Deseret News: Kathie Allen finds balance in Utah, boldness for congressional run - Dr. Kathie Allen for Congress Deseret News: Kathie Allen finds balance in Utah, boldness for congressional run - Dr. Kathie Allen for Congress

Deseret News: Kathie Allen finds balance in Utah, boldness for congressional run

The woman who was too shy to speak up for a job she wanted in Washington decades ago decided to make her own bid for Congress earlier this year, even before then-Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced he was leaving office before his term ended.

“I was appalled by the election of Donald Trump. I was not happy with Jason Chaffetz,” Allen said, noting that she was among those booing Chaffetz at a raucous town hall meeting in February after he said he backed Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Win or lose Tuesday, Allen said she’s proud of her campaign. The focus has been on what she knows best as a family doctor for 30 years: health care. Allen supports what she calls Medicare for all, as well as legalizing medical cannabis.

“Whether this country is ready for universal health care just yet, I don’t know. But I really do believe it will happen,” she said, crediting millennial voters. “I see a force coming for change, and I want to be on the right side of history.”

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