As mayor of Provo I delivered a balanced budget every year. In my first year as mayor, we reduced the city budget by $5.5 million with the full support of city leaders. By increasing efficiency and innovation we decreased the number of city employees per capita while maintaining the quality of services to our citizens.
As a businessman responsible for tens of millions in sales and hundreds of employees, I know how to create a budget and stick to it by making cuts if necessary. My business experience has served me well as mayor of Provo and will continue to serve me well in Congress where we desperately need courage and creativity to make difficult decisions about the budget.