Sam has called Utah home since 1995, and he has deep ancestral roots here that go back to the 1850s. His great-great-grandfather once owned the best beer hall in Salt Lake City: Fountains Beer Hall on Main Street—one block south of Temple Square. His grandchild—Sam's grandfather—later eloped...to the LDS Manti Temple, in 1933.

Perhaps it's this "rebellious" streak—re-emergent in alternating generations of his family tree—that compels Sam to run against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the US Senate. By many accounts, Governor Romney’s senate coronation is a foregone conclusion. Regardless of this current “consensus,” Sam is running anyway to provide Utah with a truly conservative, limited-government alternative. Romney's 29-county tour of Utah does nothing to change the fact that Mitt Romney is still just running for Mitt Romney, and no amount of county visits changes that. On the other hand, Sam Parker is running for Utah.

Since Mitt and his campaign army marched into town, they’ve cleared the field of several would-be challengers. However, many Utahns are justifiably unhappy with this “invasion.” Therefore, Sam has chosen to step up and make a stand against the elites, cronies and big-government insiders who would prefer to see Mitt Romney join their club in the District of Corruption (DC). Sam believes Utahns prefer a person of the people who will partner with like-minded individuals to fight specifically for Utah, liberty, and America first.

Sam advocates chipping away at and tearing down the massive, overgrown and unconstitutional federal-power establishment and in Making American Government Local Again (MAGLA). He adheres to what some call the American Trinity: Liberty, E Pluribus Unum, and In God We Trust. These principles have traditionally formed the bedrock of American society, and are the basis for Sam's political and policy positions.

Sam is the ONLY candidate in the U.S. Senate race in Utah that openly and proudly advocates for repairing and restoring the Constitution. And, he has a multi-pronged plan for actually making it happen.

Say YES to Sam, and NO to the East-Coast Establishment candidate, Mitt Romney.

Join Sam and help him put the YOU back in Utah.

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Make American Government Local Again

What does MAGLA mean beyond "Make American Government Local Again?" It means that the federal government is too big, too powerful, and too oppressive. It has seized a multitude of rights, powers, and privileges never authorized by the people and states through the Constitution. Because these vast encroachments have happened gradually—and across generations—the creeping tyranny has gone unnoticed and unchallenged. We citizens simply do not enjoy the freedoms and privileges our forebears fought for and bequeathed to us. Most of us have never enjoyed true liberty.

The disaster of it all is that as government has become less localized and more concentrated at the federal level, the civil society has gradually broken down. Issues that were once solved in a variety of ways in a variety of places now must yield to single, one-size-fits-all "solutions." When there is no longer room for variety and personal/local preferences, then any given nationalized issue becomes a matter of EXTREME import as people are FORCED to CHOOSE from an artificially constrained set of choices. Because of this nationalization of local issues in our society, even the smallest of choices become enormously over-heated debates. This fighting and controversy is pleasing to power-hungry politicians and elites who enrich themselves while we are distracted, divided and bickering. Taking away their vast power—and making government power local again will go a long way towards cooling down the current societal rage that seems to be boiling over everywhere you look.

Making American Government Local Again also refers to the relegation of States' Rights to the dust-bin of history. Once upon a time, the states were sovereign entities that formed the federal government. State governments, in partnership with local governments, were best positioned to deal with the needs of people. Presently, however, the Federal Government is a leviathan that treats states like low-rent employees and tells states and their residents how their communities ought to be governed. This federal overreach leads to tremendous operational inefficiencies and financial waste—not to mention unfair inequities between states as some states are treated "more equally" than others. The truth is, the United States is too big and diverse to yield smoothly, efficiently, and optimally to top-down dictates.

Finally, Making American Government Local Again refers to the ability of a small group of politicians to escape close scrutiny. Because so many thousands and millions of people are "represented" by a single, far-off politician—the politician is effectively insulated from too much accountability. They go sit on their national thrones, getting rich at the public trough and selling us citizens down the river. Do you know what's happening in the halls of the District of Corruption? How easy it to talk to or see your senator or legislator? Are you really able to hold them accountable? No, friends. There is almost no accountability in Washington and they are laughing all the way to the bank. By returning power and decision-making to states, localities and individuals, we will also be restoring accountability, responsibility, and transparency.

