District 49

Total votes in 2016


Mark has been a financial advisor for 23 years. He has served on several boards including the Board of Trustees of Southern Utah University and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service by SUU. He enjoys golf and biking, visits Bear Lake and the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, and is a certified SCUBA diver. And if he's wearing cuff links, he probably made them! Mark loves his work and appreciates the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people whom he considers friends as well as clients.


Bachelor of Science – Business – Southern Utah University

Master of Business Administration – University of Utah

Licenses – 7, 63, 65, Life & Health, Variable

Financial Planner for 23 years with Retirement Strategy Group of Cottonwood Heights

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We need all of the help we can get. We are going up against the two giants, and anything we can do to get our name out, spread our message, and get people involved will be a big help!


Mark has 4 wonderful kids and 7 beautiful grandchildren.


Born in Utah, and has proudly lived in Sandy for 40 years, ever since it was considered “the boonies” by his friends and family.


Having served in Utah for decades, Mark has gained the trust and respect from many families, and colleagues. It is not uncommon for neighbors, friends, and clients to seek Mark’s advice, whom are always meet with warmth and a smile.


Mark has been a financial advisor for 23 years and served on the Board of Trustees at Southern Utah University for 8 years.


Calling Sandy his home, Mark has a personal investment in the district to make it a better place for his family,
friends and neighbors.


With many going to the extremes, Mark’s ideas tend to be more centrist. Following the United Utah Party platform,
Mark’s positions more closely reflect the average Utah citizen voter than do the major political parties.

United Utah Party Leaders

The United Utah Party is now official and will be a force in changing politics in Utah. Come and join us! Make the Difference!

Richard Davis

Party Chair
Richard Davis is a longtime resident of Orem. He is a professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, where he also directs the Office of Civic Engagement Leadership. He has served on the Orem Recreation Commission and on the Orem Cultural Arts Advisory Commission.

Aaron Aizad

Aaron Aizad has long been involved in local and national politics. He volunteered for Gore’s presidential bid in 2000. He has served as a campaign advisor for a United States senate candidate during the 2016 election. He has devoted time to several non-profit organizations.

Deon Turley

First Party Secretary
Deon Turley has volunteered at schools and youth organizations of her children, including Boy Scouts and the Civil Air Patrol; education organizations, including PTA at the school, Council, and State levels; Utah Public Education Coalition; and the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Most recently, she has served on the Provo City Transportation and Mobility Committee and as a member of the Provo City Planning Commission.

Nils Bergeson

Executive Director
Since 2008, he has represented the U.S. government abroad, first as a Peace Corps volunteer, then as a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

We Work Transparent & Hard

Our goal is to be open, for the community and by the community.

The United Utah Party believes that solutions can be found to the pressing problems of the state and nation using a pragmatic approach, finding common ground with others, and encouraging widespread public involvement in the resolution of public policy issues.  We believe in the worth of all individuals in a society and assert that engagement by all is the best means for operating a democratic republic.  We believe one of the fundamental rights of a free society is religious freedom for all.  We seek to recruit candidates and elected officials who share these values to promote a more respectful, reasoned, and civil society in a time when those traits are missing even at the highest levels of government.

Donations Help the Party

We are the underdogs going up against the established parties. Every little bit you can give will be a huge help, whether it be donations, volunteering or telling your friends & family about us.

Supporting increased funding for and reform of public education as a vehicle for creating good citizens, preparing Utahns for the future, and improving the economic prospects of all Utah citizens. Favoring significant education funding increases along with accountability from Utah’s education system for its role in educating Utah’s future generations.
Government Reform
Promoting government reform that furthers greater responsiveness, accountability, and transparency.  This includes greater transparency of proposed bills, open legislative caucus meetings, ethics reform, open primary elections, term limits, campaign finance limits, more non-partisan elections, and independent redistricting.
Endorsing federal action that creates an immigration system that respects the sanctity and dignity of families while enforcing the law.
Second Amendment
Endorsing the right of Utahns to possess firearms, as well as regulations that limit firearm possession in the hands of those who would use them irresponsibly.
Taxes and Regulations
Supporting a simpler tax system that minimizes loopholes, reduces negative effects on working class families, and demands a fair share be paid by all regardless of wealth. This also includes instituting a regular review of government regulations to assess their continued value in a changing society.
Protecting the role of religious belief in public life as well as the constitutional right to free exercise of religious expression for all.
Environmental Stewardship
Advocating the importance of human stewardship over Utah’s environment that conserves natural resources, promotes renewable energy, and leads to clean air and water to sustain and improve human life.