I want to leave Washington less powerful than it is today.

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I have enjoyed meeting and talking to so many delegates over the last several weeks. One of the questions I get asked most often is what I want to accomplish back in Washington. The answer is simple. I want to leave Washington less powerful than it is today.

I was recently interviewed by Hillary Koellner from Candidates.vote. She asked me a number of questions, including whether I believe that a single person can make a difference.  My answer is Yes! I’ve seen it happen. That’s something that I love of our political system, you don’t need to have a famous dad or millions of dollars, but you do need to have ideas and build coalitions. One person can make a difference in our country and those who decide to take action and stand up for what they believe in are those who make a difference.

For the rest of the interview, head on over to http://candidates.vote and check it out.

One more reminder: I am still holding meetings all over the 3rd Congressional District. Here is where I will be over the next week:

Wednesday, June 77:00 p.m. Jenney Rees’ house

10258 Bayhill Drive, Cedar Hills


Thursday, June 87:00 Dimple Dell Rec Center – Conference Room

10670 South 1000 East, Sandy


Saturday, June 109:00 a.m. Spanish Fork North Park Pavilion “Deidre and Doughnuts”

1185 N 400 E, Spanish Fork


Saturday, June 106:30 p.m. Marcus Jessop’s house

232 East Water Lane, Vineyard


Please feel free to reach out to me – I’d love to hear from you.

A Moment for Remembrance

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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”  ~ Ronald Reagan

These few lines from President Ronald Reagan are a sober reminder that Memorial Day was instituted to pay tribute to the 620,000 Americans who died in the Civil War. First called Decoration Day, it was a day of solemnity and tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in the service of their country.

It was also Ronald Reagan who gave a moving speech at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in 1986:

“Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It’s a day to be with the family and remember.”

Many of you will visit cemeteries this weekend, to honor and remember your loved ones who have passed on. As you do, I hope you will take a moment to also remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country.

My family and I will be doing the same. We are eternally grateful for those who have served—and especially this Memorial Day, for the ones who did not return.

Warm regards,

Deidre Henderson

Deidre Henderson family

Why I’m running for Congress

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I am honored to announce my decision to run for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District. I wanted to reach out to you so that you can get to know me, my positions, and my record. I am passionate about transparency, small government, and preserving economic opportunity.

Utah’s 3rd District is my home. I know the issues we face. My husband Gabe and I have lived in Spanish Fork for almost 20 years, where we’ve raised our five children and built our own successful business. I have seen first-hand how high taxes and oppressive regulations hurt families by stifling job growth, lowering wages, and increasing prices. We have to get government out of the way in order to unleash American innovation, and foster Utah’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Deidre Henderson family

In 2012, I was elected to represent south Utah County in the Utah State Senate. I have been an advocate for lower taxes, fewer regulations, more control over our public lands, and less intrusion from the federal government.

The federal government has an endless appetite for power. But Washington, D.C. cannot solve all our problems. In fact, “help” from the federal government often causes more problems than it ever solves. That’s why I’m running for Congress: to return power and control back to the states, back to Utah, back to you, where it belongs.

I look forward to meeting with you, visit with you, and hear your concerns. Please stop by my booth at the Utah Republican Party Convention on May 20. And please feel free to call my cell phone anytime (801-787-6197) or email me deidre@deidreforcongress.com.

Warm regards,

Deidre Henderson

Utah 3rd Congressional District Map

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The campaign to elect a representative to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz has begun and you may be wondering if you live in the 3rd District. As the map below shows, the 3rd District covers parts or all of the following counties: Utah County, Salt Lake County, Wasatch County, Carbon County, Emery County, Grand County, and San Juan County.