Clark announces congressional campaign; Governor appoints Snow as replacement

David Clark and V. Lowry Snow

ST. GEORGE – During the 2012 Washington County Economic Summit former state representative David Clark officially announced his campaign for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District Wednesday. Clark’s replacement to the State House, V. Lowry Snow, was officially appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert.

Clark noted that a big part of his motivation for launching his campaign stemmed from his financial and legislative background. He believes Utahns and the American people in general have lost their faith in Congress as the nation becomes increasing bogged down by debt, deficits and distrust.

“I served as Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives during the bleakest years of the Great Recession,” Clark said. “State revenues plummeted by nearly 20 percent, a steeper dip than the state face in the Great Depression. We Republicans in the Legislature had to make difficult, gut wrenching choices. We did not pass the buck. We did not mortgage our children’s future.”

If elected, Clark said he would reform the tax code, reform entitlements, pass a balanced budget amendment, shrink federal bureaucracy and repeal President Obama’s healthcare plan.

“To restore America’s promise, we must bring Utah values to Washington,” Clark said.

Clark, who represented District 74, announced he would resign from the Utah State House of Representatives in December, with the resignation becoming official on Jan. 5. Washington County Republicans selected V. Lowry Snow, a local attorney and founding member of Snow Jensen & Reece, as Clark’s replacement.

In front of an audience at the economic summit, Gov. Herbert signed the official letter to appoint V. Lowry Snow to Utah House District 74.

“Lowry’s diverse legal experience and economic development background make him an ideal candidate for this position,” the governor said. “I believe he will be an outstanding addition to the Utah House and an excellent representative of his Southern Utah constituents.”

Snow is a founding partner of the St. George-based law firm Snow Jensen & Reece. He has worked as an attorney in real estate, civil litigation, business and land use planning. He has served as president of the Utah State Bar, as well as a board member of the Southern Utah Community Legal Center.

Snow is also a member of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development board, the Washington County Economic Development Council and an Economic Development Corporation of Utah trustee.

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