My name is Russell G. Hatch and my wife and I are residents of Manti, where we have lived for the past three years. We are both retired, but are involved in various community and church activities. I graduated from the University of Utah in political science and spent five years active duty in the United States Army. I have been associated with the Constitution Party since 2006, and have been involved in political functions at the local, county, state, and national levels. I support the platform of the Constitution Party and find that these principles are most representative of traditional American values. Although I have not held any previous political office I feel that any citizen should be able to participate. I see the measure of effectiveness is not in how much legislation is passed but what is its result and does it contribute to the pursuit of liberty or reduce it according to Constitutional principles. As a Constitution Party candidate I have already signed a statement of intent to uphold Constitution Party principles and platform and will be held accountable to it. I am committed to the communities of this district. Issues should be focused on our district and our relationship to the state of Utah. I will ensure that the citizenry in our district are fully represented in the Utah State Legislature.