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DRAPER, Utah – Former Utah Speaker of the House Brad Wilson officially announced his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2024. Wilson made the announcement at a press conference in Draper, which was attended by more than 100 supporters.
“I’m running for the United States Senate because our nation is at a crossroads and we need a fearless conservative fighter with the backbone to get things done,” Wilson said at the press conference on Wednesday.
Wilson’s formal announcement to run for U.S. Senate comes a week after announcing his resignation from his post in the Utah Legislature.
“The stakes are too high to settle for another go-along-to-get-along politician that’ll cut and run when the fight gets tough. We need a bold, proven leader with the guts to turn this country around and light the path to a brighter future,” Wilson said.
Wilson will be running for Mitt Romney’s seat, who announced earlier this month that he will not seek a second term. Romney said one reason to not seek reelection was that younger people need to step forward.
Wilson now officially joins the Republican field vying for the 2024 bid, joining Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs and Roosevelt Mayor Rod Bird Jr.
In an interview with TownLift in July, Wilson also labeled himself a “conservative fighter” and said he hopes to try to limit the overreach of the federal government and reintroduce fiscal responsibility on the federal level.
“The list just goes on and on about how intrusive the federal government is into Utah lives, and the most important thing that I would say about my perspective on D.C., and how I would go back and represent Utah, is to get Washington D.C. out of the lives of Utahns as much as I can. Every day it seems like D.C. becomes more and more involved in our day-to-day lives. And that is not the way it’s supposed to be.”
Read the full article with the interview with Utah Speaker of the House and 2024 Senate candidate Brad Wilson.