KAYSVILLE, Utah – Brad Wilson, the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the state legislature, established an exploratory committee in April to assess the possibility of running for Senator Romney’s Senate seat in 2024.
Subsequently, Wilson has successfully garnered more than $2.2 million in funding, setting a new fundraising record in Utah for the first quarter for a GOP U.S. Senate candidate or potential candidate.
While $1.2 million came from Wilson himself, he has raised over $1 million from donors, with 94% of the donations coming from Utah.
“I am encouraged by the enthusiastic support we’ve received so far. This finance report is only the beginning and shows that, should I decide to run, we will have the resources and firepower we need to get our message out – and win,” Wilson said.
Wilson graduated from Weber State University with a degree in business, and after starting his career working in finance, he has spent the last twenty years working in real state as a commercial and residential developer.
Since 2010, Wilson has been the representative for Utah’s 15th District in the House. In 2019, he assumed a leadership position as the Speaker of the House. Throughout his time in office, Wilson has successfully advocated for multiple bills that have been enacted into law, such as H.B. 0512, which focuses on educating elected officials, H.B. 0410, aimed at enhancing the Great Salt Lake Watershed, and S.B. 0111, which brings about amendments in higher education, alongside several others.
“Since announcing an exploratory committee for U.S Senate, I have traveled to every corner of the state to meet with Utahns. Their message is loud and clear: Utah wants a bold, proven, conservative leader in the U.S. Senate,” said Wilson.
Wilson, who identifies himself as a ‘strong’ conservative, has introduced several policies since becoming Speaker of the House, enacting the most extensive tax reduction plan in the history of the state, legislation on school-choice, and broadened rights pertaining to the Second Amendment. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wilson prohibited unelected individuals from shutting down Utah’s schools, churches, and businesses.
Wilson has not officially declared his candidacy for next year’s Senate primary elections set to be held in June, but the exploratory committee allows him to collect fundraising and campaign throughout the state.