After two years with the Utah Taxpayers Association, Heidi Erickson has left to pursue a PhD in education reform policy at the University of Arkansas studying under Jay P. Greene. Heidi was an important member of the Association and did an exceptional job lobbying the state legislature, tracking policy and planning and executing events. We wish the best for her in her new pursuits.
The new Executive Assistant with the Utah Taxpayers Association is Teresa Urie. Teresa is a recent graduate from Utah State University with a degree in Law & Constitutional Studies. Prior to joining the Utah Taxpayers Association, Teresa interned with the Utah State Legislature during the 2014 legislative session for Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan. She later interned in Washington DC for US Congressman Representative Mike Simpson (R-ID) where she had the opportunity to see the law-making process up close. Teresa also spent time on USU’s Student Government Relations Council and participated with the USU College Republicans, USU Institute of Government and Politics and Pi Sigma Alpha. In these capacities Teresa had the opportunity to work with both students and government officials in creating and fostering a relationship between them. With these experiences, Teresa found a love of working to raise awareness about politics.
When not politically involved, Teresa spends her free time quilting and reading. She also enjoys spending time with family and hiking.
Teresa’s experience will be a great resource to the Taxpayers Association. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with the Association and hopes she will be valuable in its efforts.
Teresa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org