates, in rallying their support and efforts. I have seen him stand on principle, even in the face of losing some delegate support because he felt it was the right thing to do. I have also seen him compromise in working to solve difficult problems within the party in order to find solutions that will work. I can truly say that I have seen A. Cory Maloy demonstrate each of the needed principles that will make him an effective Representative in the House.
A. Cory Maloy is the best Candidate to replace me as our Representative in the Utah State House of Representative. Join me in voting for A. Cory Maloythis coming Primary Election on June 28th, and let's make sure that our area continues to have a strong, conservative voice up at the State Capitol.
-- Representative Jake Anderegg, Utah House District 6
"Cory passes the litmus test showing conviction to conservative principles"
I fully endorse Cory Maloy as the best republican candidate for the District 6 State House seat. I was involved as a county delegate and was able to meet and vet Cory through the caucus process. He was always available to answer questions and state his positions on various subjects. Cory passes the litmus test showing conviction to conservative principles and will make a great addition to the State Legislature. Cory has a good moral compass that will serve us well as he weighs in on important decisions at the Legislature that will impact us all.
-- Jake Ellis, Lehi Resident
A Lehi voter asked for responses to three questions. Here are my responses.
1. How much of a direct impact will you have in this role for the residents that live in your specific neighborhood?
First, it needs to be very clear, I will represent all of Utah House District 6 – all of its precincts, all of its neighborhoods and all of its residents. As I’ve stated before, what we all share, what unites us all, is that we are members of a great community and citizens of a great state.
One of the ways I will look at providing a direct impact to local residents is to always remember that at the end of the session or at the end of my service I will come home and have to live with the decisions that were made under my watch.
Specifically, the State Legislature can have a direct effect on local items such as water (in conjunction with the local city and county municipalities). Let there be no mistake, Utah has a growing water problem. Some projections suggest the demand for water exceeding the supply by 2030 – far out pacing the population growth rate. As a legislature, we will need to focus on encouraging water conservation, which can save upwards of 25 – 30 percent of water usage if our population makes simple adjustments that can conserve water.
Utah’s water is currently heavily subsidized. We may need to look at more market driven pricing of our water supply based on supply, demand and usage. Metered and tiered pricing may need to be considered that will have a natural effect on water conservation and usage. We will need to look for new water supplies, probably farther away from our current water. Building new infrastructure and maintaining older ones will be necessary to ensure a good water supply is always available to our growing population.
Water will be a combination of state, city and county efforts, but the bottom line will be that 20 years from now, we’ll all be able to turn on our faucets, turn on the sprinklers and enjoy the water we need.
Similar approaches will need to be made for roads and transportation, schools, and pollution. We will need to manage our tax base as well. As our population grows, there will be natural growth of our current tax base, but with growing costs and needs as well. We will need to continually look at how we can better manage our fiscal responsibilities, our current state revenue streams and utilize what we have now to the best of our abilities before ever considering a new or increased tax burden.
All of the decisions regarding these areas will have a direct impact on our residents at the home and neighborhood level. As the population grows, we will look at how we can minimize the pain, increase the prosperity, and continue to allow Utah to be the family friendly, healthy and vibrant state that it is now.
Since the beginning of my campaign in late January, my platform has remained steadfast. The biggest issue we face as a state is fast growth. No one knows that better than the people of Lehi and Saratoga Springs. We have the fastest growing cities in Utah, and one of the fastest growing in the country. Projections suggest the state will follow our District’s lead and double its population by 2050 to 2060. I will focus on long-term critical projects that facilitate this growth and that will have long-lasting positive impacts on our District, including at the neighborhood level, and our State.
One thing we need to remember is that as Utah grows, we cannot allow our dependency on the federal government to grow with it.
My platform is easily understood by going here: http://www.corymaloy.com/issues.html
2. Given your specific professional and personal life experiences, and since success in the House is defined by your ability to influence your peers, how successful do you think you will be at influencing your peers in the House so that you can accomplish your specific platform goals?
I am a public relations professional. I graduated from BYU with a degree in public relations and currently work as Executive Vice President at SnappConner PR based in South Jordan. My professional life has allowed me to most recently work with a few of our current legislators on education related items. (For full disclosure, one of my clients is in the education field that receives education funding for a successful early learning education program used throughout the state.)
We worked with these two senators to develop a communication campaign to educate legislators, parents, the media and the Governor’s office on the effect the Governor’s line item vetoes had on the expansion of this program previously approved by law makers during the regular session. We played a part in helping many realize the importance of the recent special session, which reinstated the vetoed funding. I was able to work with many different people, legislators, my client, and parents to rally and quickly create and execute a communications plan that played a role in providing more young children with time tested early learning programs.
