I have been married to my sweetheart, Shaun Mckinney Wright since 1982. We have been blessed with seven children and eight grandchildren, with two more on the way. I have spent more than 35 years in the financial services industry and am currently the VP of Government Affairs for a highly successful Utah software company.
I have served in many roles within the Utah Republican Party:
- Vice Chair of the Utah Republican Party
- Chair of the Davis County Republican Party
- Vice Chair of the Davis County Republican Party
- Chair of the Davis County Ethics Committee
- State and County Delegate
- Chair of the Utah Delegation to the 2016 RNC Convention
I have the skills, the background, the temperament, and the understanding to serve as your representative in House 19 for the State of Utah.
If elected, I will serve with honor, integrity, and courage. I will do my best to consider all legislation on the basis of its constitutionality and if it adheres to our party platform. I will not vote to raise taxes or to give special rights to certain groups of society at the expense of others. I will work to reduce the size of government. I will not be a champion of more legislation, but a champion of less government regulation and overreach into our lives.
I did not decide one day that I wanted to be elected to office in Utah and would, therefore, register as a Republican. I have always have registered as a Republican.
I support and will continue to defend the Utah Caucus/Convention System, a process Utah has used since 1896 to help us vet and choose the best candidates for office and become the best-managed state in the nation.
I will not accept funds from or offer special consideration to lobbyists or special interest groups that do not have the special interests of Utah in mind.
I understand that I am running to be a public servant of my district, and as such I will communicate with and listen to my constituents in Bountiful. I will always put your interest above all others.
I will always be available to my community and I will listen and respond when asked. I ask for your support and your vote.
“Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.” — Ronald Reagan
“OUR MISSION IS TO PROMOTE THE PLATFORM SO THAT WE CAN BRING MORE PEOPLE INTO THE PARTY WHEN THEY DISCOVER THAT THEY SHARE THE SAME BELIEFS AND VALUES. WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES TO RUN AS REPUBLICANS. WE’RE LOOKING FOR REPUBLICANS TO RUN AS OUR CANDIDATES!” Phill Wright, at the Utah County Republican Party Organizing Convention of 2017.
I had the honor in 2016 to be elected by the 4,000 Republican State Delegates to be a National Delegate to the RNC Presidential Nominating Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. I was then elected by our Utah National Delegates to be the Chair of our Utah Delegation. I worked with Utah Senator Mike Lee to make the voices of Utah Citizens heard. It was a humbling experience to stand with and represent the dedicated National Delegates from the State of Utah.