Questions: Did Romneycare—or its spawn, Obamacare—make government local again? Did it empower individuals with more choices and power over their personal health care? Did it increase accountability and responsibility of physicians and insurance companies? Did it reduce expenses and make government more efficient? Did it increase liberty or make more people less dependent upon the state?

Answers: No.

Sam will seek to Make American Government Local Again at every opportunity. Mitt Romney won't.

#MAGLA

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Personal Background

As a youngster, Sam read anything he could get his hands on. His life and destiny were forever affected when he chanced upon Milton & Rose Friedman's Free To Choose in a used-book bin in junior high. He grew up playing soccer, basketball, baseball and ping-pong. In high school he was a member of USA Table Tennis, and also competed in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search and the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium based on his high school research with wheat germ DNA. 

Sam graduated salutatorian of Centralia Senior High School in 1995, and then served an LDS mission to Mérida, Mexico, from 1996-98. In 2001, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology. He worked for several years in research and development at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Utah and at the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology in research park in Salt Lake City. While there, he helped develop the current protocol that screens Utah newborns for a variety of genetic disorders. 

After leaving ARUP, he earned his MBA in finance and management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2009. In addition to his career in biotech, he’s worked for the Chicago Cubs in Baseball Operations and Zions Bancorp in Sales Strategy/Operations and Corporate Finance. He’s also been a member of the Big Alliance, a fund-raising and promotional arm of Big Brothers Big Sisters Utah. Sam served as a state delegate to the last 2 state GOP conventions. Currently, he resides in Salt Lake City (Millcreek) where he serves as a volunteer for the Convention of States movement. Sam plays the trumpet and dabbles on the piano. Most importantly, he profoundly believes in what some call the "American Trinity": liberty, E Pluribus Unum, and "In God We Trust."

Major Political Influences: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Calvin Coolidge, Phyllis Schlafly, Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, 1990s-era Rush Limbaugh, Ron Paul, Dennis Prager, Mark Levin, and Ben Shapiro.

Major Economic Influences: Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, George Reisman, Thomas Sowell and Peter Schiff.

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Liberty

Sam believes the American Declaration of Independence applies now, more than ever:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

The modern government in Washington is far too big, expensive and oppressive. There’s no area of Americans’ lives that it doesn’t penetrate and adversely affect. Modern Americans have ceded their liberty to a small group of elitists and corruptocrats. No longer does the government in the District of Corruption (DC) derive its powers from the consent of the governed. Even worse, for 45 years, industrialized infanticide has robbed millions of Americans of their FIRST right—their literal BIRTHright: the right to life. Notably, flip-flop Mitt Romney was in his mid-50s before he (supposedly) renounced his pro-abortion stance. And when he was governor of Massachusetts, he introduced one of the most massive encroachments on personal liberty yet seen in the 21st century: “Romneycare.” Whereas Romney is a big-government technocrat, Sam is a limited-government citizen legislator who wants to devolve the power of the central government to the states and the people.

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E Pluribus Unum

“Out of many, One,” the words emblazoned on the Great Seal of the United States. Originally referring to the 13 separate states coming together to form one unified country, it has since come to embody the American spirit of equality in birth and unity of values. As Ronald Reagan observed, “You can go to Japan to live, but you cannot become Japanese. You can go to France, and you'd live and not become a Frenchman…(but) Anybody…can come to America…and become an American."

How does someone become an American? Americanism is a set of ideals, starting with the ones already quoted above from the Declaration of Independence. When someone believes these ideals, then they have a chance, but not a right, to become an actual American. Immigration should be a privilege program, not a welfare program.

Unfortunately, we have allowed vast swaths of people into the United States who do not embrace our values or adopt our culture. Many of these people want to transform America into something it never was and was never intended to be, a giant, centralized, big-government welfare state. The problem with that is "the bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." Big government tramples our constitutional rights, and robs us of personal responsibility. It makes us all less than we ought to be as we're crowded out by Big Brother Government. 

To make matters worse, our nation is deeply in debt, and the legions of illegals and illegitimate residents are a tremendous burden on the nation’s finances, resources, and infrastructure. Mitt Romney embraces these people who disrespect our laws and customs and conflates them with people who want to follow the rules, respect our ways, and take on the privilege—and burden—of true Americanism. Sam Parker will work to put Americans first by helping reform immigration. This means NO amnesty, NO more chain migration, and NO more lotteries. America needs self-sustaining people who accept America for what she was and is—ONE—not for who they want to change her into—MANY.

