I am Commissioner Laurie Pitchforth and have been a resident of Emery County for 27 years. I have been married to my husband Shane Pitchforth for 35 years; we have four children and seven grandchildren.
In the past four years I have helped see many needed improvements to our infrastructure including; improvement to the airport, new roads, food bank, and Sheriffs training center, remodeling of the care center in Ferron and the Huntington Senior Center, and have worked hard for our public lands. I have been a strong advocate for our seniors and will always be a voice for them.
There are many things I want to achieve when re-elected and have already been working on grants to remodel our softball /baseball complex. I look forward to a new building for our sheriff in Green River with court facilities and will continue to support tourism in the county. I support our local business and will work with economic development to bring in new sustainable businesses.
It has been a privilege to work full time for you the Citizens of Emery County and I ask for your continued support. Always putting Emery County first, Re-Elect Commissioner Laurie Pitchforth.
I live in Ferron, along with my wife, Heidi Conover Migliori, and our five children.
I am running for Emery County Commissioner because over the past several years there has not been a candidate with a strong background in business and economic development. I would like to bring my skill sets in those areas to the commission to complement those of Commissioners Horrocks and Nelson.
I work for our local college, USU Eastern. I am the Director of the Small Business Development Center for Emery and Carbon Counties. I spend the majority of the day working with small businesses and on economic development issues related to growing local business.
In conjunction with our Business Expansion and Retention program (BEAR), I have helped businesses evolve by providing them with information, infrastructure, and connections. In doing so, we have been able to help entrepreneurs create more than 200 jobs and have injected more than $2.1 million into local businesses since 2009. Our BEAR program has become the economic development model for all of rural Utah, and will possibly be the model for the entire state.