I never imagined myself as a political candidate. I grew up thinking of politics as something that was all about conflict that tore families apart, so I kept my head buried in the sand for the majority of my life. In fact, it wasn’t until recently that I realized that I actually had strong political opinions and that I can act upon those beliefs to help make the world, or at least the state of Utah, a better place.
In that you’re visiting this site to get know know me better, allow me to introduce myself.
I’m a wife, mother, stepmother, and dog mom to a wonderful family living in Lehi. I was raised in Provo, and spent the early years of my career in West Jordan.
I’ve been an educator for 16 years and currently teach 3rd grade in the Dual Immersion program. Though I teach the English portion of the program, I love learning the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture right along with my students.
I have my STEM endorsement and am currently working toward earning my arts endorsement as well. I’d like to one day become a school counselor to better help children with emotional challenges as well as academic growth.
My favorite subject to teach in school is character education. I teach the skills I’ve learned and am learning from The Leader in Me program, from research on Growth Mindset, and from the works of Brené Brown. I believe that these principles and practices translate into politics, too.
I’m passionate about the arts, having directed or co-directed school musicals, school choirs, and my ward choir. I love theatre and have participated in a variety of community theatre productions. I’ve also performed with the women’s barbershop organization, Sweet Adelines International, and currently sing bass in my women’s barbershop quartet, Sequence.
In my spare time, I enjoy visiting with family and friends, walking my dogs, reading, writing, singing, gardening, researching political issues, spending WAY too much time on Facebook, and watching good film & theatre.
I’m a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, having served in a number of different capacities. I served a Spanish-speaking mission to Southern Florida 20 years ago. My experiences in Miami and its surrounding cities helped solidify my foundation of faith in God and respect for people from all backgrounds.
I’m terribly imperfect, but I take personal responsibility for my actions. I try to learn from my mistakes and from the examples of others.
My experiences have shaped me and led me to believe what I believe. I’m ever evolving, but am anchored by my belief in the Golden Rule and my desire to serve others.
I promise to listen to good people of House District 56 in order to come up with win-win solutions for the problems we face here in Utah.
Please visit the Issues tab to see where I stand on the issues that are the most important to me. Please message me to introduce yourself with any questions, concerns, or really good (clean) jokes. Thanks!
Kate Walters, House District 56, United Utah Party.