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In God We Trust

The worst idea of the 20th century—communism—spread its poison and helped America birth its own worst idea: the abolition of God and faith from the public square (and anywhere else it can, really). Now the official Motto of the United States, "In God We Trust" reminds us where we’ve been, why we’re here, and who we are. Most of all, it reminds us that our rights do NOT come from the government—rather, we created government in order to protect our rights that come from God. Everywhere we look today, our rights are ignored, removed or under constant oppression and assault. It will take someone like Sam Parker with courage, understanding, vigor, endurance and unwavering commitment to help restore these rights and push aside the oppression of modern behemoth government and its culturally subversive allies.

Was Mitt Romney courageous when he cowered before Barack Obama on the national debate stage and refused to engage him over the fraud of Benghazi? No! Did he display true understanding when he praised Antifa (a violent organization even Nancy Pelosi condemned) or urged Trump to NOT release the FISA memo? No! Has he demonstrated unwavering commitment to principles as he’s leaped from one position to the next—and one state to the next?! No! Has he endured assaults on his core positions, never changing them for political expedience? No! Friends, MyTurnMitt Romney is not in this for the citizens of Utah—he’s in this for Mitt Romney.

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Final Plea (for now)

Say NO to the Rent-a-Senator, and say YES to Sam Parker, who wants to recover and restore liberty, limited government, and constitutional rights to the people and states. Stand with him as he strives to Make American Government Local Again.

Hashtag it Utah & all you American Patriots: #MAGLA #Sam4Utah.

Thank you and please donate whatever you can. We need to send Sam to Washington to work with other like-minded, America-First conservatives to restore the Constitution and reclaim the America as the Shining City on a Hill. Mitt Romney will align with RINOs like John McCain and Mitch McConnell. Utah doesn't want that and America doesn't need any more of them.


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    “I believe Sam would make an awesome senator. America doesn’t need anymore career politicians. What it needs is more citizens who can and will make a difference. I know Sam would do that for Utah. In order to do that, he needs the finances to support his campaign and help him defeat Romney who doesn’t really care about the people, but cares about himself and his career. Best of luck Sam! I don’t live in Utah, but hope you get to beat Romney and represent the people of Utah in the senate!”

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    “I support Sam Parker! He is a Utahn, with family conservative values. Grew up working hard, and learning the value of a dollar. He's pro-second amendment, he stands for legal immigration(Which I LOVE, I have extended-family members who are legal immigrants), He's hard on local government empowerment, individual freedom and liberty, and advocates fiscally sound policy that won't increase debt. He's about putting the people back in charge and responsible for their choices. I like that. I'm proud to endorse Sam Parker 4 US Senate. #Vote4Sam”

March 9, 2018

I've received my first big endorsement!

Hello everybody! Great news: John Drew, mayor of Providence, UT, has endorsed me for US Senate. Let's keep this campaign rolling! 

If you know anyone who is not happy with Mitt Romney, and would like Utah to go in a different direction, please reach out to them and ask them to consider donating to my campaign. Every little bit helps. With even a $1 donation, I can reach 100 people through Facebook. 

Have a great weekend. #MAGLA #SAM4UTAH

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    “I believe Sam would make an awesome senator. America doesn’t need anymore career politicians. What it needs is more citizens who can and will make a difference. I know Sam would do that for Utah. In order to do that, he needs the finances to support his campaign and help him defeat Romney who doesn’t really care about the people, but cares about himself and his career. Best of luck Sam! I don’t live in Utah, but hope you get to beat Romney and represent the people of Utah in the senate!”

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    “I support Sam Parker! He is a Utahn, with family conservative values. Grew up working hard, and learning the value of a dollar. He's pro-second amendment, he stands for legal immigration(Which I LOVE, I have extended-family members who are legal immigrants), He's hard on local government empowerment, individual freedom and liberty, and advocates fiscally sound policy that won't increase debt. He's about putting the people back in charge and responsible for their choices. I like that. I'm proud to endorse Sam Parker 4 US Senate. #Vote4Sam”

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