For the past five years, I represented Utah District 6 as Leg. Chair for the Utah County Republican Party. As Chair I earned a reputation for bringing precinct officers and delegates together on several occasions to fight for conservative and grassroots issues that ultimately helped drive Party direction and outcome to protect the relevancy of delegates and the caucus system. I believe the strength of a unified group can ‘move mountains’ in the political process.
I also served as a leader and officer in the Utah County Republican Party (UCRP) as a county and state delegate, a precinct chair, as Volunteers Officer on the Steering Committee of the UCRP and currently serve (on leave of absence due to my candidacy) as PR and Media Officer on the UCRP Steering Committee. I was recently elected again as Chair of Lehi Precinct 15 (on leave of absence).
My leadership and service in the Republican Party along with my public relations experience in bringing critical people together to help build successful corporations through my communications work uniquely qualifies me to help build a vibrant Utah working with my constituents and the 74 other House members and 29 senators within the Legislature. I have earned a reputation of being a builder and unifier. I have the experience needed to fully step into the important role of House Representative for District 6, and I’m ready to do so. Read more about me here: http://www.corymaloy.com/about.html
3. How well do your life choices, opinions, and overall philosophy align with the conservative Republican platform?
The Utah State Legislature needs principled representation. As Utah House Representative for District 6, I will utilize my conservative principles to represent my constituents in the on-going fight for liberty, national and state sovereignty, freedom from federal overreach, a moral society, and protection of the principles established by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution of the United States. I will apply these ideals in practical ways for Utahns, with faith-based integrity, reason, and hard work.
I am a Republican because the platform aligns with my personal and conservative beliefs. No other Party or organization – other than my religion, which is much more important – matches my inner principles. I affirm my belief and trust in God and that it was through His intervention that this nation was established. I believe that all people are created equal and that the role of government should be limited to protecting and preserving the God-given rights of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the ownership of and control of property.
And I believe in and understand that the Republican Party exists in order to identify our Party and our elected officials with certain shared values and principles, and that the Party platform is presented to convention delegates and the public and invites all who share these values and principles to vote for Republican candidates.
I believe the proper role of government is to protect each person’s unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe in freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, national and state sovereignty, a strong national defense, and accountable government.
I believe in the proper form of government. I believe the United States of America is a Constitutional Republic based on the rule of law, representatives elected by sovereign citizens to exercise authority on their behalf, and a system of internal and external checks and balances.
I believe the primary responsibility for education rests with the student and family who have the right to choose whether a child is educated in public, private, home or charter schools and the government should not infringe on that right.
I believe in the family and that marriage consists only of the legal union between man and woman. I believe in the rights of people to choose their lifestyles, but don’t believe federal or state governments have the right to impose lifestyles at the cost of God-given rights granted to all. I believe in promoting a moral society.
There are many other principles and beliefs where the Party platform aligns with my personal principles. Just like many other areas of our lives these days, the Republican Party platform is coming under attack by many outside influences. It is important to me to first, love my family, live by my own conscience and principles, live a faith based life to the best of my ability, and live and protect the principles found in the Republican Party platform. Here are my six main pledges to the people of House District 6 (I may add more): http://www.corymaloy.com/blog/six-pledges-to-the-citizens-of-utah-house-district-6
"Maloy is a true conservative Republican who has represented his Party and constituents well. He understands the need for principled representation for his constituents and for the State. I am confident he will do everything he can to fight for liberty and protect the principles established by our Founding Fathers."
It is my fortune to endorse Cory Maloy as the Utah House District 6 Representative. We started this campaign season as competitors, each intent upon fighting the battle for liberty in our own way, and as we did so became great friends. Maloy is a true conservative Republican who has represented his Party and constituents well. He understands the need for principled representation for his constituents and for the State. I am confident he will do everything he can to fight for liberty and protect the principles established by our Founding Fathers as he works for the interests that are best suited for the people of our State, and most importantly he will remain committed to the District as a representative and will return and stand accountable for his positions and votes. I believe that this above all other considerations places him far and above any other candidate. It is this system where we can locally hold accountable our representatives and they will listen that makes the jump between politician and statesman. As we fought together to present ourselves to as many residents of District 6 this is something that we never disagreed with. I believe it is this shared value that was part of the prompting that I received to leave the race and back Cory. I encourage all Republicans to vote for Cory Maloy, no matter what area of District 6 you live in, on June 28th.
--John Morris, Lehi resident and Statesman
Cory’s ability to listen to the issues that affect Utah and put forth valuable, conservative solutions that not only meet the present needs for the State of Utah and the constituents of District 6 but for future generations is precisely what is needed.
His commitment to genuine conservative principles which include facilitating an environment for economic growth, the vigorous preservation and defense of Utahn’s constitutional rights, including the right to keep and bear arms, and ensuring our infrastructure is ready for future growth is why I encourage Utah District 6 constituents to vote for Cory Maloy in the Republican Primary.
