Two Republicans in Utah County have announced candidacies for the Utah House of Representatives.
Gregory B. Hadley, Alpine, has filed to run in House District 58, which represents Alpine, Highland, Pleasant Grove and some districts of American Fork and Lehi.Hadley, an attorney, believes that over the past decades the unalienable rights of Americans have been eroded through the passing of legislation that has interfered with free choice and has created a bulging bureaucracy indifferent to the will of the people.
The country and state are based upon a free economy and proven moral principles, Hadley believes. Unless Americans are willing to define and confine government in accordance with those principles, freedoms will continue to erode, with higher taxes and a sluggish economy the result.
Hadley, a fourth-generation Utahn, is active in civic affairs and is now donating time as a judge pro tem in American Fork 4th Circuit Court. At the invitation of the U.S. attorney general, Hadley was named a delegate to the U.S./Japan Bilateral Conference on legal and economic relations.
He is an avid Scouter and has been supportive of Republican policies and commitment to good government, fiscal conservatism and the reduction of state and federal controls over local affairs.
William H. "Bill" Wright, 41, Elberta, has filed as a candidate in House District 67, representing southernmost Utah County.
Wright, an Orem native, graduated from Pleasant View High School, attended Utah State University and has served in the Utah National Guard.
He has been involved with agriculture all his life and is now working in a family partnership, which operates the B-Bar Dairy in Elberta.
Wright has held a number of leadership positions in agriculture and won several honors. He was named the Young Farmer of the Year by the Utah Farm Bureau at age 26 and was awarded the Future Farmers of America's American Farmer degree in 1966.
In 1979 he was selected by the Jaycees as Outstanding Young Farmer in Utah and represented the state at the national convention where he was chosen national Young Farmer of the Year.
He has been president of the Young Farmers, State Holstein Association and the state Dairy Herd Improvement organization. He serves on the board of the Western National Livestock Show.
His cattle have won national recognition and he is frequently a judge for dairy shows across the country. He is youth chairman of the National Holstein Convention to be held in 1992 in Salt Lake.
Wright has served on the Elberta Hunting Reserve Board, the Elberta Recreation Committee and the Elberta Water Board. He is active in state and county 4-H Clubs and in the FFA. He has served as a delegate to Republican county and state conventions.