Listen below to an interview with the candidate and SweetwaterNOW
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Marshall Burt, and I am running to represent Green River and Rock Springs in the Wyoming House of Representatives. I am driven by a sense of service to my wife and children, to my country, and my community, and I am committed to bringing that dedication to Cheyenne. I was born in Minnesota, where my parents taught me the value of service, work ethic, and respect for others, principles that I carry with me today.
Like so many young men and women in Wyoming, I enlisted to serve in the armed forces and joined the United States Marine Corps when I was 22 years old. I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After concluding my service with the Marines, I was offered the opportunity to work in the oilfields here in Wyoming in 2009. During my time here, I got to know the people that make Wyoming great and decided that this is where I want to be! Folks like me who know the value of work and appreciate what it takes to forge your path. I have since joined the team at Union Pacific, where I now work as a track inspector.
While living in Sweetwater County, I helped build the home for the American Legion in Green River, became a charter member of the Sweetwater County Marine Corps League, volunteer locally, and currently serve as a part-time firefighter. I am running for house district 39 to be a consistent voice for economic diversity by opening markets and making Wyoming the best state to innovate. I am running to make sure that people keep more of their money so that they can invest in their communities. I am running to invite innovation to education to improve student success, instead of going all-in on a system designed a half a century ago or more. I am running because people like me, whose long hours and hard work keep the world moving, need a voice in Cheyenne.
What do you see as the most important issues in your candidacy and how will you address them?
The budget is the most important issue facing Wyoming. We must take a serious look at every line of our budget to streamline and bring innovation to reduce costs and maintain services. We also must do better at managing our investment portfolio. With accounts losing tens of millions of dollars every year, it is irresponsible to ask for tax increases.
Aside from a better investment strategy, we can also generate revenue by bringing in new industries that provide more stable jobs. Utilizing more of our natural resources can also diversify our economy to make it more resilient. I believe that through a combination of better management, better investments, and innovation, we can bring our budget in line.
How can voters contact you?
Voters can reach me at BurtforLiberty@gmail.com or by phone at 307-707-2878.