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ABOUT NORM

  • Well-versed in a broad range of policy issues
  • Understands the Legislative Process
  • One of the “go-to” people in Utah for health care policy
  • Conservative values, conservative principles
  • Ready to fill Speaker Lockhart’s “big shoes” and represent the people of District 64

FAMILY

I have been married to my wife, Maria, for 27 years. We have 3 children: Glen (married to Hayley), Elisa (married to Thomas Corry), and Daniel.

We have two beautiful grandchildren, Samuel and Adelaide, (son and daughter of Glen and Hayley).

EXPERIENCE

For the past 12 years, I have held various positions supporting the State of Utah’s efforts to create state-based solutions for local health care issues, and fighting to prevent the implementation of Obamacare in our state. I have helped lead the effort to reform Utah’s health care system, serving as Health Reform Coordinator for much of that time. I have been actively involved in Utah’s effort to modernize our Medicaid system. In these positions I spent countless hours working with leaders from both the Executive and Legislative branches of state government in the policy development process.

In September 2013, I took over as Director of the Office of Health Care Statistics, the agency responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information about health care cost and quality for the State of Utah. This change provides sufficient distance from key policymakers to minimize any conflicts of interest in serving in the state legislature.

  • Sept. 2013-Present – Director, Office of Health Care Statistics
  • Jan. 2013-Sept. 2013 – Policy Advisor, Utah Department of Health – Medicaid Program
  • Jan. 2005-Jan. 2013 – Policy Advisor, Utah Department of Health & Governor’s Office
  • 2003-2005 – Research Consultant, Utah Department of Health
  • 1995-2003 – Assistant Professor of Economics, Brigham Young University
    • Research Interests: Health Care Markets, Auction Theory, Statistical Analysis
    • Teaching Expertise: Public Sector Finance, Health Care Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics
    • Fulbright Scholar, Argentina 2001

COMMUNITY SERVICE & LEADERSHIP

  • Provo City
    • Neighborhood Chair – Sept. 2004-Apr. 2011
  • Utah County Republican Party
    • State Delegate
    • County Delegate
    • Precinct Vice-Chair
    • Legislative District Education Officer
    • Legislative District Committee Member
  • Provo School District
    • Master Plan Committee Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Utah National Parks Council
    • Leadership Positions
      • Assistant District Commissioner
      • District Commissioner
      • Assistant Council Commissioner
      • District Training Committee
      • Venturing Crew Committee Chair
      • Executive Board Member
    • Awards and Recognition
      • District Award of Merit
      • James E. West Fellowship Award
      • Commissioner’s Key
      • Doctorate of Commissioner Science
      • Silver Beaver
      • William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award
      • Scouter’s Training Award
    • Wood Badge
      • Assistant Course Director
      • Troop Guide

EDUCATION

  • 1991-1995 - Princeton University
    • M.S. Economics
    • Ph.D Economics
      • Dissertation: Essays on the Supply of Health Care
  • 1985-1991 - Brigham Young University
    • B.A. Spanish & Agricultural Economic Analysis (Dual Major), Magna Cum Laude

Experience. Integrity. Leadership.