My name is Russell G. Hatch and my wife and I are residents of Manti. We are both retired, but involved in community and church affairs. I graduated from the University of Utah in political science and spent five years active duty in the U.S. Army. I have been involved with the Constitution Party since 2006, and have been involved at the local, county, state, and national levels. I support the platform of the Constitution Party and find that these platforms 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. The measure of effectiveness is not how much legislation is passed but its result, and does it contribute to the pursuit of freedom or reduce it. 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 community and this district. The most pressing issues should be focused on our district and our relationship to the state. I will ensure that our citizenry is represented fully in the Legislature.