My name is Steven Rinehart. I am a registered patent attorney residing in Davis County. I obtained my Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law in 2003, and did my undergraduate work at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. Before becoming a lawyer, I started and sold several Internet companies. I am also a weekend talk show host on K-Talk (AM 630), where I discuss issues of Utah culture, politics, history and religion. I have interviewed politicians like Rocky Anderson, Rob Bishop, Mark Shurtleff, Jason Chaffetz, Nancy Workman, and authors like Richard Lyman Bushman. I am a concealed-weapons permit holder and a pilot. Once upon a time I received my Eagle Scout. I have served as a state and county Republican delegate, and have seen the ups and downs of the GOP.
And most importantly for the purposes of this dispatch, I am also the seventh Republican to join the race in Utah's open seat in House District 17, now that Julie Fisher has resigned. I care intensely about the welfare of the state of Utah. If I manage to win the special election in District 17, I will focus all my energies on the demands of the office and well-being of my district. Conservative principles and a passionate zeal for Utah's future are what is most important in a state legislator.