Emphasizing her ongoing commitment to Utah’s economic development, longtime educator and community leader Ann Millner formally announces her candidacy to run for the Utah Senate in District 18.
Millner, who is seeking the Republican nomination, said her campaign will focus on economic development and job creation, education, and quality of life issues for District 18 and Utah.
“Utah benefits from a strong economy and energetic workforce that makes our state attractive to employers,” Millner said. “I know how to work with business and industry to build partnerships and bring more jobs to our state.”
As a former vice president and president of Weber State University, Millner has engaged extensively with all three counties Senate District 18 encompasses. “I’m familiar with the unique issues and concerns of citizens in Weber, Davis and Morgan counties, and I would welcome the opportunity to represent the people of District 18,” Millner said.
Millner has 32 years of experience working with state and local lawmakers and civic leaders. She has helped build sustainable partnerships in an effort to find community solutions. One such example is SEED Weber/Davis/Morgan, a strategic collaboration among county commissioners and business leaders from the tri-county area, and Weber State University. The initiative worked to foster the creation of entrepreneurial-led businesses through regional collaboration.
“Ann Millner is a respected voice who has demonstrated an ability to champion northern Utah while balancing the needs of the state,” said Nolan Karras, Campaign Treasurer.
A strong supporter of Hill Air Force Base, Millner recognizes the important role the base plays in Utah’s economy. She has collaborated with local business and industry to support the governor’s northern Utah defense and aerospace cluster. She has also served on the Utah Defense Alliance.
Millner is no stranger to the Utah Capitol and the Legislature, having worked closely with state lawmakers for 22 years on a variety of issues. During that time, she has developed a reputation for building consensus and providing thoughtful approaches to the issues facing our state.
Drawing on her background in education, Millner said she will focus on student achievement. “We have a responsibility to prepare people, not only for careers, but success in life,” Millner said.