Ammon is a native Utahn and graduate of Brigham Young University. Although he has lived for brief periods around the country and abroad, after graduation from BYU he and his wife fell in love with Davis County and decided to put down roots in south-west Layton. Ammon now works as an Electrical Engineer for L3Harris Technologies in Salt Lake City.
As the son of a history-loving father and a politically involved mother, he became interested in political issues from a young age. The 2016 presidential election was an especially defining moment for Ammon as he found himself politically homeless with both major parties nominating unpopular, polarizing candidates. He realized that fixing our broken political system would require systematic reforms.
He has been involved in various political causes for the last decade including Evan McMullin’s 2016 campaign, RepresentUs, Stand Up Republic, and efforts to implement Ranked Choice Voting and Independent Redistricting in Utah. He has previously been a member of both major political parties, but energetically embraced the United Utah Party when it came on the scene in 2017 and is proud to advance its cause.
Although the organizations he has been involved in have made positive accomplishments, he became discouraged with the difficulty that individuals have in making their voices heard at the State Capitol, and decided it was time to run for public office. Besides his passion for politics, he also enjoys distance running, reading good books, and playing with his three sons.