The district comprises eastern and much of central Utah. The Utah County portion of the district includes Mapleton, Salem, Spanish Fork Canyon and areas of Spanish Fork, Payson and Santaquin that are east of I-15.
Both candidates oppose equalization of capital outlay and debt service tax income across the state.
Harold S. Jensen
Jensen is a former educator and administrator and now a businessman. He would like to use his experience to provide better education for those children now in school and his influence to make changes, such as more funding for books, supplies and better teacher pay.
Do you support alternative certification of teachers? "Many good teachers were trained by Sunday School training across the nation prior to World War II, who taught from the 1940s to the 1970s. Sunday School training has improved in the past 20 years. The military, civil service and industry also have trained many people to teach others. More than two-thirds of my education classes were a waste of time."
What is your position on school prayers? "I like prayers and my family does pray, but I do not believe we need prayers at school or other events. People come to these functions for other than religious purposes. I believe the Pledge of Allegiance should be discontinued as it has the word `God' in it."
John H. Millecam
Owner and manager of Utah Motor Co. in Vernal, Millecam holds a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. He is a past member of the Uintah District Board of Education, having served as vice president and president and is a past member and vice president of Uintah Basin Area Technical Center.
Do you support alternative certification of teachers? "At this point in time I am against it. It seems to me that we have worked long and hard in this state to get people teaching where they are qualified. Why should we take a step backward?"
What is your position on school prayers? "I think that high school graduation is really an activity sponsored, organized and held by the students, not by adults. Attendance at graduation is not required. Why not let the students decide what they want?"