A leader with experience
Hi, My name is Alan Monsen and I am running for State Senate in District 4. I am seeking to represent all constituents of Salt Lake City, Millcreek and my hometown of Holladay.
My roots run deep in the district starting with my grandmother who believed that I would grow up to create positive change for her family and for my future family. My personal experiences in these towns, cities and neighborhoods fundamentally shaped and, at one point, changed the direction of my life. From what started with my grandmother and continued with mentors, I am now able to draw from a unique background of professional skills, educational accomplishments and non-profit work.
In today's polarizing environment, it is time to put compromise back into the political dialogue. I am ready to make the positive difference for our cities: homes, schools, neighborhoods, neighbors—every one of us.
One of my many personal promises is to make a positive impact in the lives of Utah’s Children. Through my work as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA), I was able to see the needs of neglected and abused children in our state. My time on the frontline was both bitter and sweet as I developed a profound understanding of important issues such as teen suicide, poor education or the lack thereof.
We can't afford to lose momentum with Utah’s economic engine running on all cylinders. I'm grateful for my experience as a small business owner, and the postgraduate education which taught me discipline and resourcefulness. I will take what I've learned and continue to listen from those within my constituency in order to better manage our surplus and appropriately invest in infrastructure.
It's time for leadership in improving our quality of life. It is unacceptable to be ranked 6th-worse state in the nation for air quality by the American Lung Association. We also have the 7th-highest drug overdose rate in the U.S. Fixing these issues requires not only one state senator, but every legislator working together with healthcare providers and community leaders.
With your support, I can champion these issues. We need to move beyond partisan issues and leverage the strong and passionate community we live in. It is time to focus on making this a better place to live for ourselves today and for our children tomorrow.
My priorities are based on surveys, focus groups and research aimed at making a real difference in the lives of all Utahns.
Utah’s Economic Engine
Keep our economy vibrant and thriving
Education, safety and success
Real solutions for our precious resources of air, land and water
Treating Utah’s Pain
The opioid crisis
More about Alan
Olympus High School
BA in International Studies and Political Science, University of Utah
MA in International Relations, King's College London
MS in Finance, University of Utah
TEDx Salt Lake City - Speakers Team Lead
Lowell Bennion Center - Advisory Board Member
Guardian ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocate
Refugee Council - Advisor