The County Delegates in House District 26 will select their next Representative to serve the remainder of the term.
Candidate Filing – Sep 20 @5PM
Delegate Replacement – Sep 20 @ 5PM
Monday Sep 25th 7 – 8PM – Virtual on this page
Thursday Sep 28th – 5:30 – 7:30
West Valley Library
2880 W 3650 S, West Valley City, UT 84119
Candidates for HD 26Candidates are listed in random order. Click on their names to read their bio.
Matthew Scott MacPherson
I ran for this seat in 2020 prior to the redistricting, and am ready to run again. I have been very active in the State and City politics since moving to Utah in 2004. I currently serve on the County Bylaws Committee and serve as a Precinct Chair as well as a County and State Delegate. I am also sitting on the civilian oversight committee for the West Valley City Police Department. I am heavily involved in multiple non-profit organizations and charities, though I devote my first priority to my wife and three children all raised here in Utah.
I have spent my life building businesses across the State of Utah as well as across the country in Technology, in HR and Staffing, Imports and retail, even a firework company. I have found great success in what I do and while I operate in 38 states, I find Utah one of the best places to do business.
I worked with and supported Quinn quite closely during his election and tenure at the capitol and I feel I would be more closely aligned with his priorities and viewpoints our constitution and the role of government than others seeking this seat. I have close working relationships already with many of our surrounding house district members and much of the party leadership. I would be honored to serve our district and represent us at the State level.
Dennis Brian Tenney
Dennis Tenney is a life-long, principled, conservative Republican. I previously served seven terms on the Sandy City Council in a “swing district” similar to District 26. I am known as being a thoughtful listener and as someone who leads with conviction and compassion. I treat everyone with understanding and respect. I’m also a firm believer in living within our means and that most often fewer government regulations enable individuals and families to not just survive, but thrive.
My wife Sandy and I are the parents of four children and fifteen grandchildren. Professionally, I led a successful career in business development, both in the U.S. and internationally. The rising generation is our greatest asset. We need to do everything possible to give them the life skills they need to be successful. I’m strongly committed to the Republican principles and ideals of freedom, responsibility and accountability and providing a safe environment for all of our residents. I’m determined to find ways to help provide quality educational opportunities and high paying jobs for our youth and breadwinners through increased emphasis on STEM and technical training. I’m retired and can devote the time necessary to represent and address the needs and concerns of the residents of House District 26 in a responsive and thoughtful manner.
Kyle W Erb
Kyle Erb is a man deeply rooted in core values that shape his life, work, and community involvement. As a devoted husband and loving father of two remarkable children, Kyle believes in the sanctity and importance of the family unit, considering it the cornerstone of a civil society. He resides in West Valley City, Utah, and is a proud alumnus of Granger High School. He takes additional pride in that his children continue the family’s educational legacy at Hunter High School.
Kyle believes that the primary responsibility for meeting basic needs rests with individuals, families, and voluntary charitable organizations. This belief informs his proactive role in community service. He serves on the local community board and organizes two annual blood drives.
A staunch advocate for limited government, Kyle believes that governance must exist by the consent of the governed and should focus on protecting the unalienable, God-given rights, rather than intruding into individual freedoms. This conviction drives his participation in civic matters. He contributed to Quinn Kotter’s successful campaign for Utah’s House District 26 and is a vigilant presence at city council meetings, where he lends his voice to matters that align with his values.
In his professional life, Kyle excels as a project manager, specializing in helping business owners streamline and automate their operations for scalable growth. Here too, his values of honesty, integrity, morality, and accountability shine through, as he expects the same virtues in public and private sectors alike.
Beyond the boardrooms and community halls, Kyle is an avid outdoorsman. He relishes the opportunity to engage in activities like mountain biking, running, hiking, and camping, often in the scenic backdrop of Utah’s mountains.
In summary, Kyle Erb is a man of faith, family, and foundational American values. He is committed to individual responsibility, limited government, and the welfare of his community, all while cherishing the God-given freedoms and natural splendors that Utah and the United States offer.