Davis County Commission, Seat B
Compiled by the Davis County chapter of the League of Women Voters
As set by state statute, the Davis County Commission is charged with levying taxes, adopting ordinances and making policy for 300,000 plus residents as it relates to county business.
As a believer in the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of Utah, I believe our greatest challenge in Davis County is in remaining loyal and true to our constitutional principles when everything around us insists that we give in to modernization and change. I believe the leadership of the county must publicly acknowledge that the federal government has over-stepped its boundaries in many areas that affect our lives today and devote themselves to preventing the United Nations, our federal government and any other entities from taking away our freedom. I was born and raised in this county С fourth generation, and I believe the leadership of this county must be willing to be courageous and tell the federal government that we don’t want their unconstitutional programs or their monetary bribes С we can govern ourselves!
Upon taking office, my first priority would be the education of the children of Davis County. I stand firmly against the federal “No Child Left Behind” program and the federal “Common Core” program. I support home schooling, private and charter Schools, and parental freedom of choice relative to the educational decision for their children. I would use my influence to let the federal government know that Davis County education is of, by, and for the people of Davis County.
My second priority would be the strengthening of the family in Davis County. I know the importance of a strong family and the results of the loss of employment on the family. I stand firmly on the side of the ever dwindling middle class when jobs are exported and taxes of any kind are introduced. Discipline in our county budget results in fewer taxes which helps the middle class family. For that reason, I would insist that we have a balanced budget and that we be creative and diligent in staying within it.
Finally, my third priority would be addressing illegal immigration in a straightforward but compassionate manner. The federal government has set into motion an unconstitutional and illegal action of allowing an invasion through our nation’s southern border. Recently it has been restructured into a refugee situation. I stand firmly for the county’s right to defend itself from those who are breaking the laws of Utah or the United States be it through criminal activity or entering the country illegally.
Upon being sworn into office, I would expect to be held accountable to the people of Davis County for the oaths I had sworn. Should I sway from the vows, I would be in violation of my oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Utah and would expect to be recalled.
Ryan Macfarlane, 42 years old, is a fourth generation resident of Davis County where he graduated from Clearfield High and went on to attend Dixie State University. Ryan has a 12-year-old daughter and resides in North Salt Lake.