I am running for Utah legislature because I have the energy, experience, and collaborative skills needed to solve our very serious water, air, economic, and housing problems.
Cache Valley deserves a
on the issues that matter.
I'm here to listen, discuss, and represent the best interests of everyone in Cache Valley.
I'm a water scientist, educator, and dad.
I have been working all my life in service to others to build a better world for today and future generations.
Utah's economy and environment are inseparable. I will work to ensure we strengthen our economy in ways that improve our environment and natural resources for today and future generations.
- Legislative Priority -
Education is the greatest investment we can make in our society, providing people with opportunities for stability, higher paying jobs, and self-dependency. I will work to ensure that teachers, parents and students, not legislators, decide what gets taught in our classrooms.
Let's protect and restore our water resources
There is no life without water. Water is a precious resource here in the Utah, supporting every aspect of our lives, from the water you use at home, to the water we use to grow food, to the water that supports our multi-billion dollar recreation industry.
Balanced, open and accountable government
Government in America is intended to be "of the people, by the people, and for the people." I believe that is best achieved when government is transparent, representatives communicate with and respect the will of their constituents, and appropriate checks-and-balances are in place...
We need to address Utah's housing crisis
Home prices went up nearly 25% in 2021 and they keep climbing in 2022. Many renters and first-time home buyers are being priced out of the market. And it is becoming harder and harder for our kids to afford living in the towns where they grew up...
Let's preserve OPEN SPACE in Cache Valley
Our amazing open spaces contribute so much to our high quality of life in Cache Valley. But we are losing open space quickly. If you have been in Cache Valley for the past few decades you have likely noticed the trend. People who have moved away from Cache Valley and moved back...
Patrick Belmont is a water scientist, university educator, and dad. Throughout his 20+ year professional career he has been known for asking the right questions to get to the heart of matters, listening and doing the hard work needed to understand all sides of complex issues, and bringing people together around common values. Patrick has been leading efforts to solve many of the biggest challenges of our time and will bring his rigorous research capabilities, deep-thinking skills, compassion, and practical problem-solving attitude to work for Utah.