Serving in the Utah House
My family has called South Jordan home for nearly 19 years. It has been my privilege to work alongside you as I served on the Jordan School Board and in the House of Representatives.
I have listened to you in town hall meetings, met you at community events, attended city council meetings, and visited with you on your door steps. I love the wonderful people in South Jordan, Riverton, and West Jordan. I feel a sense of joy and humility to represent those who I consider to be the best people in the world. I have proven myself through my hard work bringing many needed changes to our community. These changes represent a wide variety of issues that affect District 50.
I believe we need representatives who listen to you and find solutions, not soundbites. Below I have shared with you my priorities. I look forward to hearing from you.
Building a brighter future
Tel: 801-446-6334 or 801-860-1670
Facebook: Susan Pulsipher Utah House of Representatives
"Working with Susan to help pass anti-pornography legislation this last year has been an incredible opportunity. She is so responsive, and always calls or emails you back quickly. She is a great advocate for children and families. Susan is passionate about her work in the Legislature and really strives to serve and represent her constituents." Melissa McKay, South Jordan Resident
Priorities for Utah's Future
Focus on policy - not politics
"Susan is a statesman, not a politician." District 50 Delegate.
Remarkable Leadership: “re·mark’·a·ble - worth noticing or commenting on”
Legislative Committee Assignments:
House Judiciary Committee
House Political Subdivision Committee
Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee
“I’m grateful for committee member Rep. Susan Pulsipher who serves with me in hearing and testing the many challenging issues that come before us. I have been impressed by her ability to analyze complex legal issues and by her approach in our committee hearings, which is always thoughtful and well-reasoned. Susan makes a significant contribution to our committee and to the legislative process in the House.” - Rep. Lowry Snow, Vice Chair of Judiciary Committee
Jordan School Board - 6 years, Served as Board President
Susan brings remarkable leadership as demonstrated by the real changes she made. As President of the Jordan District Board of Education Susan demonstrated:
School construction costs were reduced by more than 17%.
Two elementary schools were funded using existing funds without raising taxes.
Productive Relationships and a Steadying Influence:
United the Board around creative principles of change.
Increased local control by strengthening School Community Councils.
Brought seven governmental entities together to find solutions to issues that threatened to split the District.
Responsiveness to Constituent Concerns:
Introduced Town Hall meetings and a listening ear to Jordan District.
Improved transparency of school and district information for parents.
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
I served for seven years as a Commissioneer for the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS), representing the public. This association issues accreditation to schools in seven states including Utah. I served as chair of the Member Services Committee and received their "Distinguished Service Award."
Prosperity for Families.
Support wise tax and budget policies that demonstrate fiscal restraint. Raising taxes should be a last resort, not the first.
Support less government regulation, particularly stifling to small business, to allow for economic growth.
Sponsored legislation to reduce barriers for individuals to get jobs eliminating their need for state assistance.
Supporting and sustaining a high-quality education system is essential.
Education is critical to individual and family prosperity.
Local Control - Fight overreach of government.
Too many decisions are made at the federal and state levels. Local decisions are the best way to tailor effective and practical solutions to unique problems. Large bureaucracies have large unintended consequences.
Respect the governance of cities, school districts, schools and families.
Legislation that is previewed and vetted by those most impacted promotes buy-in and minimizes unintended consequences.
Plan for Utah’s future by creating legislation that is proactive rather than reactive and considers impact on families.
Remove unnecessary sections of current code.
Often legislation is passed knowing it will need to be “fixed” the following year. Legislation should be “fixed” before it is passed.
Sponsored legislation to eliminate a report that was redundant and time-consuming saving schools, districts and the state thousands of dollars.
Quality of Live.
Improving transportation for the southwest part of the valley.
Planning for water needs for our future.
Improving air quality in our valley. The geography of the Salt Lake Valley requires both individuals and businesses to work together to achieve this goal.
Helping lead the charge on school safety.
Collaborating with mental health and suicide prevention.
Responsiveness to community concerns.
Create focus groups to consider issues, create and vet legislation when necessary and work out non-governmental solutions where possible.
A representative’s priority must to be to listen to the desires and concerns of the community they represent.
Government works best when the community works together to find solutions to challenges.
It is important to collaborate and compromise on issues without compromising values.