PROVO, UT — Today, Becky Edwards, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, kicked off her “Yellow Couch Tour” in Provo. She plans to travel the state with a little piece of her home and host community discussions about the needs of families and businesses.
“For the 10 years I served as a Republican in the Utah House of Representatives, I invited my constituents into my home to discuss the real struggles they faced and how we could work together to find solutions,” Edwards said. “Now, I may not be able to invite every Utahn into my living room, but I can surely bring a piece of my home to your community. Because to me, the job of any elected leader is to listen and fight for our state.”
Throughout the summer, Edwards will travel by bus to communities across Utah with her “Yellow Couch” for a casual discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing families and businesses. She hopes to better understand what is expected of leaders in Washington and the issues Utahns need action on.
“My job is to work for you and your family – not myself or my political allies,” Edwards said. “Being a public servant means working tirelessly on behalf of our state and coming together to solve problems. And that is exactly what I’ve done for my entire career.”
Edwards is challenging incumbent senator Mike Lee who has served for 12 years in the U.S. Senate.
“You know, I don’t take the idea of challenging a fellow Republican lightly,” Edwards said. “But I believe Utahns deserve better leadership and better solutions. We’ve seen the status quo for over ten years, and I think most Utahns would agree that it’s time for a change.”
Edwards announced the tour in Provo, the hometown of her and her husband John Edwards.
Tour locations will be posted to www.beckyforutah.com/events