Utah's 1st Congressional District Challenge for 2018

Status Update

We thank Adam Davis for being the first candidate to take the challenge and submit his introduction.

EzDebate is challenging each candidate to answer questions for their constituents. We will be posting the recorded answers so voters can view them.

The following questions have been submitted to the candidates:
  • What is your stance on gun control and the 2nd amendment?
  • What is your stance on immigration?
  • Are our trade policies with other nations good for our country or should they be revised?
  • Why are health care costs rising and what can be done about it?
  • Other than the issues already discussed, what is the greatest threat facing our nation today and how will you address it?
  • Other than the issues already discussed, what is the most important issue facing Utah and how will you address it?


Adam Davis (Green Party)
Participation Confirmed

Davis, a native of Ogden, wants to help the average working class citizen. Davis is also concerned about protecting the environment and was a Democrat before changing to the Green Party. Although Davis lives outside the 1st District he is considering moving back to the area and is hoping the constiuents in the 1st district understand his roots and love for that area. Utah allows candidates to represent districts they hope to represent.



Kurt Weiland (Democrat)
Participation Confirmed

Weiland, a retired Army officer who taught at West Point, currently teaches at the University of Utah in the Professional Education Department.

Weiland supports a Med C program. 'The medical needs exist, it’s there. You can’t argue the facts,' Weiland states, adding he would also be willing to sponsor drug policy reform measures.

'Too many of our policies are based on ignorance and fear-mongering. But any reform has to be based on the public will, and education is critical to changing preconceptions. Leaders have to lead. Educate. Advocate,' Weiland said.


Cathy Callow-Heusser (United Utah)
Participation Confirmed

My Story and My Dreams for Utah

I am a mathematics educator, small business owner, and mobile app developer. As a wife, mother and grandmother, we raised two biological children and two children with special needs adopted from the state of Utah. Additionally, my husband has three children, and we have ten grandchildren. After 33 years in Logan where I retired as Mathematics faculty at Utah State University, we recently moved to Park City so I could work with the Utah State Board of Education. In 2017, I founded a small business with a colleague to develop mobile apps while I campaign for office. My husband, Val, retired in 2005 after 34 years at ATK (previously Morton Thiokol) in northern Utah.

I am fiscally conservative and socially more libertarian-minded. I support the US constitution, and I believe that “We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, [should strive to] establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” To me, this means encouraging active participation in the economic, political, and social fabric of our great nation while honoring each person’s worth, autonomy, contributions, and needs.

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Kevin Probasco (Republican)

Kevin is a Former Judge Advocate (JAG) for the United States Airforce. Probasco studied Law at the University of Utah and Legistlative Affairs at Georgetown University. He currently practices litigation in the Salt Lake area.

The core of Probasco's professional experience is centered in litigation, but its roots extend into many disparate fields of practice, e.g., military operations & international law, federal criminal law and prosecutions, state and federal labor & employment law, federal contracts/acquisitions & fiscal law, government ethics & fraud remedies etc.


Rob Bishop (Republican)
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