Chuck Goode

Office: State Representative 71
Status: Challenger
Party Affiliation: Democratic
City: Toquerville

My name is Chuck Goode and I am running for Utah State Representative in District 71. This includes the eastern half of Washington County and part of Iron County from Springdale through Hurricane up to Parowan. We need a Democratic voice in southern Utah. I want to speak for you.

I believe that we are in the midst of a critical transition in Utah's economic development. We are moving away from agriculture and extraction industries. We can no longer depend on the construction industry to continue growing. We need to embrace the new technologies in energy, manufacturing and information. Technology is transforming education, healthcare, transportation, tourism and the environment. We need someone with technical expertise in the legislature. I dream of Utah leading the nation into this technological future.

My experience as a computer engineer in the space program at Thiokol and Johnson Space Center has prepared me to be a problem solver. I worked on the International Space Station teaching software design. I know how to work with others and how to get things done.

I believe people are more important than ideology. Too many Utahns are under-paid, under-insured and under-educated. Together we can start to "Put People First".