FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Trent Christensen filing to represent Utah’s 4th Congressional District
Congressional candidate calls for immediate, permanent tax cuts to stop recession
South Jordan, Utah – March 19, 2020 — Trent Christensen, Republican, will officially file a Statement of Candidacy with the Lt. Governor's Election Office on Thursday morning, March 19th at 11:30 am. He seeks to represent citizens in Utah's Fourth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, which seat is currently held by Ben McAdams.
"Congress was never meant to be a career. The idea of Congress was to get in, represent the needs of your nation, your neighbors, your conscience, and then get out because the longer you're in government, the more likely you are to think government is the solution. It's not," said Christensen.
“Utahns are being laid-off over this virus wondering how they are going to pay their mortgage in two weeks, put food on their table next week, and fill their gas tank tomorrow. If we want to stave off a recession, Congress should be in session right now working on letting Americans keep more of their own money. They need to permanently cut taxes across-the-board at once – not just delay them, reduce government spending, and eliminate burdensome regulations,” said Christensen.
Trent Christensen is the President & CEO of VentureCapital.org, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs – in particular women, minorities, and veterans – to create successful companies in Utah and throughout the country. He's served as the Vice President of Community Development for Zions Bank, overseeing a $1.3 million budget for fostering entrepreneurship throughout the state. Trent served as Director of the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation. He oversaw all administrative and fundraising operations, including the establishment of the Hatch Center for Legislative and Public Policy Studies.
"Never under-estimate the grit, will, and determination of the American people to excel. It is they when left alone by the federal government, who will rise and carry our nation forward to great horizons," said Christensen.
Christensen currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Suazo Business Center, based in West Valley City, whose mission is to help minorities start and grow businesses. He also works with Eye Care 4 Kids, a local charity in Midvale that gives free eye exams and glasses to low-income children.
"If there's one person in this race I trust, with the values, principles, and experience that matter to Utahns, it's Trent Christensen. His ideas are not red or blue. They are commonsense. He understands what it is like to be the little guy and what you need to be successful," said John Miller, CEO and Founder of JR Miller Enterprises and a Finance Co-Chairman of the Citizen Trent 2020 campaign.
While Vice President of Donor Development at the I Am A Leader Foundation, Christensen worked to secure private funding for educational grants to elementary schools nationwide. Previously, Christensen worked with the Independent Women's Forum, a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works for women and families by expanding support for policies that advance prosperity and freedom.
"These are trying and frightening times, and we must act fast. In doing so, I want to wish all Utahns who are suffering right now, by this virus or otherwise, including my esteemed competitor Ben McAdams, a quick and speedy recovery," said Christensen.
Christensen is life-long Utahn. He graduated from Skyline High School, graduated cum laude in Political Science from Brigham Young University (BYU,) and graduated magna cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU. At BYU, he served as an editor for both the BYU Law Review and the BYU International Law and Management Review, receiving several advocacy awards, including the First Place and Outstanding Oralist Awards at the 2005 National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. After law school, Christensen practiced complex business litigation for several years.
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