Ah the joys and sorrows of being a moderate conservative or even dare say a more progressive, thoughtful rational thinker in Utah. I hear ya, living in Midway. Our leaders are at best often too far myopic, and fora cynic far too easily corrupted to support corporate or moneyed interests vs whats best for our communities. Sad.
Good ideas and points. Though perhaps the best way to prove your from a district and representing the community interest is to vote and get like minded kindred neighbors to do so as well. These guys do get elected (as dumbfounded as that is). The core changes need to be to increase voting participation rates and information to voters that is informative (full set fo pros and cons) and relatively unbiased so we can indeed make collective, community will based decisions.