– Justin J. Lampropoulos, Lehi Resident, Executive VP, Sales, Marketing & Strategy, Merit Medical Systems
by Kristy Nelson, Lehi
I'm grateful for Kristy's eloquent take on our Republic. She is spot on. I am also grateful for her support. This post can be found on her Facebook page here.
As a stay at home mom I spend a lot of time and energy focused on young children and taking care of them. My efforts are to make my house into a home, to make dinner for my family to eat, to read stories to my daughter, or to drive the carpool to activities. Part of my job is to watch out for the best interests of my family. Too many times I have not engaged in the political process, not because I didn’t care but because it wasn’t the right season for me.
This year is different. One of my priorities is getting more engaged in the political process. Why? As a country we face some serious troubles. I believe it is the responsibility of current leaders to create a better life for future generations, and to educate the younger generation in what our founders had as a vision for this great nation. We are dealing with a federal government that is massive. We need leaders who will spend less, who want the federal government to have less power, less control, and less influence on the lives of citizens.
In this election year, we are not only voting for the next president, but we have state and local elections that are even more important. Local elections choose local leadership, which have a greater impact on me personally. I can choose to pass a bond that will build a new school near my house. I can choose the person I want to represent me at the national level. My influence and my vote mean more on the local level.
So what’s going on at the local level? This year in Utah, something new is happening. I recently learned about SB54 or Count My Vote. Why is this important?
The founding fathers wisely constructed this nation as a representative republic. Remember that great story about Benjamin Franklin? “The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” (http://www.ourrepubliconline.com/Author/21)
The United States is not a democracy. What’s the difference? In a democracy leaders are directly elected by the people but in a representative republic we select individuals to represent us as a community. These individuals meet and question candidates about the issues. These delegates research the issues that are most important to the community, working to select a candidate that will reflect the best interest of the community.
I read a great article that explained this very clearly. Here are the parts that had the biggest impact on me: “Indirect Election. The logic of the representative principle could be carried even, further, as the Scottish philosopher David Hume had pointed out. If the people were likely to elect a moral superior as a representative, then why not call the elected representatives together and allow them to elect a representative of their own—who was likely to be still more virtuous? With each ascending tier of representation, there would be a refining process at work. Men (and women) of wider and wider reputation—and broader and broader outlook—would thus automatically be vested with the greatest authority. And they would be even further distanced from the passions of the multitude. [From Fox & Pope, American Heritage, pp 128-129, emphasis added]
Fox & Pope further illustrate the practical application of this principle…
(James) Madison and his colleagues discussed numerous ways to apply the principles of representation and indirect election in the proposed Constitution. The most notable was in the electoral college. Presidential electors would be chosen by the people solely on the basis of individual merit. These representatives would then convene and cast ballots of their own to elect the President and Vice President. The system thus featured two tiers of representation—a double refining process—while at the same time short-circuiting patronage. [From Fox & Pope, American Heritage, pp 128-129, emphasis added]
Madison, the primary pen of the Constitution, saw the wisdom of a multi-tiered vetting process of representative selection. This process of the People vetting candidates through multi-tiered elections has an inherent user-friendliness, transparency, and accountability.
Within the fundamentals of election process—more IS better! (The more tiers, the more scrutinized the candidate.)” http://ucrp.org/party-nominee-strength-is-the-participation-of-the-people/
My neighbors in Traverse Mountain have seen many signs for Mike Brenny. He lives here and is well liked. My kids go to school with his kids. However, I don’t think he is the best person to represent our district. He was a registered Democrat in Salt Lake County in 2010, but this year in January he registered as a Republican. I’m not sure that he represents my conservative values. Mike went around the caucus and chose to collect signatures, which works this year because of SB54.
One candidate I’ve chosen to support is Cory Maloy. He worked through the system as it was originally established. He has been vetted by those representatives we selected at our local caucuses. I appreciate his background and leadership within the Republican party. Cory is conservative both fiscally and socially. On a personal note, I met him and I liked him. I met his wife and I respect her as well. When I emailed him, he replied. He even called me on the phone to see if I had further questions. I appreciate his position on second amendment rights. I agree with him that transportation and education are key issues in the growing Lehi area. He said, “The Utah Legislature must focus on long-term critical projects that accommodate this growth: specifically in critical areas of transportation, water supply, air pollution, and education.” http://www.corymaloy.com/issues.html
It’s important to support those representatives who have fought to preserve the principles established by our founders so many generations ago. It’s important to vote. The strength of a republic is based on citizens who care. I love this land and the freedoms we enjoy. God bless America.
A. Cory Maloy
A. Cory Maloy (R) was elected to the Utah House of Representatives for District 6 on Nov. 8, 2016