I am Camille Neider and I am running to represent District 7 in the Utah House of Representatives. To introduce myself in a paragraph or two is a daunting task! What are the things that are most important things about me that will explain who I am and why I want to run for this office?
First, I am a Mom. I have three boys, all in grade school, that keep me busy, laughing and amazed. I am also a wife and spouse to an amazing friend and companion that definitely keeps me balanced, alive and a little more serious than I naturally am. I am a daughter, a sister and a friend. I am a small business owner, a former government employee, and a lawyer.
I was born and raised in Southeast Idaho and I have lived in Utah since I came to BYU in 1986. I graduated with an undergraduate degree in political science. I attended J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU and graduated with my law degree in 1995. For 19 years, I have practiced throughout Utah with my primary focus on criminal law. I was a Deputy Weber County Attorney for 8 years and have had my own private practice for a little more than 7 years. My office is located in downtown Ogden.
I have been an observer of politics more than a participant. Other than being aware of issues and voting, I have not run for office before. I decided that needed to change this year – our legislature needs more practical, realistic people to give a voice to the real issues of our lives. The real issues are not the broad political party platforms but the issues we deal with daily: education for our children; safety for our community; positive development for our local economy; and the protection of our health from environmental dangers.
My goals in running for this office have less to do with politics and more to do with what is best for our families and children in District 7. Please support me in District 7 and together we can have a sensible approach to the issues of our district.